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Heraklion: Historic and Culinary Private Guided Tour

Product ID: 246277
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Travel through the historic Venetian and Ottoman monuments of Heraklion's Old Town. On your way, sample local pastries and delicacies. Find out about Crete's olive oil and wine and enjoy a light lunch of local delicacies.
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Duration: 4 hours
Starting times 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 1:30 PM, 4:00 PM
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  • Explore the Venetian and Ottoman sites of the historic part of Heraklion
  • Sample local pastries and delicacies, as well as Greek coffee
  • Learn about Crete's olive oil and wine with a tasty pairing
Full description
Begin your day with a visit to the historic landmarks of Heraklion's Old Town. Explore the Venetian and Ottoman monuments, like the fountain of Morosini, the Basilica of St. Marc, The Venetian Loggia, St. Titos Church, the Venetian Port with the Fortress of "Koule", and the Venetian 'Neoria". Along the way, sample tasty local pastries and other delicacies, like the famous bougatsa breakfast pastry, loukomades honey donuts, and a cup of delicious Greek coffee. 

In a private studio, hear about two of Crete's most important food products: olive oil and wine. Explore in depth the significance of Cretan olive oil in Crete's culinary tradition. Taste different extra virgin olive oils. Then the gastronomic journey continues into Cretan wines. Taste different wines from the island, produced with some of the many endemic varieties that Crete has to offer. Learn all about the Cretan terroir during a thorough presentation from your expert tour guide. The wine tasting will be accompanied with a light lunch of local delicacies.
  • Licensed tour guide
  • Olive oil pairing
  • Wine pairing
  • Light lunch including a plate of Cretan cheese varieties, plate of Cretan cold cuts, olives, bread, biscuits, Cretan salads, and a variety of dips
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance ticket to Rocca a Mare (Koules) Sea Fortress, 2 € per person
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users

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Meeting point

Look for a guide with a sign in front of the "Rocca a Mare Fortress": Heraklion 712 02, Greece

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• You will climb some steps to explore the Sea Fortress of Heraklion. There is no elevator.

From US$ 603.92 Per group up to 4

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Product ID: 246277