Fun Fact: The present city of Heraklion was founded in 824 by the Saracens. In 1204 was bought by Venetians which build enormous fortifications, most of which are still in place.
We start with a tour around the city of Heraklion (app. 30 min.) with our first stop at Liberty Square in the center. From there you have the opportunity to visit the capital town of Crete. The Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Rule have all left their marks on Heraklion.
You can admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor, the Venetian Walls that surround the old city, you can sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in the Lions’ Square to enjoy your coffee or your lunch or if you wish to, you will be able to visit one of the many city museums, the Municipal Library and the Art Gallery or one of the numerous Byzantine churches.
After our visit to Heraklion, we will visit the biggest open-air Market in Pateles where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise at very good prices.
Next Stop the Cretaquarium. Here you are going to admire various marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are indigenous of the Mediterranean… After our tour, we can enjoy our coffee in the café of the building before we go back to our hotels.
Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pickup place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way! The pick up time will be displayed on your confirmation ticket after you select your pick up place.
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Bit boring for adults but the boys loved it (7 and 9), that was the main reason for us booking the Aquarium tour. Need the give daytrip4u praise as they were good in picking us up from an Airbnb (in the middle of nowhere), a stress free trip, thanks.
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