Heraklion: Guided Day Trip with Walking Tour & Cretaquarium

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

Heraklion: Guided Day Trip with Walking Tour & Cretaquarium

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From US$ 20.59 per person

Experience the life of Cretans on a guided day trip to Heraklion. Enjoy a walking tour to Liberty Square and visit the Municipal Library before indulging on a shopping trip and visiting Cretaquarium.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English, German
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  • Journey back in time to discover Crete's many rulers, including the Venetians
  • Visit Crete's biggest open-air market in Pateles and browse the colorful wares
  • Enjoy a guided tour of Heraklion and see Liberty Square and the Venetian Walls
  • Explore the Cretaquarium to marvel at tiny fish, clams, and intimidating sharks
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Discover the island of Crete on a guided day tour. Visit the vibrant Pateles open-air market, explore Crete's capital, Heraklion, and visit the Creaquarium.

After a comfortable hotel pickup, begin with a guided walking tour of Heraklion. Stop at Liberty Square, the center of the city, and learn about Crete's many rulers and their influence on the island. Marvel at the towering Koules Fortress and see the historic Venetian Walls surrounding the Old City.

Next, choose if you want to explore Heraklion more or visit the Jumbo department store. If you wish to stay in Heraklion, enjoy about an hour of free time. Stop in a local tavern for lunch (not included) or visit a museum. After, go to the open-air market in Pateles for the perfect souvenir.

If you want to get some serious shopping in, skip the market and free time in Heraklion to visit the biggest department store on the island, Jumbo. Spend about 3 hours shopping in this massive store.

Next, head to the Cretaquarium, the island's fascinating aquarium (entry not included). See hundreds of marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are native to the Mediterranean. After touring the Cretaquarium, enjoy a coffee before returning to your hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Tour guide
  • Transportation
  • Guided walking tour of Heraklion
  • Visit to open-air market (if option selected)
  • Visit to Jumbo (if option selected)
  • Entry fee to Cretaquarium
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Infants must seat with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seats
  • Entry fees to Cretaquarium are €10.00 for adults and €6.00 for children 5-17 years old
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May 29, 2022

Vi synes vi havde en dårlig guide lørdag, vi havde været på turen om torsdagen med en super skøn og sød guide

September 18, 2022


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