Private tour

From Rethymno: South Crete Private Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Your Cretan Local

From Rethymno: South Crete Private Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Your Cretan Local
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From US$ 122.35 per person

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Discover the natural beauty of Crete, as you explore Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Relax on the picturesque Kalypso beach and dine with a delicious, traditional lunch in Mariou Village.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Rethymno
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Relax in the mountainous village of Spili
  • Explore the Kourtaliotiko Gorge and listen to the bouncing wind
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Kalypso
  • Indulge with a fresh, local lunch
Full description
Start your day at the breathtaking Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Walk through the rising rock walls and admire the incredible natural scenery, before you reach the lonely chapel in Agios Nikolaos. Listen to the ethereal sound of the wind, created by its movement through the gorge. Reach the springs of Kourtaliotis, where you can purchase rare herbs, which only grow in the mountains, from the locals. Arrive at the exotic coastal resort of Kalypso, an old pirate shelter. Relax on Karavos beach, which has recently become a national park. Clamber across the towering rocks and dive into the turquoise water of the Libyan Sea. Travel to the village of Mariou and enjoy a delicious local lunch, complimented with their traditional drink, raki. Finish your adventure at the stunning village of Spili, carved into the heart of the mountains. Escape the sun as you relax under the trees and view the famous Lion Fountain. 
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Rethymno
  • Transport
  • Lunch, dessert, and coffee
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to bring a swimming costume, sunscreen, a towel, and a complete change of clothes
    • The complimentary drink of raki will only be available to guests over 18 years of age
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 21 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
      5/5

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    Wow..... where should I start?! From start to finish this tour was just beautiful, fun, relaxing and an experience in so many ways! Thank you Angi for making this experience a moment we will never forget. This tour takes you a little off the tourist traps to a Crete that locals appreciate. It doesn't matter whether it's coffee in Spili or a wonderfully authentic lunch in a village tavern that is almost exclusively frequented by locals! We drank water from a spring in a beautiful gorge and bathed in a secluded bay. It was just wonderful to talk to Angi about God and the world and to completely absorb the feeling for Crete.

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    May 23, 2022

    We had an unforgettable day with Angelina. She is very welcoming and we felt very comfortable. We also had great personal conversations and laughed a lot. She also gave us lots of tips on what to do on the island. We saw places we would never have found on our own. This excursion is definitely recommended if you want to spend a wonderful day in Crete. Thank you Angelina for the great experience!

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    May 10, 2022

    We had a great day with our “charming guide”. The places explored: gorges, beach, monastery, village of spili seduced us. We ate a delicious traditional meal in a tavern, not to mention the glass of raki. Thank you again for all the explanations about these beautiful places! We will return !

    May 7, 2022

    Product ID: 173988