marilina paters Private tour guide in Heraklion - Greece

marilina paters

Guide profile:

My name is Marilina Paters and I was born on the island of Crete, Greece. I am an official Licensed Tourist Guide working on Crete, Holding a PGC in Prehellenic Religion and Arts- Mythology and a Performer.

For fifteen years I have been working as an official licensed guide, having guided on Crete and on other Greek islands, on the mainland Greece in the most important archaeological sites, in North Greece, in Peloponnese and in the country's most important archaeological museums.

Crete and its unique archaeological sites, historic monuments, traditional villages and picturesque towns, beautiful nature and ancient arts has always fascinated me. The island where European culture and history started is indeed the place where I allways enjoy living in and sharing with my guests. The archaeological treasures of my island are so many and so very connected with ancient myths. I invite you to reveal and enjoy their beauty in one of my guided tours.

Another big part of myself has always been dedicated to the Arts. I consider the Arts an undivided part of my country's culture and I suggest the experiential exploration of several Ancient Greek Arts in my itinereries such as Music, Theater, Dance, Pottery making etc through experiential sessions.

One more important component in my tours is the living tradition of my island, the traditional areas of Crete. I suggest the exploration of really authentic parts of Crete where you can experience our old, time honored customs and traditions and go deeper into the Cretan living. Several Events of Agriculture are also embodied in my itineraries which will make your experience really interactive.

If you are looking for Alternative, Artistic, Experiental and Tailor-made ways to visit Crete based on the combination on History, Archaeology, Culture, Tradition, Nature and Experiental Arts you are wellcome in one of my private tours!

Recent reviews of this tour guide:

5 stars Marcus B.

I would highly recommend Marilina as a guide. She readily tailored a tour to our interests and organized a day for us that was mixed with archeological and cultural touring. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Greece. Her knowledge of Greek and Cretan history is extensive and her commentary brought the ruins of Knossos to life. But we also appreciated that she took us to small villages away from the tourist traffic where we could experience modern day Cretan culture and food.

Tour guide services/sample itinerary:

Tailor-made private tours focusing on History, Archaeology, Culture, Tradition, Nature and Experiental ancient Arts

- Knossos Palace and Heraklion sightseeing walking tour

- Knossos Palace and Museum Experiential: Knossos Palace, Archaeological Museum of Heraklion, Heraklion sightseeing walking tour, Lunch break inside the Market Street and afternoon Interactive Art Session: The ancient Greek Music in theory and practice

- History Tradition and Folk Arts: A day in a typical Cretan village visiting local workshops of sheep bells making, cheese making, basket weaving, honey processing and production and the Folk art Museum of the village. Experiental cooking session and lunch break at a local restaurant, Experiential Cretan dance Session

- South Crete magic: Phaistos Palace- Ag Triada Royal Villa- Roman Gortys- Matala

- Artistic and Spiritual Crete: Archaeological Museum of Heraklion Art tour- Juktas Hill and its sacred sites- Archanes Neoclassical town- experiential Wine making in a traditional village

- Venetian and Ottoman Sites of Crete: West Crete: Rethimnon- Arkadi- Chania and East Crete: Spinalonga island and the town of St. Nicolas

- Minoan East Crete: Gournia Minoan idustrial area and arts center- Minoan Ritual Dance session in theory and practice by the sacred Olive tree of Kavousi, a 3250 years old natural monument- visit Mochlos island excavations conducted by the American Archaeological school and Lunch break

Transportation by tour guide:

Yes, transportation can be arranged upon request.

Private sightseeing & group tours offered by this guide:

Be a Cretan for a Day! Shore Excursion Price Per Group 640.00 Euro
Central Crete History and Hiking 2 Day Tour Price Per Group 540.00 Euro
Heraklion & Knossos Palace Tailored Experience Price Per Group 430.00 Euro
Historic and Traditional Crete- Private Taxi Tour Price Per Group 500.00 Euro
Knossos - Archaeology Museum - Sightseeing Tour Price Per Group 320.00 Euro
Knossos Palace - Music Interactive Shore Excursion Price Per Group 440.00 Euro
Knossos Palace and the town of Heraklion Price Per Group 200.00 Euro
Knossos Palace Tour Price Per Group 150.00 Euro
Phaistos Palace- Ag Triada- Roman Gortys- Matala Price Per Group 580.00 Euro
The Mysteries of the Cretan Born Zeus Price Per Group 650.00 Euro

Tour guide interests:

Archaeology, Mythology, Dance, Theater, Music, Travelling, Reading

Reviews of this tour – by clients who booked!

5 stars Marcus B. 16 Sep 2015

I would highly recommend Marilina as a guide. She readily tailored a tour to our interests and organized a day for us that was mixed with archeological and cultural touring. It was one of the highlights of our trip to Greece. Her knowledge of Greek and Cretan history is extensive and her commentary brought the ruins of Knossos to life. But we also appreciated that she took us to small villages away from the tourist traffic where we could experience modern day Cretan culture and food.

4 stars Darlene A. 06 Nov 2016

Very knowledgeable guide, lack of communication between us of which port we were at. Otherwise, good day.

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