Guided tour

Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop

4.9 / 5

17 reviews

Activity provider: Eco Events

Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop

Activity provider: Eco Events

From US$ 81.38 per person

Discover the authentic corners of Rethymno's Old Town on this guided walking tour. Enjoy a Cretan breakfast in a quaint café, watch a phyllo handmade workshop, and eat a traditional meal in a garden.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Savor authentic flavors with a delicious Cretan breakfast and dinner
  • Experience Cretan life through quality food, wine, and discussions
  • Learn how to create paper-thin phyllo dough from a genuine master chef
  • Discover the old town's narrow streets and the stone built Venetian houses
  • Uncover how to taste honey, olive oil and raki like a local Cretan
Full description

Take your taste buds on a journey on this guided walking tour of Rethymno's Old Town. Eat like a local as you step into a local café for breakfast. Learn how to taste honey, olive oil and raki like a Cretan. Uncover the secrets to making paper-thin phyllo. Have a feast under a lemon tree. 

Start you tour at a Greek style kafeneio café in the heart of the city. Sit down in a square next to a running fountain and orange trees. Indulge in an authentic Cretan breakfast of a traditional Greek coffee or fresh juice and a handmade sfakianopita cheese pie coated with a layer of handmade jam.

During breakfast, discuss the historical sites on your tour, the local traditions and customs, and how all these are connected to Cretan gastronomy. Learn how to distinguishing between high and low quality honey, olive oil, and raki with a tasting experience.

Make your way to a 17th-century Venetian mansion house of Yorgos Hatziparaschos who has been making phyllo dough by hand for over 63 years.

Be memorized by how the simple ingredients of flour, water, and salt are masterfully worked into the thin dough used in Greek desserts like baklava.

Continue to a restaurant hidden in an Ottoman-style inner garden. Feast on Cretan meal under the lemon trees. Savor traditional dishes, cooked with fresh local ingredients and served in a stylish, modern way.

Reflect on how the past connects with modern Cretan life with your host. End your tour at your meeting point.

Includes
  • Walking tour
  • English or French-speaking guide
  • Coffee or juice
  • Traditional snacks
  • Full lunch or dinner
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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  • There is a vegetarian and non-vegetarian option for the full meal
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 17 reviews

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Our guide Kostos made the tour informative, fun, interesting and very enjoyable . His knowledge of local and country history, architecture and Greek mythology , traditions of Creten life, families / communities helped us appreciate and enjoy our time here all the more. The food was amazing , we will buy honey and olive oil with knowledge now and of course the sampling of local alcohol . We thoroughly recommend this tour to add depth and fun to your holiday in Rethymno . Brilliant fun

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November 22, 2022

Really enjoyable tour, relaxed as it's a small group. You get that local insider knowledge and see things you would otherwise miss. If you usually eat breakfast, do eat before you go as the first stop is a delicious pastry and a coffee, but it's a lot of walking on such a light snack. Lunch however, was amazing. The tour was a great introduction to the history of Crete and Rethymno, we returned at leisure to some of the places we had seen.

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July 16, 2022

Michael was our guide and he was awesome. He was so easy going, with a good sense of humor, and excellent sense of direction, navigating the winding alleys. He is very knowledgeable about Rethymno, Greek history, culture and gastronomy. He was so welcoming and did not rush us at all. I would highly recommend this tour!

June 21, 2022

Product ID: 412431