Heraklion, Greece

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Time3 hours (Approx.)
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Offered in: English

Overview

Savor Crete’s many culinary delights during this 3-hour food-themed walking tour of Heraklion. Eat like a Heraklion local as you enjoy a sampling of the Crete’s best wines and snacks, stopping to chat with friendly vendors and tour the city’s top neighborhoods. Bites of tasty snacks like ‘bougatsa’ (pastry), traditional Greek coffee, and fried snails are all included.
  • Sample the culinary delights of Crete on a food and wine tour of Heraklion
  • Discover local delicacies like 'bougatsa' (stuffed pastry) and fried snails
  • Taste a variety of cheese, rusks, and olives at a Heraklion market
  • Sip on traditional Greek coffee and savor some locally-produced wines
  • Great way to explore the gastronomic culture of Crete
Meet with your guide in Heraklion’s Eleftherias Square in the late morning. You’ll get your food exploration started with jolt, thanks to a stop for a strong cup of ‘ellinikós kafés,’ the traditional Greek-style coffee. Drinking a daily coffee is practically a national religion in Greece, and you’ll learn about the history of this much-loved practice from your guide.

For your next culinary surprise, stop to sample some ‘bougatsa,’ a Heraklion specialty. This unique pastry is filled with layers of cheese, semolina custard, minced meat in between flaky-thin ‘Phyllo’ dough. The eatery where you’ll enjoy your bougatsa has been in business since 1922.

Continue your food adventure by heading to one of Heraklion’s markets. As you wander the aisles of this culinary smorgasbord, stop for tastes of delicacies like cheese, rusks, and olives, chatting with local vendors as you go. You’ll also get to savor some of the island’s famous locally-produced olive oil.

If you’re not already full from all the snacking, your trip continues with more mouth-watering tastings. Stop to sample a local meat dish, and (if you’re brave enough) munch on a fried snail, an island favorite. Finish the trip by sipping on some locally-produced wines from a family-run shop. You’ll end your walking tour at the Venetian Port.

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J
, Jun 2018

Excellent tour! Papatya was knowledgeable and passionate about Heraklion - its sights, history, food and wine. She showed me so many interesting things that I would never have learnt otherwise and gave me understanding, not just tastes. Highly recommended tour!

T
, Mar 2018

We had an absolutely wonderful time on this tour with Evan. He took us through the streets of Heraklions city center, where we sampled some of the most amazing Cretan food. Evan provided some very interesting and wonderful history around the Cretan cuisine. I highly recommend this tour, with Evan, for anyone who is planning a visit to Crete it was absolutely amazing!!!!


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