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Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

1. Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Boart the pirate-themed boat "Captain Hook" at marina port of Rethymnon. Set sail on a five-hour cruise and take some time for swimming, snorkeling, or simply admiring the beautiful views. Sail west and enjoy the views of the Venetian port of Rethymnon. Traveling along the coastline of Crete, pass Gerani Bay before the boat anchors at the Bay of Kevalas. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkeling from the boat for approximately one hour. Next, enjoy a light lunch of Greek salad , followed by more time for swimming and sunbathing. On the return leg of the journey, admire the views of the caves of Kefalas before returning to the harbor of Rethymnon.

Rethymno: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Drinks

2. Rethymno: Sailing Catamaran Cruise with Meal & Drinks

Soak up the sun on an all-inclusive yachting tour of the Cretan coastline. Try your hand at fishing or stand-up paddleboarding. Snorkel around the catamaran sailing yacht to spot the native marine life. Get the kids on flamingo and unicorn floaties for all-around family fun on the Mediterranean. Start your luxury yachting adventure from the Rethymnon harbor with a welcome snacks. After the captain provides some essential safety tips and rules, sail off into the blue yonder.  Dig into a traditional Mediterranean meal with grilled fish, fresh seasonal vegetables, and fruit. Lay back with your belly full and relax to the serene sound of the waves.

From Plakias: Beach Safari to Damnoni and Skinaria

3. From Plakias: Beach Safari to Damnoni and Skinaria

On this beach safari, you will have the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and unique beaches of the south coast of Crete. We will visit Damnoni beach, a well-developed tourist destination with long stretches of white sand and stunning blue waters, as well as Skinaria beach, a small hidden gem with crystal clear waters and a rich marine life, perfect for snorkeling. Damnoni beach is located 5km east of Plakias. It is a prominent tourist destination that has been well developed. Long bay with rough white sand and stunning blue waters characterizes the beach that extends in front of the resort. Here you will find all the services of a well-organized beach such as umbrellas, snack bars, showers, changing rooms etc. You can also enjoy yourselves with the professional water sports provided in this particular beach such as water ski, jet-ski, water towable tubes-banana and some kid’s friendly pedal sea bikes. Skinaria beach is a small, picturesque beach with soft sand and crystal-clear blue water. The beach has unique features, such as little ponds with freshwater from the nearby mountain springs that support lush flora. The area is teeming with vibrant marine life, including moray eels, blackfish, and octopuses, making it a popular spot for snorkeling and scuba diving. The beach has some organized facilities, including umbrellas, sunbeds, and a bar for refreshments. After enjoying the beach, the tour concludes in Plakias, leaving you with memories and beautiful pictures of the stunning destination!!

Rethymno: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Limnoupolis Water Park

4. Rethymno: Roundtrip Bus Transfer to Limnoupolis Water Park

Limnoupolis – Waterpark There is amcentral pool of 1500 s.q. m. that offers an aquatic oasis and a deep area of 380 m. making you feel like swimming in the ocean.If you seek adventure and adrenaline then the impressive water slides with two free fall rides, the back hole, the triple twist, the crazy river, the rainbow multi slide as well as the two giant slides is just what you are looking for. The park also has a children's area where they can safely experience the fun as well.

Rethymno: Gramvousa & Balos Day Trip, Boat Ticket extra

5. Rethymno: Gramvousa & Balos Day Trip, Boat Ticket extra

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. 

Heraklion, Malia & Agia Pelagi:Boat Trip to Koufonisi Island

6. Heraklion, Malia & Agia Pelagi:Boat Trip to Koufonisi Island

After arrival by bus in Makris Gialos to the southern coast of Crete, the boat trip begins with on the pirate ship “Eydokia” to Koufonisi. The trip through the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea takes about an hour. Approaching the island admire the views of caves and the steep cliffs. The island is surrounded by 36 fantastic beaches and a walk around the island gives you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, the emerald waters, and the fine golden sand. The self-service bar is open throughout the cruise so you can enjoy lunch, snacks, salads, and drinks.

Boat Rent Rethymno

7. Boat Rent Rethymno

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.

Rethymno Area: Limnoupoli Waterpark Admission with Transfer

8. 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!

Rethymno: Private Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

9. Rethymno: Private Catamaran Cruise with Meal and Drinks

Holidays on a yacht is a great opportunity to enjoy wonderful sea views, have a good time and take a bunch of pictures that will delight you for a long time. The boat trip starts in the morning from Rethymno Marina. Our catamaran can accommodate up to 20 guests. During the cruise, you can go snorkelling, swim on a sup board or just ride the waves on an inflatable flamingo or unicorn. We provide guests with all the necessary equipment. On board, we will treat you with Cretan white wine and Mediterranean cuisine from products that we just bought from the local market. Fresh vegetables, fruit, cheese, dorade caught in the morning - we have something to please our guests.

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What people are saying about Rethymno

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The trip into the bay was very pleasant and entertaining. The snorkeling was the absolute highlight, especially since there were some small caves to explore. The catering on the ship was ideal.

Me and my mother really enjoyed the tour. You get to know Crete from a different side. The snorkeling bay is just beautiful! Absolutely great trip that you can recommend.

Staff attentive and attentive to needs. Very quality meal. We had a great day despite the capricious weather. We recommend eyes closed.

We had a great day. It was very relaxing. The swim was very nice. The captain and staff were very friendly and funny.

We stopped at a bay, it was beautiful and the water is crystal clear. A dream.