Private tour West Crete: Rethymno region from North to South

Cultural & Theme Tours in Spili

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In one day you have a chance to explore Rethymno region highlights from North to South! During this tour you will visit beautiful Cretan village Spili, then enjoy a route along Kourtalioti gorge by car, where we recommend to stop for an easy walk and visit St.Nicholas Church. Then, you will reach the South coast and admire beautiful view of Preveli beach. You can visit the Preveli monastery and go down by stairs up to the beach to swim and walk in the virgin Palm Forest. Finally, you will explore the picturesque Rethymno town and have a lunch in the old town.Our professional guides will give you all the information about the route and advise you about the best activities, restaurants and must-see spots. It is a private tour, so it is up to you, how much time to spend at each destination, the program is flexible. Tell us about your preferences and we will adopt the program for your needs. We give you options, you choose! Book now and discover Rethymno region with Status MLB!
ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Kourtaliotiko Gorge, Plakias, Rethymnon Prefecture, CreteWhile heading South we will first stop in Spili, beautiful Cretan village, immersed in greenery due to the abundance of fresh water. Guests can visit and enjoy a Venetian fountain from 25 sources of spring water in the main square. In this village you can enjoy a delectable Greek coffee while engaging with the friendly locals.Then we continue our route along the most beautiful Kourtalioti gorge. We recommended to walk on foot the stone path to the mountain river Kourtaliotis, which flows into the Libyan Sea on the south coast. You can visit the church of St. Nicholas of Kourtalioti near the small waterfalls.Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: The Holy Monastery of Preveli, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, CretePerched in high mountains on the south coast of the island resides the imposing monastery of Preveli. In its walls you will discover a magnificent Orthodox shrine - the miraculous silver cross, decorated with gold and precious stones and be enchanted by the views over the Libyan sea.You may also go down by stairs to Preveli beach and virgin Palm Forest for a walk or to swim. Depending on your preferences we can spend in this location up to 3 hours.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Rethymnon Old Town, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, CreteOn the way back, we visit the spiritual and scientific center of Crete, the city of Rethymnon. The charming appearance of the city is determined by narrow streets, where the houses of the Venetian period are distinguished by richly decorated facades, elegant window arches and stone carvings. You may have a lunch in the old harbor with the view to the famous lighthouse.Duration: 3 hours

What’s included

  • Information about the island and the route
  • Pick-up from your hotel or any other place
  • Transfer with air-conditioned car or minivan

What’s not included

  • Lunch - Provided free time to have a lunch/coffee on your own.
  • Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.