Eco bike tours in Heraklion

Alex is a native Cretan guy, who totally loves Heraklion City and will guide you through the most famous and lesser-known corners of the city. He’ll share some of his favorite places to eat, dance, and hang out. It will be a great way to start your visit or even explore the best monuments around! You will ride ecobikes (pedal free).

This is where we go:

1_moscue1. The first point of our tour is Vithleem Gate. There is a refreshing park and the Cultural Center of Heraklion.

 

 

 

 

2_new_gate2. New Gate of Heraklion .This is one of the gates of Heraklion. We present you the Venetian famous city walls.

 

 

 

 

 

3_victory_statue3. We head towards the statue of Victory (Battle of Crete) and the statue of our leader Venizelos. We then ride towards Liberty Square.

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4. Neoria is our next stop at the place where boats at ancient Crete were held. Another important monument in our town.

 

 

 

5.Sea is the best view ever in Heraklion, we move towards the Venetian port, the Koule Fortress. Lighthouse, that only bikes can reach.

 

 

4. Our route continues at the  25th August, the so-called Lure street, Saint Titos church, Lozzia Municipality and end up at the Four Lions Square.

5. The next point of interest of our route is Koumpe, a coffee place nowadays and an important monument of our city. 

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6. The last stop of our tour is the Saint Minas Cathedral, where we stop to enter the temple and enjoy the beautiful colours of the venetian vitro glasses at the main entrance.

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In a small group, we will explore two different things: the historic city center of Heraklion and vibrant and creative everyday life of Cretan people. As we ride, Alex will tell you lots of legends and stories about the characters who have shaped Heraklion City.

This ride is for you if:

– you want to see the historic neighborhoods where people have lived and worked for centuries

– sitting on a tour bus is too passive

– you prefer to go off the beaten path and see the alternative sights of Heraklion

– you want to engage with a real Cretan guy, who can give you honest opinions on all aspects of cretan life, tradition and culture.

– you want to see most of the city in one day You will ride Alex’s personal collection of electric bikes (pedal-free), which are fully certified and insured. We’ll move around some of his favorite neighborhood spots, including famous Koule Lighthouse where nobody can walk until the end… we can do that because.. we ride bikes!!

Special Info:

225lb/103 kg weight limit per bike

Weather Cancellation: If there’s rain or other, all tours will be cancelled and guests may reschedule for the next day if there are available.

Offered:
Food
Drinks 
Water
Equipment 
Helmet and special bike gear is provided

You need to bring:

Comfortable clothes
Sun protection
Lots of smiles and laughter

If you want to book the amazing tour:

You can do it from this website : https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/618106

or take 10% discount if you contact by email Alex at ecobikegreece@gmail.com or Viber-WhatsApp at 00306979896487

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Juktas Mountain is the face of Zeus

A mountain in northcentral Crete, Mount Juktas (Greek: Γιούχτας – Giouchtas), also spelled Iuktas, Iouktas, or Ioukhtas, was an important religious site for the Minoan civilization. It is located a few kilometers from the palaces of Knossos and Fourni and the megaron at Vathypetro, Mount Juktas was the site of an important peak sanctuary in the Minoan world.

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The mountain remains important in the religious life of the people of the area to this day – a Greek Orthodox chapel is located about a kilometer south of the sanctuary along the ridge of the mountain. Every year, people from towns down in the plains below Mount Juktas bring flowers in procession to the chapel.

 

 

The most amazing Mythology fact is that it is believed that Giouchtas mountain if you see it from Heraklion, it is like a face that is asleep. It is said that it is Zeus head watching at the sky like he was burried there.

One can visit Juktas mountain and make it a day trip by stopping at Archanes Village for lunch. It is a very interesting excursion.

We are very lucky, since we can enjoy the Giouchtas view from Crops Suites!

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Sailing in Koule Fortress

This year’s November is having fun! It is not raining so we took the beautiful walk to Marina Cafe opposite the Koule Fortress.  The view from there is amazing!

There we met by chance mini sailing boats with children that have sailing championship !

We love Sailing surprises in Heraklion!

In Heraklion we bowl !

Iraklio Bowling Center is a fully renovated spacing area, just minutes away from the city center of Heraklion, at Heraklion Port entrance.

bowlingThe visitors have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite hobby under the sounds of the best music in town at a very friendly atmosphere. At the same place you can find an open bat for coffee or drink and there is a free playground for children.

The Iraklion Bowling Center is created with special care in order to promote small and great secrets of athle, game and entertainment.

Open from early morning until late at night. We already hit a strike, let’s see what you can do!

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Ride a horse in Heraklion!

In Crete there are many horses from ancient years until now. More and more people everyday like horses and feel the need to try and learn how to ride one.

The Athletic Club of Crete “Ipposxesi” is a specially landscaped area within nature, located 15 minutes from the city center.

ipposxesi2The Club has the most complete equestrian facilities in Finikia, Heraklion, as well as specially trained horses for equestrian training.

In the area of ​​the Club one can find an organized school with a very welcoming environment where riding lessons for beginners and advanced riders and amazons of all ages are held daily.

The Group also has modern facilities for the training and care of horses by specialized trainers who support it.

Riding is used for recreational gymnastics as well as a method to combat emotional disturbances and behaviors.

You also have several options like sea horse riding, mountain horse riding or mountain horse riding.

 

We show you the Google Spot and we totally recommend that you should give it a try!

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For more information you can contact us in order to book an appointment for you with the director Vaggelis.

Athletes in Crops Suites

We were very happy to host Anita Prodromou here in Crops Suites! She run the Semi – Marathon of Crete that took place in Arkalochori and reached the finish line with great success.

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We would like to thank her for being here with her huge smile!! We wish to her to have every luck in London Marathon too.