Heraklion is the largest city and the administrative capital of the island of Crete, Greece. It is one of the largest cities in Greece. According to the results of the 2011 census, the population of the city was 173,993 inhabitants while the Heraklion urban area has a population of 225,574.
Heraklion is close to the ruins of the palace of Knossos, which in Minoan times was the largest centre of population on Crete. Though there is no archaeological evidence of it, Knossos may well have had a port at the site of Heraklion as early as 2000 BC.
Yiorgos offers a walking & cycling excursion around Heraklion, and evening BBQ with local delis.
The guests will enjoy a full day walking & cycling excursion in and around Heraklion, visiting many places of interest. The day will end up with an exhilarating evening cretan BBQ.
Yiorgos was raised in Germany, where he studied Hotel & Tourism Management. He has been living in Heraklion over the past 20 years, where he works as a Maitre d’ Hotel and F&B Manager with 4/5-star Hotels.
Place of ORIGIN: Serres
LIVES in: Heraklion, Crete
SPEAKS: English, German
LOVES: cooking, travelling, sports
Has TRAVELLED to: Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Personal TRAITS: very good cook, highly communicative, good knowledge of greek history, pleasant and hospitable
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