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Heraklion Local Flavor & Neighborhood Tours
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Loved the tour, except the lunch stop at Lake Kournas.

Overall we loved the tour. The communication leading up to the trip was great - we were notified of the changes to the pick up time and location. The pick up was very prompt, and we were greeted by our excellent guide Alexander. The bus journey took us to see some breathtaking sights, and the tour guide told us about the history of different places on the way. The only negative (in our opinion) was the planned lunch stop at Lake Kournas, which took away from time at Chania and Rethymno. Unfortunately we were especially disappointed with the restaurant at Kournas, where we were treated like an inconvenience by the lady who served us. We felt that the stopping time at Kournas took away from valuable time at the final stop Rethymno which is a true gem of a town! Would have loved to have our late lunch/dinner there instead, and a much longer stroll to browse the local old town streets! But overall - great day exploring Crete, recommend!

From Heraklion: Chania, Lake Kournas and Rethymno Tour Reviewed by Anonymous, 10/20/2018

Great way to experience Cretan olive oils and wines

We visited a traditional olive farm and learned about the process of making olive oil before our tasting. George was great and it was a beautiful location. Next we headed to two wineries for tastings. Both were great, but the second location only gave four tastings. After the two wineries we stopped to eat in a local village. The place was called Bakaliko and another George served us the best food we had eaten in our two week stay in Greece! I give the food 5 stars as well. Overall it was a great tour, very informative guide, great locations, and exactly what we were looking for to get more of a Cretan experience. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

Knossos Palace & the Museum at Heraklion Very Interesting

The Palace and Museum were worth the visit, Heraklion itself is full of shops and restaurants, I am sure it has many other places of interest but after visiting the museum and getting something to eat we had no time to explore it further. It’s a long day out, half of it is spent travelling on a coach there and back with a stop for a drink and snacks each way although we weren’t very impressed with the choice of cafe or the coffee. In hindsight we would have hired a car but understand why some people prefer to travel by coach/do a tour.

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed this excursion!

Both wineries were great! We especially enjoyed the first location as it was very personal! Pierre knew just as much as the owners too which was amazing as he could answer any questions we still had! We loved trying the wines at both wineries and we especially enjoyed every bite and sip of the lunch!! The lunch was MUCH more than we expected ! So much local foods with wine pairings! Just be comfortable with the ‘table sharing’ style :) would recommend this trip to anyone. Worth every penny! Thank you Pierre for the memorable day!

Knowledgeable guide and delicious food and wine!

We loved our tour! We visited two wineries and ended at a restaurant with delicious food and even more tastings. Our guide was very knowledgeable of not only wine and the wine making process, but of the history and culture of Crete. It was an amazing way to spend a day, visiting parts of Crete we wouldn’t have seen on our own. Great tour!