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Foodies’ Feast of Heraklion

Tour Highlights

  • Experience real Cretan food at eight authentic stops away from the tourist crowds.
  • Become a cheese–tasting expert by learning how to spot the best local cheeses.
  • Savour Heraklion’s bougatsa, a must-taste for any visitor to the city, and find out why organic Cretan olive oil is one of the best oils in the world.
  • Enjoy a glass of local wine and learn the process from harvest to bottle.
  • Learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infant 0-5 years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

Crete Is a Foodies’ Paradise, and Heraklion is the Capital!

Come experience the city like a local and explore the neighborhoods where residents live, eat, and shop, all while snacking away on the best local treats on the island.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour, you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
  • All the food you sample during the tour is locally sourced from villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
  • On this tour, you will visit 100% local, family-owned businesses and meet a local greengrocer, butcher, fishmonger, and winemaker who sell their own and Cretan-only products.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local 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 lunch! (Vegetarian options are available, but please let us know at the time of booking.)

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: Eleftherias Square, in the city center. Eleftherias Square is the main square in Heraklion.
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  • Starting time: 12.00 pm
  • Ending point: Venetian Port of Heraklion