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From Rethymno: Explore the Real Crete in a Small Group

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Take a break from the beach and discover the more authentic side to Crete on a small group tour of the small villages and rural landscapes. Visit an old olive oil mill, see the island's oldest monastery and learn more about ancient Eleftherna.
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  • Explore the village of Margarites and admire the local pottery
  • Discover the magnificent Melidoni Cave
  • Visit the new museum at Eleftherna and the Arkadi Monastery
  • Enjoy lunch at a family-run tavern and listen to live music typical of Crete
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Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in the Rethymno area, and then explore the traditional lifestyle and historical legacy of Crete in a small group.

Learn the Neolithic history of the Melidoni Cave and discover the pottery traditions of the village of Margarites. Continue to the Museum of Ancient Eleftherna, where artifacts found in the nearby archaeological site of Eleutherna and the necropolis of Orthi Petra are on display.

Discover the oldest monastery in Crete at the 16th-century Arkadi Monastery, and then go to the village of Apostoli to visit an old olive oil factory. Enjoy lunch in a traditional tavern and listen to the beautiful sound of live folk music before making your way to St. Antonios Gorge. Stop at the Fragma Potamon dam before making your way back to Rethymno.
  • Transportation by minibus
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Local guide
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees
  • Lunch and drinks

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What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Oversize luggage
  • Smoking
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• You will be notified by email about your pick-up details. Please check your spam folder
• This is a small group of no more than 20 people
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From US$ 60.84 US$ 48.67 per person

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Product ID: 134412