Shore Excursion Details

A Taste of Crete

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

A Taste of Crete


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration

Your tour begins from the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion with a drive through the city, to the famous wine producing area of Peza. The drive is through a breath-taking landscape of countryside and vineyards as old as Minoan times. You’ll visit a modern winery, where you’ll see the updated methods of wine making and sample some of the delicious Cretan wines. Continue through rural landscape to the village of Archanes, and on the way, you’ll stop for photos at Vathypetro to view one of the oldest farmhouses in Crete, dating to the Minoan period 16th century B.C. The island’s hilly countryside unfolds ahead, where olive groves and vineyards existed from as far back as 4,000 years. The quaint market town of Archanes has many restored sandstone houses dating from the Turkish period. At a taverna in the villages’ tree-shaded square, you can sample an assortment of Cretan snacks and locally produced raki, and have a chance to mingle with many of the locals themselves. You will have free time to browse before the return drive to the port of Heraklion and the ship.

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Note: There is approximately a 1/2 mile of walking over flat terrain and cobblestone. We recommend you wear flat comfortable walking shoes, sun hats, sun glasses and bring bottled water.

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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