A Taste of Heraklion: Walking Food Tour
Get to know and appreciate delicious Cretan cuisine on this walking adventure in Heraklion. Fun, family friendly, and, of course, delicious, our ‘A Taste of Heraklion’ tour is the best way to sample some of the city’s most famous delicacies while wandering through its famous streets.
Accompanied by a local, family friendly guide, your walking tour will consist of visits to at least eight local stores. Each of these has been carefully selected, as they offer a perfect example of what Cretan food is all about.
Your first stop will be a local cafe to enjoy a Greek coffee and taste a ‘bougatsa’ — a classic, custard-filled pastry. Next, you’ll head to the Open Market and meet some of the vendors. They’ll teach you about their products, and even give you a sample of some olives, cheeses and other local delights
Next up on the menu is a local favorite — traditional fried snails. Don’t be scared, they’re a very popular snack in Crete, and it’s sure to make a great story for the kids. You’ll also get to try an organic meat selection from one of the local farmers.
In addition, our tour includes a stop at a local wine store, where you can enjoy a wine tasting of some regional varieties.
Next, it’s a visit to a herbal shop. For thousands of years, Cretans have used herbal medicines to cure many an illness — a tradition that continues to this day throughout the country. You’ll get to learn about their many healing properties, as well as find out how they can be used in tasty dishes.
Throughout the entire tour, you’ll be able to explore the sites of Heraklion at your leisure. It’s a truly buzzing city with a long and proud history — an ideal backdrop for a day of deliciousness.
While in Heraklion do not miss the opportunity to book a Private Family friendly Guided Tour to Knossos, an amazing experience for the whole family. Our application Kids Love Knossos is the ideal way to introduce your kids to the legends and myths of the great Minoan civilization.
Families should know
- The duration is 4 hours
- What is included: A professional English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, rusks, olives, cheese, pastries, traditional sweets, local wine/spirit tasting, meats). The inclusions are more than enough that you can skip a light lunch!
- What is excluded: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature
- Please wear comfortable shoes for walking
- During the summer months, don’t forget your sunglasses!
- This tour can be customized to cater to dietary needs at your request. Please notify us if you have any allergies or other dietary requests
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