Heraklion Bites and Sights

4 hours
Herakleion, Crete

A brief introduction of the tour :

Dive into Heraklion’s history with stories of its turbulent past and visits to its legendary churches, fountains, and monuments.
Learn the secrets of the Cretan diet by sampling its best products at a local market.
Discover the local side of Heraklion through its lesser-known streets, forgotten laneways, and old city walls.
Admire art collections in unique locations.
Indulge in local flavors like a meze platter and oh-hey-that’s-strong raki and tsikoudia.


Explore Heraklion and Taste Local Treats

Bypass the concrete and head straight for the heart of Heraklion. Hit the backstreets and hidden pathways, checking out the highlights, sampling local treats, and discovering all the forces that have combined to make Heraklion the city it is today.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • On this tour, you visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet vendors at a local market who sell their own and Cretan-only products.
  • All of the food you sample during your tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
  • You’ll have the chance to buy from stores and eateries and support locals who don’t generally benefit from tourism.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary, rusks, olives and cheese, coffee or soft drink, a meze platter

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your local guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Eleftherias Square, in the city centre. Eleftherias Square is the main square in Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum, the Astoria Hotel, the Prefecture, and the Gate of Saint George.
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  • Starting time: 9.00 am
  • Ending point: Venetian port of Heraklion.

COVID-19 Health & Safety Guidelines

During your tour:
– Face masks provided for travelers
– Face masks required for guides in public areas
– Hand sanitizer available to travelers and local staff

Stay Safe & Enjoy!

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Price: From €140