Heraklion with Sites & Bites

Iraklio, Greece

Experience hosted by Marilina

  1. 4 hours
  2. Hosted in English and Greek

What you'll do

This tour will take you to Heraklion, the capital town of Crete, on a Walking Sightseeing and Culinary Experience. You will meet me in Heraklion center. Together we will explore the most important historic monuments of the Venetian Candia and the Ottoman “Megalo Kastro”.

You will visit the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Basilica of St. Mark and the historic “25th of August Street”, lined by several Venetian and Ottoman Monuments, such as the Venetian Loggia and the church of Apostle Titus. You will also explore the Venetian Dockyards and the very imposing Sea Fortress.

During your tour, you will taste the most renowned delicacies of the town, such as the famous “Bougatsa” pastry and local “Loukoumades” donuts with honey. You will also try Greek coffee and herbal tea, together with other local specialties and pastries.

Next, you will experience the Open-Air Market! You will feel your senses awaken with the different and various smells, colors and sounds! You will walk and taste local products on your way, such as local cheese, thyme honey, the traditional “raki” spirit and local nuts, while interacting with the local people.
This tour will take you to Heraklion, the capital town of Crete, on a Walking Sightseeing and Culinary Experience. You will meet me in Heraklion center. Together we will explore the most important historic monuments of the Venetian Candia and the Ottoman “Megalo Kastro”.

You will visit the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Basilica of St. Mark and the historic “25th of August Street”, lined by several Venetian and Ottoman Monuments,…

What's included

  • Food
    You are going to try the local delicacies and products: "Bougatsa" pastry,...

Meet your Host, Marilina

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
My name is Marilina and I was born on the island of Crete, Greece. I am an Official Licensed Tourist Guide, holding a PGC in Prehistoric Religion and Arts - Mythology and a Performer.

I am also the Founder of Elissos Travelling Philosophy, a Tour Company based in Heraklion Crete, offering Cultural, Artistic, Spiritual and Mythological Private Tours. With over 20 years of experience in my field, I created Elissos as a result of my greatest passions and of my desire to show travelers visiting Crete how they can literally experience this unique island deeply with all their senses. With their Mind, Body and Spirit.

Through special Tours, I am introducing you to new ways in exploring my island. Meeting Crete with me and my team you become active participants of a unique experiential journey in Time, Myths, ancient Arts and Tradition!
My name is Marilina and I was born on the island of Crete, Greece. I am an Official Licensed Tourist Guide, holding a PGC in Prehistoric Religion and Arts - Mythology and a Performer.

I am also the Founder of Elissos Travelling Philosophy, a Tour Company based in Heraklion Crete, offering Cultural, Artistic, Spiritual and Mythological Private Tours. With over 20 years of experience in my field, I created Elissos as a result of my greatest passions and of my desire to show travelers vi…
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Where you'll be

You are going to visit: the Sea Fortress - "Rocca al Mare", the Venetian Fountain of Morosini, the Basilica of St. Mark, the historic “25th of August Street”, the Venetian Loggia, the church of Apostle Titus, the Venetian Dockyards or “Neoria” and the Open-Air Market of Heraklion.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Brien
August 2021
Marilina is a fantastic guide -- extremely knowledgeable, personable, and a great communicator. She was able to provide historical information and cultural context, and made sure to tailor the tour to our interests. Highly recommended!
Tyler
August 2021
We were incredibly impressed with the quality of Marilina's tour. Marilina is a clear lover of history and culture. We immediately felt at ease with her and found her storytelling to be engaging and thoughtful. We asked tons of questions and were constantly surprised at how many details she knew. It was really fun! If you're visiting Heraklion, you should definitely book this tour.
Carlos D.
August 2021
Marilina was extremely knowledgeable, answered all our questions and showed us an amazing time with some del ious bites while touring her town. Highly recommend this experience.
Kathryn
August 2021
We were so, so happy we booked this tour with Marilina! She is extremely well-informed about the history of Crete and Heraklion. The tour format was relaxed and flexible so we used the opportunity to tour the Venetian port and the fortress. The little shops she brought us to for sampling/shopping were great as were her restaurant suggestions--we tried two and both were excellent. This trip was informative and made visiting the city more accessible.
Pascale
August 2021
Thank you Marilina for such a great visit and for adapting so well to my needs. I will recommend you anytime I can
Adam
August 2021
This is a great tour for someone who wants to learn about Crete and it’s history, and what makes it special.

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests ages 12 and up can attend, up to 8 guests total. Parents can also bring children under 2 years of age.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

Huts and sun screen, comfortable walking shoes.
According to Covid-19 health and safety regulations, one use masks will be nessessary for your tour.

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.