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  • 3 to 6 hours (Approx.)
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Overview Overview

This tour is a unique experience, to visit the most important places in Heraklion City.

The tour schedule is flexible regarding the time spent at its attraction.

Our driver will pick you up from your Hotel or Port in Heraklion City.

The transfer is private and our English-speaking driver will drive you around the sightseeings.

Inclusions & Exclusions Inclusions & Exclusions
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi on board
Exclusions
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Extra charge for hotel distance more that 50km from the city of Heraklion.
  • Entrance Fees( wherever required)
  • Tourist Guide
  • Entry/Admission - Knossos Archaeological Site
  • Entry/Admission - Castello del Molo (Koules)
Departure & Return Departure & Return
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Hotel pick up and drop off within 50 km with no extra charge.

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Heraklion Port

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Itinerary
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Stop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Knosos, Heraklion, Crete Greece

Knossos archaeological site represents the center of the Minoan civilization and the capital of Minoan Crete. The main site of interest is the Palace of Knossos, where you can see:
-the Great Palace; it is the largest of the preserved Minoan palatial centers and contains the royal quarters, workshops, shrines, storerooms, repositories, the throne room, and banquet halls.
- the Little Palace, where it was found the famous Bull's Head made of steatite. It is exhibited in the museum of Knossos.
- the Royal Villa.
-the House of the High Priest.
-the Caravan Serai, where it was the entrance to the palace. It served as the public baths.
- and the Royal Temple Tomb-Sanctuary, which it is considered to have belonged to one of the Last Minoan Kings.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece

The Venetian Walls were part of the fortress of the city. The city was called Candia by the Venetians. Two of the city gates have survived among the centuries, Chania and Kainouria. Take time to walk outside and around the walls. At the southwestern corner of the City Walls, you will find the Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis (1883-1947), the local author of "Zorba the Greek" and "The Last Temptation of Christ". One of the most important Greek authors through time. Take your time and enjoy the panoramic view of the city center and the beautiful sea.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Cathedral of St. Minas, Heraklion, Crete Greece

The Cathedral of St. Minas, is dedicated to the Patron Saint of Heraklion. It suffered from the battles of the past great damage and it took 30 years to be rebuilt. Right next to the imposing Cathedral it is a smaller and older St. Minas church and on the nearby square you can visit the former church of St. Ekaterini, where nowadays byzantine ecclesiastic treasures and icons are exhibited.


Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain), Heraklion, Crete Greece

Morozini’s fountain or Four Lion Square was constructed during the Venetian Era to cover the needs of Candia, the capital city of the island. Today it is the meeting point for the locals surrounded by various shops ready to serve coffees, ice-creams and other delicacies. Opposite the Fountain, you can see the Basilica of St. Mark, one of the most important buildings from the Venetian times which now hosts the Municipal Art Gallery and is open to the public almost all day, every day.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Loggia, 25th Avgoustou, Heraklion, Crete 71202 Greece

The Venetian Loggia is in the center of Heraklion city. It was constructed by Francesco Morosini during the Venetian rule. It is an impressive building of the Venetian times that has survived through time and today hosts the Town Hall of Heraklion.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Castello del Molo (Koules), Heraklion, Crete 712 02 Greece

The Venetian Fortress Koules - also Castello a Mare or Rocca a Mare, according to the Venetians - dominates in the entrance of the Venetian Harbor and its main purpose was the protection of the city..

Duration: 30 minutes

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Additional Info Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
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