Every Monday from March till November
Duration 4 ½ hours / Starting time 08:30 am – Ending time 13:00 pm
Meet with your guide at the terminal of Cretan Spiti Travel at Eleftherias Square in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel at 08:30 to start the visit of the Heraklion Archeological Museum, the second biggest in Greece, after the Museum of Athens. The tour begin with introduction of the oldest findings of Crete from 6000bc, then of the highlight Minoan palaces of Knossos, Festos, Mallia and Zakros. The tour continues with objects from cemeteries, shrines, houses and ends with the Minoan frescoes of Knossos. When we finish with the visit of the Archaeological Museum, at approximately 10.30, we will start to explore the historical city center of Heraklion. Visit, along with your expert tour host, Heraklion’s major monuments…. travel through time and its rich history. Discover the past and the present of a city that combines old with new. The 7th labor of Hercules was performed here, the birthplace of famous painter El Greco and writer Nikos Kazantzakis. On this tour hear stories about Heraklion’s turbulent past and visit its legendary churches, fountains and monuments like Saint Minas Cathedral, Lion’s Square (here you will have the opportunity to taste 3 Traditional Cretan Mpougatsa and raki). Continue with Tito’s Church, Heraklion Town Hall, Kule’s Fortress and other Venetian monumental buildings. Return to the terminal in front of Astoria Capsis Hotel at 13:00.
✅ Professional escort/guide
✅ Mpougatsa & raki tasting
✅ VAT and all legal taxes
❌ OPTIONAL & UPON REQUEST Pick-up & Drop-off service from/to your hotel
❌ Entrance fees to the archaeological sites
❌ OPTIONAL Gratuities (at guests’ discretion)
Children up to 1 year old, free of charge
Children 2 – 11 years 50% discount
For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees
Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees
- For bookings up to 2 days prior to departure please contact us in order to check for availability.
- Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
- Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
- The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)
For clarifications please send us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at +30 2810 335 227
We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm