Saturday Market – Heraklion City Tour & Cretaquarium!! Departure from Heraklion






Every Saturday | Available from July till October

Duration 6 hours / Stay at Heraklion 2 hours / Stay at market 1 hour and 20 minutes / Stay at Aquarium 1 ½ hour

A different excursion for those who want to experience the island’s everyday life.

We start with a tour around the city of Heraklion (app. 30 min.) with our first stop at the Liberty Square in the center. From there you have the opportunity to visit the capital town of Crete. The Byzantium, the Ottoman Empire, the Venetian Rule have all left their marks on Heraklion. You can admire the imposing fortress of Koules at the harbor, the Venetian Walls that surround the old city, you can sit at one of the many restaurants or coffee shops in the Lions’ Square to enjoy your coffee or your lunch or if you wish to, you will be able to visit one of the many city museums, the Municipal Library and the Art Gallery or one of the numerous byzantine churches.

After our visit in Heraklion, we will visit the biggest open-air Market in Pateles where dozens of peddlers offer their merchandise in very good prices.

Next Stop the Cretaquarium. Here you are going to admire various marine species, from small fish and clams to big sharks and tuna, all of which are indigenous of the Mediterranean… After our tour, we can enjoy our coffee in the café of the building before we go back to our hotels.

Indicative Time-Table:

10:00   Arrival in Heraklion (city tour  30 min)

10:30   Free time in Heraklion

12:40   Arrival open-air Market

14:00   Departure from open-air Market

14:30   Arrival Cretaquarium

16:00   Departure from Cretaquarium

16:45   Arrival Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions

Remember to bring‼️ Sun Cream, Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin


Children up to 3 years old, free of charge on tour rate and travelling on parents’ lap

Children from 4 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate

Important Notes

  1. Mandatory use of face covering before boarding on bus
  2. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.