The Labyrinth of Homer and Heraklion Sites and Bites with a Private Guide
You start your day visiting the historic Monuments of Heraklion old town. You will explore Venetian and Ottoman Monuments, such as the fountain of Morosini, The Basilica of St. Marc, The Venetian Loggia, St. Titos church, the Venetian Port with the Fortress of "Koule"and the Venetian 'Neoria".
On your way you will try local pastries and delicacies, like the famous "bougatsa" pastry, "loukoumades" donuts with honey, Greek coffee, local olive oil, wine, cheese, honey and other local products. A walk inside the town's open-air market will make your senses awaken with its different and various smells, colors and sounds.
After Heraklion, you will visit the most important archaeological site on Crete and the second most visited archaeological site of the country, the Minoan palace of Knossos, the mythical Labyrinth of Homer. You will be visiting an amazing area of 22. 000sq meters. A prehistoric "city", the place where the oldest European civilization started and flourished some 5000 years ago.
Areas of Visit/ Activities :
- Visit of Heraklion Monuments
- Try Local Specialties, Delicacies and Products
- Visit of Heraklion Open Air market
- Visit of Knossos Palace
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Heraklion Cruise Ship Port: Terminal Building/Passengers' Station
End location: Heraklion Cruise Ship Port: Terminal Building/Passengers' Station
Duration: 5 hours
From Heraklion historic section to Knossos palace we will take local city taxi/s and the same transportation method will be used from Knossos palace back to Heraklion Pier.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
35 Euro per person - For Knossos entrance ticket and average local products tasting costs
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Marilina is knowledgeable and also very much fun! Her English is perfect, so it's easy to understand her.