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Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour

Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
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Last updated: 24 Jul 2020
A note from Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
All tours follow the latest local health authority advice, including mask usage and social distancing. Urban Adventures has received the World Travel and Tourism Council’s Safe Travels stamp, which recognises companies that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Delve into the cultural and culinary heart of Crete’s capital, discovering Heraklion’s top sights and classic dishes on this guided walking tour. Stroll through a market to taste local delicacies, sample Greek coffee, and stop in a taverna to try traditional meze appetizers paired with raki and tsikoudia. Take in the city’s highlights like the St. Titus Cathedral, Morosini Fountain, and Venetian town walls and learn about its long history.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore Heraklion’s sights and cuisine in a single walking tour
Sample authentic meze, island spirits, and traditional coffee
Discover hidden neighborhoods and favorite local eateries
A small-group tour for a more personalized experience
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6176P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary, rusks, olives and cheese, coffee or soft drink • A meze platter • Entry/Admission - Liberty (eleftherias) Square • Entry/Admission - Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) • Entry/Admission - 25th of August Street • Entry/Admission - Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion • Entry/Admission - Heraklion 1866
Exclusions
Additional food and drink • Items of a personal nature • Gratuities for your local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
4h
Departure details
Eleftherias Square, Pl. Eleftherias, Iraklio 712 01, Greece Meeting point: Eleftherias Square, in the city centre. Eleftherias Square is the main square in Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum, the Astoria Hotel, the Prefecture, and the Gate of Saint George. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///firmly.training.began
Heraklion, Greece Venetian port of Heraklion
Inclusions
Local English-speaking guide • Food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary, rusks, olives and cheese, coffee or soft drink • A meze platter • Entry/Admission - Liberty (eleftherias) Square • Entry/Admission - Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain) • Entry/Admission - 25th of August Street • Entry/Admission - Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion • Entry/Admission - Heraklion 1866
Exclusions
Additional food and drink • Items of a personal nature • Gratuities for your local guide • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
Eleftherias Square, Pl. Eleftherias, Iraklio 712 01, Greece Meeting point: Eleftherias Square, in the city centre. Eleftherias Square is the main square in Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum, the Astoria Hotel, the Prefecture, and the Gate of Saint George. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///firmly.training.began
Heraklion, Greece Venetian port of Heraklion
Duration
4h
Return details
Heraklion, Greece Venetian port of Heraklion
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Small group of a maximum of 12 people
As this is a walking tour, we advise you wear comfortable walking shoes. During summer, don’t forget your sunglasses and a camera, of course, as Heraklion is sure to amaze you!
The guide will point out places of interest, such as museums, and make recommendations of places that participants can visit in their own time after the tour
Not wheelchair accessible
Near public transportation
Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: On this tour you will visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet vendors at a local market who sell their own and Cretan-only products.
All of the food you sample during your tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete
You'll have the chance to buy from stores and eateries and support locals that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Eleftherias Square
    Pl. Eleftherias, Iraklio 712 01, Greece
    Meeting point: Eleftherias Square, in the city centre. Eleftherias Square is the main square in Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum, the Astoria Hotel, the Prefecture, and the Gate of Saint George. Find the exact meeting point with what3words: ///firmly.training.began
    See address & details
  • 1
    Liberty (eleftherias) Square
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Morosini Fountain (Lion's Fountain)
    Stop: 15 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    25th of August Street
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 4
    Old Venetian Harbor of Heraklion
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 5
    Venetian Walls and Tomb of Nikos Kazantzakis
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Heraklion
    Heraklion, Greece
    Venetian port of Heraklion
    See address & details
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KristinaM
7 contributions
Interesting and perfect Tour with a perfect guide
Oct 2020
The tour with Margaritha, our Guide, was very interesting and full of details about the greek way of life. We had a nice and relaxing walk with her and learned a lot about history, culture and a perfect greek coffee. The food at the taverna at the end of the tour combined with the white house wine and the local raki was delicious.
Written 28 October 2020
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Oscar Vidal G
Bremen, Germany3 contributions
This is the tour you are looking for
Oct 2020
As I was new to Heraklion, I was looking for a walking tour to get some local information about the city and the island of Crete in general. Now I'm so happy I chose this one: it was so informative and lasting, as I learned lots of details that made the rest of my holiday in Crete much more enjoyable. Margarita was the best posible guide, so open and warm: it just felt like a walk with a friend! After the 4 hours (which felt really short), I knew this had been a highlight. I highly recommend doing this tour: you will spend a wonderful morning that will make your Crete experience so much better!
Written 23 October 2020
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yeliah
Guelph, Canada32 contributions
Great
Papatya was so sweet, she made the tour so wonderful. She is very knowledgeable and showed us some really neat hidden gems of Heraklion. Absolutely worth doing.
Written 8 September 2019
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Dear yeliah, Thank you so much! Ευχαριστούμε! We are delighted to hear that you and your, enjoyed our Bites and Sights Tour in Heraklion and you got some taste of Greek Hospitality from our lovely Papatya! Thank you so much, for finding the time for feedback and choosing us, to explore the authentic side of Crete. From Papatya and the Urban Adventures Team, We wish you, Safe Travels and may we see you in Greece and on an Urban Adventure, again in the future.
Written 7 October 2019
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ImaLass
Sydney, Australia14 contributions
Perfect tour in every way
Aug 2019
What a wonderful way to experience Heraklion! Eva was a fantastic guide, knowledgeable and personable. We had a most enjoyable morning, learning about the history and present life. We left with smiles on our faces, and wanting to come back to Crete to experience more of the warmth and hospitality shown. The food we enjoyed was delicious and generous -- coffee and biscuits/pastries, olive oil tasting and later the most incredible mezze lunch. A huge thank you to Eva!! I highly recommend this tour.
Written 23 August 2019
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Peter R
28 contributions
Fantastic Tour
Jul 2019
This was the perfect way to see Heraklion. Papatya was amazing. So full of interesting information and nothing was too much trouble for her. She went above and beyond. We ate and drank and saw some beautiful places in Heraklion that we would never have seen on our own. This tour is well worth doing and is only four hours but you do so much.
Written 21 July 2019
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PatriciaK
Fort Lauderdale, FL4 contributions
Delicious and informative from beginning to end
Jul 2019 • Friends
My morning tour of Heraklion's Bites and Sites was well worth it! First, the tour was extremely responsive to my questions ahead of time: I wasn't sure where or how to spot the guide and they gave me very specific directions, so it was super easy to find her. Papatya was punctual, friendly and very informative. She never made us feel rushed and she was able to answer all our questions about the city, the food, how stuff was made, the history and whatever else we thought of. I loved how she greeted various people in the street as we passed and her easy and confident manner with all the shops that we stopped at. Everywhere we went, our tasty bites were waiting for us, everything was already setup and everyone was wonderfully friendly and welcoming. This was my first time in Crete and this tour was definitely one of my highlights. If you really want to walk the city and see some of the authentic shop gems, this is the tour for you!
Written 20 July 2019
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ontherise
San Jose3 contributions
Excellent Tour!
Jul 2019 • Solo
This was the perfect way to see the Capitol of Heraklion and learn about the history. What good is seeing something if you dont know the story behind it? We traveled along well populated roads and off the beaten path roads while discovering hidden treasures, popular sites, and eating good food. I am very grateful for the experience I had on this tour and highly recommend it!
Written 18 July 2019
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Hello ontherise, I am delighted to read your wonderful review. Thank you for your kind words. We are so happy that you had a great time in our tour exploring the beauties of Heraklion. Nothing gives us more satisfaction than seeing happy guests! Greetings from the whole Crete team, Stefanos
Written 19 July 2019
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Yav L
New York City, NY8 contributions
Foodies’ Feast of Heraklion
Jun 2019 • Friends
It was my first time in Crete and my friend and I were really interested in experiencing the culture and food that Crete has to offer. The tour was just the two of us and Papatya was our tour guide. Papatya was absolutely fabulous!!! We started our morning off with some coffee. Now I am not really a coffee person but this coffee was delicious and flavorful! We then proceeded to walk around the square and saw some of the fresh groceries and local meat market. Papatya was full of facts and had such a great personality! She took us around to some of the statues and historic buildings. She was great as she explained the history. We stopped at a few places and tried many of the local dishes. It was my first time having snails 🐌 ! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Crete and looking to experience the culture.
Written 14 July 2019
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Hello Naturally_yav, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our tour. Your comments are very much valued. Our guides take their role in our industry very seriously and try, every day, to provide that quality customer service, that our guests expect. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Crete! Greeting from Papatya and the team in Crete, Stefanos
Written 19 July 2019
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Corrina
1 contribution
Heraklion Sites & Bites
Jun 2019 • Couples
We had a half day small group tour with Eva in Crete. We were the only ones so it ended up being a private tour! Eva was so warm and wonderful we felt like family by the end of our tour. She made a big city feel small by bringing us to some of her personal favorites. We met amazing people and ate amazing food. The authentic Greek coffee was one of our favorites! I highly recommend this tour to anyone who is in Heraklion. Eva is an amazing tour guide who has of way of making you feel like you are part of the fabric of the city. I will treasure our memories of our time in Crete because of our tour with Eva.
Written 5 July 2019
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Hello Corrinah65, We are so happy that you had an amazing time with Eva exploring Heraklion Sites & Bites. It was such a pleasure reading this review and we would like to thank you for taking time to write it. Eva sends her best wishes for safe travels. Hope to see you again in our city, Stefanos
Written 19 July 2019
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Susan Os
Saint Louis, MO15 contributions
Fantastic small private tour that loaded with food and drinks
Jun 2019
I cabtrecoomend this tour enough! We toured the area at our leisure and had a private guide for 4 hours. We went to many diff. shops and places to eat and drink. She was funny, nice and informative. Be prepared to be eat alot!
Written 2 July 2019
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Hello SusanOsw. Thanks so much for coming along on our "Heraklion Bites & Sites" tour and for taking the time to review it here on Tripadvisor! Awesome to hear that you enjoyed the tour. Looking forward to seeing you again. Greeting from the whole Crete team, Stefanos
Written 19 July 2019
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