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Heraklion Food Stories Walking Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Experience real Cretan food at 8 local-favourite stops away from the tourist crowds.
  • Sample unique Cretan cheeses and learn how to become an authentic Cretan cheese-expert by selecting the best ones.
  • Sample Heraklion’s bougatsa in a family-owned business that has been running since since 1920s.
  • Taste the world famous Cretan olive oil and find out why it is considered one of the best in the world.
  • Enjoy a glass of local wine and learn about the local wine making process that dates back to the Bronze Age.
  • Sip a a freshly brewed traditional Greek coffee in a local kafeneion.
Price Per Person 6-12+ years old
Infant 0-5 years old
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 11:00 AM

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 is 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.

Did you know that Crete is a foodies’ paradise?

Walk with us to experience Heraklion like a local and explore the best the city has to offer. Learn about the culinary culture and wander in local neighborhoods as you eat and sip your way through authentic Heraklion.

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

  • During this tour, you sample locally sourced food from Crete’s villages, farmers, and stock-breeders.
  • On this tour, you meet a local greengrocer, cheesemonger, butcher, and fishmonger, and other family-owned businesses that sell their own Cretan-only products.
  • By joining this tour, you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery so it can keep flourishing and serving authentic local delicacies.