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Rethymnon Conquered

Tour Highlights

  • Navigate the labyrinth of Venetian and Ottoman streets like a local.
  • Visit local craftsmen and artisans as they work in their workshops.
  • Learn about different local wines at a unique wine tasting.
  • Sample unique Cretan flavours like traditional koulouri, Greek coffee, Cretan pastries, and cheese and olives.
  • Wander through layers of history and cultural influences, listening to tales, myths, and legends.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

Conquer the Historic City of Rethymnon

Hear tales of previous conquerors like the Byzantines, Venetians, and pirates (for real), and trace the footsteps of aristocrats, sultans, and warriors as you walk the winding streets of this fascinating city. See the colors and taste the flavors that only locals know!

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

  • This tour supports local artisans such as a traditional instrument maker, a wood craftsman, and a leather bag maker. In promoting their work and their enterprises, this tour works to support them financially.
  • By joining this tour, you meet a phyllo maker in the last remaining workshop of Rethymnon that produces the main ingredient for baklava following the old traditional process.
  • All the food you sample during the tour is sourced from local villages, farmers, and stock-breeders of Crete.
  • On this tour, you visit a 100% local family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Cretan dishes.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, local food and beverage samples, coffee or soft drink

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

Schedule details

  • Duration: 4 hours
  • Meeting point: The Square of the Four Martyrs in the center of modern Rethymnon (in front of the Four Martyrs Church).
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  • Starting time: 9.30 am
  • Ending point: Fortezza, the Venetian fortress in Rethymnon, near the Venetian Port.