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The Herb and Spice Market

Odos 1866, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Did not live up to my expectations....

In my opinion, the market was not outstanding...we had hope that it would offer some interesting... read more

Reviewed April 9, 2017
Nancy171717
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Vicenza, Italy
Visit to Heraklion market together with tour guide.

We prebooked an excursion from our travel agency which was including a guide. We were disappointed... read more

Reviewed December 29, 2016
Richard D
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Apr 9, 2017
“Did not live up to my expectations....”
Dec 29, 2016
“Visit to Heraklion market together with tour guide.”
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Odos 1866, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Reviewed April 9, 2017

In my opinion, the market was not outstanding...we had hope that it would offer some interesting photo opportunities, but we didn't seem to find any...maybe we should come back during the "real" tourist season...the market was small, and we walked through it in less than...More

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Reviewed December 29, 2016

We prebooked an excursion from our travel agency which was including a guide. We were disappointed for the fact that there was a guide. She just brought us to the market and told. Come back to this umbrella/parasol in 1 hour. So we went to...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2016

The street -pedestrians only at its most part- is fun to stroll through and has an air of the past, with the shops selling herbs and spices, meat, fresh fruit and vegetables, souvenirs, handicrafts etc. Try the real Cretan thyme honey, raki, cretan cheeses and...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2016

LOVED this market so many different goods on offer .designer handbags,donkey soap..yes donkey soap..and many other types black volcanic..olive oil. really good prices too.spoilt for choice all the stall holders helpful and not pushy.fresh food too. it was good to shop out of the baking...More

1  Thank june g
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Reviewed July 9, 2016

Typical street filled with stores who sell Greek and Cretan products. I was not sure if the prices were competitive since it looked so touristy and indeed they are compared to other small and resort towns all over the island. If you have time and...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2016

A unique experience of a local food, herbs & spice market. All shops offer local products, at an authentic Greek & Cretan atmosphere. In addition - at the surrounding streets - you may find lots of tavernas & restaurants where you may have your lunch...More

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Reviewed September 28, 2015

This is a great place and prices are lower that anywhere else we looked around. Handbags, purses, clothes, herbs, traditional sweets, sunglasses, jewelry, souvenirs and real Greek leather shops. We really enjoyed shopping here as no one was too pushy to sell you things and...More

2  Thank Lealee84
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Reviewed July 1, 2015

After 5 days touring Crete, we bought most of our souvenirs here at the market just off Lion Square (on the other side of the main street). In addition to all the shops, one side street has fresh fish and fruits and vegs, and another...More

3  Thank Barbara M
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Found a good selection of gifts to take home. Also, great place to find that olive oil you want. Cretan olive oil is probably the best I've ever had, and here you can find a liter of 0.2 acidity Sitia olive oil for about Euro...More

1  Thank John T
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Reviewed May 4, 2015

No pressure to buy anything, so was nice to browse. Close to shops and places to eat. The trip makes a nice day out.

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