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Gourmet Trail of Rethymnon

Tour Highlights

  • Experience real Cretan food, from classic kalitsounia to freshly baked baklava.
  • Learn how Crete’s culinary traditions have led to one of the healthiest diets in the world.
  • Participate in a wine tasting workshop and food pairing in one of the oldest Venetian cellars in town.
  • Learn about Greek coffee and see it brewed the traditional way on sand.
  • Enjoy a glass of local beer or ouzo, and a signature raki cocktail at a hidden local spot.
Adults 18+ years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

Taste Your Way Through the Old City of Rethymnon

Discover the old city of Rethymnon on this evening food tour that uncovers the hidden spots not found in guidebooks. Eat and drink the best products of the region, talk to local vendors, and find out why Crete is a foodies’ paradise!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • By joining this tour, you are supporting a 100-year-old local bakery so it can continue thriving and serving authentic local delicacies.
  • On this tour, you experience the centuries-old tradition of brewing Greek coffee on sand by visiting a traditional kafeneion and sipping its fresh coffee.
  • On this tour, you also visit a historic place where you participate in a high-quality local wine tasting session while pairing your wine with fresh local products from regional farms and vineyards.
  • Your tour supports the creativity of Greece’s new generation of mixologists by taking you to bars to taste signature cocktails and other liquors that are based on traditional spirits and recipes.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, pastries, traditional sweets, wine/spirit tasting, locally produced ice cream, locally brewed beer, and meze platter). The inclusions are more than enough so you can skip dinner! (Vegetarian options are available, but please let us know at the time of booking.)

Exclusions: Additional food and drinks, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your local guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: At the Square of the Four Martyrs in the centre of modern Rethymnon (in front of the Four Martyrs Church). Your guide will be holding a Crete Urban Adventures sign.
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  • Starting time: 6.00 pm
  • Ending point: Venetian Harbour of Rethymnon