• Duration: 8 hours
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Description

This Private tour in Crete is a unique opportunity to feel the Cretan hospitality. You will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, to see kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinades, the smell of fresh bread from wood ovens, and tsikoudia flavor. 

You will visit the Lake of Kourna, where the landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. You will have memorable photos here. 

Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument.

Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites".

Itinerary

You will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, a journey back to time, the Venetians, the Ottoman aesthetics and the Cretan original pride. The town of Rethymnon was built according to the rules of Venetian architecture. You will admire the Turkish house and Many buildings with gothic features. Narrow alleys, kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinadas, smell of fresh bread from wood ovens and tsikoudia flavor. In other words, one of the latest authentic magical tour in Crete The old town of Rethymnon is one of the best-preserved towns of the Renaissance.

Next our stop will be at the Kournas Lake that is the ideal place for a daytrip nearby. Kourna Lake is lying in a small valley among mountains and high hills. Both the lake and its natural surroundings are very picturesque.The landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. We will enjoy our coffee break here and you will have memorable photos

Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument. Is the most sacred Cretan symbol for freedom. Built at 12th century, at an altitude of 500 meters, on a fertile plateau with olive groves, vineyards, pines, cypress and oak trees, The Arkadi Monastery has a unique natural beauty, a prestigious history, numerous legends deeply rooted in the time, heirlooms and thesaurus richness.

Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites". Being the most important center of ceramics industry in Crete this is the must-see. Margarites, is a village with Venetian roots, mentioned by sixteenth-century travelers. It is so beautiful to stroll around this very charming narrow streets of the villages, and visiting & enjoy the many of ceramics ateliers.

Pick up locations

What's included

Pick up & drop off from your cruise ship or hotel
Private transportation with English speaking driver
Licensed tour guide is optional after your choice
All taxes

What's excluded

Gratuities (optional)
Entry/Admission fee is not included

Important information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must not sit on laps
  • Free of charge / complimentary face masks and hand sanitizers
  • We pick you up form your hotel or Cruise Ship or Heraklion airport

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • SHORE EXCURSIONS
  • LUXURY AND SPECIAL OCCASIONS
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR

Guided Language

  • English

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