"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
Katakolon Port Shore Excursion: Private Wine Tasting in Mercouri and Beach Tour
"You will be met by your escort at the cruise ship port then head to your private vehicle to start your tour right. You will head to Mercouri Estate located 2.8 miles north of the port situated over the western Peloponnese seaside. Mercouri estate consists of vineyards olive groves and an Italianate residence surrounded by lush gardens with rare flora and fauna. Follow the English-speaking estate guide to a special sightseeing tour through the wines and the estate and learn about the wine production and the history of you will taste two types of wine accompanied with snacks of bread cheese
9 km away from Agios Nikolaos, we spent a lovely night in a posh club, just on the beach.As usual, just loved the stories/ legend which goes like:Elounda's lagoon also has the island of Spinalonga and...
When we arrived at Spinalonga, it got a whole lot better for Lorraine, who purportedly is only tolerant of my archaeological interests. The fort, built over earlier ruins by the Venetians, is largely...