Culture Walking Tour | The Hunt of the 12 Gods!

Hidden treasure hunt in the city of Heraklion!

Exploration welcomes spring with family explorations in the city! Children and parents walk the streets of the city of Heraklion, explore, play and discover its history and culture!

Our cultural thematic routes are specifically designed educational programs that take place outdoors, in monuments, natural landscapes and sites of cultural interest, with the intent of familiarizing visitors with our city’s heritage. We read maps and old stories, explore monuments and public buildings, solve puzzles and decipher secrets. Walking on the streets, we explore along with families the history of the city of Heraklion. We discover its natural and cultural heritage and meet people of the past and the present.

This month we follow the God of Gods on a hidden treasure hunt in the city of Heraklion!

The king of the Gods, the almighty Zeus, travels to the island of Crete! The reason; But ... because all the Gods from Olympus were just… lost! A strong south wind blew on the Mountain Olympus and since then all the thrones have been left empty. Where is the goddess Athena now? Where has Hephaestus drilled? In which Cretan waters is Poseidon swimming?

Parents and children take part in a hidden treasure hunt in the city of Heraklion. With the help of Zeus, they solve puzzles, explore monuments and discover the 12 Gods of Olympus. Among them is the Pandora's box. Will it really help them in this crazy search? Twelve gods are waiting for you hidden in twelve places in the city of Heraklion!

The cultural route "The hunt for the 12 Gods" is especially designed for parents with children of school age (from 4 years and older). The route will take place on Saturday 02nd, 09th and 16th March (10.00am – 12.00am) starting at Liberty Square.

For more information and reservations, please contact with the ECM Education Department here.