A 2-hour walking tour in the largest town of Crete, Venetian & Ottoman Heraklion or Iraklion, to discover it’s history, finest hidden gems.
Heraklion has a history of 3000 years and in the past was known as Rabd Al-Handak (Arab period), Khandax (2nd Byzantine period), Candia (Venetian period) and Kandiye (Ottoman period). The locals often called it simply Megalo Kastro (the Big Castle).
This tour is :
- A great way to answer your every question on Greece’s social, economic and political life and discover Venetian & Ottoman Heraklion with a private guide.
- Enjoy a peripatetic tour through the streets of Heraklion and have a direct impression of the effects of the current economic crisis.
- Admire the Venetian Walls and have a great view of the City of Heraklion, discover all the monuments of the largest town in Crete. The tour includes the Venetian Walls, the Venetian fountain of Morosini, the Venetian harbor, the Venetian arsenals, the Cathedral, the Church of St. Titus, the Church of St. Mark, the Venetian Loggia, impresive Ottoman buildings and monuments, the tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, the local food market, tavernas, cafenios, restaurants, cafes, shops and other places, according to your interests.
- Discover vibrant Heraklion with a licensed local guide and don't miss places you'd probably never find on your own!
Meet you guide at any location, that is convenient to you and start your walk through the streets of the City.
The tour will last at least 2 hours. The tour duration is purely indicative. The tour can take more, or less, if need.
This is a walking tour (approximately 8000 steps). Please wear suitable shoes.
Flat rate of € 170 for maximum 5 persons
Drinks, snacks, restaurant meals shopping and souvenirs.
Is an official & fully licensed guide, who was born in Crete. He is a full time professional guide. He has acquired a broad experience, undertaking tour excursions for private groups of various interests and backgrounds. Geogre enjoys traveling and has a big love for his homeland: the island of Crete. His approach is based on facts, not theories, on personal experience, not rumors, on respect, not profit. If you share the same values then you are most welcome to join his tour.
Terms and Conditions
- In any case of any transportation between places will take place with your own means. You also agree that you will provide a seat in your transportation vehicle for your tour leader. He may move from place to place on his own vehicle.
- Each individual participant hereby agrees that Cretetravel.com and its tour leader shall not be held responsible for any default by a third party.
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Payment and Cancellation Policy
- Upon confirmation of any tour, 12% deposit.
- In case of cancellation at least 5 days before the date of the tour, full refund. In any other case, no refund.
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