Grasp the opportunity to discover one of the most beautiful and rich in history places of Crete, Heraklion , by choosing one of our private shore excursions with experienced and professional guides.
In the capital of Crete , Heraklion, loom some marvel sites from Venetians concurrence such as the Old Fortress, Loggia, the Morosini Fountain and the Great Port of Chandakas. Heraklion is the place in which the painter Dominikos Theotokopoulos , known as El Greco, was born and made his first steps in the painting.
A big part of the history of Crete belongs to the Minoan civilization that you can admire in Knossos archaeological site. There will visit the palace known for his rare architecture and interior design especially considering that in those days it had an advanced drainage system, heating system and water supply. Knossos was also famous as the administrative and commercial center.
Another interesting visit is in the villages Thrapsano and Arolithos where you can learn about their local tradition of pottery and also seeing the artists make beautiful vessels “pitharia”. There you will also taste local traditional plates and wine.