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From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

1. From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Tour

Discover one of the most beautiful beaches in the world on this day trip from Rethymno to Elafonissi. Experience a heaven on earth, with soft white and pink sand, exotic crystal-clear water, and cedar trees that extend down to the coastline. Visit traditional villages like Elos and Kaloudiana. Get picked up from your hotel area in the morning, then stop for a short break in the traditional village of Elos. Time permitting, enjoy time to have breakfast or a coffee (cost not included). Afterward, depart for Elafonissi. On the way, see small traditional villages combined with typical Mediterranean scenery. Admire the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge. At Elafonissi, get 4 hours of free time to soak in the sun and enjoy the spectrum of shades of blue that this beach has to offer. At the end of your tour, stop at the village Kaloudiana, where you can explore the village and have refreshments or food (not included). Later, get driven back to your accommodation in Rethymno.

From Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Full-Day Hike

2. From Rethymno: Samariá Gorge Full-Day Hike

Embark on a guided hike in the Samariá Gorge on a day trip from Rethymno. Get your daily dose of exercise, enjoy the panoramic views, and take a swim. Following an early morning pickup from the nearest point to your accommodation in Rethymno, travel through the mountains, passing the plateau of Omalos. Arrive at some wooden stairs at the start of Samariá Gorge. You can opt to start the walk straight away or get some breakfast at the taverna before you begin. Experience the magnificent landscapes on a 16-kilometer walk. Discover the longest gorge in Europe, an area of stunning natural beauty. See its many flowers and herbs and the crystal-clear spring waters that flow from the mountains. Once you have finished the hike, there will be ample time for a swim and lunch at a tavern in Agia Roumeli.

Rethymno: Gramvousa & Balos Bus Trip without Boat Ticket

3. Rethymno: Gramvousa & Balos Bus Trip without Boat Ticket

Discover a Venetian castle on Gramvousa island and soak up some sun next to the turquoise waters of the Balos lagoon with this roundtrip bus transfer from Rethymno on board a spacious and climate-controlled bus.  Be picked up from the comfort of your accommodation in Georgioupoli, Violi Charaki, Pigianos Kampos, Kalyves, Adelianos Kampos, or Rethimno. Relax on the scenic drive to the Kissamos port and purchase a ticket for the boat to Gramvousa island and the Balos lagoon. Cruise along with amazing views of the Kissamos golf, until you reach Gramvousa, the pirate island. Stay for about 1.5 hours where you can walk to the Venetian castle or stay at the beach. Feel the wind in your hair on a 20 minute boat ride to the Balos lagoon. Have 3 hours of free time to swim in the shallow, azure waters and work on your tan on the pink sandy beach, which is filled with shells. Admire the natural beauty of the rocks and the cliffs rising above you before returning to the Kissamos port and transferring back to your accommodation. 

North-East Crete: Chania Full-Day Tour with Snack and Pickup

4. North-East Crete: Chania Full-Day Tour with Snack and Pickup

Before reaching Chania city and wander to the narrow streets of the old city, firstly stop at the peninsula of Akrotiri. There it is the grave of the important politician Eleftherios Venizelos, where we can enjoy a fabulous view over Souda Bay. Chania, the second largest city of the island of Crete will be next stop. After a city tour, your steps will leads you to the city port where you will enjoy some small Cretan specialties. Free time to explore the city on your own will be next. You can also visit the famous market hall here. We continue with the stop at the ruins of "Aptera" and spend some time for the sensational view over the north coast. Final stop is the freshwater lake "Kournas", here you can end the day with a Greek coffee on a terrace from one of the numerous coffee shops.

Lake Kournas - Chania city - Souda Bay Tour

5. 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.

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.

From Rethymno: Arkadi- Margarites - Melidoni Cave - Axos

7. 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.

Crete: Roundtrip Boat Ride to Loutro with Hotel Transfer

8. Crete: Roundtrip Boat Ride to Loutro with Hotel Transfer

You will start your day taking the road to the beautiful high plateau of Askifou, here already you can feel a different atmosphere than the busy coastline. Stop in small village for a coffee break and enjoy the land life atmosphere before heading to the South coast of Crete. On the way you will have a stunning view over the Imbros gorge and the Libyan Sea. You will reach the harbor of Chora Sfakion, where a private taxi boat awaits you. After the ride over the crystal-clear sea, you will soon reach the fisher village of Loutro – no cars, no mopeds or trucks disturb the silence. This small village is connected to the outside world only twice a day with a ferry boat connection and for that it is a common secret for people looking for few days of peace. Enjoy the time at the beautiful small bays with swimming, strolling through the narrow streets of this beautiful place or relax in a small fish tavern at the port. In the afternoon, the taxi boat will take you back to the civilization and the bus will bring you to the north coast and your hotel.

Lake Kournas: Pedal Boat Rental With Transfer

9. Lake Kournas: Pedal Boat Rental With Transfer

The magical Kournas Lake is one of the most fascinating destinations of Crete, a wondrous natural treasure that offers plenty of things to experience. The first impression of the lake is astonishing, with its unbelievable blue shades surrounded by green vegetation and the imposing rocky hills of the White Mountains. Kournas Lake is the ideal place for an afternoon walk or a daytrip nearby. The place is ideal for walks and flower picking while the biggest fun for the kids is the pedal boat around the lake. Ride a pedalo on the waters of the lake, swim and enjoy a meal in one of the little tavernas. Watch the ducks and feed them. There are many ducks with their ducklings on Lake Kournas, and when they all start quacking together it can be deafening. Book the pedal boat you like and enjoy a day at Kournas Lake. You will have 4 hours free time to walk and explore Kournas. You will find a lot of tavernas where you can enjoy your lunch with lake view.

From Crete: Private Day Trip to Balos and Gramvousa Island

10. From Crete: Private Day Trip to Balos and Gramvousa Island

Depart Rethymno and Chania areas and travel by luxury mercedes vito along the new national road towards the westernmost tip of Crete. Pass the bay of Souda and the former Cretan capital of Chania before your arrival in Kissamos. Upon arrival, climb aboard a boat and cross to Balos Bay at the northernmost tip of the peninsula. Relax on the 1-hour boat trip, and get 2.5 hours at Balos Bay to enjoy the soft white sands and unique blue and green waters of the lagoon. Next, take a 20-minute boat ride to Gramvousa Island for plenty of time to enjoy an unforgettable swim in the crystal clear waters. If you are feeling energetic, take an optional 137-meter climb up to the 16th-century Venetian Fortress for an incomparable view of the surrounding surroundings. Enjoy approximately 1.5 hours at peace on Gramvousa Island, and then take a 1-hour boat ride back to Kissamos. Upon arrival, continue to Rethymno by bus at the end of the laid-back tour.

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 315 reviews

Well organized tour. We learned a lot of interesting things about the island. The guide and driver were great and Elafonissi is definitely worth a trip.

The transport, the tour and the guide were super good. We liked it very much.

We had an awesome day, the last of the season!!! Highly recommend

Fantastic! George our guide is a multilingual star! Thank you.