|Cretan Food, Wine, Agriculture and History Full Day Tour |
Explore Cretan history, culture and modern lifestyle on this full day tour in Heraklion.
Heraklion Archaeological Museum is world famous, and is renowned for its vast array of exhibits from Crete and all over Greece, including a collection of treasures from the Minoans – the oldest European civilization. The museum was just honored as the 2017 European Museum of the Year by the European Museum Forum (EMF) that took place in Zagreb, Croatia May 3-6, 2017.
Crete's archaeological gem is the largest and most important of the Minoan palaces. Dating back 7,000 years, Knossos was the mythological home of King Minos who kept the menacing Minotaur in the palace's underground labyrinth. .
Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
Considered Crete's most important Byzantine church, inside you'll find remarkably vivid frescoes from the 14th and 15th centuries. The monastery is equally famous for its Virgin Mary icon, which is believed to have performed miracles.
Thrapsano is renowned for its pottery and ceramics. This ancient art form has flourished here dating back over 4,000 years and Thrapsano's craftsmen are said to be descendants of Minoan potters.
|Secrets of Crete and Hiking the Gorge Excursion with Land Rover|
Drive through the olive groves in a 4x4 Land Rover to reach the gorge for a 3 mile (5km) hiking walk. Take in the amazing views and nature while hiking with a guide on a donkey trail. See the stunning rock formations and smooth rock walls, eroded through the years.
|Ancient Palace of Knossos |
Explore the Minoan Palace of Knossos and visit the nearby main city of Heraklion
With an expert local guide, walk around the ruins and excavations of the ancient palace (entrance at own expense), and learn about the Greek mythological tales that are linked to it.
Zorba the Greek
Audiobook Download - $14.99
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
Narrator: George Guidall
Take full advantage of your downtime traveling to and around Greece, and delight in listening to an interesting book!