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From Agia Galini/Matala: Islands Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

1. From Agia Galini/Matala: Islands Boat Cruise with Swim Stops

The delightful journey commences in the scenic village of Agia Galini. A boat sets sail into the Libyan Sea, making its way towards the two petite islands situated approximately 12 kilometers south of Agia Galini, also known as "Paximadia." The locals have endearingly nicknamed them the "little elephant" due to their resemblance to a swimming elephant when viewed from a distance and at a particular angle. Although the islands do not have any human settlements, many visitors to the southern coast are unaware that, apart from cliffs and barren land, they also boast magnificent beaches that tempt you to take a dip and go snorkeling in the crystal-clear waters. If you're fortunate enough, you might catch sight of dolphins or the famous turtle, Karetta-Karetta, during the voyage. Once the boat reaches a charming cove for swimming, and you've refreshed yourself in the chilly water, the crew will prepare a delicious lunch for you. Hop aboard and feel the refreshing breeze brush against your face as you sail!

From Agia Galini/Matala: Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour

2. From Agia Galini/Matala: Samaria Gorge Hiking Tour

Drive along the coastline to Chania, then travel up to the Omalos plateau in the White Mountains. From there, embark on a trek into the Samaria Gorge, which is 18 km long, 3-150 meters wide, and up to 700 meters deep. The Samaria National Park is a significant natural reserve that showcases a range of natural wonders, including wildflowers, century-old trees, rock formations, and crystal-clear springs. The hike begins at an altitude of 1200 m on the Omalos plateau and takes around 4-6 hours. You'll pass through the longest gorge in Europe, which features breathtaking beauty and diverse scenery. The narrowest part of the gorge is only 3 meters wide, and the rock walls soar steeply by 350 meters at this point. Please note that the path through the gorge is rugged, rocky, and uneven, making it unsuitable for unfit individuals or clients with heart problems, high blood pressure, or pregnancy. Throughout the journey, there are numerous rest stops where you can find restrooms and drinking water. In the afternoon, you'll arrive at the charming fishing village of Agia Roumeli on the Libyan Sea, where you can relax in the taverns or swim in the crystal-clear, turquoise sea after the hike. Later in the day, you'll take a one-hour boat ride from Agia Roumeli to Chora Sfakion, passing the magnificent rocks of the southern coast of Crete, where our bus will be waiting to transport you back home.

From Agia Galini/Matala: Rethymnon City Tour

3. From Agia Galini/Matala: Rethymnon City Tour

Discover the enchanting town of Rethymnon, hailed as one of Greece's most beautiful destinations. Meander through the town's winding alleys and colorful streets in the old town, where you can find an array of delicious restaurants and cafes. Take a walk through Rethymnon's storied history by visiting its well-preserved Venetian and Ottoman-era landmarks. You can't miss the Venetian Fortezza, a fortress built in the 16th century to defend against the Turks. Check out the Rimondi Fountain, built in 1626 by the Venetian governor Rimondi to provide drinking water. Take your time exploring the city's charms, and unwind with a refreshing swim at the beach. Rethymnon is a city that's just waiting to be discovered!

Sailing South Crete

4. Sailing South Crete

Southern Crete is a natural beauty which begs to be explored, while the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful remains. Come with us on a day trip with no planned destinations and let us explore together the hidden gems of this magnificent part of Crete! Our crew will meet you at Agia Galini port and welcome you on board, where you will be given a briefing about safety and boat handling. We set our sails to the unexplored beaches of South Crete. We arrive at the beach of our choice. We drop our anchor and you will have free time for swimming, snorkelling, enjoying the sun and nature. We carefully approach the coves that are surrounded by the protected wildlife. Our team will tell you everything about the history and the myths of the places we will visit while a delicious meal from fresh and local organic ingredients is being prepared. After your lunch and perhaps after a quick dive, we will set our sails again to return back to Agia Galini port. We only wish to see the dolphins on the way back! Places of interest: Agios Georgios, Agios Pavlos, Triopetra, Preveli, Komos Beach, Matala, Kokkini Ammos (Red Beach), Vathi Beach, Akra Lithino, Martsalo, Agiofarago, Kaloi Limenes. **Please note that the itinerary might change due to the weather condition and the duration of the trip!

Agia Galini/Matala: Imbros Gorge & Frangokastelo Day Tour

5. Agia Galini/Matala: Imbros Gorge & Frangokastelo Day Tour

Explore the breathtaking Imbros Gorge, located 780m above sea level and adjacent to the famous Samaria Gorge. Immerse yourself in the stunning natural surroundings adorned with cypresses and shrubs. This 8km-long gorge can be easily walked through in just 2-2.5 hours, and at one point, it becomes so narrow that you can touch the walls with outstretched arms. As you wind through the gorge, hear the dramatic story of the 1867 Turkish occupation, where women and children tragically lost their lives while fleeing from the Turks. The journey concludes with a relaxing stop at the village of Frangokastello for a refreshing dip. At the end of the activity, you will be dropped off at your hotel, or a central location to continue your adventure. Don't miss this unforgettable opportunity to experience the beauty and history of the Imbros Gorge.

South Trip: Explore Faistos, Ag. Galini, Matala, Spili

6. South Trip: Explore Faistos, Ag. Galini, Matala, Spili

South trip is an interesting trip while you see a lot of villages like Agia Galini, Matala and Spili. Agia Galini is a large village with nice beaches, bars and restaurants. Matala is next a very interesting and beautiful village with artificial caves, it was a fishing village and it was full of hippies, with clear waters flower drawings everywhere and quotes around the village. You can enjoy the fresh food while watching the caves. The last station is Spili where you can enjoy the cooling shady plateias and running waters. The whole trip takes 10 hours it starts at 8 in the morning and the come back is at 6 in the afternoon.

South Crete: Sailing full day trip with lunch

7. South Crete: Sailing full day trip with lunch

Step into an extraordinary journey right from your doorstep. Our team ensures a seamless start as we whisk you to Agia Galini port. Aboard our sailing yacht, soak in safety briefings before we set sail. Glide through azure waters, exploring Agios Georgios, Preveli, Matala, and more. Indulge in a lavish Cretan lunch, swim in crystalline waters, and bask in the Mediterranean sun. Return to Agia Galini with cherished memories of this exceptional voyage. Join us for an unforgettable blend of sailing, scenery, cuisine, and tranquility.

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What people are saying about Agia Galini

The coach picked us up at the pick-up point on time. The tour guide told a lot about Crete and made the bus ride entertaining. In addition, the tour guide made sure that everyone survived the hike safely and was considerate - this was also shown by the generous timing, which enabled us to take several short breaks. The beach, for which we were given enough time (1:45 h), was the highlight of the trip. On the way back, the tour guide made sure that the people from the south coast got an extra break. All in all, a very recommendable excursion, which you can also do if you are not in good physical condition. Note: €2.50 is charged for access to the gorge.

I had an amazing day full of happiness and highly recommend the tour. The departure was 45 minutes late, but the experience was great. An hour on a boat with about 15 people and then a few hours in a beautiful bay enjoying the beautiful water, the idyll and tranquility, and eating delicious BBQ. I would do this trip again anytime. The boat crew was also in a great mood!

Everything fine! The meeting point was clear, the food was very good and the bays that were visited (especially the second one, which was spontaneously visited) were really nice! Crystal clear water!

Everything perfect! Good food, nice tour and great stops. You just shouldn't be seasick ;).

great day trip punctual pickup at the meeting point. About 4.5 hours stay in Rethymno