Heraklion-Market-Creta Aquarium Excursion
Our Heraklion excursion starts with a visit to the city, Crete’s bustling capital. Our bus and tour guide will pick you up in the morning around 08:00 am. The return is estimated to be around 16:00. We use only the best, insured boats, buses and tour guides for our tours and activities.
Heraklion is the birthplace of Nikos Kazantzakis and El Greco. It gives the sense of a cosmopolitan city at first. But you can find many more if you take the time to wander its back streets and explore it. We offer this tour every Saturday. The perfect day to visit the capital of Crete.
The center of Heraklion is a vibrant hub of activity. It is a blend of rich history and modern amenities. Narrow streets wind through the old town, lined with charming Venetian buildings and Ottoman-era architecture. The iconic Koules Fortress stands as a testament to the city’s strategic importance throughout the centuries. Busy markets offer a sensory delight, with stalls brimming with local produce, crafts, and souvenirs. Visitors can immerse themselves in culture at the Heraklion Archaeological Museum, home to a vast collection of Minoan artefacts. Cafes and tavernas beckon with the promise of authentic Cretan cuisine and warm hospitality. In Heraklion’s center, the past merges seamlessly with the present, creating a dynamic and captivating destination for travellers.
You will see:
The imposing fortress of Koules at the port. The Venetian fortifications around the city. The famous Lions’ Square. The many Byzantine churches. The numerous Ottoman drinking fountains, the Municipal Library, the Art Gallery. And also the Archaeological Museum are only some of the sights not to be missed.
Heraklion has a thriving café and restaurant scene, the island’s best shopping, and lively nightlife.
The Open Market
After our stop at the city of Heraklion, we visit the famous Saturday open-air market. A bazaar where you can find almost anything you can imagine.
For those who wish to experience something different, there is one more destination:
The Creta Aquarium
This high tech indoor aquarium is situated a few kilometers away from Heraklion. It is inhabited by around 2500 Mediterranean and tropical aquatic critters. It can surely bring smiles to even the most jaded traveller. You can watch jellyfish, sharks, skates, corals, and anything from small fish to tuna that lives in the Mediterranean.
There are also multimedia features and multilingual displays.
After our Heraklion tour, you can enjoy your coffee at the aquarium cafe. After this visit we set off to our hotels.
Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.
Sunglasses, and a sun cream.
Optional and Advices:
Do not bring too much money. Every business in Crete accepts bank cards.
Try to limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication.
You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it is always a good idea.
We offer the Heraklion Tour from many locations across Crete. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily take part. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that because of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.
Important Booking Information
On the ticket of the Heraklion Tour you will receive, we will provide full details of the meeting point. We will carefully select the closest and safest pick up place, based on your hotel location.
We include a Google pin and a photograph of the meeting point. This ensures that you can easily identify and locate the meeting spot with confidence.
Our team is always available to assist you. Feel free to contact us at any time. We will provide you an emergency telephone number. This will ensure a stress free experience from the moment you embark on your tour or activity. Your satisfaction and comfort are our top priorities.
We are very careful with our pricing. We dislike hidden extras. What you read is what you get. If you need further information please contact us. The Heraklion Tour is €24 for an adult, and €12 for a child. Infants are free.
Itinerary and Important Information
Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.
07:30-08:45: Bus departure.
Stop: Heraklion Open-Air Market – 1-hour free time for shopping
Stop: Heraklion – 2 hours of free time to explore the city, or to visit the archaeological Museum
Stop: The Creta Aquarium – 40 min to visit the Aquarium and admire the thousands of Mediterranean marine species in this high-tech facility
15:30-16:30: Approx return time back.
Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.
Days and Languages
Saturday: English, French, German and Russian
The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing.
Services and Products Included
✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.
✅ Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
✅ Professional tour guide (live).
✅ Free time for swimming.
✅ Insurance cover.
✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.
✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.
Services and Products Excluded from the Heraklion-Market-CretAquarium Tour and payable if occur by the client:
❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.
❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.
❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.
This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.
You have to be able to walk approximately 1/2 hour, at a slow pace.