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Heraklion: 2–Hour Cretan Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour

Private tour

Heraklion: 2–Hour Cretan Food & Sightseeing Walking Tour

From US$ 92.37 per person

Experience Cretan culinary life for a day, discover the world famous Mediterranean diet as found in Crete. Uncover the secrets of Cretans longevity on a tasting walking tour.

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Duration 2 hours
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  • Uncover the secrets of Cretan culinary life
  • Explore the historical city center of Heraklion
  • Stop at 3 hand–picked food stores for a taste of Heraklion
Full description
Feed your body and mind in Heraklion, the capital city of Crete. Visit its major monuments with your guide, discover the the modern aspects of the Cretan diet its connection to the history of the city. Learn how the people of Crete eat, and how Crete's enviable food culture was born. On this Heraklion tasting tour, stop at a Cretan family bakery, the daily meeting point of locals. Taste Greek coffee assorted with kalitsounia (traditional sweet pies with soft cheese filling), raisin pies and cinnamon cookies. Discover the herbs and spices at a traditional Cretan shop, and take the chance to savor Cretan mountain tea. Move on to try organic extra virgin olive oil, considered to be the best in the world, made with varieties of table olives. Try goat–sheep cheese, Gruyere, parmesan, soft cheese and natural yogurt with honey.
  • Greek coffee
  • Herbal tea
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Local snacks
  • Raki tasting
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Eleftherias Square, the main square of Heraklion, near the Archaeological Museum & the Astoria Hotel.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring your appetite with you, as you will have plenty to taste on your tour, and wear comfortable walking shoes
  • Please leave adequate time to arrive at the meeting point, as late arrivals cannot join the tour at a later time
  • Gratuities to the guide are optional
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 5 reviews

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Incredibly well informed, well connected to local establishments, great insights into Cretan food and culture

June 29, 2022

Our guide was friendly, enthusiastic and knowledgeable about Greek food, customs and had helpful information about the Iraklio food scene and the city. She related the Greek culinary traditions to history which was very enlightening. The tastings were very generous and varied. The restaurants and shops we visited were very nice, and there was always time for shopping. Our guide made sure we were comfortable at all times. If you like exploring food and customs, this is the tour for you! We had a great time.

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June 22, 2022

Super pünktlich war die Guide ! Haben viel gehört über Heraklion! Definitiv sollte man mit leeren Magen zu dieser Tour gehen !! Es war super !!! Unsere Guide war sehr bemüht und ist auf jeden einzelnen eingegangen ! Es hat viel Spaß gemacht !

November 3, 2019


Product ID: 145566