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Heraklion Bites & Sights Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Wander through layers of Heraklion’s history and cultural influences and listen to stories of its turbulent past while exploring legendary monuments, fountains, and churches.
  • Discover Crete’s culinary traditions by sampling the best products at the local market and find out why it’s home to one of the healthiest diets in the world.
  • Explore the off-the-beaten-path side of Heraklion that only locals know by winding your way through hidden laneways and old city walls.
  • Enjoy Crete’s oh-hey-that’s-strong raki and tsikoudia spirits and a mouthwatering meze platter of local flavors.

Meeting point:

Our guide will be standing next to the statue of a soldier in the middle of Eleftherias Square at 12:00 PM

Eleftherias Square is the main square of Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum and opposite the Astoria Hotel.

The guide will be standing on the square holding a Crete Local Adventures sign.

Statue of Unknown Soldier, Heraklion 712 01. See the Map

Get to know Heraklion with a local

Scratch the concrete surface of the city and head straight for the heart of Heraklion. Discover the hidden laneways and the lesser-known backstreets, but also explore the city’s highlights, indulge in local tastes, and experience all these ‘spicy ingredients’ as a local insider.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour

  • Visit local market vendors and 100% local family-owned businesses that sell their own and Cretan-only products.
  • During this tour, you sample locally-sourced food from Crete’s villages, farmers, and stock-breeders.
  • You’ll have the opportunity to buy from stores and support locals who don’t generally benefit from tourism.
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