Heraklion Off-shore Excursions Essential Minoan

Heraklion Off-shore Excursions Essential Minoan

Heraklion Off-shore Excursion Essential Minoan

  • Let's start with Knossos archeological site - a heart of the Minoan kingdom and undoubtedly the highlight of Crete;
  • Explore the Archaeological Museum of Crete - world's greatest showcase of Minoan artefacts​;
  • Heraklion walking tour - explore it's market street, look at the well preserved impressive city wall and samples of Venetian architecture. The best bougatza in the town and a Greek coffee (or a mountain tee) is a must before leaving back to ship.

There is one thing that makes Crete stand out on the world map of ancient civilisations - the Minoan civilisation. It was unparalleled, sophisticated and unique. If you are passionate about archeology and want to make sure you have done the essential Minoan at your private pace, come along!

Length of the tour: 6  hours

Don't forget this is a private tour and can be adjusted to your wishes and interests.

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“Wonderful tour of the Villages of Crete, Greece by Joseph Batis”Joseph Batis truly showed us the secrets of Crete, Greece. We went to villages and were a part of the daily life of Crete, visited small museums with vibrant histories, had an unexpected surprise stop where we attended a greek celebration on holy spirit day..

You WILL learn secrets of Crete! How many ways can you prepare Greek Coffee? Are dark olives and green olives different varieties? Why is the sea called Aegean? You will find out these and 100's more amazing facts if you hire Secrets of Crete...

יוסי מסיורים בכרתים ויוון, הוא מדריך.... מקצוען, בעל יידע נרחב איש לבבי וסימפטי, טיילנו בשנה שעברה... היה פשוט מדהים כיף... כיף... כיף... ממליץ בחום למי שמגיע לכרתים ויוון להשתמש בשרותיו המעולים. תודה יוסי על הסיורים ,האוכל, הטברנות, היה תענוג גדול ! ! ! מאתנו: אורי אילש, אלי גנט, יגאל גרינשטיין, נטלי גרינשטיין, אור גרינשטיין

“Fantastic and memorable day with Joseph”Joseph is a pleasure to spend time with. He is educated, knowledgeable, extremely well-traveled, articulate in at least 5 languages, personable and also has a lovely sense of humor. Most importantly he has an honest love of Crete that comes through his tours.


"Secrets of Crete" provides a fascinating Private Tour My husband and I had the good fortune to have spent the day with Joseph Batis, who has tours exploring some of the lesser known parts of Crete, Greece. In our correspondence with him prior to the day we had available, he customized the itinerary to fit our specific requests.

Visitors from Maryland

"Great way to discover Crete off the beaten track" Joseph from Secrets of Crete organised a brilliant tour in the mountains of central Crete today, going off the beaten track to very atmospheric small roads and old villages where we saw no other tourists, only locals.

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