• Region: Rethymno
  • Duration: 3 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, sightseeing, food tour, walking tour
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring
  • Places visited: Rethymno town

Discover Rethymno town on this unique, custom walking tour that immerses you in daily life and the true spirit of the city. We’ll show you the spots that only certain visitors can view as well as the city’s lengthy, rich thousand-odd years of history.

Imagine your day starting with freshly brewed Greek coffee in a local kafeneio. You will get to know the city immediately by immersing yourself in long-standing traditions and Greek culture. Your venture will be led through the most remarkable streets and the hidden back alleys of the old town and you’ll seize the chance to capture countless of your best photos in some of the most picturesque city’s corners. Additionally, you will have a chance to participate in a small Cretan traditional product tasting as well as visit the local artisans at their workshops.

Tour highlights:

  • Enjoy exploring the labyrinth of Venetian and Ottoman streets just like a local.
  • Listen to tales, myths, and legends of the city our guide will share with you
  • Savor traditional koulouri, Greek coffee, Cretan pastries, cheese, and olives as you discover the well-known local cuisine.
  • Watch local artisans at work in their workshops

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

9 AM:

Our guide will pick you up at the gate of your hotel or will meet you directly in the city center.

*You must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on tour, please have cash for paying personal expenses (some shops do not accept credit cards).

Our way leads to Rethymno, in tThe first stop is at the traditional kafenio, where we will get to know how exactly the Greeks spend their mornings. Our guide will immerse you in the centuries-old history of the city over a cup of Greek coffee.

10 AM:

Next, we are going to visit the traditional Handmade Traditional Philo Workshop, the oldest of its kind for making ”kantaifi” and ”baklava” philo for 65 years now. With any hope, you’ll get to see the master at work.

10:30 AM:

It’s time to taste some local products: cheese and olives, olive oil, tsikoudia, and raki. An unusual gastronomic journey is guaranteed!

11:30 AM:

Then, we’ll walk via Sabbionara and into the old Ottoman district’s cobblestone maze, passing by magnificent homes with distinctive exterior decorations and beautiful door frames. Remember to bring your camera because there are plenty “Instagramable” moments here. We will also stop by and see the local artisans at work in their workshops along the route.


Boarding the coach and departing to the hotel.

*There is also an option to make this tour in the afternoon, from 5 PM until 8 PM.

  • Transfer to the port from the hotel and back
  • Boat tickets standard category (business category available in add. cost)
  • Transfer, excursion & accompaniment of a guide on the island
  • Meals on the boat (optional)
  • Souvenirs & purchase of local products (optional)
  • Donkey ride/ funicular (optional)
  • Meals in the taverns
  • Sun beds & umbrellas on the beach

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