Historic and Traditional Crete - Private Family Tour with a Private Guide

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Tour Number

Activity Level

129814


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.
This tour requires a moderate walk and going up and down several steps (in the palace of Knossos)

Maximum travelers: 3

Language(s)

explanation

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

Knossos Palace and Traditional Village with a private guide


We start our day visiting the most important archaeological site on Crete, the Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. Concentrating on the prehistoric era of the island, revealing its unique historic course and penetrating into its ancient prehistoric cult, arts and ritual practices, we will be visiting an amazing area of 22. 000sq meters.

Our tour will proceed with the Cretan traditional village of Assites about 30' min drive from Knossos. Its architecture goes back to the early 18th century, while old byzantine churches are also there to be visited. You will have the chance to see the most ancient professions of Crete such as sheep bells making, cheese making, basket weaving, honey processing and production.

Trying the local traditional products of Crete such as pure olive oil, fine cheese, thyme honey, herbal tea, homemade wine and the traditional liqueur of the island called Raki will be an unforgettable and enjoyable experience.

Itinerary

Areas of Visit/ Activities:

- The Minoan Palace of Knossos: A 4000 years old prehistoric city. The place where the oldest European civilization started 5000 years ago

- The Traditional Village of Assites: Typical Cretan traditional village. Its architecture goes back to the early 18th century. You will have the opportunity to experience the traditional architecture of the island, the most ancient professions of Crete, the orthodox church architecture and the unique Cretan traditional products

- Olive oil, Cretan Cheese, Honey, Herbal tea, Raki, Wine tasting

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

Our vehicle is a new, modern, fully airconditioned private taxi with capacity up to 3 people.

What’s Included

Other: - My guiding services as an official licensed guide

- Your transportation on a Premium class private vehicle with a professional driver

- Cretan traditional products tasting I.e olive oil, local cheese, local honey, herbal tea, raki, wine tasting

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euro - For Knossos Palace entrance plus some more cash to cover your personal expenses/shopping

What’s Extra

Other: - Your entrance tickets for the Palace of Knossos (15 euro per person, children free admission)

A Recent Review of this tour

Marilina was superb—knowledgeable, flexible, and delightful. We were so engaged at Knossos (and my bad knee required walking slowly) that our next stop at a village with handicrafts might have been rushed; she proposed a fantastic alternative. We went to a lovely traditional village and ate local cheese, homemade bread, little sweet cheese pastries, and locally- grown olives and vegetables. Wow! Thank you for such a wonderful day.
Carol F.

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  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    129814


    Categories

    Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Local Experience, First Time Visitor

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.
    This tour requires a moderate walk and going up and down several steps (in the palace of Knossos)

    Maximum travelers: 3

    Language(s)

    explanation

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

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