Rethymno Walking & Gastronomy Tour

From: 320

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Tour around Rethymno’s historical neighborhoods and discover the greatness of Crete’s history, off beaten path, all from 320€.

History & Legends

Explore the small alleys of Rethimnon with a knowledgeable local guide and learn everything about history, facts and unknown stories.

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Explore the old town & the Venetian harbor of Rethymno and taste the local delicacies. Discover the beauty of the city like a local.

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Tour Highlights

  1. Discover the impressive old town’s narrow streets and the stone built Venetian old houses
  2. Dive into Rethymnon’s magnificent culture
  3. Explore the authentic flavors of Cretan gastronomy
  4. Visit a local’s workshop of “baklava”, “kantaifi” and other phyllo pastry
  5. Taste the famous honey, olive oil and raki of Crete


Embark on an enchanting journey that kicks off just steps away from the captivating old Venetian harbor and its iconic lighthouse. Immerse yourself in the charm of Venetian architecture as we meander through quaint alleyways adorned with picturesque Venetian houses. If you fancy exploring museums, you’re in luck – we’ll pass by some, offering a glimpse into the fascinating world of early Minoan artifacts discovered in the vicinity. Our adventure takes us to the grand Fortezza, boasting a mesmerizing domed mosque and breathtaking panoramic views overlooking both the city and the Aegean Sea. Uncover the secrets of traditional Cretan phyllo pastry at an exclusive pastry workshop, hosted by a passionate owner who proudly upholds the time-honored methods. Indulge in the delectable offerings of baklava or kadaifi – available for purchase – before moving on to the elegant Neratze Mosque with its graceful minaret. Throughout the tour, we’ll remain in close proximity to the Venetian harbor terraces, where students and retirees peacefully coexist. As we traverse this charming locale, you’ll have the opportunity to savor tastings of local Cretan products, surprising your palate with unique flavors. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience – join us for a delightful exploration of history, culture, and culinary delights in the heart of Crete!


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off (for central hotels only)
  2. Licensed-professional local guide
  3. Bottled water per person
  4. Analytic information of Crete’s history


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Any car transportation
  3. Meal



Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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