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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour

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    One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece, Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro”, which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now, but also as it was centuries ago, uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Turks, and pirates…yes, pirates.
    Heading off from “Freedom Square” aka Eleftherias Square, our tour of Heraklion will continue through lesser-known streets and neighbourhoods to give you the opportunity to see the real city as a local insider. Appropriately, you’ll started off with a freshly brewed traditional coffee paired with a wander through the local market, where you can sample local products such as barley rusks and olives and cheese (what else would you expect?!), and chat with local shop owners.
    From there, take a hop back in time with a walk atop Heraklion’s great Venetian wall fortifications for some of the best view of the city. It’s also a great vantage point to see how these walls (ahem, the longest in Europe, ahem) divide the old city from the new city. Continue along to the lonesome tomb and monument of Nikos Kazantzakis, the son of Crete, and discover what inspired him to write Zorba.
    Moving on, we’ll walk along the pedestrian street, 25 August, admiring some of Heraklion’s major highlights, like St. Titus Cathedral and the Morosini Fountain in the heart of the city. Continue along the hidden backstreets of Heraklion, where your local guide will discuss the city’s history and point out further evidence of how the city has been shaped into the lively place it is today.
    After our morning exploration, our Heraklion walking tour will end at a local favourite – a meze tavern, where you’ll finish things off with a bang, or, rather, a drink! Dig in to a meze platter and sip local specialties like raki and tsikoudia, the island’s famous (and oh so strong) distilled spirit. Opa!
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    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    This was the perfect way to see Heraklion. Papatya was amazing. So full of interesting information and nothing was too much trouble for her. She went above and beyond. We ate and drank and saw some beautiful places in Heraklion that we would never have...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank E396JZpeterr
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    My morning tour of Heraklion's Bites and Sites was well worth it! First, the tour was extremely responsive to my questions ahead of time: I wasn't sure where or how to spot the guide and they gave me very specific directions, so it was super...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank PKloveTheWater
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    This was the perfect way to see the Capitol of Heraklion and learn about the history. What good is seeing something if you dont know the story behind it? We traveled along well populated roads and off the beaten path roads while discovering hidden treasures,...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank ontherise
    stefanospap, Public Relations Manager at Crete Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello ontherise, I am delighted to read your wonderful review. Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you had a great time in our tour exploring the beauties of Heraklion. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than seeing happy guests! Greetings from...More

    Reviewed 15 July 2019 via mobile

    It was my first time in Crete and my friend and I were really interested in experiencing the culture and food that Crete has to offer. The tour was just the two of us and Papatya was our tour guide. Papatya was absolutely fabulous!!! We...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Naturally_yav
    stefanospap, Public Relations Manager at Crete Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Naturally_yav, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our tour. Your comments are very much valued. Our guides take their role in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect....More

    Reviewed 6 July 2019 via mobile

    We had a half day small group tour with Eva in Crete. We were the only ones so it ended up being a private tour! Eva was so warm and wonderful we felt like family by the end of our tour. She made a big...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Corrinah65
    stefanospap, Public Relations Manager at Crete Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello Corrinah65, We are so happy that you had an amazing time with Eva exploring Heraklion Sites & Bites. It was such a pleasure reading this review and we would like to thank you for taking time to write it. Eva sends her best wishes...More

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