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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.

Heraklion: Walking Tour with Tasting

2. Heraklion: Walking Tour with Tasting

Meet with your guide at the terminal of Cretan Spiti Travel at Eleftherias Square in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel at 10.00 to start to explore the historical city center of Heraklion. Visit, along with your expert tour host, Heraklion’s major monuments…. travel through time and its rich history. Discover the past and the present of a city that combines old with new. The 7th labor of Hercules was performed here, the birthplace of famous painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis. On this tour hear stories about Heraklion's turbulent past and visit its legendary churches, fountains and monuments like Saint Minas Cathedral, Lion’s Square (here you will have the opportunity to taste Traditional Cretan Mpougatsa and raki). Continue with Tito’s Church, Heraklion Town Hall, Kule’s Fortress and other Venetian monumental buildings. Return to the terminal in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel at 12:30.

Heraklion, Market & CretAquarium *SKIP the line

3. Heraklion, Market & CretAquarium *SKIP the line

Our first stop is CretAquarium, located on the beautiful shores of Crete. It offers a captivating glimpse into the mesmerising world beneath the Mediterranean waves. Visitors have the opportunity to encounter a wide range of marine species in meticulously recreated habitats. Every tank showcases a fascinating array of marine life, from the smallest seahorses to the grandest sharks. Each one offers a captivating glimpse into the wonders of the ocean depths. Engage with interactive touch screens, explore informative displays, and experience the thrill of walking on the ocean floor in simulated tunnels, all for an enriching and educational adventure. This mesmerising destination captivates visitors with its blend of entertainment and dedication to marine research and conservation. It is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts and families, offering a unique experience. Following our visit to CretAquarium, we'll make our way to the bustling outdoor market near the city centre. Here, numerous vendors showcase a wide array of products, ranging from farm-fresh produce to fashionable clothing and unique handmade crafts. We make our way to Liberty Square, located in the bustling centre of Heraklion. Why not seize the opportunity to explore the vibrant capital city of Crete? Heraklion showcases a rich history shaped by various empires throughout the centuries. Take in the breathtaking view of the Koules fortress at the harbour, marvel at the ancient Venetian Walls that surround the old city, enjoy a delicious meal or a relaxing cup of coffee at one of the charming restaurants or coffee shops in Lions' Square, or explore the rich cultural heritage by visiting the various museums, the Municipal Library, the Art Gallery, or the beautiful Byzantine churches scattered throughout the area.

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

Day Trip To Heraklion City Center & Market & CretAquarium

5. Day Trip To Heraklion City Center & Market & CretAquarium

Intro: A visit to Heraklion, the capital of the island, the fourth largest city of Greece and one of Europe’s fastest growing tourism destinations. Experience the busy life of the citizens and come with us to the biggest open air market of the city. Also visit Cretaquarium or Thalassokosmos located in the small town of Gournes, just outside Heraklion city that hosts sea organisms from over 250 species in more than 60 tanks! Full Description: Our day begins with a visit to the city’s biggest open air market that is located in the neighborhood of Pateles, a few minutes away from the city center of Heraklion. Walk around the dozens of stands and be greeted by the friendly merchants who offer their products at very good prices and are willing to give you a taste. Shop around like the locals do and try the high quality products of the Cretan soil. Next up is the city center of Heraklion. We will have our stop in the city’s main square, the Liberty square and you will have time to scroll around the city center. Visit Daidalou, the main commercial street, have a cup of coffee in the Lions Square or visit the Archaeological museum of Heraklion and discover the greatness of the Minoan civilization. You can furthermore visit the fortress of Koules, one of the strongest fortresses built by the Venetians that is located in the old port of Heraklion. Admire the Venetian walls of the city while learning about the capital of the island. Our last destination is the Cretaquarium where you can admire various Mediterranean marine species. After the tour, you can have a small break in the aquarium’s bar-restaurant before we head back to your hotels.

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What people are saying about Lion’s Square

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!

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

Excellent way to discover a city with our children (10 and 14 years old).