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Crete: Margarites, Rethymnon, Argyroupoli Full-Day Tour

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Activity provider: Cretanholidays

Crete: Margarites, Rethymnon, Argyroupoli Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 58.15 per person

Explore the west of Crete and let yourself be enchanted by many places off the beaten tourist path on this full-day of the island. Admire the Venetian fortress and Turkish minarets, and learn more about the history of Crete.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Hotel pick-up in Agia Pelagia, Ammouda, Kokkini Chani, Kerteros, Gouves, Gournes, Anissaras, Analipsis, Chersonissos, Malia, Stalida


  • Drive along the scenic country roads to the west of Crete and explore the picturesque pottery village of Margarites
  • Immerse yourself in the history of Crete and learn more about the Venetian fortress and the minarets from Turkish times
  • Discover the traces of the Roman era in Argyroupoli and enjoy a coffee in the shade of huge sycamore trees
Full description
Visit the famous pottery village of Margarites in western Crete. This important center of regional pottery invites you to explore its narrow streets and hidden cafes. Enjoy the wonderful view and the harmonious coexistence of old and new. Visit the fascinating city of Rethymnon, which has maintained its unique flair. The Venetian fortress is particularly impressive as well as the so-called “Fortezza” at the city harbor, and the minarets from the Turkish era. Stroll through the city center and soak up the special atmosphere. Finally, visit Argyroupoli with its beautiful waterfalls. Enjoy a coffee in the shade of the imposing sycamore trees and learn more about the former ancient city of Lappa, which, according to myth, was created by Agamemnon. Admire a mosaic from the Roman period and see an existing Venetian portal with the inscription “All things of this world are smoke and shadows”.
  • Bus transfer
  • Tour guide
  • Food
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you wear sturdy footwear and bring a camera.
  • The tour is not suitable or only partially suitable for people with physical disabilities.
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based on 2 reviews

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The pick-up near the hotel went smoothly. Our tour guide provided us with a lot of humor and exciting information all along the bus route. We were given enough time to explore the area. We were recommended restaurants and shown small, regional shops. The trip was definitely worth it, as we could see corners of Crete that we would not have visited on our own! Definitely recommended to anyone who likes to take beautiful pictures, buy unique souvenirs and learn something about Crete! Then we were released directly in front of the hotel. Great work and thanks for the unique trip!

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July 17, 2019

In Margarites, the pottery demonstration was very interesting and nice, I really liked it. In Rethymno you enjoyed yourself and in Argiroupouli you did a little run was ok.

September 17, 2019

Product ID: 55981