Welcome to Rethymno


Crete's third-largest town has lively nightlife thanks to its sizeable student population, some excellent restaurants and a worthwhile sandy beach right in town. The busier beaches, with their requisite resorts, line up along a nearly uninterrupted stretch all the way to Panormo, some 22km away.


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$85.92 Outdoor Activities

Crete 4WD Full-Day Safari with Village, Lunch, Gorge, Swimming

After the morning's pickup from your accommodations, the journey will start as you head toward the wilderness and high altitudes where you get a bird's eye view of one of the magnificent gorges, where you can see the vultures soaring high on the thermals.Pass through small traditional villages full of character and interest. Make a brief stop to take photos of the beautiful scenery at the Potamon Dam. From here, make the short journey to Patsos Gorge with its imposing rock faces and interesting features, where you'll take time to enjoy a coffee and sample the local drink, Raki. Afterward, it's back in the vehicles again and through the mountains to your next stop. Everyone will be impressed with the village of Spili, famous for its spring water. Over 25 lion head fountains have cold mountain water running all year round, and small shops sell handmade souvenirs and traditional handmade crafts. Continue on through dirt tracks, bumpy roads and quaint villages, where time has virtually stood still. After passing through Kerame, you can take-in the panoramic view of the southern Cretan coast and the Libyan sea. After getting dusty and dirty, a swim at Preveli Beach will be very welcomed. Preveli is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its tall palm trees and crystal clear water were even chosen to advertise Bacardi on television. It is the only beach where guests can swim in cold mountain and ocean waters in the same place.Working up an appetite as you walk back from the beach. Stop for a traditional Cretan meal with unlimited wine. After lunch, start the climb back up into the mountains for more dramatic scenery, and more photos as you drive through Kroustaliotico Gorge. As you head back, view the entire city of Rethymno from the top of a mountain which can only be reached by your 4x4 vehicles.This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none, you certainly won’t forget your fun day out on this great adventure.

$85.92 Outdoor Activities

Crete Land Rover Safari with Lunch and Drinks

After hotel or port pickup at 9am, discover the region of Rethymno. Take in the breathtaking view of Prasses Gorge and admire the wonders of the Cretan nature. Get ready to be amazed by the impressive wings of the vultures that live in the gorges and are one of the most important species of wildlife on the island. Experience the relaxing power of the Dam of Potamon. See the small church built by the lake as a reminder of the importance of religion on the island.Get to know the island's traditions by visiting different Cretan villages such as Karines and Spili, and learn about the locals' customs and habits. Taste the original recipe of the most famous Cretan drink, the so-called 'raki,' produced in the village as only locals know how to make. Enjoy Cretan specialties at a traditional tavern by the Libyan sea (meal included). Swim in the crystal waters of Preveli and explore the Palm forest. Feel the wind as you stop at the Kourtaliotiko Gorge in this majestic scenery of wild nature. The tour will end with an amazing panoramic view of the city of Rethymno and you'll feel complete with all these unique images of your day fresh in your memory.

$74.46 Outdoor Activities

Half-Day Rethymno Quad Safari

Start early in the morning (or afternoon) with pickup from your hotel. You will be taken to the base located in the town of Rethymno. After your qualified guide provides you with the professional equipment needed and a detailed briefing you will start the fun part: the exciting quad safari.Driving off road you head up to Maroulas mountain. Having your first stop on the top of the mountain for about 10 minutes you have the opportunity to admire a magnificent panoramic view of the town and take some unique photos. Your second stop will be about 20 minutes this time, and gives you the chance to relax and enjoy a coffee at a traditional kafeneion (Greek coffeehouse) of Gidospito at the beautiful lake of Potami. This is an image to remember. Last but not least, stop at the picturesque village of Prassies for a quick snack (included). By the time you get back and dropped off to your hotel (within certain limits), you will be able to recall many beautiful pictures and moments. A dusty and adventurous experience you don't want to miss, will surely make your visit to Greece a unique one.

$108.83 Outdoor Activities

Polaris Buggy 4-Hour Safari from Rethymno Town

Choose an early morning or afternoon departure and your required buggy numbers when you book. Then, begin your experience with a pickup from your hotel in Rethymno or Georgiopoulos Town, or alternatively, Rethymno bus station or the office of the local service provider.Once at the buggy base, meet your qualified guide and be provided with your Polaris buggy, helmet, and a detailed briefing. Then, when you’re ready, set off on your fun safari.Drive off road as you head up the slopes of Mt. Maroulas. Make your first stop on the summit and enjoy about 10 minutes to soak up the magnificent panoramic views and take some unique photos.Continue from here and make a second stop at Gidospito near the shores of the beautiful Potami Dam Lake. Enjoy about 20 minutes here to relax and refuel with a coffee at a traditional kafeneion (coffee house) located in a setting to remember.Last but not least, drive on to the picturesque village of Prassies and break here for a quick snack.Finally, return to the buggy base before a drop-off at the original starting point brings your experience to an end. You’ll come away with some beautiful photos and memories that will make your visit to Greece extra special.

$82.48 Outdoor Activities

Crete Preveli Palm Beach, Kourtaliotiko Gorge 4x4 Safari

Start your day with a pickup from your hotel or nearby meeting point in Georgioupolis, Rethymno, Bali, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia or Fodele. Greet your two local guides, then hop inside an air-conditioned vehicle and relax on the journey to Missiria.On arrival, receive a full safety briefing and instructions, then climb inside your 4-seater 4x4 vehicle. Choose to sit in a passenger seat, or get comfortable in the driving seat, and then set off in a convoy behind the tour guides' vehicle. Before long, find yourself deep in the Cretan countryside, zooming down dirt tracks, and passing quaint villages as well as verdant olive fields and vineyards.Make your first stop at Spili, a beautiful mountain village in the province of Agios Vassilios. With time here spent at your leisure, perhaps head for the main square to see the ornate fountains that provide fresh drinking water from the clear rivers of Mt Ida. Or, traverse the narrow lanes and find yourself amid charming houses and flower-filled gardens. Return to your 4x4, and soak up the views as you head for Preveli Palm Beach, located in the south of the island. At around midday, arrive by the beach and enjoy a stop off at a tavern for a traditional Cretan lunch that might include delicacies such as souvlaki (skewered meat and vegetables) served with salad, potatoes and bread.Next, find yourself a spot on the beach and spend the next two hours (approx.) as you wish. Dive into the crystalline waters of the Libyan Sea and enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply relax under the shade of a palm tree and feel the warm sand between your toes.After, hop back inside your 4x4 and head off-road for a thrilling ride through the craggy landscape alongside Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Pass thundering waterfalls, gushing fountains, and deserted monasteries and chapels before stopping to learn more about this impressive natural wonder and posing for a group photo.Then, continue along the Old National Highway back to Missiria, where you’ll swap the 4x4 for your air-conditioned transfer vehicle. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at the original start point.

$29.78 Day Trips & Excursions

Imbros Gorge and Libyan Sea Day Tour From Rethymno

Our bus start pick-up at 07:30  and drop off at 17:30 (from the hotels in Panormo, Scaleta, Adele, Platanias, Missiria, Rethymno town, Atsipopoulo, Kavros and Georgioupoli).This gorge runs parallel to the larger Samaria Gorge and is situated in the eastern part of the White Mountains. Although less famous, this gorge is also beautiful with a few very narrow passages and stunning rock formations. The walk has a length of nearly 8 kilometers and features a gentle descend. Most people need approximately 3 hours. After the walk we have time for a swim and a meal at the Libyan Sea. This tour is also suitable for children. We do recommend good and comfortable shoes.extras:entrance 2,50 eyro