Heraklion Historic and Culinary Tour and Knossos Palace - Private Tour

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Tour Number

Activity Level

348873


Categories

Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, Food and Wine, First Time Visitor

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 5

Language(s)

explanation

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

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.

Itinerary

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

Walking Tour

Transportation

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.

What’s Included

Other: - My guiding services I.e. my knowledge in history, mythology, and the arts, a lot of tips about things you can do while on Crete, the opportunity to take you to places where the locals would go and share my good mood and humorous spirit.

- Your transfer by local taxi/s from Heraklion to Knossos Palace and back

Estimated Local Cash Needed

35 Euro per person - For Knossos entrance ticket and average local products tasting costs

What’s Extra

Other: - Your Entrance tickets for the Palace of knossos (15 euro per person)

- Your local products tasting in Heraklion, paid locally

A Recent Review of this tour

Marilina is knowledgeable and also very much fun! Her English is perfect, so it's easy to understand her.
Timo Ottevanger

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