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Heraklion, trip to the History.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.Ηράκλειο, Greece

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Experience hosted by Αριστοτελης

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

As Heraklion has been inhabited for more than two millenniums, there are so many visible and invisible evidence that all the civilizations have left behind. We will start our tour in chronological order following these evidence, many of them are very important archeological sights and many others are “hidden” in the narrow streets of the old city. There are so many structures, churches, religious sights, fortresses, towers and so many other sights that we have to visit. According to the chronological order we will pass through the ages following the civilizations that thrived starting from the Roman Empire to the Cretan state.
As Heraklion has been inhabited for more than two millenniums, there are so many visible and invisible evidence that all the civilizations have left behind. We will start our tour in chronological order following these evidence, many of them are very important archeological sights and many others are “hidden” in the narrow streets of the old city. There are so many structures, churches, religious sights, fortresses, towers and so many other sigh…

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What's included

  • Food
    We will make a stop at a “kafeneio” traditional cafe to try Raki or Cretan...
  • Drinks
    We will start with a briefing explaining you our tour while we enjoy a Gree...
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Meet your host, Αριστοτελης

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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Hi, this is Aristotelis, I decided to share with you all this things that I love and I am passionate! One of these is History, most of all history of my hometown. The old city of Heraklion could be regarded as an open air archeological museum. It has been inhabited for more than 2000 years. Many civilizations left behind visible and invisible evidence like scripts and structures. At this city tour we have the chance to visit some of them that couldn’t be found in any tour guide.
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Where you'll be

We will start our tour with a briefing and we will try traditional coffee or traditional herbal tea. Then we will visit many sightseeings by chronological order.
Attraction's from the Roman Empire, the Arab Empire, the Byzantine period, the Venetian Empire that left behind so many structures and monuments, the recent Ottoman conquer and the early Cretan state. Walking at the the old city streets to feel the energy of the different civilizations

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 10 reviews.

Nikolaus
February 2020
Mehr als drei intensive Stunden im kretischen sonnigen Frühling. Ich war schon oft in Iraklion ... aber das war meine Zeit in dieser wunderbaren Stadt. Aris zeigte mir so viele versteckte Schönheiten, auf die ich bisher nie gestoßen bin. Er war ein aufmerksamer, geduldiger Zuhörer und ging auf meine Fragen ein, wusste die Antwort. Eine perfekte Art mehr über Iraklion zu erfahren als auf jede andere Art! Wir haben uns wirklich gut verstanden und viel voneinander erfahren! Eucharisto para poli ... Mehr als 5 Sterne💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥💥
Mehr als drei intensive Stunden im kretischen sonnigen Frühling. Ich war schon oft in Iraklion ... aber das war meine Zeit in dieser wunderbaren Stadt. Aris zeigte mir so viele ver…
Nicole
January 2020
We had a lovely time on this tour. We came with our two young children and Aristoltelis was very accommodating of them and our need to stop periodically. We loved that we were able to learn about the long history of Heraklion and see things we would have never been able to on our own. Beginning and ending the tour with traditional Cretan drinks was also great. Highly recommended!
We had a lovely time on this tour. We came with our two young children and Aristoltelis was very accommodating of them and our need to stop periodically. We loved that we were able…
Holly
November 2019
Aris has an engaging personality. The tour starts out with coffee and getting to know one another. His tour specializes in historical buildings which provides context for the historical events of Heraklion and a demonstration of urban planning or lack of. We walked 5km around and thru the city. We really appreciated that he answered our numerous questions and that he shared his grandmother's stories.
Aris has an engaging personality. The tour starts out with coffee and getting to know one another. His tour specializes in historical buildings which provides context for the hist…
Justyna
October 2019
It was a great tour over not so well known monuments. The tour lasted around 4 hours so even more than expected but we were not in the hurry 🙂 First we met at cafe to try Greek coffee. We saw some ruins inside the city, churches, walIs, castle and we were even on the hill with marvelous view. We also had a stop at local store to try cheeses, olives and raki (great, very kind owner there 🙂) I feel like it was inside look not only at historical aspects of the city but also the culture and understanding Cretans. Our guide is very kind and sweet person so we felt free to ask any questions we had and felt very comfortable during the tour. You should definitely take part in this experience. Thank you !
It was a great tour over not so well known monuments. The tour lasted around 4 hours so even more than expected but we were not in the hurry 🙂 First we met at cafe to try Greek co…
Philipp
September 2019
The tour was very uniqe and we enjoyed to be part of it. We got a lot of side information and all our questions were answered! Great guy, great tour - book it and ejoy!!!
Magda
August 2019
Interesting tour with interesting person. We have seen hidden treasures of Heraklion. Expected 3 hours was almost 4 hours, it was really nice experience, we enjoyed it!

Things to know

Cancellation policy

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Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 10 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

This is a walking tour in the old city of Heraklion and will last for more than two hours. Comfortable shoes are very important. In case of getting tired we will me as many stops as is necessary.

What to bring

Comfortable shoes

Sun protection cream