Heraklion is the largest city of Crete and one of Greece’s major urban centers. At the port of the city dominate the Venetian constructions, such as the Koules Fortress, the ramparts and the arsenal. Scattered around the city one can find several sculptures, statues and busts commemorating significant events and figures of the city’s and island’s history, like El Greco, Vitsentzos Kornaros, Nikos Kazantzakis and Eleftherios Venizelos. The market of Heraklion, offers to its visitors all sorts of modern products, as well as traditional Cretan products such the olive oil, raki, local wine, herbs, etc. Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, approx. 5 km south, one of the most important archeological sites in Europe, the legendary centre of the Minoan civilization.
Heraklion Port Specifications
Island tour, Knossos, Cretan villages and winery
Aquarium, Heraklion Fortress and market
Small Island Tour, Knossos, Winery
From the port of Heraklion we will drive to Knossos the ancient capital of the great king Minos. The original palace of Knossos was constructed around 1.900 B.C..Some two-hundred years later it was destroyed by an earthquake and rebuilt on a grander scale. Upon reaching the outskirts of Heraklion you will visit the renowned archaeological site of Knossos. Your guided tour will take you through the fantastic ruins of the ancient palace complex, which served as the administrative and religious centers for the whole region. Later the tour visits a traditional winery were visitors taste a variety of locally produced wine.
Festos - Kalyviani Monastery - Heraklion
The tour begins with a drive through the picturesque landscape of olive groves and and grapevines while driving towards the Monastery of Kalyviani, close to the Palace of Festos. The tour later continues to the archaelogical site of Festos, with its impressive rooms and decorations reminding us of the great Minoan empire.
Lassithi - Plateau - Kera Monastery
Departing from the pier we visit the great mountain ranges of Crete. Mt. Dikti. Our Journey passes through fertille countryside to the villages of Plateu, known as Lassithi. The first stop on our route is the monastery of Kera adorned with 14th century wall paintings. Originally named Kardiotissa, the structure is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and contains beautiful Byzantine icons. The tour includes traditional lunch and wine
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