Knossos (Museum, Heraklion)
On certain days we offer you a visit to the archaeological museum of Heraklion which houses artefacts from all periods of Cretan prehistory and history,covering a chronological span of over 5,500 years from the Neolithic period to Roman times. The singularly important Minoan collection contains unique examples of Minoan art,many of them true masterpieces. The Heraklion Museum is rightly considered to be the museum of Minoan culture par excellence worldwide. The final attraction of the day is a walk with your guide to explore the streets of the town of Heraklion itself. You will have free time for shopping in the vast array of shops and will be able to enjoy browsing through the vegetable market or having lunch in the one of the local restaurants. Free time for last minute shopping around the centre or rest for refreshment.
The visit to the big open air street market in Heraklion is the main event of the day. As well as fruit and vegetables, you can found shoes,clothes,fabrics and local products at very low prices. The atmosphere feels like an oriental bazaar – full of nose and the the cries of the vendors selling their goods. Tis is perfect opportunity to stock up on prices and Cretan herbs.
At the center of Heraklion we disembark at Liberty square. You will have free time to explore the center with its souvenir shops,boutiques,jewellry stores,cafes and restaurants lining the streets. Shop till you drop or just sit and enjoy a coffee and watch the world go by, the choice is yours.
The last stop of the day will be Cretaquarium. This is where your exploration of the Mediterranean Sea World begins. Here,you will come face to face with hundreds of species and thousands of living organisms and be fascinated by their behaviour as
they reveal the wide variety of shapes,colours,,habits in their world. Learn about their needs and reflect what our common future may hold….
- Casual dress.
- Comfortable shoes.