As your cruise ship arrives in Heraklion port, trust our expertise and join a private tour from the port by AC buses to explore the places of special interest accompanied by our experienced staff. The tour will take you to the must-see places according your preference.
Heraklion has a long history which starts from the Byzantine Times. It was conquered by the Venetians who demised many buildings which adorn the city today such us the Old Fortress, Loggia, the Morosini Fountain and the Great Port of Chandakas. Heraklion is also the birthplace of the renown painter Dominikos Theotokopoulos , El Greco, and the place where he lived his first years and started to work on his first projects.
More points of interest are:
Knossos: the palace, dated back to the times of the Minoan civilization, is an example of rare architecture both functional and beautiful. The building was equipped with an advanced drainage system, water supply and heating system and served as the commercial and administrative center.
Moreover, the villages of Thrapsano and Arolithos have a long tradition in the art of pottery. You can visit the villages, see the making of the famous “pitharia” and taste the local delicious food and wine.
Return to your ship full of great memories and good vibes from this wonderful island.