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Made in Heraklion Shopping Tour

Tour Highlights

  • Learn the secrets of traditional Greek coffee at one of the oldest roasteries in town.
  • Walk through the oldest open-air market in the city.
  • Shop for T-shirts, scarves, bags, and handmade jewels, all made by Greek craftsmen and inspired by museum artifacts.
  • Sample olive oil-based cosmetics and learn how olive oil benefits our body.
  • Browse modern artwork from Greek designers.
  • Visit a ceramics workshop and watch how a local artisan creates pieces inspired by Minoan models.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old

Enjoy a Shopping Tour in Heraklion with a Local Guide

Crete’s history goes back for more than 5,000 years, and pieces of that heritage can be found in the island’s artwork, food, and products — but you have to know where to look to find the best treasures! On this Heraklion tour, we take you to shops and galleries you’d never find on your own and connect you with the people it’d be impossible to meet without a local guide by your side. From traditional to modern designs, the surprises you find will make for the ultimate shopping experience!

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

  • All of the stores you visit on your tour are 100% locally owned and run.
  • By joining this tour, you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery started by refugees so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
  • By visiting a local expert and learning about the traditional ways of roasting Greek coffee, you are helping to uphold local cultural traditions.
  • Your tour visits locally run businesses, such as a ceramic artisan, which helps to preserve traditional crafts for the next generation.
  • Your tour also supports the creativity of Greece’s new generation of artisans by visiting stores of young Greek designers.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, traditional local sweet (bougatsa), Greek coffee, homemade ice cream

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, souvenirs and personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 3.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Morosini Fountain (Lion’s Fountain — it’s one of the most well-known fountains of Heraklion). Platia Eleftheriou Venizelou, Heraklion 71202. View on Google Maps.
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  • Starting time: 5.30 pm
  • Ending point: 25is Avgoustou Street (the main city street)