Pavo Art Hotel: Your Journey Begins Here

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and scenic beauty of Crete at Pavo Art Hotel. Just a short 1.5 km from Heraklion’s bustling city center, this exquisite hotel blends comfort with cultural immersion, creating a unique gateway to explore the island’s rich heritage. Each studio and suite at Pavo Art Hotel features spacious, air-conditioned interiors, a fully-equipped kitchen, and the luxury of a private balcony—ideal for unwinding with views of the serene surroundings.

Pavo Art Hotel is not merely a place to stay; it is a celebration of Cretan art and tradition. The hotel showcases local artwork and offers a cultural experience that captivates and educates. With high-speed WiFi, satellite flat-screen TVs, and premium toiletries in every room, guests enjoy both modern amenities and authentic Cretan hospitality.

Exploration is effortless with available car rental and travel services, plus a convenient shuttle service to and from the airport, located just 6 km away. Major attractions like the Venetian Walls, Heraklion Archaeological Museum, and the ancient Palace of Knossos lie within easy reach, promising a stay filled with discovery.

Choose Pavo Art Hotel for a memorable exploration into the heart of Crete, where every stay promises to be as enriching as it is comfortable.

Pavo Art Hotel
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We had a wonderfull week in Pavo Hotel. The rooms are clean and all the apliances are working. The stuff is very friendly and the location gives you the opportunity to get to the centre and a lot of tourist sites in 15 minutes of walking by foot.
Matija MercMatija Merc
07:19 26 Oct 23
A nice and modern looking aparthotel, situated 20min walk from city center, in residential area beside Venetian walls, there is a shopping center down the street where hotel has its reserved parking spots for your rented car, small shops all around, Lidl in the next street, lot of excellent taverns and eateries in 10min walking range.Hotel itself was clean and modern, with all the amenities you need, bed was super comfy, the receptionists were superb, with helpful advices about everything!Would definitely stay in Pavo again!
Catalin HuleaCatalin Hulea
10:14 22 Aug 23
This is easily one of the best hotels in Heraklion, offering a very good balance between quality and price.The hotel building is newly constructed, adhering to modern standards. I was in my apartment during the 2021 earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks that occurred that night. Despite the quake's impact on older buildings in the city, the hotel remained unscathed.Here are some positives:The rooms are generously sized, providing ample space and furnishings.The furniture is both modern and comfortable.All the necessary appliances (fridge, microwave, TV, electric stove, etc.) are brand new and of high quality.The balcony overlooks a peaceful inner courtyard, ensuring a quiet atmosphere.There's a secure safe in the room for storing important belongings like documents and money.The hotel's proximity to the old port, reachable via a scenic pedestrian walkway along the shoreline, is a major plus. Besides, the pedestrian walkway is a great spot for capturing unforgettable photos.Nearby, you'll find plenty of shops, supermarkets, bakeries, patisseries, and pizzerias.The hotel's location makes it ideal for those exploring the island off the swimming season.The hotel staff, who I believe might also be the owners (though I didn't inquire), are incredibly friendly, discreet, and always ready to assist.Cons:The only drawback is that the hotel is surrounded by taller buildings, so the view from the balcony it's not particularly beautiful. However, considering all the other advantages, this minor inconvenience hardly matters. Plus, the balcony's orientation towards the inner courtyard guarantees a quiet night's sleep, allowing tourists to rest peacefully.
Athanasia ChousouAthanasia Chousou
18:55 12 Aug 23
The Pavo Hotel is undoubtedly a gem in Heraklion, offering a unique and delightful stay!!!The warm and welcoming receptionists made me feel right at home. The artistic touch of the apartment, transformed it into a space that was both aesthetically pleasing and comfortable– it felt like staying in an art gallery. The bed was incredibly cozy and provided a restful night's sleep after a day of exploring. It's actually pretty close to the city center so I got to explore without spending half my day on a bus or walking.From the friendly faces at the front desk to the meticulous cleaning standards and that aesthetic, the Pavo Hotel went above and beyond to ensure a memorable stay.
The KuriensThe Kuriens
13:01 31 May 23
Pavo is a luxurious experience with a reasonable price tag! The aesthetic of the room is spacious, modern and chic. We liked that the WC is separate from the shower. The apartment/hotel comes with excellent tasting espresso pods (nespresso machine) and delicious biscuits. Our receptionist was very knowledgeable about the city and traditional foods to try. She offered to book us at any restaurant we wanted which was helpful while we took time to settle into our room. We parked in a free lot down the block. The area is generally safe and an accessible walk to the city square. - Brian and Anita
12 Rooms

What we liked the most

  • Captivating local artwork adorns every corner
  • Airy studios and suites, blending space and comfort
  • Fully equipped kitchens in all accommodations
  • Proximity to Heraklion’s historical and cultural sites
  • Insightful celebration of Cretan culture and traditions



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Rooms Overview

Pavo Art Hotel offers 12 uniquely curated rooms and suites, each blending modern comfort with functional elegance. Every space boasts a fully-equipped kitchen, a private bathroom with premium toiletries, and thoughtful amenities like a safe, satellite TV and cozy seating area. Designed for both convenience and comfort, these accommodations ensure a delightful stay for any traveler.

Classic Double Studio

2 guests Equipped kitchen

The Classic Double Studio merges style with serenity in its 25 sqm layout. Choose between a king-size bed or twin singles, each adorned with a handwoven bedhead. Modern conveniences include a 49″ satellite flat smart TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, and complimentary espresso shots. Soundproof windows ensure a tranquil retreat for up to two guests.

Superior Double Studio

2 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen View into the courtyard

The Superior Double Studio offers an enchanting escape in its 24 sqm of elegantly appointed space. Featuring a king-size bed with a handwoven bedhead and a private balcony, the studio combines luxury and comfort. Amenities include a 49″ satellite smart TV, a fully equipped kitchen, and an espresso machine, all framed by soundproof windows for a serene stay for two.

Premium Double Studio

2 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen View into the city

The Premium Double Studio is a haven of tranquility and style, spanning 25 sqm. Guests can relax on a king-size bed or opt for twin beds, each with a handwoven bedhead. This studio boasts a private balcony, a 49″ satellite smart TV, and a fully equipped kitchen. Enhanced with an espresso machine and soundproof windows, it promises a peaceful retreat for two.

Courtyard Triple Studio

3 guests Equipped kitchen Private terrace View into the patio

The Courtyard Triple Studio is an expansive retreat of 35 sqm, perfect for three guests. It features a king-size bed with a stylish handwoven bedhead and opens onto a private terrace for added relaxation. The studio is equipped with a 49″ satellite smart TV, a fully-equipped kitchen, and soundproof windows, ensuring a serene and luxurious stay.

Luxury Triple Suite

3 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen One-bedroom suite View into the city

The Luxury Triple Suite spans a generous 40 sqm, accommodating three guests with distinction. This suite boasts a bedroom with a king-size bed and a living room with two plush sofa beds, each area equipped with a 49″ satellite smart TV. A private balcony, full kitchen, walk-in closet, and soundproof windows complete this opulent sanctuary.

Luxury Quadruple Suite

4 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen One-bedroom suite View into the city

The Luxury Quadruple Suite offers a spacious 43 sqm of refined elegance for up to four guests. Featuring a bedroom with a king-size bed and a living room with two sofa beds, this suite boasts a private balcony, two smart TVs, a fully equipped kitchen, and soundproof windows, ensuring a luxurious and serene stay.

Luxury Two Bedroom Suite

6 guests Balcony Equipped kitchen Two-bedroom suite View into the city

The Luxury Two Bedroom Suite offers 63 sqm of opulent space, accommodating up to six guests. It features a master bedroom with an en-suite bathroom, a second bedroom with a double bed, and a living room with two sofa beds. Enjoy two private balconies, three smart TVs, a fully equipped kitchen, and soundproof windows for ultimate comfort.

Services and facilities

Modern design
Modern Interior
Winter sun
Airport / Port Transfer Service - Extra Charge
Family rooms
Laundry Service
Non smoking rooms
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Taste the flavors

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Experience culinary freedom with the fully equipped kitchen at Pavo Art Hotel. Featuring a microwave, ceramic hobs, and a fridge, it’s perfect for preparing meals using local Cretan delicacies. Enjoy the convenience and charm of cooking in the comfort of your own space.

About sustainability


Citrus, the fruit of Promise, indicates that the property is noticeably eco-conscious as many areas of sustainability are addressed.

  • No single-use plastic items like shampoo bottles, stirrers, straws, beverage bottles, cups, or cutlery/plates.
  • Water-efficient toilets, with options to opt out of daily cleaning and reuse towels.
  • Energy-efficient LED bulbs, double-glazed windows, and key cards or motion-controlled electricity.
  • Local tours and activities are organized by local guides and businesses; local artists display their work.
  • No interaction with or display of wild animals.
  • Green spaces, including gardens and rooftop gardens, enhance the property.

Explore the location

Explore the captivating surroundings of Pavo Art Hotel and uncover the rich history and vibrant culture of this enchanting location. Just a minute’s walk from the waterfront and the historic Venetian city walls, the hotel is perfectly positioned for guests to delve into Heraklion’s treasures.

Explore Heraklion like a local!

A short stroll along the sea leads to the Museum of Natural History, where you can explore Crete’s unique flora and fauna. Continue your journey to the Historical Museum, just a 15-minute walk by the sea, and immerse yourself in the island’s fascinating past. A bit further, Lion’s Square offers lively local charm, easily accessible by a 20-minute walk or a quick ride on the free municipal bus.

History enthusiasts will delight in visiting the Archaeological Museum, home to a stunning collection of Minoan artifacts, and the Rocca al Mare (Koules Fortress), both within a scenic 25-minute seaside walk. For those seeking relaxation, the sandy shores of Ammoudara Beach are a short 10-minute drive away.

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