If you are staying in the area, why not spend a day taking in nearby areas, like Linoperamata, Fodele and Damasta.
You’ll find some unique cultural highlights in and around Achlada. In particular, you should make sure you check out the Museum of the Battle for Crete and National Resistance. Visit the Heraklion Municipal Art Gallery and the Heraklion Museum of Religious Art, to get your fill of art. See one or two of the spectacular theater, dance and music shows at the Manos Hatzidakis Theatre.
Heraklion offers a range of interesting sights including Eleftherias Square, Koubes and the Kapetan Mihalis Korakas. If your spirit could do with a little renewal, you'll appreciate the peaceful atmosphere at sacred places like the Agia Ekaterini Church. For those who enjoy history, Heraklion’s past comes vividly back to life at Dermatas Gate and Hania Gate.
After a long day seeing the sights around Achlada, stay the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. The Lato Boutique Hotel, the Marin Dream and the Hotel Olympic are just three of the best places to find a warm welcome and a good night’s rest.