Heraklion: Historic and Culinary Private Guided Tour

Heraklion: Historic and Culinary Private Guided Tour

From $759.50 per group up to 5

Travel through the historic Venetian and Ottoman monuments of Heraklion's Old Town. On your way, sample local pastries and delicacies. Find out about Crete's olive oil and wine and enjoy a light lunch.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
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  • Explore the Venetian and Ottoman sites of the historic part of Heraklion
  • Sample local pastries and delicacies, as well as Greek coffee
  • Learn about Crete's olive oil and wine with a tasty pairing
Full description
Begin your day with a visit to the historic landmarks of Heraklion's Old Town. Explore the Venetian and Ottoman monuments, like 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". Along the way, sample tasty local pastries and other delicacies, like the famous bougatsa breakfast pastry, loukomades honey donuts, and a cup of delicious Greek coffee.  In a private studio, hear about two of Crete's most important food products: olive oil and wine. Explore in depth the significance of Cretan olive oil in Crete's culinary tradition. Taste different extra virgin olive oils. Then the gastronomic journey continues into Cretan wines. Taste different wines from the island, produced with some of the many endemic varieties that Crete has to offer. Learn all about the Cretan terroir during a thorough presentation from your expert tour guide. The wine tasting will be accompanied by a light lunch.
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Wine pairing
  • Light lunch (platter of cheese and cold cuts)
  • Entrance ticket to Rocca a Mare (Koules) Sea Fortress, 2 € per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

Look for a guide with a sign in front of the "Rocca a Mare Fortress": Heraklion 712 02, Greece

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  •  You will climb some steps to explore the Sea Fortress of Heraklion. There is no elevator.
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Product ID: 246277