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Guests, that intend to visit Heraklion Crete for a short time – from the port of Heraklion, shore excursion, but not only, we can provide an Historical – Culture and Info tour with professional licensed tour Guide, without losing valuable time exploring the unknown.

Highlights
Walk with us the beautiful city of Heraklion with your professional licensed guide and local. Get to know Heraklion the largest city of Crete. Visit Heraklion’s major monuments; travel through time and its rich history. Discover the past and the present of a city that combines old with new. The walking tour will last up to 1 ½ hours and appeals to every visitor, regardless of age. The tour is wheelchair accessible. Easy walking tour (expect some steps, walk through pedestrian streets), through the city’s most important monuments, providing information about the city’s attractions.
➜ The Venetian port
A lovely Port that still today displays its strong character as one of the strongholds of the people’s republic of St.Marcus, the winged lion today stands silent embedded in the fort of the harbor. To the East the Venetian ship yards that once built war ships!
➜ Archiepiscopal Church of St. Titos
St.Titus disciple of St.Paul and first bishop of Crete in the 1st. Century A.D.
The impressive once Venetian Basilica of the Venetian Era was converted into a Mosque during the Ottoman Era and today it is an Greek Orthodox Church.
➜ Venetian Loggia
Coats of Armor, Venetian Nobility, Laws, Taxes for the Lion of St.Marcus of the republic of Venice needed to be housed and served!
An impressive building of administration and authority then and today!
➜ St. Menas Cathedral
Is the patron saint of Heraklion and his feast-day, on 11 November, is a public holiday.
➜ Central Market of Heraklion
The central market, with its shops squeezed in next to each other, always full of people, always busy and charmingly “old-fashioned” compared to the neighboring commercial streets with their modern shops and flashy windows.
➜ Morosini Fountain
The little lions as the locals say for their beloved once wild beasts!
A fountain of lions, embraced by nymphs dancing around them. The heart of the city of Heraklion.
➜ St. Marks Basilica
Once the Basilica of St.Marcus of the Venetian Period stripped of its bell tower and converted to a Mosque during the Ottoman Era!Today this building of devotion is a center of fine arts,concerts exhibitions.
➜ A sweet surprise ( Honey puffs )
Little bites of heaven! An amazing Greek dessert that despite being an indulgent delight still complies with the dietary instructions of the Lenten season! Loukoumades are little bite-sized fluffy honey puffs, which are deep fried until golden and crispy, soaked in honey and garnished with chopped walnuts and cinnamon. Simply irresistible!

Full Itinerary
We meet you at the Venetian port, on the beginning of the 25th August street Nr. 4 (in front of Naturelia shop), by the roundabout with the dolphins statue at old Venetian port.. Please make sure that you will reach the meeting point 10 to 15 minutes prior to the starting time of the tour, to meet your licensed guide. At the meeting point, exist near car parking, local bus station.
The walking tour begins from the Venetian port, following one of the oldest streets of Heraklion, we visit the Archiepiscopal Church of St. Titos. Next stop, the Venetian Loggia the town hall of the city. St. Menas Cathedral the biggest and the most beautiful church of Heraklion. Walking through the central market we reach the city center! A Fountain and a Basilica is our last stop, time for sweet farewell. During the tour useful information and tips for the city are given from your Guide.

*The tour is executed with the assistance of your private professional guide. The customer uses its own vehicle. Meeting point; the Venetian port, on the beginning of the 25th August street Nr. 4 (in front of Naturelia shop ) , by the roundabout with the dolphins statue at old Venetian port.

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Chania old Town walking tour, Its History and Culture
Visit along with TravelCrete.Tours Chania old town , an opportunity to explore the Western Capital of Crete and Venetian Pearl of Crete the city of Chania on foot.

With your Private Guide will walk this beautiful city, the guided tour on foot of the City of Chaniá is about one hour. The city is set around a beautiful Port and has given us evidence of human residency as far back as 5.000BC! Here from Neolithic, to Minoan times, to traces of Alexander the Great, to Roman Era, Byzantine and Crusaders to Ottoman are visited.

Here one realizes what might have been just a hint earlier that Crete was the Crossroad of people and Civilizations. The Venetian Bastions, Covered Market, old Venetian Port, Ship Yards, Cathedrals, Churches, synagogue and Old Mosque, lovely shops and local tavernas!

A touch of Venice kissed by the Levantine.

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Private tours (vehicle, driver and a license qualified tour guide), provided by TravelCrete.tours

www.travelcrete.tours provide private tours on Crete (such us Minoan archeological sites, to the uncovered and authentic Crete), taking our visitors off-the-beaten path, providing invigorating experiences, unique and pertinent to Crete.

Excursions in Crete by the experts Travel Crete Private Tours

We operates all listed Crete’s private tours daily, 12 months a year and guarantees high quality service.

All our drivers speak English, our vehicles are new and our tour guides are licensed and most of them are also archaeologists.

www.travelcrete.tours always pays attention to the detail and delivers high quality private tours.

Tours in Crete by the experts Travel Crete Private Tours

Pickups are either available from your cruise ship or your hotel in Crete.

Tour Crete the best way, by selecting one of our below listed tours.

Travel Crete private tours
Knossos palace and village life
(Visit Knossos and authentic village nearby, also tastes local products)

Winery and olive farms
(Visit local winery and olive farm, also tastes local products)

Secrets of Crete
(Visit local farm, Cretan villages and lunch – Cretan diet)

Wild West Crete
(from Réthymno or Even Chaniá city we set off to discover wild Crete. A photo safari day!)

Best of the West Crete
(Discover the Venetian Renaissance city of Réthymno, Explore the Western Capital of Crete and Venetian Pearl of Crete the city of Chaniá)

Lasithi plateau and Zeus birthplace
(Visit the Lasithi plateau and the cave of the Diktaion Andron.)

Cretan monasteries
(Here their lives on an ancient monastic tradition that blossomed at the end of the Venetian period, producing such achievements as the Cretan School of Iconography. Most monasteries were centers for nurturing freedom during the long and difficult period of Ottoman rule – becoming the guardians of Orthodoxy and Byzantine culture.)

Spinalonga island – Elounda – Agios Nikolaos
(The Eastern side of Crete, enjoy the mountain ridges, beautiful country side and sea on route. The Island (Spinalonga) – “Hislop’s deep research, imagination and patent love of Crete creates a convincing portrait of times on the island.” )

Tailor made tours
(Avoiding crowds, enjoying your free time. An opportunity, to invest your time in collecting beautiful memories and experiences with us)

What to Expect/Inclusions:
Private Service
Licensed tour guide
Driver and vehicle
All taxes and VAT 24% included
Car fuel and parking costs included
Bottle of water per person
Insurance coverage (Car and Travel Agency)
What is excluded:
Entrance fees of any sites are not included.

#ToursinCrete #ExcursionsinCrete #TravelCrete #TravelCreteTours

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Private tours (vehicle, driver and a license qualified tour guide), provided by TravelCrete.tours

www.travelcrete.tours provide private tours on Crete (such us Minoan archeological sites, to the uncovered and authentic Crete), taking our visitors off-the-beaten path, providing invigorating experiences, unique and pertinent to Crete.

Excursions in Crete by the experts Travel Crete Private Tours

We operates all listed Crete’s private tours daily, 12 months a year and guarantees high quality service.

All our drivers speak English, our vehicles are new and our tour guides are licensed and most of them are also archaeologists.

www.travelcrete.tours always pays attention to the detail and delivers high quality private tours.

Tours in Crete by the experts Travel Crete Private Tours

Pickups are either available from your cruise ship or your hotel in Crete.

Tour Crete the best way, by selecting one of our below listed tours.

Travel Crete private tours
Knossos palace and village life
(Visit Knossos and authentic village nearby, also tastes local products)

Winery and olive farms
(Visit local winery and olive farm, also tastes local products)

Secrets of Crete
(Visit local farm, Cretan villages and lunch – Cretan diet)

Wild West Crete
(from Réthymno or Even Chaniá city we set off to discover wild Crete. A photo safari day!)

Best of the West Crete
(Discover the Venetian Renaissance city of Réthymno, Explore the Western Capital of Crete and Venetian Pearl of Crete the city of Chaniá)

Lasithi plateau and Zeus birthplace
(Visit the Lasithi plateau and the cave of the Diktaion Andron.)

Cretan monasteries
(Here their lives on an ancient monastic tradition that blossomed at the end of the Venetian period, producing such achievements as the Cretan School of Iconography. Most monasteries were centers for nurturing freedom during the long and difficult period of Ottoman rule – becoming the guardians of Orthodoxy and Byzantine culture.)

Spinalonga island – Elounda – Agios Nikolaos
(The Eastern side of Crete, enjoy the mountain ridges, beautiful country side and sea on route. The Island (Spinalonga) – “Hislop’s deep research, imagination and patent love of Crete creates a convincing portrait of times on the island.” )

Tailor made tours
(Avoiding crowds, enjoying your free time. An opportunity, to invest your time in collecting beautiful memories and experiences with us)

What to Expect/Inclusions:
Private Service
Licensed tour guide
Driver and vehicle
All taxes and VAT 24% included
Car fuel and parking costs included
Bottle of water per person
Insurance coverage (Car and Travel Agency)
What is excluded:
Entrance fees of any sites are not included.

#ToursinCrete #ExcursionsinCrete #TravelCrete #TravelCreteTours

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Sitia
The earliest settlement of the town dates back to before Minoan times; excavations in the neighbouring site of Petras have unearthed architectural remains that date back to the end of the Neolithic period 3000 BC and continue throughout the Bronze Age 3000-1050 BC. In addition, there are several Minoan settlements unearthed in the various archaeological sites in the municipality, such as in Itanos and in Mochlos.

According to Diogenes Laertius, Sitia was the home of Myson of Chen, one of the Seven Sages of Greece. #travelcretetours +Travel Crete
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Cretan night... Heraklion Crete. #travelcretetours

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The Samaria Gorge

The Samaria Gorge is in one of the national parks of Greece, and the only one situated on Crete. Set in the White Mountains of western Crete, the gorge is 16 km (10 mi) long, starting from Omalos (Xyloskalo) at an altitude of 1.250 m (4.100 ft.) and dropping all the way down to sea level, at the village of Agia Roumeli. It is a hike that can take anything from between four and six hours and it is best to start early in the morning to avoid too much of the midday heat, as well as the crowds.

The first mile is a steep drop of 1.000 m (3.300 ft.) that follows a tricky trail called the Wooden Stairs – this is the hardest part of the trek after which the slope is gentler. The path follows the river bed, so the park is only open from late spring when the river is dry. The vegetation is at its best in spring, when there is a mass of wildflowers, and the scent of mountain thyme and oregano fills the air. This is one of the last areas still inhabited by the rare, horned wild mountain goat known as Kri-Kri, and hikers occasionally report a sighting.

Half-way through the gorge lies the deserted village of Samaria, now a resting place for tired walkers, and towards the end of the gorge the rock walls narrow to a 3 m (10 ft.) gap, known as the Iron Gates, and rise dramatically on either side to 650 m (2.130 ft.).

Travel Crete Private Tours excursion from Chania (Hania) either Rethymno or Heraklion.

#travelcretetours
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Agios Nikolaos – Elounda – Spinalonga
Visit along with TravelCrete.Tours Agios Nikolaos – Elounda – Spinalonga island.

With your private guide and vehicle you have the opportunity to see the Eastern side of Crete, enjoy the mountain ridges, beautiful country side and sea on route. Leaving the bustling Capital of Crete Heraklion, we take the National road and after about 45min. (In the region of Lasithi) once we arrive at the ravine of St.George we might just see the Griffin Vultures of Crete that glide the thermals as well as Monastery of St. George.

Your private tour continues towards the capital of Lasithi Ag.Nikolaos. Taking the route now off the high way we reach ELOUNDA!

Our boat takes us across to The Island of Spinalonga. The view is breathtaking, the atmosphere almost unchanged even today. Your private guided tour begins of Spinalonga or else known the island of tears, after exploring the Island you have free time to enjoy the site by your self.

Lunch is enjoyed in the small fishing village of Plaka (Elounda).

After lunch a short drive to the capital of Lasithi Agios Nikolaos a lovely town and harbor, free time for shopping, exploring, coffee by the lake.

We make our way back via National road, the views,emotions,flavors,sea air and crystal turquoise sea of Spinalonga and ELOUNDA will be in our minds …

Important Info
When: Year round, except national celebrations and Greek official holidays.

Languages: English, French, Russian

Dress Code: Casual; comfortable walking shoes; sunblock

Including: Full services of a professional qualified tourist guide

Food: No

Walking Difficulty: Moderate: mostly flat surfaces and pathways

Rest Rooms / WC: Yes

Gratuities: Optional

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Cruise ship passengers (At time of booking or request), must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

What to Expect/Inclusions:
Private Service
Licensed tour guide
Driver and vehicle
All taxes and VAT 24% included
Car fuel and parking costs included
Bottle of water per person
Insurance coverage (Car and Travel Agency)
What is excluded:
Entrance fees of any sites or boat tickets are not included.
Lunch/coffee or gratuities are not included.

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Lasithi plateau!!
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Agios Nikolaos – Elounda – Spinalonga
Visit along with TravelCrete.Tours Agios Nikolaos – Elounda – Spinalonga island.

With your private guide and vehicle you have the opportunity to see the Eastern side of Crete, enjoy the mountain ridges, beautiful country side and sea on route. Leaving the bustling Capital of Crete Heraklion, we take the National road and after about 45min. (In the region of Lasithi) once we arrive at the ravine of St.George we might just see the Griffin Vultures of Crete that glide the thermals as well as Monastery of St. George.

Your private tour continues towards the capital of Lasithi Ag.Nikolaos. Taking the route now off the high way we reach ELOUNDA!

Our boat takes us across to The Island of Spinalonga. The view is breathtaking, the atmosphere almost unchanged even today. Your private guided tour begins of Spinalonga or else known the island of tears, after exploring the Island you have free time to enjoy the site by your self.

Lunch is enjoyed in the small fishing village of Plaka (Elounda).

After lunch a short drive to the capital of Lasithi Agios Nikolaos a lovely town and harbor, free time for shopping, exploring, coffee by the lake.

We make our way back via National road, the views,emotions,flavors,sea air and crystal turquoise sea of Spinalonga and ELOUNDA will be in our minds …

Important Info
When: Year round, except national celebrations and Greek official holidays.

Languages: English, French, Russian

Dress Code: Casual; comfortable walking shoes; sunblock

Including: Full services of a professional qualified tourist guide

Food: No

Walking Difficulty: Moderate: mostly flat surfaces and pathways

Rest Rooms / WC: Yes

Gratuities: Optional

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Cruise ship passengers (At time of booking or request), must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

What to Expect/Inclusions:
Private Service
Licensed tour guide
Driver and vehicle
All taxes and VAT 24% included
Car fuel and parking costs included
Bottle of water per person
Insurance coverage (Car and Travel Agency)
What is excluded:
Entrance fees of any sites or boat tickets are not included.
Lunch/coffee or gratuities are not included.
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