Walking Tour of Heraklion old town and the Archaeological Museum

From: 250

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Tour around Heraklion’s historical center and discover the greatness of Crete’s history, off the beaten path, all from 350€.

History & Legends

Explore the alleys of Heraklion with a knowledgeable local guide and learn everything about history, facts, and unknown stories.

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Explore the city of Heraklion and the Archaeological Museum with a knowledgeable, experienced guide. Discover the beauty of the city like a local.

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Explore the charming streets and iconic landmarks of Heraklion’s Old Town.
  2. Experience a guided visit to the esteemed Heraklion Archaeological Museum.
  3. Marvel at the extensive collection of artifacts and exhibits, tracing the history of Crete.
  4. Learn the rich history and culture of the city with insights from a knowledgeable guide.

Description

Embark on an extraordinary journey with our walking tour through the heart of Heraklion, unveiling its iconic landmarks, historic monuments, and charming squares. Accompanied by a knowledgeable licensed guide, you’ll delve into the city’s rich history and culture, gaining insights into its unique heritage. A highlight of this experience is a visit to the esteemed Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home to a vast collection of artifacts and exhibits tracing the history of Crete. This tour stands out for its seamless blend of outdoor exploration and indoor learning, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of Heraklion’s cultural tapestry. The walking tour provides an intimate glimpse into the city’s essence, offering encounters with its people and unfolding stories of its past. Meanwhile, the museum visit serves as a deep dive into the history not only of Crete but also the broader region. This walking tour is a must for anyone fascinated by the captivating history and culture of Crete. Immerse yourself in the rich narratives woven into Heraklion’s streets, squares, and monuments, and then further enrich your understanding at the Archaeological Museum.

Inclusions

  1. Licensed-professional local guide
  2. Bottled water per person
  3. Archaeological Museum’s entrance fee

Exclusions

  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Hotel pick up and drop off (Participants’ transfer to the activity’s starting point)
  3. Meal

MEETING LOCATION:

Outside Astoria Capsis Hotel

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
Ems
15/04/2024
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
12/04/2024
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
02/04/2024
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
27/12/2023
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
12/12/2023
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Mobile562656
16/11/2023
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
Compass52027796678
03/11/2023
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
ゆか
03/11/2023
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
28/10/2023
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W
24/10/2023

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