Artistic and Spiritual Crete - Private Tour


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Activity Level



Food and Wine, Hiking and Walking, Museums / Culture, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.
This tour requires a moderate walk and going up and down several steps in the palace of Knossos, while for Juktas Mountain Peak Sanctuary some moderate hiking is also required.

Maximum travelers: 10



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

Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Juktas Mountain and Archanes with a Private Guide

We will start our day visiting the biggest Archaeological collection of artifacts on Crete. We will explore the pre-Greek and Greek art focusing on the Minoan period and going deeper into its significance and development through time.

The visit to one of the most sacred hills on Crete follows. The hill of Juktas, the death place and rebirth place of the most important God of historic Crete, Zeus and a major worshiping center for the worship of the prehistoric "Great Mother" Goddess.

From its plethora of unique sites located there, we are visiting Vathipetro prehistoric industrial area where the oldest European winery and olive oil press were excavated and Juktas Peak sanctuary, the biggest open air sanctuary of the hill. The view from Juktas is really breathtaking!

The beautiful small town of Archanes, located on the foot of Juktas Hill with its unique Venetian and Neoclassical buildings is a place you should not miss visiting. Lunch in one of Archanes local Restaurants is highly recommended.


Areas of Visit/Activities:

- Archaeological Museum of Heraklion

- Juktas Mountain and its sites (Vathipetro prehistoric industrial area, Juktas Peak Sanctuary)

-Lunch in a traditional Restaurant in Archanes Neoclassical small town

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Your Heraklion Hotel

End location: Your Heraklion Hotel

Duration: 6 hours


Our vehicle is a modern, fully airconditioned Premium class Minibus with 15 passengers capacity.

In the case of a couple/3 people, a taxi transportation can be arranged instead upon request on different charge.

What’s Included

- My guiding services as an official licensed guide

- Your transportation on a modern, fully airconditioned Premium class Minibus with 15 pax capacity

- A professional driver

Note: For 1-3 people, a private vehicle can be arranged instead on different charge

Estimated Local Cash Needed

25 euro - For the Museum entrance and average lunch costs

What’s Extra

- Your entrance tickets for the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion (6 euro per person, children free admission)

- Your lunch cost in Archanes Restaurant, paid locally

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We had a great time. Marilina was engaging, knowledgeable and fun to be with. You can't go wrong touring with Marilina!
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