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

Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Small Group Experience

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  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
Important Information
Departure Point
Rocca a Mare Fortress, Heraklion 712 02, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 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
  • The entrance tickets to Heraklion Venetian Fortress (Koules)
  • Your Local Snacks and town Delicacies, paid on the spot.
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Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled 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 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bonnie L Damron, PhD, LCSW wrote a review Mar 2020
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: October 2019
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By: Elissos Travelling Philosophy
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Key Details
  • Castello del Molo (Koules), Venetian Shipyards, and 5 more
  • Duration: 4h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, German
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