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Heraklion, Crete to Offer Free Tours to Every Visitor

Heraklion’s Venetian Loggia, from 1626–28. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

The authorities of Heraklion, the capital city of Crete, announced recently that their municipality will soon be offering free tours to all its visitors.

The authorities said that they want to offer to both Greek and foreign visitors to the city the opportunity to become acquainted with the long history of the ”Big Castle” and other picturesque sights in the historic city.

The tours will be led by professional guides every Wednesday at 11:00 in the morning local time, starting in front of the municipality’s Info Point kiosk, located at Nikoforou Foka Square in central Heraklion.

The tours will have flexible schedules which can even be customized to the special needs and interests of every group which might be interested in knowing more about this fascinating and beautiful city.

Among the monuments which will be showcased for free to visitors are the city’s many historic fountains, its Venetian monuments and an array of different museums. The tours will be also focused on the many historic churches in Crete’s capital city.

The tour guides will also give an overview of the city’s many restaurants, where people will be welcomed to experience traditional Cretan cuisine.

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