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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
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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
From EUR84.00
 
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
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"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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"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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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2, Sof. Venizelou Str. and M. Agarathou, Heraklion, 71202, Greece
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57 Stadiou Str, Heraklion, 71601, 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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