Rethymno
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  • Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    1. Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    Hop in a 4x4 vehicle for a full-day safari adventure, where you will learn about Cretan traditions and indulge in delicious food. Visit an old village with a Byzantine Church, a café with traditional Cretan products like herbs, raki and honey, historical museums, a secluded beach, a family winery and an olive oil factory. Climb to an altitude of 1,200 meters, where you will experience the quietness of the White Mountains and Cretan dances in a fascinating landscape. If you’re lucky, vultures will take your breath away with their imposing appearance. Find an old castle connected to a myth, swim in the pristine waters of the South Cretan Sea and taste traditional dishes from a family tavern. Learn how wine, raki, ouzo and olive oil are made in Crete, including ways to distinguish grades of olive oil.

    The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

  • From Rethymno: Winery Tour & Cretan Folk Show with Dinner

    2. From Rethymno: Winery Tour & Cretan Folk Show with Dinner

    Enjoy a fun introduction to Cretan culture on this evening tour. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting session. Continue to a traditional village to enjoy live Cretan music and dance. Sip Greek wine and feast on typical island dishes for dinner. Depart from Rethymno at 6:30 PM with a convenient pickup service near the hotel. Settle in on your comfortable ride and be driven for 30 minutes to a family-run winery near Rethymnon. Learn the process of wine production from expert winemakers. Then, taste 3 different kinds of wine. Pair white, rosé, and red wine with local cheese. Let the entertainment begin with an evening of Cretan folklore performances. Reach your dinner venue at 8:30 PM and unwind for a traditional Greek night in a charming taverna. Enjoy a Cretan dance show along with a traditional Cretan music group till 11 PM. After relaxing to dances and songs of Crete over dinner,...

  • Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

    3. Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

    Create lasting memories in Crete as you enjoy an olive oil tasting experience under the shade of olive trees. This entire experience will be enjoyed in the middle of a 2,000-year-old monumental olive grove. Discover the history, culture, and Cretan civilization of olive oil throughout the centuries. During your walk around the peaceful olive groves such as the holy Gethsemane Garden, you will discover the beauty of the Cretan landscape as well as the myths, flavors, and aromas of olive oil. The activity includes an olive oil tasting of 4 different olive oils at a tasting table in the shade of some olive trees. During the tasting you will be pairing food with more types of olive oil, and you will receive tips on how taste, preserve, choose, cook, and fry olive oil. You'll also receive more information about harvesting and olive oil extraction.

    This was an amazing experience. Aspassia, our hostess, was a delightful, friendly and experienced lady. She explained all about the different kinds of olive oil and had us sample a few. This was then followed by wonderful Cretan plates to sample with the different oils. We went back home to check all the information on our current olive oil bottles :) I would definitely recommend this activity to anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxing afternoon in an olive grove.

  • Rethymno: Private Cretan Food, Drinks & Sights Tour

    4. Rethymno: Private Cretan Food, Drinks & Sights Tour

    Explore Rethymno like a local, hearing stories, visiting classic sights, and tasting traditional Cretan food and drinks on a private guided tour. Start your tour with a freshly-brewed Greek coffee in a local kafeneion, or Greek café, mingling with locals and learning how conquerors from East and West influenced Crete's culinary diet. If you're feeling curious, find out what your future holds by reading your Greek coffee cup — a centuries-old tradition. Then, stroll through Rethymno's windy streets through Sabbionara to the cobblestone labyrinth of the old Ottoman district. You'll pass by impressive mansions with unique door frames and external decorations, so make sure to keep your eyes peeled. Learn about how the Venetians also conquered the city, and as you walk along you'll discover the different layers of the city's rich history. See mosques, Catholic churches, and temples dotted ...

  • Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    5. Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    This tour is for those who would like to get to know Cretan culture and traditions while enjoying a four-hour off-road excursion. You will visit a modern olive mill, so that you can see how olive oil is produced, and you can also enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the oils. After this, you will explore some myths and stories hidden in the stones of an early Christian church which was used as a hiding place by people who were evicted by the Turks. You also learn about the history of a 400-year-old tower which was built by the most fearsome Turkish Janissary and is still almost intact to this day. After that you will climb 1000 metres above sea-level on an off-road route. You will travel through the Lefka Ori woods and you will be stunned by the panoramic views from the trail. Later, you will meet a shepherd who will show you how Cretan cheeses are made and you can try some of the c...

  • Rethymno: Wine Tasting at The Cretan House of Wine

    6. Rethymno: Wine Tasting at The Cretan House of Wine

    Sample native varieties of Cretan wine at the Cretan House of Wine. Discover delicious flavor and delicate aromas within every glass. Get to know different grape varieties by tasting various vintages. Learn about the characteristics of the region and the personal touches of the winemakers. First, experience the uniqueness of Cretan wines with a tasting of 11 different wines (each of 75ml per glass): White Wines: Vilana, Vidiano, Thrapsathiri, Plito, Dafni, Moschato Spinas, Malavazia Di Candia Aromatica Red Wines: Liatiko, Kotsifali, Mantilari Sweet Wine: Naturally sweet wine of biological agriculture from Liatiko Then, savor a pairing of traditional food with wine, including dishes such as: Apaki: Pieces of smoked pork Dakos: Rusk with tomato and white cheese Tigania: Pork with Cretan herbs fried to olive oil Dolmadakia: Vine leaves stuffed with rice Kalitsounakia: Traditional herb pie...

    We booked this for our guests that flew to Rethymno just for our wedding. For the 7 of us we booked the 11 wine tasting and finger foods. The wine, the wine expert and the finger foods were fantastic. The only downside was us having hangovers from our wedding the day before. We went to House Of Wine on 5th October. We would definitely return. Highly recommended. But be warned you have a glass of wine each tasting not a shot then spit it out!!

  • Rethymno: Gourmet Walking Tour by Night

    7. Rethymno: Gourmet Walking Tour by Night

    With a local by your side, wander around the old town of Rethymnon and discover the unique culinary treasures of the region. During this four-hour Cretan private walking tour, you’ll be introduced to the best flavors, tastes, and wines that Rethymnon has to offer. Start by meandering along alleys and back streets of Rethymnon’s oldest neighborhoods, while listening to “spicy” local stories and food traditions. Before kicking off your culinary delights, stop at a local kafenion for freshly brewed Greek coffee. Learn about coffee tradition in Greece as you see it brewed the traditional way on sand. Continue through the labyrinth streets of the old town. Visit a 100-year-old bakery where you’ll sample yummy Kalitsounia, filled with cheese and spinach, fennel, or wild local greens. Stop at one of Rethymnon’s most unique cellars where you’ll participate in an exceptional wine and food t...

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What people are saying about Rethymno

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

This was an amazing experience. Aspassia, our hostess, was a delightful, friendly and experienced lady. She explained all about the different kinds of olive oil and had us sample a few. This was then followed by wonderful Cretan plates to sample with the different oils. We went back home to check all the information on our current olive oil bottles :) I would definitely recommend this activity to anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxing afternoon in an olive grove.

The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

Great excursion and very experienced driver. You get a chance to see places you wouldn’t see otherwise here on Crete. Highly recommended!

was great , our driver was so friendly , he even explain the way family live in their , food was so yummy

Such a beautiful setting and loved learning & tasting different olive oils.