Every Saturday from April till October
From Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Fodele, Gournes Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis
Duration 5 hours / Stay at Heraklion 2 hours / Stay at market 1 hour and 20 minutes / Stay at Aquarium 1 ½ hour
Saturday market! A different excursion for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life.
We start with the Cretaquarium. Here you are going to admire various marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are indigenous of the Mediterranean… After our tour, we can enjoy our coffee in the café of the building before we go to Heraklion.
After our visit in Cretaquarium, we will visit the biggest open-air Market in Pateles where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise in very good prices.
We continue with a tour around the city of Heraklion (app. 30 min.) with our stop at the Liberty Square in the center. From there, you have the opportunity to visit the capital town of Crete. The Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Rule have all left their marks on Heraklion. You can admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor, the Venetian Walls that surround the old city, you can sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in the Lions’ Square to enjoy your coffee or your lunch or if you wish to, you will be able to visit one of the many city museums, the Municipal Library and the Art Gallery or one of the numerous byzantine churches.
After this stop, we go back to our hotels.
||Departure from Cretaquarium
||Arrival in Market
||Departure from Market
||Departure from Heraklion
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
✅ Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Professional Guide
❌ Cretaquarium entrance fee (12€ per adult / children 5 – 17 years old 6€) – Paid on the spot in cash
Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap
Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount
For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees
For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees
Non-show 100% cancellation fees
- For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check 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