One Day in Heraklion with the Family

Our One-day ‘Heraklion with the family’ tour has been specially designed for families who want to explore Heraklion, but only have a day or less to do so. Perfect for families stopping over in Heraklion on a cruise, or mythology lovers visiting for the day from Athens, our kid-friendly local guide will accompany you every step of the way.

Duration

12 hours or less

Destination

Heraklion, Crete

What is included

Family-friendly licenced tour guides

Pricing

Starting from
60€
per person

The best things to do in Heraklion with the family in a day

Heraklion in Crete is a hub of activity, and a fascinating place to explore. Its modern side consists of a vibrant café and taverna culture, combined with excellent shopping. Its historic side includes the amazing Palace of Knossos, the place where the mythical Minotaur used to roam. You will also visit the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and accompanied by our kid-friendly guide, you will see all the main attractions in city of Heraklion and explore its hidden gems. 

Highlights for Parents

  • See all the main attractions of Heraklion with an expert, local guide
  • No need to worry how to get from A to B – It’s all taken care of!
  • The fun way in which the kids are introduced to Greek Mythology and history

Highlights for Kids

  • The chance to decipher the The Phaistos Disc, and solve a mystery that has puzzled historians for decades!
  • Hear about the Minotaur, and see for themselves where this fearsome creature may have lived!

What to expect

Our guides are family-friendly, fun, and helpful! They have years of experience in helping to show families around Heraklion, and know how to keep the kids engaged throughout the tour. By explaining the ancient Greek myths in a fun way, and revealing interesting stories behind buildings and artefacts, this is a family experience that everyone will remember for years to come.

Discover the Journey day by day

Guided activities during the day

After meeting you at either the port or the airport, our expert local guide will drive the family out to the Palace of Knossos. Once there, they will show you around the Palace, and explain the connection with Greek mythology. The kids will love hearing of the Minotaur, and imagining how being lost in the Labyrinth must have felt!

The next stop of the day, is at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion. The museum will be brought to life by our guide, who will be able to explain the exhibits in a way that keeps the kids entertained throughout. One particularly interesting artefact, is the 4000 year old Phaistos Disc. How is it possible that this mysterious object has not been deciphered in all these years? Will your kids be able to solve the mystery, and reveal its meaning?

Once the visit to the museum is over, our guide will accompany you during an exploration of the city of Heraklion. Their local knowledge means that you will find the best places to try local snacks, get great views, and see the main highlights of the city. The Venetian Walls, Koules Fortress, markets, churches, and more can all be visited in the afternoon. This is completely at your own pace. So, if people are feeling a little tired on the day, our guide will be more than happy to adapt the schedule to your needs. It’s your tour, after all!