Shore Excursion Details

Heraklion Open-Air Sightseeing Tour

Heraklion, Crete, Greece

Heraklion Open-Air Sightseeing Tour

DETAILS

  • 2
    hrs Estimate Duration

Ride through Heraklion on a double-decker sightseeing bus that provides excellent views of the most popular landmarks, where you will occasionally pause for photos. Take a seat inside the bus or on the second level, if you prefer to be outside in the open air. Either way, you will hear commentary that describes the significance of the attractions as you pass them. Although the Arabs built fortified walls around Heraklion in the Middle Ages, the Venetians completely rebuilt them in the 15th and 16th centuries. Those are the ones that stand today. Even earlier, the Venetians constructed Koules Castle to guard the entrance to the port. Although damaged by earthquakes and rebuilt several times, the castle is still an impressive sight. You will also view noteworthy contemporary sites, such as the tomb of Heraklion-born author Nikos Kazantzakis, who was nominated nine times for the Nobel Prize in Literature for works that include “Zorba the Greek.”


HIGHLIGHTS
• See the landmarks in Heraklion from a sightseeing bus with an open-air second level.
• Pass historical attractions that include the centuries-old fortified walls and Koules Castle.
• View contemporary sites such as the tomb of Heraklion-born author Nikos Kazantzakis.
• Pause on occasion for photos of the attractions.


Need to Know:

Note: Tour sequence may vary due to traffic, weather conditions or COVID-19 restrictions. Entrances to sites and venues are not included. The Knossos Palace Stop is only a restroom stop. The Knossos Palace will not be seen. Tour not recommended for guests on wheelchairs. Headphones provided when boarding the buses.

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ACTIVITY ATTRIBUTES

Excursion Type:

Scenic & City Tours

Activity Level:

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    Challenging
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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