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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.
Private Group
Price Per Person min 2 people

Meeting point:

We 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.

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

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

Guests’ pickup is offered for the private group option. Pick up time adjustable upon your request. We will meet you at your hotel lobby or port at your cruise ship. Our guide will be holding a sign with your name.

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.