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Gerani, Rethymno

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From Rethymno: Spili, Agia Galini, and Matala Tour

1. From Rethymno: Spili, Agia Galini, and Matala Tour

For this excursion, you will be picked up from your hotel area by our airconditioned bus. The first stop is at the Spili village. You will have a chance to see a 100% traditional village with its well know lion-head fountains in the middle of the village. Walking along its cobbled streets you can explore the tourist shops which are full of traditional Cretan products. The next stop is at Matala where you will have 2,5 hour of free time to enjoy the golden sandy beach. Matala is not only known for its beautiful beaches but also for its artificially carved caves that date all the way back to the Minoan period. These same caves were later occupied by a hippy commune in the late 6 0’s and 7 0’s. Many musicians have composed song about the beauty of Matala including Bob Dylan and Cat Stevens. The next stop is at the amphitheatrically built village of Agia Galini. Here will have 1,5 hours to explore the village. The small, traditional houses and the harbor make the perfect match for a coffee οr lunch break. The bus will then take you back to your hotel ending this amazing excursion.

Rethymno: Mini Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stop

2. Rethymno: Mini Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stop

Embark on a delightful 3-hour cruise along the tranquil east coast, where we'll unveil the rugged pirate caves and the awe-inspiring "Camarola" arch, shaped by the relentless sea. Dive into the crystal-clear blue waters for a rejuvenating 30-minute swim directly from the boat. As we journey back to Rethymnon port, witness the grandeur of the Venetian fortress, "Fortezza," and glide through the picturesque Venetian Port, adorned with timeless beauty. Experience nature's wonders and historical charm on this unforgettable voyage.

From Rethymno: Arkadi- Margarites - Melidoni Cave - Axos

3. From Rethymno: Arkadi- Margarites - Melidoni Cave - Axos

After you will be picked off in the morning from your hotel in Rethymnon, this unique village tour begins from Arkadi. There you will visit the historic Arkadi Monastery, renowned for its pivotal role in the resistance against the Turks. You will learn a lot about local history from the icons and the weapons there. After this enriching visit, you will enjoy a majestic route towards Eleutherna where you will stop to glaze the landscape and enjoy the view. The next station will be the village of Margarites, in which you can learn about the art of pottery and create your own ceramic in their local pottery workshop. The tradition of pottery goes back many generations in this village and the ladies there will be more than happy to initiate you to the Cretan pottery art. Afterwards, you will be heading to Melidoni cave, also called “Gerodospilios,” which is a historic cave filled with stalactites and stalagmites. This 220-meter altitude cave was a place of worship for Talos the bronze giant guardian of Crete who protected the island of Crete from enemies. You will have an hour to explore the cave. Before heading back to Rethymnon, you will stop at Axos Village, where you will have the chance to experience firsthand the production process of fresh cheese. Along with the local people you can take part in the milking process, witness the production of local cheese pies and cheese and of course taste the fresh traditional handmade snacks. After the relaxed time for snacks and resting you are ready to depart and get dropped off at your hotel in Rethymnon, with a full experience of Crete's history, art and flavors.

Lake Kournas - Chania city - Souda Bay Tour

4. Lake Kournas - Chania city - Souda Bay Tour

Explore the picturesque city of Chania, the freshwater of Lake Kournas and your boat trip from Souda bay, on this day trip from Rethymno. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and the scenic journey to Lake Kournas. Once there, explore the lake or tuck into a delicious meal at a local taverna. Enjoy the relaxing views beneath looming mountains. Look out too for the local wildlife - moorhens, eels, and turtles are among the permanent residents of this friendly wetland. Then, head for Chania, the charming city perched on Crete's north west coast. Admire the lively port of the Old Venetian Harbour and its imposing lighthouse. Stroll the atmospheric narrow streets of the city, filled with shops, churches and tavernas. Pick up some traditional local products like cheese or pastries at the municipal market. Shop for leather goods and souvenirs at the famous Halidon Street. After your free time thereyou are off for Souda bay where your boat will be waiting for you. Experience a relaxed and refresing round, where you will be provided with masks and you will be free to snorkel into the blue sea. Arrive at marathi beach and enjoy your bath and sunbath there. Take pleasure in being out in nature amongst this beautiful scenery, before hopping back in the vehicle for your journey back to Rethymno.

Crete: Private Transfer to/from Chania Port/Airport/Town

5. Crete: Private Transfer to/from Chania Port/Airport/Town

Explore the secrets of Crete, get to know the real Crete off the touristic path. Enjoy a low cost private one-way transfer with Mercedes (1-4 persons) and Mercedes Vito (5-8 persons) for any Airport in Crete, Chania/Heraklion or Heraklion Port or Chania port (Souda Port) to hotels in Rethymno Areas ,Bali ,Georgioupolis ,Gerani ,Kavros ,Plakias ,Myrhios Damnoni and Spili. Depens your flight, the local operator will confirm the time you wish to depart from your hotel. In the same, the local driver will meet you from the airport or port to transfer you to your hotel. The transfer will be conducted with an 8 seat minibus or 4 seat taxi. You will be notified by email about the pick-up details. Choose between a variety of one-way transfer options between Chania, Heraklion and Rethymno areas. Enjoy easy transfer to the local attraction or place you want to visit. If you have luggage, this can be accommodated too. All vehicles come fully air conditioned with a driver.

From Heraklion/Rethymno: Santorini Cruise with Pickup

6. From Heraklion/Rethymno: Santorini Cruise with Pickup

A fascinating wonderful cruise for a couple,friends,or the whole family.Catch the sunset without limits! We will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the Heraklion port where you will find your guide and the group.Sailing for 2 hours till Santorini and then we will take the buses which will transfer you to the most famous villages of the island,Oia and Fira you can spend 4 hours for both villages,watching the perfect view,exploring,eating,shopping and strolling around.After you will go to the meeting point you sail back to Heraklion.Take as more photos you can from the most picturesque island in Greece.

Rethymno: Boat Rental without License

7. Rethymno: Boat Rental without License

If you are willing to explore natural beauties, stare at the deep blue sea, swin in the clear blue waters of Rethymnon, then renting a boat is the ideal option for you. You can decide how many hours your tour will last, how much boats you want to rent, whether you will have a captain or not and you can do all these with or without a license. We offer a range of different boats according to your needs and preferences. Tranquility, serenity, warmth, and relaxation await you, making this perfect for couples, families, and or friends wanting to get away and spend some quality time together.

Original Crete: Preveli, Plakias, Kourtaliotis from Rethymno

8. Original Crete: Preveli, Plakias, Kourtaliotis from Rethymno

Following pick-up at your hotel, journey begins from Kotsifou Canyon where you follow an amazing path. After the hiking you will arrive to plakias, from here you will take the boat over to Palm beach. Take some free time to soak in all the beauty of the clear blue waters combined with the lagoon and palm forest. You will leave preveli passing by damnoni and kourtaliotiko gorge which you can admire from above and some beautiful pictures to capture the scenery. Next stop is the olive groves where you can have a picknick and enjoy the local flora Before the return to Rethymno, the traditional village of Spili is waiting for you to admire the Venetian fountain of Kefalovrissi with its 19 lion heads. Sit back and enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Kourtaliótiko Gorge. Enjoy time to purchase lunch and refreshments in Spili and admire its beautiful clean beach. Journey back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

Rethymno: Falassarna Beach Day Trip with Transfer

9. Rethymno: Falassarna Beach Day Trip with Transfer

Soak up some sun and enjoy the crystal-clear waters of Falasarna Beach on this guided day trip that includes hotel pickup from the city of Rethymno. Admire views of Chania as you travel on a spacious bus. Hop aboard a luxury bus at your accommodation and settle in for a scenic ride as you pass by charming towns like Kissamos on your way to Fallasarna Bay. Reach Falasarna Beach and get out of the bus for 4 hours of free time. Go for a swim in turquoise waters, pickup up some colors on the long sandy beach, purchase a drink at a beachside bar, or go to a restaurant to try some mouthwatering local cuisine. Feel free to purchase access to a lounger with an umbrella. After your free time, get back on the bus for the transfer back to your accommodation while reflecting on your unforgettable day.

Rethymno Area: Limnoupoli Waterpark Admission with Transfer

10. Rethymno Area: Limnoupoli Waterpark Admission with Transfer

Enjoy a whole day out with your family or friends with a visit to Limnoupolis Water Park. After getting picked up from your hotel in Rethymno, experience a wet journey to the park. From the first moment of arrival, visitors of all ages will have the chance to experience wonderful fun and sun-filled excitement in every corner of the waterslides Crete. Each one of the total 11 water jugs is totally unique, and guarantees to fill you with the super adrenaline rush you’re after. The impressive variety of exciting activities is designed to cater to the needs of every age group, so you are not likely to ever get bored at any point! If you prefer to chill out, float down the lazy river or kick back and relax on one of the sunbeds where you can enjoy views of the White Mountains. After a full day withwater, sun, fun and excitement get ready for your dropp-off to your hotel for your rest!

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What people are saying about Gerani, Rethymno

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(137 reviews)

From the moment we got on the bus we were welcome by our lovely guide and bus driver. We were kept informed about the local areas during the trip. The places we went to were beautiful especially Matala beach. A wonderfully organised trip. I left a bag on the bus and immediately contacted Markidis travel who contacted me straightaway and informed me I could collect it the next day. Excellent service. Thank you 😊

Spiro is a hilarious guide, a skilled driver, and very knowledgeable and passionate about the island. The tour was well-organized, the bus was on time, and the stops were enjoyable. If you want a true Cretian experience, book this trip!

We had a lovely day! Our guide was friendly, funny and informative. An interesting variety of things to do.

Lovely day, saw lots. Great tour guide. Would definitely recommend