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Heraklion: Historical Sightseeing Private Walking Tour

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Heraklion: Historical Sightseeing Private Walking Tour

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From US$ 910.20 per group up to 10

Discover over 18 centuries of Cretan history on this private, guided walking tour of Heraklion. Visit iconic sights including the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Palace of Knossos, and Koules Fortress, and learn about local heritage and culture.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German
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  • Discover the wonders of Heraklion on this guided sightseeing tour
  • Admire impressive Venetian architecture and learn about the city's Venetian influence
  • Hear the fascinating myths and legends that have been passed down through generations
  • See the Palace of Knossos, Basilica of St. Marc, Koules Fortress, and more
  • Learn about Heraklion's history, heritage, and culture
Full description
Enjoy a guided tour of Crete’s capital, Heraklion, characterized by its Venetian architecture, modern condominiums, and Byzantine red brick buildings. Meet your guide outside the impressive Palace of Knossos, the former residence of the mythical King Minos, the son of Zeus and Europa. Continue the tour with a walk through some of the most emblematic areas of the city, passing by the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Venetian Loggia, and the Koules Fortress. Other highlights include the Basilica of St. Marc, St. Titos Church, and the Historical Museum of Crete. Throughout the tour, listen to your guide’s fascinating commentary about the history, architecture, and culture of Heraklion. You’ll also hear the tales and legends that surround each landmark, providing a deeper insight into Heraklion’s past.
  • Professional tour guide
  • Palace of Knossos entry (€15 per person)
  • Koules Fortress entry (€2 per person)
  • Historical Museum of Crete entry (€5 per person)

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Meeting point

Meet at the main entrance to the Palace of Knossos, in front of the ticket office.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Product ID: 382967