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Heraklion: Ecobike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

1. Heraklion: Ecobike Sightseeing Tour with Greek Meze

Immerse yourself in the fascinating history and enchanting charm of Heraklion with our Ecobike Tour. Discover the city's ancient treasures and vibrant culture as you pedal through its historic streets. Our knowledgeable local guide will lead you on an unforgettable journey, sharing intriguing stories and insights along the way. During this tour, you'll explore iconic landmarks. Marvel at the impressive Venetian Walls that once protected the city, and soak in the lively atmosphere of the Venetian Harbor. As you navigate the charming streets, you'll witness the fusion of past and present, experiencing the authentic essence of Heraklion. Our electric bikes make the journey effortless, allowing you to cover more ground and discover hidden gems effortlessly. Feel the wind in your hair as you ride through the bustling city, capturing memorable photos and creating unforgettable moments. The tour concludes at our central starting point, leaving you perfectly positioned to continue exploring Heraklion's vibrant neighborhoods, indulge in local culinary delights, or venture out to nearby attractions. Our friendly guide will be happy to provide recommendations and ensure you have a seamless experience. Join us on this Ecobike Tour and uncover the captivating history and beauty of Heraklion. Book now for an eco-friendly adventure that combines exploration, education, and excitement in one unforgettable experience.

Knossos Palace & Heraklion City Tour From Heraklion

2. Knossos Palace & Heraklion City Tour From Heraklion

Morning Pick-up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive: 1 hour 1st stop: The Palace of Knossos Visit Knossos, the mythical labyrinth and ancient capital of Minoan Crete, 5000years ago. Our participants will enter the Archaeological Site with our Representative in order to attend a Guided Tour for about 1 hour & 20 minutes and then enjoy some free time to take photos and admire the historic Minoan place. People, have to wait in line, in order to receive their tickets and enter the Palace. The waiting time is different during high-season months and peak times within the day. 2nd stop: City Center of Heraklion Walking Tour & Free time Visit the capital of the Region and enjoy a guided tour in the center and the historical part of Heraklion, free time at the old market, the city center or visiting the archaeological museum. Participants will have plenty of time to walk, do some souvenir shopping or just take photos. Optional: Archaeological Museum of Heraklion For those who wish to visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, the choice is optional and will be without a guide as the Covid Regulation for visiting the museum as a group makes the procedure complicated and time consuming for the participants. End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting

3. Heraklion: Ecobike Tour with Wine Tasting

Discover the vibrant city of Heraklion in an extraordinary way with our ecobike wine tasting tour. Pedal through scenic landscapes and indulge in the flavors of exceptional Cretan wines. This unique experience combines the thrill of biking with the pleasure of wine tasting, offering an immersive adventure that will delight your senses. Your journey begins as you hop on our eco-friendly bikes and set off on a leisurely ride through the captivating city. Feel the wind on your face as you explore the streets and soak in the local atmosphere. As you drive through the charming neighborhoods, you'll witness the city's vibrant energy and discover its hidden gems. Throughout the tour, you'll visit carefully selected wines, where you'll have the opportunity to learn about the winemaking process from passionate experts. Immerse yourself in the rich history and traditions of Cretan viticulture. Our knowledgeable sommelier will guide you through tastings of a variety of exceptional wines, allowing you to savor the unique flavors and aromas that characterize Cretan wine. Indulge your taste buds and expand your knowledge as you experience the diverse range of wines produced in this region. From crisp whites to robust reds, each sip will take you on a journey through the terroir of Crete, showcasing the distinct characteristics of the local grapes. As you pedal and taste your way through Heraklion, you'll also have the opportunity to enjoy breathtaking views of the city and its surrounding landscapes. Capture the beauty of the sparkling Mediterranean Sea as you make unforgettable memories along the way. The ecobike wine tasting tour in Heraklion concludes at a central location, leaving you free to continue exploring the city at your leisure. Whether you choose to relax at a local café, visit historical sites, or wander through charming streets, you'll be captivated by the city's charm and cultural richness. Join us on this unique adventure that combines biking, wine tasting, and exploration. Book your ecobike wine tasting tour today and get ready to experience the best of Heraklion in a truly unforgettable way.

Heraklion: City Center Tour & Photoshoot

4. Heraklion: City Center Tour & Photoshoot

Unravel the unique venetian heritage of the city and enjoy a photo session at its heart. There is always something to see and of course get photographed at or in front of in Heraklion. Together we will visit all the major sites of the center and have pictures to immortalize your trip. Get ready to experience the city through the eyes of a local and find instagrmable locations with vast history in the biggest city of the island and home to one of the cradles of civilazation the ancient city of Knossos

Heraklion: Crete Palace of Knossos, Museum & Shore Excursion

5. Heraklion: Crete Palace of Knossos, Museum & Shore Excursion

Experience the best of Heraklion on a day tour of two of the area's most famous destinations, the Palace of Knossos and the Archaeological Museum of Knossos. See the Palace with its beautiful architecture and learn about Cretan history at the museum. Begin the tour with a visit to the Palace of Knossos, and be taken back in time 4,000 years to the time of one of Europe's oldest civilizations in Europe. Admire the large palace buildings, extensive workshop installations, and luxurious rock-cut caves and tholos tombs. Explore what was once a major center of trade and economy in ancient Greece, with ties to major cities throughout the Eastern Mediterranean. Visit the Palace at Knossos, and learn about the rich lifestyle of the Palace beginning around 2000 BC. Make a stop at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, one of the largest and most important museums in Greece, and among the most important in Europe. Marvel at artifacts from all the periods of Cretan prehistory and history, covering a span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic to Roman times. Finish the tour with a quick walk at the Old Market of the town and transfer back to your cruise ship or to your hotel.

Food tour tasting walking tour

6. Food tour tasting walking tour

Embark on a delectable journey through the culinary delights of Heraklion with our Food Tour Tasting. Indulge in a gastronomic adventure as you explore the city's hidden food gems, savor authentic flavors, and learn about the rich culinary heritage of Crete. Join us for a unique and delicious experience that will leave you craving for more. Accompanied by a knowledgeable local guide, you'll venture off the beaten path to discover the city's best-kept culinary secrets. From charming local markets to tucked-away tavernas, you'll sample a variety of traditional dishes and local delicacies, carefully selected to showcase the vibrant flavors of Crete. Throughout the tour, our expert guide will share fascinating stories and insights into the Cretan cuisine, its history, and the cultural significance of the ingredients. You'll have the opportunity to interact with local vendors, meet passionate chefs, and gain a deeper appreciation for the culinary traditions that have shaped the island's gastronomy. Whether you choose to wander through the charming streets, visit historical sites, or relax at a local café, you'll be left with unforgettable memories and a satisfied palate. Join us on the walking Food Tour Tasting and immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of Crete. This culinary adventure promises a unique blend of cultural exploration, delicious food, and a memorable experience that will satisfy your appetite for discovery.

Crete: Heraklion Food and City tour

7. Crete: Heraklion Food and City tour

Explore the best Food Tour of Heraklion taste the Cretan products and learn about the local cuisine, culture and customs of Crete. Εnjoy a food and cultural walking tour suitable for all ages – it is an easy 1.5-mile walk, so you can explore the heart of Heraklion city while learning about its unique history and culture. Meet our local escort In front of the archaeological museum will have your name on a sign to identify him and wander charming Heraklion, starting with iconic sights such as the open-air market, where you'll sample fine olive oils and cheeses. Explore the historic Venetian Loggia and the majestic Cathedral of Agios Minas or the Church of Agios Titos, The Venetian Castle of Heraklion ''Koules,'' the Castle is a massive fortress with two storeys that is used to guard the entry to the port (entrance fee to the castle 4€ p.p). Visit the unique ''Pastry Museum'' includes 232 rare exhibits with 32 of them being unique in the world !! Each of these reveals unique aspects of Cretan heritage. Culinary journey: Bougatsa with Greek Coffee: Start with the classic Cretan pastry, Bougatsa, paired with rich Greek coffee. Indulge in flaky layers of puff pastry filled with sweet or savoury delights. Tavern Experience: Enjoy a feast of flavours in a traditional mezedopoleio (tavern), where the table overflows with Cretan mezes. Enjoy lively dishes such as Eggplant Salad: A delicious mix of eggplant, tomatoes, garlic, herbs and olive oil. Roast goat or mezes Bekri: Slow-roasted goat or pork in red wine sauce, highlighting the richness of Cretan meat dishes. Sausage: Enjoy delicious Cretan sausages with vinegar or as delicious meatballs. Raki accompaniments: Complete your meze experience with a taste of raki, the traditional Cretan spirit.

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What people are saying about Central Market, Heraklion

We totally enjoyed our experience!!! Our guide was so well informed…had a great sense of humor… was very fun to be around! We were able to see a lot of Heraklion in a fun way! We stopped for a delicious food break…and ended the tour with a very informative wine tasting! My husband and I and our two friends all highly recommend it!!!

The tour of Heraklion was phenomenal, Alex was knowledgeable, funny and nice and we had a wonderful time discovering the city. The little E-bikes with no pedals were easy and fun to use. The food was delicious. We highly recommend this tour. Thanks for everything Alex!

It was an amazing experience !! We weee very well received ! Three hours very rewarding and we weee lucky to be alone for this activity ! I recommend 100%! Thank you very much, we were enchanted by this activity

The tour was great! Alex took us by bike to the center of Heraklion where he told us about the past and present of Crete. We ended the day with a delicious meal. Highly recommended.

Very good experience. The guides were very friendly and attentive. We recommend