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Escape to South Rethymno. Hike and swim away from the crowds

Escape to South Rethymno. Hike and swim away from the crowds

By Eco Events
Start the day with by hiking for about two hours in the region of Plakias under the summer healing hot Cretan sun tο explore this not so known and not crowded part of the island. Afterwards you will pass by many beautiful beaches with views to the Libyan Sea. Choose the beach you like most and take a break for a refreshing dive at the deep blue waters. The day continues by reaching an amazing tavern for a genuine Cretan meal, freshly cooked and enjoyed by the sea, combined with cold dry local wine and infinite sea view.
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeReserve now & pay laterFree cancellation

Ages 10-100, max of 6 per group
Duration: 6–8 hours
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French

  • Hotel Pick-Up & Drop-Off (Only Rethymno District)
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Local driver / guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car​ / mini bus
  • Swimming in the Libyan Sea
  • Hike in the south of Crete
  • Lunch (vegetarian option included)
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges​
  • Lots of raki and laughter :)
What's not included
  • Extra charge if the pickup is not in Rethymno district

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Eleftheríou Venizélou 39, Rethymno 741 31, Greece
Pickup details
  • Private pick-up on each customer’s hotel only in Rethymno district. Pick up time depending on the hotel
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 106813P12

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
      • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 106813P12

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      • Eco Events
        Joined in March 2015
      • KayDee420
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good trip but watch out for pick up fee
        Excellent tour with a fantastic guide Nora. She was super knowledgeable and made us feel very welcomed. The olive oil factory and the winery were remarkable! The only reason I am not giving a 5 star review is because of the surprise 50euros for hotel pick up. The website indicated you will be charged the fee only if your hotel is more than 10km from pick up point in Rethymno but no mention of where the pick up point is. Once I confirmed the trip and it stated we will be picked up at the hotel I assumed that there was no fee as is the case with every single trip I booked through TripAdvisor. It was not until the near end of the trip that we were told there is a charge. If I had known that, we would have drove to a designated pick up location as we had a car. Please state clearly where the pick up location will be to avoid a pick up fee in the future.
        Written June 21, 2024
      • jvahvis
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Olive oil and wine tasting trip
        It was a perfect day with perfect guide Vincent. We enjoyed it all the way. Very well organized trip. Thank you so much for making out day special👍
        Written June 19, 2024
      • N1418TXsheilam
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best Tour in Crete
        Such a delightful tour! Vincent was a fabulous, knowledgeable guide. We had a lovely time and learned a lot about olive oil making, wines, and the history and culture of Crete. Our tour was topped off with an incredibly delicious lunch at a hidden gem in the mountains. We highly recommend this tour!
        Written June 12, 2024
      • pacifer123
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic tour with amazing guide
        Vincent gave our family a day to remember forever. We were promptly picked up at the hotel and didn't have to think about a thing. He was very outgoing and knowledgeable. We learned all about the olive oil process and tasted different varieties. All we had to do was relax and enjoy. Vincent felt like a part of our group, seamlessly leading us on our journey. During the wine tasting, we discovered the intricacies of the wine farm and their specialties in wine and food pairing. Later, we savored a delicious, authentic Cretan lunch at a hidden gem of a taverna in the mountains. You will not regret taking this tour.
        Written May 28, 2024
      • Allison B
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        DO THIS TOUR!
        This tour was so incredible! We opted for the private tour with a pickup and drop off at our hotel. Our tour guide Michael (Mixalis) was great!! He was so knowledgeable of Cretan and Greek history and we learned so much on the tour. He also made it so much fun for us and it felt like we were traveling around the island with our friend. The olive at the olive mill was delicious and we got to taste some Raki as well. The winery was stunning and the wine was also so good. Our final stop was lunch in a village at the base of some mountains with some beautiful views. It was overall a wonderful day and we definitely HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone visiting Crete!
        Written April 24, 2024
      • A3206DXsarahh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fun, informative and delicious
        Definitely a highlight of our trip. Vincent was very knowledgeable about the local area and was very entertaining. Rebecca was also wonderful and it was super awesome to get to have some of her homemade raki and baked goods during the class. The food was excellent and it was a very fun time. Highly recommend!
        Written April 18, 2024
      • SheilaM1097
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        So may different styles of pottery
        Lots of pottery shops - each one seems to have it's own style, so visit them all. Some are tacky, some are whacky, some are upmarket Three had working potters to watch Prices vary from shop to shop Also good to find restaurant - we ate at Taverna Vernada
        Written April 15, 2024
      • LK_MBE
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A great way to spend time in Crete
        We had a lovely trip with Michael, who was completely charming and a young American couple it was really friendly and relaxed. The Olive Oil factory was really interesting, nice products to taste and buy, we had a coffee in the cafe before heading off to the wine tasting which was set in a really beautiful winery, stunning views of the hills. The five wines were delicious, and there was no pressure at any time to buy. Lastly, we went to a great family run restaurant called Ippokoronio in the village Nipos.  The food all grown and sourced locally was really excellent and washed down with more wine and raki. My partner and I had a really lovely day, and the trip was worth every penny.
        Written October 27, 2023
      • alexeV92KO
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Definitely worth it for the price and time.
        Michael was an excellent guide around the town. He is extremely friendly and well spoken. Definitely worth the time if you want a taste of Old Town. 5/5.
        Written October 18, 2023
      • bjwin
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        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good experience and learning.
        The experience was wonderful however for the cost paid we expected at least better Wine and wine while preparing. If you go take your own wi e because the first batch is good but then it goes way down after that.
        Written September 25, 2023
      • Scott V
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unbelievable Day
        This has been genuinely the best day of our holiday in Crete. From start to finish the day was amazing and Maria was a fanatic guide. If you want to experience some genuine and authentic Cretan culture, food and wine then this is the trip for you. Maria was so knowledgable, friendly and fun and made the day for us all. Highly recommend this, you won’t be disappointed.
        Written September 24, 2023
      • Companion752003
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Rethymno Tour and Gastronomy
        The tour was really interesting and we learnt a great deal about the local cuisine. The food was delicious. Our host Vincent was very knowledgable and polite. I highly recommend the tour.
        Written September 20, 2023
      • andygB7548TC
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Brilliant experience!
        Loved it guys, great experience! Abseiling, jumping, swimming and hiking in a beautiful gorge, brilliant. The team where safety conscious, clear with instructions and we’re there to help us have a good time. Thanks guys, we’d highly recommend.
        Written September 16, 2023
      • Hannah B
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Incredible experience
        Absolutely fantastic experience with Nora, she was an amazing guide enthusiastic and knowledgeable, we had the best day, a one to remember
        Written September 13, 2023
      • erikenglund65
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best way learn about real Creete.
        This was a perfect way of not only learn about the Greece food. But also to know à lot about Creete. Under very nice circumstanses in a garden inside Creete. The hospitalet were super!
        Written September 13, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles1 review
      Very good

      13 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sept 2019
      Excellent voyage, très bien organisé et entouré par l'équipe de Kostas, répondant à nos attentes. Tout a été organisé selon ce que nous avions demandé concernant la recherche de calme et la rencontre avec les gens du pays. Cela nous a permis de découvrir la vie, la nature et la paix de ses habitants qui nous ont réservés un très bon accueil. Merci à vous !
      Written May 22, 2020
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Chers amis, Merci pour ce gentil temoignage du programme personnalisé qu'on a créé ensemble! Nous sommes heureux que vous avez aimé l'experience et nous espérons avoir créé de merveilleux souvenirs de Crète pour vous :) Prenez soin de vous pendant ce temps difficile et on espére de vous avoir chez nous de nouveau au futur proche!
      Written May 25, 2020
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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