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Shore Excursion: Olympia Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your private guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the t you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the temple of Hera  the gymnasium the hippodrome and the ancient stadium. Feel free to run the distance of 212 meters just like a Greek athlete! Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits
From EUR83.00
 
Shore Excursion: Olympia and Pirgos City Private Tour from Katakolon Port
"Upon your arrival at the cruise port of Katakolon you will be met by your guide and vehicle (carrying a sign with your name on) right at the cruise exit. You will depart for the tour within 30 minutes after the disembarkation. Enjoy a scenic drive along the coast of Peloponnese and through the villages. you will walk through the ruins and admire the Temple of Zeus the gymnasium the hippodrome and the stadium. Continue your tour and walk a short distance in order to visit the world famous Archeological Museum of Olympia where you can admire amongst many priceless exhibits the marble statues of the Temple of Zeus and the unique statue of Hermes
From EUR93.00
 
Spinalonga Island Full Day Tour
"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."""
From EUR69.00

More Local Customs in Heraklion

"Meet & Eat in Crete": Dine and Wine Guide!

"Meet & Eat in Crete": this magnificent small guide book about Dine and Wine, was my best travel companion throughout Crete!This small sized guide book (less than 70 pages), is distributed FREE OF...
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INSULARIUS
Apr 04, 2011

"Try the "FIMI-DRINKS"!

FIMI meaning: Fame in Greek, is a local brand that produces refreshments.They came out in 14 different tastes starting from orange soda to strawberry soda and Ice Tea.They are quite tasty and sweet,...
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INSULARIUS
Sep 20, 2010

Music

Cretan music is unique in Greece.It's a kind of traditional music that has the privilige to be still alive and going,because in Crete ,even young people love it and many of them get to learn to play...
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fassolia
Jul 06, 2004

Visit the<br/>Historical and Folk...

Visit theHistorical and Folk Art Museum of Rethymno (in the center of the old town) Address : Vernadou Street, 30 - RethymnoOpen : daily 9.30 - 14.30 Closed : on Sundays
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Rieke
Sep 12, 2002

No Booze

There is a custom on board that alcohol bought ashore may not be brought on board for consumption.If you bring booze on board it will be taken off you and returned as you disembark.
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kevin36
Aug 18, 2007

Archeological museum

The Heraclion archeological museum is pretty good ,hosting all the findings from Knossos and Minoan culture in general. Photo of the 'prince with lilies' ,a fresco from the palace of Knossos.
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fassolia
Jan 22, 2003
 
 
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TAKE A VISIT AT THE...

TAKE A VISIT AT THE ARCHEOLOGICAL MUSEUM IN HERAKLION. YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF ANCIENT OBJECTS AN WILL GET A LOT OF INFORMATION ABOUT THE HISTORY OF CRETE
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Hanny
Aug 25, 2002

Chania is like Venice on...

Chania is like Venice on Crete. It has been occupied by the italians, which is easy to see when you visit Chania, most houses look like authentic venetian houses.
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inger.
Aug 24, 2002

The Faistos Disc

This is the famous disc of Faistos a hieroglyphic wrighting that has never been decoded (even though i think it's a song about a man that is crazy with his wife ,but thats another story)
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fassolia
Aug 24, 2002

Top Hotels in Heraklion

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15 Epimenidou Street, , Heraklion, Prefecture of H
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75 Dimokratias Avenue, Heraklion, Crete, 71306, Greece
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57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, 71601, Greece
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2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou, Heraklion, 71202, Greece
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Eleftherias Square 11, Heraklion, Crete, 71201, Greece
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9 Chronaki St, Heraklion, Crete, 712 02, Greece
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Things to Do Near Heraklion

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Knossos

Knossos was undeniably the capital of Minoan Crete.Knossos was inhabited for several thousand years, beginning with a neolithic settlement sometime in the seventh millennium BC, and was abandoned...
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Gournia

The Gournia site is extensive and the excavations have revealed a thriving Minoan trading town of winding alleys lined by tiny houses, workshops, a market place and, on the top of the hill, a palace,...
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Samaria Gorge

I walked the Samaria Gorge a little over 15 years ago. It is one of the most spectacular walks I have ever done. Ever changing wonderful and glorious vistas; cool mountain streams, from which you...
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Imbros Gorge

This gorge is less famous than the Samaria gorge, but it is just as beautiful and far less busy. While the Samaria gorge is know for its endless stream of tourists (up to 5000 a day in the summer),...
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Top 5 Heraklion Writers

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Elena_blue

"Nostalgia!"
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kevin36

"Ocean Village"
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Skipka

"Heraklion-Irakleio-Chandak-Candia-Megalo Kastro"
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fassolia

" Crete (Handakas),my ex-homeland "
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Balam

"A Great City"
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