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Koules Fortress

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Built in the 13th century when Crete was under Venetian rule, Koules Fortress is known by many names. Sometimes called Rocca al Mare, or simply the Venetian Fortress, it was initially designed to protect Heraklion from invasion. Today it houses exhibits on the history of Heraklion.

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North end of 25 Avgoustou, Heraklion, Crete, 71202
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Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

Knossos Private Full-Day Tour from Heraklion with Pick Up

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At the desired time, an experienced English-speaking professional driver will pick you up from your accommodation in a private vehicle ready to immerse you into the Greek culture and lifestyle. If you are a history lover, get ready to travel back in time on this full-day tour. Knossos Palace is the biggest Minoan Palace of Crete. The archaeological museum is one of the most significant museums in Greece and its collections come mostly from central and eastern Crete and cover a span of 5.500 years. You will also have the chance to visit Koules Fortress that dominates the entrance to the Venetian Harbour of Heraklion. The Venetians called it "Sea Fortress", but today it is known by its Turkish name, Koules. Our drivers are not licensed to accompany you into the sights, but are very knowledgeable of the places visited and will provide all the necessary historical information and their local perspective. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off at your accommodation.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$116.05
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$116.05
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Small Group Heraklion Segway Tour
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Small Group Heraklion Segway Tour

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Getting to know a new city can be difficult if you try to do it all yourself. This Heraklion Small-Group Segway Tour lets you get acquainted with the city’s main highlights and hidden gems in just a few hours. Follow a guide around on a Segway to Liberty Square, the Historical Museum of Crete, Loggia, and more, and learn about the history and culture of the area.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$69.78
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Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Private Experience

Heraklion Historic & Culinary Luxury Private Experience

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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 town 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 such as the extra virgin Olive Oil of Crete, thyme Honey, and local Cheese. You will find out all about the natural treasures of Crete while interacting with local producers. Last Experience of the day will be a unique Wine Tasting at a local Cellar, paired with local bites and accompanied by a presentation of the second most most important product of the island, the Cretan Wine.
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  • 4 hours
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$273.74
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Heraklion Self-Guided Audio Tour

Heraklion Self-Guided Audio Tour

Short and highly selective information in the audio commentary for tourist attractions in around Heraklion Highlights of this Self-Guided Audio Tour • It allows you to go as per your own convenience of time, pace and location; skip the content that doesn't interest you, and listen longer to content that does interest you. • Not necessary to download any location tracking apps. Audio guide can be listened online (or) offline. •Available in multiple languages, you can choose the one you’re most comfortable with. • It is one of the best options with lowest price when compared to hiring a tour guide. •If you have any questions about any attractions. No worries, we will answer in your language instantly by message.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

Private Tour Knossos & Heraklion City

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Step back in time and learn about Crete’s Minoan history as you embark on a tour of Heraklion city and Knossos. Join a private guide and visit the archaeological site of Knossos to see the ruins of the great palace as well as temples, villas, and sanctuaries. Then, head back to Heraklion for a tour of the Venetian walls, the fortress, the St. Minas Cathedral, and much more.
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  • 3 to 6 hours
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Historical Walking tour in Heraklion

Historical Walking tour in Heraklion

Crete is the largest Greece Island known for its beaches, mountains and of course archaeology! Ideon Cave is called the birthplace of God Zeus according to Greek mythology. The capital city Heraklion is the home place for a well known Archaeological Museum, which is housing Minoan civilization artefacts and Knossos ruins dating Bronze Age. Do you know that the Palace of Knossos is considered as a mythical labyrinth? Why Venetian and Ottoman monuments found in Heraklion? Why is ancient Knossos called one of the country’s most important archaeological sites? The Heraklion Archaeological Museum is revealing Minoan art and one of the best and complete collections of artefacts of this great civilization of Crete. With your local professional guide, you will visit an archaeological site and the palace of Knossos, the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, 16th-century Koules fortress, will hear secret stories about Venetian and Ottoman monuments, the Minoan civilization secret room and more.
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  • 4 hours
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Architectural- gastronomic Walking tour in Heraklion

Architectural- gastronomic Walking tour in Heraklion

Heraklion, also known as Iraklio, is the capital of Crete. It’s archaeological site dates back thousands of years to the Minoan civilization. Crete is the largest Greek island with beautiful landscape and incredible history and mythology. Do you know that Crete is called the birthplace of Zeus? Have you heard about Venetian harbor in Heraklion? Where is the best place to feel the original atmosphere and feel the real Cretan lifestyle? Culture, traditions, mythology and of course lifestyle, food, drinks are inviting everyone to this paradise island of Mediterranean! With your local professional guide, you will visit Venetian fortress Rocca al Mare, an old city with churches and architectural sights of Heraklion, traditional tourist market, fish market and some delicate shops. You will be able to try the best Cretan gastronomic delicacies - honey, cheese, olive oil and olives and definitely Greek coffee in a local coffee shop!
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  • 5 hours
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