Welcome to Thrapsano

From Iraklio, Thrapsano is best reached via the Knossos road, turning off at the village of Agios Paraskies, near Peza.

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$675.15 Cultural & Theme Tours

Exploring Heraklion and its Villages

Ever felt you wanted to get away from crowds and blaze your own trail? This is your chance to enjoy the many sights, tastes, and aromas of Crete on your own terms! Take advantage of our personalized tour service and get ready for a full-day or half-day private tour that will take you from one sight to the next, from breathtaking views to traditional villages to the secret villages of Heraklion – each one chosen by you! Are you into wine culture, archaeological sites, traditional Greek cooking lessons, unique beaches, or Mediterranean gastronomy? The Exploring Heraklion Private Tour will allow you to see the things you choose at your own pace.Heraklion Majesty – Sample itinerary Heraklion is the administrative center of Crete, the heart of wine and olive production, and the seat of the ancient Minoan civilization, one of the first in the world. The tour will kick off with a visit at the traditional village of Archanes, nested in the middle of the Cretan wine country, with a history going back 5,000 years.  In the village of Thrapsano we’ll learn how Cretans have evolved the art of pottery over the centuries.You can have lunch in any number of amazing (and delicious!) choices in the villages we pass along the way, at your own expense.The itinerary can be tailored or even changed outright according to your preferences. Book your tour today and experience a Crete you never knew existed!

$250.92 Private & Custom Tours

KNOSSOS WINE & POTTERY TOUR TOUR up to 4 to 15 customers

Tour at Knossos, winery at Peza, pottery village "Thrapsano", Hersonissos. • KNOSSOS (is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and is considered Europe's oldest city) Knossos (also Cnossos, both pronounced /(kə)ˈnɒsɒs, -səs/; Greek: Κνωσός, Knōsós [knoˈsos]) is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city.Settled as early as the Neolithic period, the name Knossos survives from ancient Greek references to the major city of Crete. The palace of Knossos eventually became the ceremonial and political centre of the Minoan civilization and culture. The palace was abandoned at some unknown time at the end of the Late Bronze Age, c. 1380–1100 BC. The reason why is unknown, but one of the many disasters that befell the palace is generally put forward.In the first palace period around 2000 BC the urban area reached a size of up to 18,000 people.In its peak the palace and surrounding city boasted a population of 100,000 people shortly after 1700 BC. • WINERY (IN PEZA “Milliarakis” ) • POTERY VILLAGE “THRAPSANO” (Thrapsano is identified with pottery and particularly with the manufacture of “pitharia”, as its residents are considered descendants of the Minoan potters)  • HERSONISSOS (The seaside resort of Hersonissos is officially the Port of Hersonissos in distinction to the village of Upper Hersonissos further inland) andy, peaceful beaches and ancient ruins beckon travelers to Chersonisos, a one-time Roman port on the island of Crete. This is a family-friendly place, with plenty of activities for kids. The Lychnostatis Open Air Museum gives you the chance to explore the trades and lifestyles of early islanders. Exhibits include a herbarium, olive oil and wine presses and workshops on ceramics, shoe making and weaving. The aquarium showcases local sea creatures, as do the town's many traditional cafes, though in a completely different (and more delicious) manner. All the tours are flexible on your needs.*There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide