It is an ideal destination, away from the capital’s intense rhythm. Iraklia has magnificent beaches with turquoise waters and is part of the Natura 2000 Network, a wildlife sanctuary, has eight hiking trails as well as the seventh-largest grotto in Greece.
The island is divided in two settlements; Agios Georgios, which is the island’s port and Chora, otherwise known as “Panagia”. The island’s most impressive sight is St. John’s Cave. Opposite the grotto’s entrance lies a large cave, which is claimed to be the residence of the giant Polyphymos.
Iraklia is also famous for its walking tours. Wild landscapes, breathtaking rocks and incredible views of the other small Cyclades are some of the island’s must-see spots.