This morning, your ship arrives in Heraklion, largest city on Crete, where the ancient Minoan civilization flourished. It is home to traditional villages, Byzantine monasteries, inviting beaches, and Knossos Palace. Known as the home of legendary King Minos, it was also the political, economic, and religious center of Crete. Return to this ship for lunch, and then enjoy an afternoon at leisure in Heraklion. Be sure to consider our optional Greek village tour to visit a traditional village on Crete, with a cooking lesson and lunch.
Cultural Connection: Later this afternoon, listen to a lecture on “Greek Mythology.” After dinner on the ship, enjoy an onboard performance by local musicians and dancers.
Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner