Heraklion-Market-Creta Aquarium Excursion

Heraklion Center - Local Market - CretAquarium
8 hours

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Available Languages

Weekly Schedule

Description

Our Heraklion tour 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.

Heraklion City

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.

Essentials:

Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for a good grip.

Sunglasses, and a sun cream.

Pricing

We are very careful with our pricing. What you read is what you get. The Heraklion Tour is €26 for an adult, and €13 for a child. Infants are free.

Schedule - Days and Languages

Itinerary:

07:30 – 08:45 am: 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.

15:30-16:30: Approx return time back.

Days and Languages:

Saturday: English, French, German.

Included:

✅ Hotel pick up and drop off. Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.

✅ Professional tour guide (live).

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

Excluded:

❌ Entrance Tickets to CretAquarium: 12€ for adults and 6€ for 5 to 17 years old.

❌ All meals and drinks.

Not Suitable:

This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

Heraklion Tour

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refund if cancelled 24 hours before start time.
  • Weather-dependent; if cancelled due to bad weather, choose a new date or get a full refund.

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