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From Rethymno: Spili, Agia Galini, and Matala Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From Rethymno: Spili, Agia Galini, and Matala Tour

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
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See the artificial Minoan caves of Agia Galini and relax on a beautiful beach in Matala on a full-day trip by bus from Rethymno. Browse the souvenir stores of the mountain village of Spili and more.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel in Rethymno.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the resort gem of Agia Galini on the south coast of Crete
  • Explore the artificial caves of Matala and get some time to relax on the beach
  • See the lion-head fountains of the traditional village of Spili
Full description

Embark on a group tour from Rethymno to visit the charming ancient villages of Crete. Visit the quaint village of Spoli and discover the caves of Agia Galini, and the sandy beach of Matala, with plenty of time to explore on your own.

Start with pickup from your hotel by air-conditioned bus, then make your first stop at the village of Spili for 1 hour of free time. Walk the cobbled streets of a village with its well-known lion-head fountains. Browse the many stores and shopfronts selling traditional Cretan products.

The next stop is at the amphitheatrically built village of Agia Galini. Here will have 2 hours to explore the village. Admire the views of small, traditional houses and the harbor, the perfect place to take a break for a coffee break.

Continue next to Matala where you will have 3 hours of free time to enjoy the golden sandy beach. After some time sunbathing on the shore, the bus will then take you back to your hotel.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off from specific points near your hotel
  • Transportation by air-conditioned bus
  • Tour leader
  • Entry tickets
  • Lunch and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Cash

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  • Pickup is done from specific points near your hotel. After booking, you will receive personalized pickup information in a separate email (check your spam folder too)
  • Infant seats are available on the bus on request
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 103 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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The places were beautiful and you could stroll and stroll through the villages. The city of Matala with its beach was very special. During the trip you will learn a lot of history about the places and Crete in general. Our guide Andreas accompanied the tour perfectly and was super friendly.

July 19, 2022

Although there is no availability of tours in Italian, the various companions know a minimum of Italian vocabulary, which was necessary to make my mother understand something, who unfortunately speaks neither English nor German. In any case, the availability, friendliness and kindness of the staff is immense! Matala is a beautiful beach, although I must say that Agia Galini is really worth the whole visit, both for the pretty town and for the colors of its splendid sea. I don't recommend cave climbing in Matala very much, as I find them really unsafe.

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June 21, 2022

The best tour in 2021! Pickup in time, stops well organized,enough time everywhere, lovely stories about Crete from the guide, perfect little tips about where to go, what to photograph.. excellent german and english, genuine love for Crete, quite excellent skills in communication, a long with very scenic places in south crete, driving through magnificent Mountains. Love it and recommend!

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September 27, 2021

Product ID: 146592