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Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Small Group Experience provided by Elissos Travelling Philosophy

Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Small Group Experience

Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Small Group Experience
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$361.47
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Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
This tour combines the historic section of Heraklion town with a culinary experience. You will visit the most important historic monuments of the town on a walking tour, while during your exploration, you will try the most renowned local delicacies such as the famous “Bougatsa” pastry, local “Loukoumades” donuts with honey, the traditional Greek coffee and herbal tea. Your tour will continue with the visit of Heraklion Open - Air Market, where you will have the chance to taste Cretan products and interact with local people. Last Experience of the day will be a unique Olive Oil and Wine Pairing in a private studio accompanied by a presentation of the two most important products of the island and exploring their significance to the Cretan diet. Your experience will be accompanied by a light Lunch.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
  • You will explore the Venetian Fortress of Heraklion. You will visit the Venetian Dockyards or "Neoria". You will walk along the most important historic Street of the town visiting important Venetian and Ottoman Monuments such as Agios Titos Church, the Venetian Loggia, the Basilica of St Mark and the renowned Morosini or Lions Fountain. During your town exploration, you will try the most renowned local delicacies of Heraklion such as the famous “Bougatsa” pastry, local “Loukoumades” donuts with honey, traditional Greek coffee and herbal tea. Your town tour will sum up with Heraklion Open Air Market Street where you will enjoy its various colors, smells and sounds, find out all about the local products of Crete, taste local products like fresh cheese and honey and interact with local producers. Last Experience of the day will be a special Olive Oil and Wine Paring in private Studio where you will find out all about the two most important products of the island, try various varieties of extra virgin olive oil and different labels of local wines.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • You will explore the Venetian Fortress of Heraklion. You will visit the Venetian Dockyards or "Neoria". You will walk along the most important historic Street of the town visiting important Venetian and Ottoman Monuments such as Agios Titos Church, the Venetian Loggia, the Basilica of St Mark and the renowned Morosini or Lions Fountain. During your town exploration, you will try the most renowned local delicacies of Heraklion such as the famous “Bougatsa” pastry, local “Loukoumades” donuts with honey, traditional Greek coffee and herbal tea. Your town tour will sum up with Heraklion Open Air Market Street where you will enjoy its various colors, smells and sounds, find out all about the local products of Crete, taste local products like fresh cheese and honey and interact with local producers. Last Experience of the day will be a special Olive Oil and Wine Paring in private Studio where you will find out all about the two most important products of the island, try various varieties of extra virgin olive oil and different labels of local wines.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67392P6
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Highly Experienced Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Olive oil and wine pairing with light lunch, including: Plate of Cretan Cheese Varieties, Plate of Cretan Cold Cuts, Olives, Bread and rusks, Cretan Salad, Different dips.
  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting
Exclusions
  • The entrance tickets to Heraklion Venetian Fortress (Koules)
  • Your Local Snacks and town Delicacies, paid on the spot.
Duration
4h
Departure details
  • Rocca a Mare Fortress, Heraklion 712 02, Greece You will meet our guide in front of the Venetian Fortress of "Koule" in Heraklion Venetian Port. She/he will be holding a sign with the tour title and the company name on.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Highly Experienced Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Olive oil and wine pairing with light lunch, including: Plate of Cretan Cheese Varieties, Plate of Cretan Cold Cuts, Olives, Bread and rusks, Cretan Salad, Different dips.
  • Olive Oil & Wine Tasting
Exclusions
  • The entrance tickets to Heraklion Venetian Fortress (Koules)
  • Your Local Snacks and town Delicacies, paid on the spot.
Departure details
  • Rocca a Mare Fortress, Heraklion 712 02, Greece You will meet our guide in front of the Venetian Fortress of "Koule" in Heraklion Venetian Port. She/he will be holding a sign with the tour title and the company name on.
Duration
4h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

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In “partnership” with Marilina Paters since 2005
Oct 2019
Since 2005 Marilina Paters has been my professional tour guide for Crete and the Greek mainland, and more recently, my travel agent as well. In October 2019 I brought a group of seven people Foran in-depth study tour of Crete, from prehistoric through modern times. She provided us with excellent service-her profound knowledge of the island’s history, culture and food culture, and more. She also arranged for our stay at a beautiful boutique hotel in Heraklion, a seasoned bus driver and medium size van, and photojournalist. Everyone on that tour is talking about “next time.”

I am currently in Greece traveling solo, and once more, Marilina has made all my arrangements, because of her, I feel that Greece is my second home.
Written March 1, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Outstanding Tour Guide!
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Marilina was an excellent tour guide!
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A time travelling adventure like no other!
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