Heraklion Market Food Tour – Discover the Rich History and Culture of Crete
- Learn about the city's history and cultural influences and hear stories about Heraklion's past, while you are looking at the monuments, fountains, and churches.
- Taste the best foods at the local market to learn about Crete's food culture.
- By winding your way through hidden alleys and old city walls, you see parts of Heraklion that only locals know about.
- Enjoy the strong raki and tsikoudia drinks of Crete and a delicious meze platter of local foods.
Heraklion Market Food Tour - Discover the Rich History and Culture of Crete At a Glance
Welcome to our Heraklion Market Food Tour! This is the perfect way to learn about the city's rich history and cultural influences while sampling some of the best local foods. You'll wind your way through hidden alleys and old city walls, seeing parts of Heraklion that only locals know about. Along the way, you'll stop at various food stalls to taste traditional Cretan dishes and drinks. And of course, no visit to Crete would be complete without trying the strong raki and tsikoudia drinks! We hope you enjoy your tour and leave with a greater understanding and appreciation for Cretan culture.
Heraklion Market Food Tour - Discover the Rich History and Culture of Crete In Detail
Experience the best of Heraklion on a food tour of the local market. You'll learn about the city's history and cultural influences while winding your way through hidden alleys and old city walls. Along the way, you'll see monuments, fountains, and churches, and taste the best foods Heraklion has to offer.
What makes Heraklion Market Food Tour - Discover the Rich History and Culture of Crete unique?
Heraklion's food scene is vibrant and full of flavor, and there's no better way to get a taste of the city than on a Heraklion market food tour. On this tour, you'll wind your way through hidden alleys and old city walls, seeing parts of Heraklion that only locals know about and avoiding tourist traps and busy streets. Along the way, you'll sample some of the best foods at the local market, and learning about Crete's food culture. And of course, no Heraklion market food tour would be complete without a few glasses of strong raki or tsikoudia! To top it all off, you'll enjoy a delicious meze platter of local foods. So come hungry and ready to explore the best of Heraklion's food scene!
Heraklion Market Food Tour - Discover the Rich History and Culture of Crete Itinerary
Meet your guide and head up to the center of Heraklion to start the day with a traditional Greek coffee and a delicious round bread called "koulouri," which is usually covered in sesame seeds. Learn about the history of the area. From "Freedom Square," also called Eleftherias Square, you can learn about the city as it is now and as it was hundreds of years ago. You can find traces of the Byzantines, Arabs, Venetians, Turks, and pirates who lived there.
The walking tour starts with sightseeing at some of Heraklion's most famous sights, like St. Titus Cathedral and the Morosini Fountain in the city's center. Continue as we explore the hidden backstreets of Heraklion, where we'll talk about the history of the city.
After that, sample five different quality wines while enjoying delectable Cretan rusks and olives from their garden. It'll be if not the best, one of the best wine tasting experiences in your life.
Then you can take a step back in time by walking on top of Heraklion's big Venetian walls, which offer some of the best views of the city. It's also a great place to see how these walls, which are the longest in Europe, separate the old city from the new city. Find out what made Nikos Kazantzakis, the son of Crete, write Zorba by going to his lonely tomb and monument.
Find out about a side of this city that only the locals know about while you eat traditional food and drink local wine, one of Crete's most delicious exports. Try a Cretan cuisine meze platter and local delicacies , drinks like raki and tsikoudia, the famous distilled spirit of the island.
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Food tasting with rusks, olives, taste cheese, olive oil, coffee or soft drink, a meze platter, and a glass of Greek wine
Learn about Cretan gastronomy and taste traditional Cretan dishes
Please keep in mind, though, that in many churches, you can't wear shorts or tops that show too much skin.
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