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Ancient Polyrrhenia, Kissamos Archaeological Museum and Minoan Cooking Lesson

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320.00
A professional guided tour to ancient  Polyrrhenia, fortified hilltop citadel of Kissamos area and to Kissamos archaeological museum, followed by a genuine Minoan cooking lesson and lunch!
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All about the Ancient Polyrrhenia, Kissamos Archaeological Museum and Minoan Cooking Lesson.

Polyrrhenia Village, Kissamos Archaeological Museum And Minoan Cooking Lesson

Ancient Polyrrhenia is located 7km south from Kissamos and in the antiquity it was one of the major hilltop city-states of Western Crete.
Its important history can be traced through the various ancient remains that are still visible today. A walk in the picturesque village of Polyrrhenia will reveal not only the traditional architecture of the 18th and the 19th century and older Venetian structures, but also towers, long aqueducts, rock-cut houses and imposing fortification walls that curve the mountainous landscape, all from the Hellenistic and the Roman periods.

Our next stop and guided tour is to Kissamos archaeological museum.
The artefacts displayed in the archaeological museum of Kissamos come from the excavations in the town (1st floor) and the nearby areas (ground floor) and they cover a vast chronological range from the Minoan prehistory to the Late Antiquity. By exploring them we will reveal many unknown aspects of the ancient everyday life, politics and religion that took place in this area of the world.

A unique Minoan cooking lesson and meal follows. During our Minoan cooking lesson you will have the opportunity to learn everything archaeologists have discovered and myths confirm about the Minoan dietary habits, roots of traditonal Cretan nutrition. Our archaeologist will guide you to prepare your own Minoan meal that you are going to enjoy later with complementary Minoan drinks! Fascinating details about what the Minoans had for dinner and the way of living, fresh local incredients and genuine hospitality make the perfect ancient cooking lesson in Kissamos area!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Professional guided tour to Polyrrhenia sleepy village
  • Professional guided tour to Kissamos archaeological museum
  • Informative archeaologist that will guide you to prepare your own Minoan lunch
  • Fresh local ingredients to use for your lesson
  • Handmade replicants of Minoan clay cookware
  • Complimentary drinks (wine, raki, beer)
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • All necessary transportation
  • Kissamos archaeological museum entrance fee
  • Snacks and drinks during guided tours
  • Anything not mentioned above
  1. 9:00 - 10:30 Meet your guide at Polyrrhenia

    Meet your guide for an informative guided tour to Polyrrhenia sleepy village. Lots of information about history and culture and amazing panoramic views of Kissamos gulf and town!

  2. 11:00 -12:00 Kissamos Archaeological Museum

    A guided tour to the archaeological museum of Kissamos follows. Pottery crafts and amazing mosaics are some of the artefacts displayed!

  3. 12:00 - 15:00 Minoan Cooking Lesson

    A Minoan cooking lesson follows. Replicate the way ancient Cretans cooked their meals in clay cookware, in an open fire! Enjoy your meal with complimentary drinks!

Detailed Pricing

From €320

*Price varies – depends on number of people. Price above is the minimum charge per tour, valid for 2 participants. Please let us know the number of participants and we will get back to you with detailed pricing.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included:
  • Professional guided tour to Polyrrhenia sleepy village
  • Professional guided tour to Kissamos archaeological museum
  • Informative archeaologist that will guide you to prepare your own Minoan lunch
  • Fresh local ingredients to use for your lesson
  • Handmade replicants of Minoan clay cookware
  • Complimentary drinks (wine, raki, beer)
Excluded:
  • All necessary transportation
  • Kissamos archaeological museum entrance fee
  • Snacks and drinks during guided tours
  • Anything not mentioned above