Heraklion Sites- Archeological Museum- Knossos Palace- Biological Winery.
If you are in Crete only for one day and you want to visit the main Heraklion sites and then out of the city to a biological Winery for wine tasting then this tour it's made for you.
We start our tour by picking you up from your hotel , the cruise port or any other adress arranged before. Our first visit is the Knossos Palace ( the first Palace built in Europe ) and then we head of to the archeological museum where we travel back in time. Now it's
time to explore the old city of Heraklion , the cathedral of Saint Titos , the church of Saint Minas ( the protector of Heraklion city) , the Lion square, walking around the old market and then walking down to the harbor where we visit the castle of Koule . Then we head of to get out of the city and drive to the Biological Wineryfor wine tasting ( around 40 min drive ) .
Our next and last place to visit is the old traditional village of Archanes where we can enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch and home made wine .
It's time to hit the road and get back.
Picking up from your hotel , cruise terminal or an adress arranged before.
Visit Knossos Palace .
Visit Archeological Museum.
Visit Lion square, and walking through the old Market.
Visit the Saint Mina's church.
Visit the harbor and the Koule castle.
Drive to the Biological Winery in Meleses.
Drive to the old traditional village of Archanes .
Enjoy Cretan traditional lunch at the local Taverna in Archanes .
Time to go back to where we started or another arranged before adress.
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: The Tour usually start from the hotel , cruise terminal or any other adress arranged before.
Duration: 8 hours
Usually this tour lasts around 8 hours.
New Minibus Mercedes Vito .
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 Euro - 18 euro entrance fee for Knossos Palace and archeological museum.
7euro wine tasting.
- Personal Expenses
I am not a licensed guide and therefore will not be able to guide you inside the historical monuments. However there are highly trained tour guides available at all archeological sites.
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Phenomenal Tour off Cruise ship -Asked to see the Knossos Palace and Archeological Museum, Heraklion Sites and countryside saw this and so much more --saw the "real" Crete going to villages, the Lasithii Plateau, Zeus's birthplace, and had a great meal in a village. We even stopped and picked huge delicious strawberries in the field and other fruit. Finally we went back to Heraklion and we walked the town soaking in the ambiance of a his home town dropping us off on the dock with great memories of Crete.
John (Jack) McNamee