• Region: Heraklion
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, sightseeing, food tour, walk tour
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring (max. 8 people and private)
  • Heraklion town

One of the most popular walking city tours combines a pleasant walk in the city center with observing the main sights and local food-tasting. Immerse yourself in a local cultural gazebo with a guide over breakfast.
Imagine your day starts with a cup of Greek coffee on the main square of the town. The smells from the table are beyond words. Greek donuts with honey “loukoumades” are made of a simple dough and fried until golden and crispy, while soft on the inside. Additionally, you will experience a visit to the local market, where you can taste Cretan delicacies and breathe in the dizzying smell of spices and herbs.

Learn about the lesser-known backstreets and secret lanes, but also take in the city’s main attractions, sample regional cuisine, and gain intimate knowledge of all secret ingredients.

Tour highlights:

  • Discover the many facets of Heraklion’s past, from cultural influences to mythical monuments, fountains, and cathedrals, as you meander through layers of history.
  • Learn about the best items available at the local market to get a taste of Crete’s culinary traditions and why the island has one of the world’s healthiest diets.
  • Like a real local, sip Greek coffee in a classic kafenio.
  • Savor the delectable meze platter of regional specialties along with the drinks of Crete, raki, and tsikoudia.

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

9 AM:

Our guide will pick you up at the gate of your hotel or will meet you directly in the city center.

*You must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on tour, please have cash for paying personal expenses (some shops do not accept credit cards).

Our way will lead to the capital of Crete Heraklion, to the heart of the old town. Our first stop will be at the traditional kafenio, where we will get to know how exactly the Greeks spend their mornings. Our guide will show you a different reality, along with a cup of coffee.

10 AM:

Next, we are going to visit local market vendors and 100% local family-owned businesses that sell their own and Cretan-only products. You will get a chance to taste local olives, spices, cheese, and Cretan bread “paksimadi” along with the traditional drinks raki and tsikoudia. Our hospitable friends will definitely share with you some secrets about the use of certain ingredients.

10:30 AM:

In the end, we will make a pleasant short walk to observe the main sights of the town and learn some interesting facts about its history and architecture.


Boarding the coach and departing to the hotel.

*There is also an option to make this tour in the afternoon, from 5 PM until 8 PM.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Transfer by comfortable coach
  • Guide accompanying
  • Local food tasting
  • Coffee in a traditional kafenio
  • Lunch
  • Local products purchase

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