"The excursion starts at 10h:00. Drive along the northern coast of the island driving through the popular fishing village of Elounda often visited by VIPs for the luxurious beach resorts in the area. A small boat will take you to the now deserte where lepers could have a better life medical help and economic support. The ruins of the market street and the shops the hospital and many small houses in which the lepers lived isolated can also be seen. A stop for swimming and lunch will follow at the picturesque port village of Plaka opposite Spinaloga before we return to Heraklion."""
Private Tour to Knossos and Archaeological Museum or Shopping from Heraklion
"Meet your private guide outside Heraklion Port and hop on your private mini-bus heading to the Minoan Palace of Knossos. The archaeological site of Knossos is located 3 miles southeast of the city of Heraklion. It is considered Europe's oldest city dating back to the Neolithic times (6000 B.C.). On the ruins of the Neolithic settlement was built the first Minoan palace (1900 B.C.) under the dynasty of Minos. After its destruction in 1700 B.C a new palace was built in its place. After this period the Minoan civilization was at its peak and Knossos was the most important city-state. The site was discovered in 1878 by Minos Kalokairinos. The excavations in Knossos began in 1900 by the English archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans and his team and they carried on for 35 years. After a fascinating tour through the Minoan Palace of Knossos which will leave you breathless as you wonder over the technology and the facilities of that period you will board the coach onto Heraklion
Heraklion Bites and Sights Morning Small Group Tour
"One of the most vibrant cities in all of Greece Heraklion has been at the crossroads of civilisations for centuries. In its infancy the city was known as “Kastro” which historians believe indicates that the city was surrounded by fortification walls. Join this Heraklion walking tour to get to know the city as it is now but also as it was centuries ago uncovering remnants of occupations by the Byzantines Arabs Venetians
Quad bikes are a fun, and one of the only, ways to see the amazing sites of malia. We went out on ours at least three times a day, whether it was to find some quiet, to pick up food and drink, or just...