Dimitra was an engaging, enthusiastic and expert guide. She is extremely knowledgeable about Minoan heritage and shared that in an accessible and entertaining way.
The tour is split into two key parts; first at the Temple of Knossos where she was able to bring to life the history of the Temple and how it would have looked and operated during its heyday. She was clear and honest about the work that has been done to the Temple since it has been rediscovered and how successive owners have changed what we see today.
The second part was in Heraklion's Museum of Archeology and here her passion for and knowledge of the collection was obvious. She highlighted for us beautiful items which showed particular skill or ability in their creation; but also quirky, more offbeat items which told a story or highlighted an aspect of Minoan life. She also responded enthusiastically to questions, which often took us to specific items to illustrate her answers to our questions.
Overall this tour did exactly what we wanted and more - a thorough introduction to Crete and Minoan culture from a knowledgeable and entertaining guide. And in between the main points of the tour, Dimitra showed us other parts of Heraklion, and advised us on where to eat, and where to visit for the rest of our holiday.
Sep. 28, 2023