A perfect tour for those who want to experience the everyday life of the island.
For the beginning we will visit the famous open-air market in Heraklion, where local merchants offer their products at very good prices. Here you can find almost everything: food and fruit, clothes and shoes, souvenirs, folk art, sweets and much more. The smells, the crowd, the loud voices of the people selling their goods, the vast variety and the colors are bound to impress you.
Leaving the market we head to the city center of Heraklion, where you will have enough time to stroll along its cozy streets, visit its numerous shops, walk down to the harbor and admire the imposing fortress of Koules, the Venetian walls that surround the old city or just relax in one of the many restaurants or coffee shops at the Lions’ Square . Or, if you wish, you will have the opportunity to visit one of several museums of the city, the Municipal Library, the Art Gallery or one of the numerous byzantine churches.
Driving back from Heraklion we will make one more stop in the famous Cretaquarium. Here we are going to discover various marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are indigenous of the Mediterranean. Our walk past the big tanks will be nothing less than impressive. The remarkable lighting and the constant water movement give us the impression that we are actually diving in another world.