Discover the wealth of Cretan gastronomy and indulge in a variety of amazing flavours in Heraklion. On your private tour you'll get to follow a scenic city foodie trail through Heraklion's winding streets to find traditional eateries. Check out the local vibe whilst feasting on flaky pastries, delicious cheese, traditional Cretan dishes and mouthwatering desserts, while learning all about the Cretan cuisine!
On this private tour your local guide will help you discover unique Cretan flavours in places that the locals prefer, far off the tourist trail. Duck into the old market of the city and visit the best place to devour a selection of fine Cretan cheese while learning about the cheese making tradition, check out a small honey shop, discover the art of beekeeping and taste two different kinds of local honey.
Wander through narrow lanes around the bustling Heraklion food market and discover traditional bakeries where you can indulge in delicious Cretan pastries and biscuits.
Explore hundreds of Cretan herbs in a unique, traditional herb shop and enjoy a reviving herb tea from the Cretan mountains. It gets even better as you sample ‘loukoumades’, a traditional doughnut-like dessert drenched in honey or chocolate, and traditional sweet pies.
After your wander around the beautiful city, discover a cozy restaurant by the Venetian Harbour and tuck into local dishes, such as ‘Dakos’, ‘Dolmadakia’ and here the first-class seafood is a must! For the perfect finish, traditional dessert and raki will be served.
Discover Cretan culture through traditional dishes and local eateries
Relish up to 15 tastings of traditional Cretan food and enjoy local wine and raki
Explore the impressive Heraklion food market
Your Local Host:
Nikos and his team of local expert guides have a simple but strong ethos. They want you to truly experience Greece in the most authentic way possible. Their experiences are made up of exciting bespoke & themed tours around Athens and the islands that show you the real Greece and unforgettable gastronomic experiences that their Greek grandmothers would be proud of. Nikos and his team will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the private tour exactly how you like it, with all things authentic and off the beaten track. They can't wait to show you around their home!
The historic port city of Heraklion is the perfect place to experience all the flavours of the island of Crete, and your guide will make sure you make the most of it.
You’ll meet your guide at a point to be arranged in the city. Details will be sent out to you a week prior to your experience.