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.
What to Expect
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”.
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.