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Heraklion Food and Wine Tour

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    Meet with your guide in Heraklion’s Eleftherias Square in the late morning. You’ll get your food exploration started with jolt, thanks to a stop for a strong cup of ‘ellinikós kafés,’ the traditional Greek-style coffee. Drinking a daily coffee is practically a national religion in Greece, and you’ll learn about the history of this much-loved practice from your guide.

    For your next culinary surprise, stop to sample some ‘bougatsa,’ a Heraklion specialty. This unique pastry is filled with layers of cheese, semolina custard, minced meat in between flaky-thin ‘Phyllo’ dough. The eatery where you’ll enjoy your bougatsa has been in business since 1922.

    Continue your food adventure by heading to one of Heraklion’s markets. As you wander the aisles of this culinary smorgasbord, stop for tastes of delicacies like cheese, rusks, and olives, chatting with local vendors as you go. You’ll also get to savor some of the island’s famous locally-produced olive oil.

    If you’re not already full from all the snacking, your trip continues with more mouth-watering tastings. Stop to sample a local meat dish, and (if you’re brave enough) munch on a fried snail, an island favorite. Finish the trip by sipping on some locally-produced wines from a family-run shop. You’ll end your walking tour at the Venetian Port.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Eleftherias Square, Pl. Eleftherias, Iraklio 712 01, Greece
    Departure Time
    12:00 PM
    Duration
    4h
    Return Details
    Heraklion, Greece
    Inclusions
    • Local English-speaking guide
    • Food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, rusks, olives, cheese, pastries, traditional sweets, local wine/spirit tasting, meats)
    • Vegetarian options are available but please let us know at the time of booking
    Exclusions
    • Additional food and drinks
    • Items of a personal nature
    • Gratuities for your guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. During the summer months, don’t forget your sunglasses!
    • This tour can be customized to cater for dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests when you book
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour: By joining this tour you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
    • All the food you sample during the tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
    • On this tour you will visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet a local greengrocer, butcher, fishmonger, and winemaker who sell their own and Cretan-only products.
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great tour very family friendly ! Cannot recommend this tour enough ! We learned so much and the food was amazing ..cannot wait to take the tour again
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    Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Heraklion Food and Wine Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Happy New Year Cosmopolitan708134, May 2020 Be. The . Best. Year and Decade Ever!!! We are thrilled to read all about your experience on our Heraklion Food&Wine Tour and we thank you so much for making the time to write this review, your feedback is what motivates us to excel day by day! We are happy that you and your family enjoyed it so much that not only you would reccomend it, but left a part of your heart in Crete awaiting for you to return back to it. We can't wait to have you back on your next Urban Adventure in the future in Crete and in Greece. Until then, Safe Travels and Sunny Regards from the entire Greece Urban Adventures Team <3
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    We loved the food and wine sampling and Papatya was so full of energy and interesting facts and anecdotes. Her passions or Crete and what it has to offer makes the tour so enjoyable and fun. Thank you Papatya!
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    Response from purple_indian, Υπεύθυνος Σχέσεων με Πελάτες at Heraklion Food and Wine Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    From Crete Urban Adventures Team and Papatya May 2020 Be. The Best. Decade. Ever !!! Thank you so much for finding time for some feedback and choosing our company to explore Heraklion. Our primal goal, is to always offer an insight of our city, our culture and create amazing memories with our Guests, so delighted to hear you enjoyed Papatya's anecdotes and her energy was positively contagious. Hope we see you soon on your next Urban Adventure in Greece in the future. Safe Travels & Sunny Regards from the entire UAC Team <3
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    Eva is a warm and passionate tour guide. We learnt so much from her. The food and drink was amazing and delicious. Eva has broad knowledge of history and a wonderful manner . We thoroughly enjoyed the tour and highly recommend giving it a go. You will not be disappointed. Many
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    Response from purple_indian, Guest Relations Manager at Heraklion Food and Wine Tour
    Responded 31 Oct 2019
    Dear Wendy & Rob, Many Sunny Regards from Eva and the entire Urban Adventures Team, we can't Thank you enough, for finding the time to leave us such a lovely review, we are so honoured if we managed to be your highlight of your trip. So excited that you enjoyed your experience on our Food and Wine Tour in Heraklio with our amazing Eva, we feel so lucky to have her in our team. We are so happy to read, how much you enjoyed our local viewpoints and venue choices, this is the result, we all continuously, work so hard to achieve. We can only wish that you will return in Greece for another Urban Adventure, sometime in the future again, till then safe travels!
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    Our tour guide was Eva. The Food and Wine tour exceeded our expectations. What we didn't know was what great knowledge Eva had to share about the city and Crete's history. We had an awesome day of exploring the city, eating and tasting local wines. She helps us discover some
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    Response from purple_indian, Guest Relations Manager at Heraklion Food and Wine Tour
    Responded 31 Oct 2019
    Sunny Regards from Eva and Crete,over65MA!!! It is great to read that our Tasting Tour, was a great introduction of Crete and all its flavours, history and culture, and most importantly that we met more than your expectations!!! Thrilled to read, that you enjoyed all the local spots you visited and that our guide made your trip even more memorable, we are so honoured. Thank you for your time reviewing our guide Eva and tour, it is so much appreciated, as your reviews are very valuable to us, motivating us, to constantly aim for excellence. Safe Travels from Eva and Urban Adventure Team, May we see you back in Greece soon for your next Adventure<3
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    Wow! What an amazing tour of food and wine in Heraklion. Our guide Eva was excellent, she is from Crete so she had an abundance of knowledge and knew many of the locals. Along the tour she told many stories about the history of Heraklion but we also loved getting to know Eva as
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    Response from purple_indian, Guest Relations Manager at Heraklion Food and Wine Tour
    Responded 31 Oct 2019
    WOW WOW and WOW, did your review make our Month today, how happy we are you so kindly, found time to leave us your feedback which is so valuable for us and keeps us so hyped and motivated! From behalf of Eva and the entire Urban adventures team: THANK YOU Shai R , so much!!! Ευχαριστούμε! Our primal goal, is to always offer an insight of our city and create new friendships and amazing memories, story and experience exchange with our Guests. We are so happy that you enjoyed our Tour, our venue and tasting choices and our lovely Eva's hospitality. Sunny Regards from Urban Adventures Team, may we see you on your next Adventure in Greece, sometime soon :)
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