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From Rethymno: Guided E-Bike Tour to Myli Gorge with Lunch

1. From Rethymno: Guided E-Bike Tour to Myli Gorge with Lunch

Discover the beauty surrounding Rethymno as you head uphill through picturesque olive groves and make the first stop at Halevi Monastery. See the church of Panagia with its flame-shaped windows and the ruin of the monastery building, which was recently renovated. Continue to the village of Chromonastiri and visit Villa Clodio where the Military Museum is housed. As you reach the Myli Gorge, a small oasis close to the city, set out on a short hike through a gorge with diverse flora and fauna and visit the abandoned village of Myli.  Stop and relax in the Cretan village of Roussospiti and be spoiled with a selection of traditional dishes from a family run taverna. Due to the elevated location you will have a breathtaking panoramic view over Rethymno and the Mediterranean coast. After lunch, ride to the monastery of Aghia Irini to talk to the nuns there and learn more about the history of this place before slowly starting your way back.

Breakfast With The Nuns Shared Wine Tour

2. Breakfast With The Nuns Shared Wine Tour

The tour’s first stop is the historic Holy Monastery of St. Irene, located on the north side of the foot of mount Vrisinas, on top of a rocky hill. After taking in the astounding panoramic view on the coast of Rethymno, you will be served a delicious traditional Cretan breakfast the nuns will prepare especially for you. All the products are fresh from the day and come from the monastery itself or from neighbouring farms and bakeries. The nuns will then take you on a guided tour around their home, the chapels, the loom and the workshops where they create icons and clothing. You will then be in for a picturesque drive to the family owned Kourkoulou Winery (winery visited depends on availability), where you will learn about viticulture and the winemaking process. Get to taste 5 of their amazing wines, paired with homemade olive oil, rusks and typical Cretan cheese and spinach pies.

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Highly recommend this e-bike tour! Michalis and Lena were very friendly and Michalis was a fantastic guide. He was very knowledgeable and shared just the right amount/depth of interesting information. The tour was very well-paced with a mix of stops: a couple of monasteries, the military museum, a hike through the stunning Myli Gorge, a viewpoint, and lunch (which was one of the best meal experiences of my life between the beautiful view and delicious food). We don't bicycle often but the motor made the hills extremely easy and the views throughout were incredibly beautiful!

Amazing day! Michalis was an incredible host with so much passion and tons of information! We learned so much every pedal of the way! Incredible scenery and picturesque stops. Lunch was wonderful and the bikes were manageable and made the hills very easy. Couldn’t believe just how high we went! Great tour made extra special by a knowledgeable and extremely personable host! Highly recommend!!

We were a group of 4 couples who are very glad we chose this Ebike excursion. The bikes were well maintained and made the steep hills easy to manage. The places we stopped were fun and interesting. The scenery was beyond beautiful and lunch was great! Michael is a well informed, charismatic guide who made the experience even more fun. We all highly recommend this exceptionally fun day!

This tour was wonderful! We learned so much about the history of the area and Cretan culture. The biking was easy and felt safe. The food was delicious and the landscapes were beautiful. I really can’t say enough good things about it!

Wonderful experience for my husband and daughter .