The Timeless Treasures of Crete: Excavation Tour and Introduction to Local Produce

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The Timeless Treasures of Crete: Excavation Tour and Introduction to Local Produce

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Visit an archaeological dig in progress in Eastern Crete and gain a deeper appreciation for the process of uncovering Greek culture and heritage. 

Visiting Places: Village of Anatoli, Ierapetra region, Eastern Crete
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

A unique opportunity to visit an archaeological excavation in progress based in the village of Anatoli and spend an unforgettable morning learning about and observing the excavation process from top archaeologists. In the afternoon, you’ll have the chance to discover Crete’s world-renowned herbs and taste some of the Crete’s bounty in a locally-sourced, traditional meal. There’s no better way to acquaint yourself with the sites, sounds, smells and tastes of Greece’s most inspirational island—and it can all happen in a day.

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Special Features

  • Exclusive access to an archaeological excavation site
  • Introduction to the excavation procedures
  • On-the-spot seminars by world-class archaeologists
  • Workshop on local herbs, hosted by a local biologist
  • Experience the renowned Cretan hospitality over traditional local liquor and produce

Why we like it

This is a unique opportunity to join and be part of an archaeological dig and on the same day dig deeper in the 'aromas' and treasures of what Crete has to offer. 

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Mon-Fri, Jul 11- Aug 19 | 9am. [DATES FOR 2017 STILL PENDING]

Duration: 7h 15m (half day, till 4:15pm)

Group size:  Private parties of min. 2 - max. 7 adults 

Spoken Language: English

Meeting Point: Hotels in Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra (meeting/ending)

Pace: Easy (mini-bus, walking * The Greek terrain is often hilly, in the countryside and in urban areas alike. If you have mobility issues or special requirements, please advise in advance in order to inform the Vendor who will provide you with additional accessibility information and do their best to find a suitable solution).

Included: Field expert (archeologist) and host, entrance fees, snacks and refreshments at the excavation site, local liquor and produce, mini-bus transfers as described (to/from hotels in Elounda, Aghios Nikolaos or Ierapetra). 

Excluded: Meals and any other drinks and refreshments not mentioned as included. 

Note: This excavation tour in Crete is available only as a private tour for individuals aged over 18. Transfers from other parts of Crete other than Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Ierapetra may be available upon request. 

Discounts for Young Travellers: n/a

Vendor: Discover Greek Culture

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