3 Day Private Tour in Crete with Private Guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

314760


Categories

First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Local Experience, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 6

Language(s)

explanation

English (fluent), German (fluent), Greek (fluent)

Crete Experience in the Biggest Sites of the Island : Knossos - Heraklion- Traditional Crete - East Crete


Your tour starts with the biggest Archaeological Site of the island the Minoan Palace of Knossos and Heraklion Archaeology Museum. Then you will proceed with a Sightseeing walking tour in Heraklion historic part, visiting important Venetian and Ottoman Monuments. After lunch you will experience an hour and a half interactive session on the ancient Greek music, where you are invited to attempt to play yourselves ancient rhythms using copies of ancient Greek musical instruments.

Our second day is dedicated to traditional Crete. You will experience old folk and rural arts and crafts still practiced on Crete, such as sheep bells making, basket weaving, local cheese and honey making. Our meal will be housed at a local's house, where you are also invited to practice your cooking skills, during the lovely cooking lesson introducing you the Cretan cuisine!

On your third day, you will visit the beautiful Lassithi Plateau in East Crete, a renowned byzantine Nunnery, the Cave of Zeus and a local Pottery Workshop.

Itinerary

DAY 1: THE GREAT LABYRINTH TOUR
• Knossos Palace, the Labyrinth of Homer
• Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Art tour
• Heraklion Sightseeing Walking tour
• Lunch in a traditional restaurant inside the Market Street
• Afternoon Interactive Lab in Studio: The ancient Greek Music in theory and practice

DAY 2: TRADITIONAL CRETE EXPERIENCE
• Traditional village visit:Folk Art Museum, Workshops of rural crafts and handicrafts - sheep bells making, basket weaving, Byzantine Church visit + Visit a local honey workshop and a local dairy/creamery
• Local products tasting: olive oil, wine, "raki", herbal tea, honey, local cheese tasting
• Cooking Lesson at a Local's House
• Lunch at a local's house- three course traditional meal

DAY 3: LASSITHI PLATEAU AND THE CAVE OF ZEUS
• Visit of Lassithi Plateau
• Visit of Cave of of Cave of Zeus or Diktaion Andron
• The Byzantine Nunnery of Panagia Kera
• Lunch break at a local Restaurant in Psychro village
• Interactive Art: Pottery making - Visit of a Pottery Workshop

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Heraklion Hotel or Heraklion Airport/Port

End location: Your Heraklion Hotel or Heraklion Airport/Port

Duration: 3 days

Transportation

Your vehicle will be a new, modern, fully air-conditioned Premium class 7 seater Minibus with a professional driver

What’s Included

Other: - My services as an official Licensed Guide

- Your Private Transportation on a new, modern, fully air-conditioned Premium class 7seater Minibus with a professional driver

Estimated Local Cash Needed

100 euro - Per person to cover meals and entrance tickets for the three days

What’s Extra

Other: - Entrance tickets for the Sites

- Meals, paid locally

A Recent Review of this tour

Marilina provided a great tour of Crete for we three men. From initial contact through the end of the tour her communications were timely. Her knowledge of Crete history, mythology and the island was thorough. She welcomed questions and her responses were thorough. She not only took us to historic sites to view the site but also told the story about the site that made the tour especially interesting and exciting. Marilina is personable and was a pleasure to be with throughout the 3 days. Always on time.
David Silver

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