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MEDIEVAL HERAKLION IN CRETE

Medieval Heraklion in Crete

Medieval Heraklion in Crete

This privated guided accessible tour begins at the most important medieval fortification network of the entire Mediterranean Sea. The walls of Chandax (Latinized as Candia, the former name of Heraklion) were built in the 16th century when Crete was still under Venetian domination. This fort was designed by Michele Samischeli, a military architect and urban planner from Verona (and possibly the only architect who had studied Greek architecture).

These walls stretched for four kilometers and featured seven great bastions, four main gates, several side gates, underground tunnels, and a gun powder room.

We will walk along the most important parts of the walls, enjoying the waterfront and stopping along the way at historical monuments and churches that identify the impressive Greco-Venetian character of the city.

The tour will end at the Historical Museum of Crete (a neoclassical building of significant architectural merit), whose three floors of permanent and special exhibits illuminate 18 centuries of Cretan history (from the 4th century AD), including two original paintings by El Greco and a collection of literary memorabilia of famous native-son Nikos Kazantzakis.

Pricing Information 

1 pers = 200 euro | 2 pers = 100 pp | 3 pers = 67  pp |  4 pers = 50  pp | 5 pers = 40 pp
6 pers = 34 pp | 7 pers = 29 pp | 8 pers = 25 pp |  9 pers = 23 pp | 10 pers = 20 pp

Meeting Point

This tour starts from the Liberty Square in Heraklion.

Enquiry and Bookings

To book this tour, or to ask specific details about this tour, please email crete@accessibletravel.online

The ATO Crete Office is based in Heraklion.

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 Please contact ATO Crete Office via crete@accessibletravel.online

Included

  • Services of a professional qualified Greek tourist guide, bottled water.

Not included

  • Entrance fees

Every day, except: Sundays, 6th January, 25th March, 1st May, 28th October, 25th December.

This tour starts from the Liberty Square in Heraklion. Transportation to the starting point of the tour is not included.

We can arrange adapted transfers for you. Please contact us to arrange your taxi.

Day 1
Day tour

The route covers wall of Chandax, historical monuments and churches and the Historical Museum.

Trip Facts

  • Starting from 20 per person
  • 1 -10 pers
  • 5 hours

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