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Crete: Arkadi Monastery e-Bike Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: eBikes Rethymno

Crete: Arkadi Monastery e-Bike Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: eBikes Rethymno

From US$ 70.19 per person

A 44 kilometer e-bike tour visiting hillside villages and Rethymno's most significant landmark, the Arkadi Monastery. You will later enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch in a panoramic tavern, before making your way back to the starting point.

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Duration 6 hours
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Limited to 8 participants


  • Cycle along Rethymno's coastline
  • Discover small picturesque villages with breathtaking views to Psiloritis Mountain and the White Mountains
  • Visit the Arkadi Monastery, which is Rethymno's most significant landmark
  • Indulge yourself in a delicious Cretan lunch at a traditional taverna with panoramic views of Rethymno
Full description
Discover the beauty surrounding Rethymno as you cycle along the coastline. Just before you start the journey uphill, you will make your first stop at the Arsani Monastery. From there you will continue uphill through the olive groves, passing small picturesque villages before making your next stop to the village of Amnatos. There you can admire the mansion of Sanguinazzo, where you will discover above its main door the inscription which states "Initium sapientiae timor Domini". Your next stop is the Arkadi Monastery, which boasts a rich and prestigious history. You can learn about the resistance of the local people and the heroic acts of the monks, which will help you understand the significant role they played during the Greek revolution against the Ottomans. Following the monastery, you will be spoiled with a selection of traditional dishes in a traditional taverna. Due to the elevated location, you will also have breathtaking panoramic views over Rethymno and the Mediterranean Coast whilst you dine. Following lunch, you'll ride towards Pigi Village and make a final stop at Adele, before slowly making your way back to your starting point.
  • Bottle of water
  • Helmet
  • Third-party insurance
  • Lunch consisting of a variety of Cretan dishes
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Entrance fee at the museum
  • Coffee and drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People who can't ride a bike
  • People under 4 ft 9 in (150 cm)
  • People over 220 lbs (100 kg)
  • People with low level of fitness

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Meeting point

Panepistimiou 1, Rethymno 741 00, Greece

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Know before you go

  • This tour is recommended for people aged 15 years and older, who are fit to ride a bike (the e-bike helps you cycle at a minimum effort)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 9 reviews

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Great trip on Arkadi monastery tour. Michalis was an excellent guide and host, sharing lots of interesting information about crete and its culture. The eBikes made the up hills easy, and the monastery was fascinating. After the monastery a long sweeping ride downhill through beautiful scenery, stopping for a delicious Cretan lunch at a taverna. An excellent day out and thoroughly recommended.

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October 23, 2022

Very nice tour, even for inexperienced cyclists. Michaelis takes a lot of time and explains in detail the nature and surroundings of Rethymno! There were only two of us on the tour today, the climbs to the monastery are also easily doable for inexperienced people thanks to e-bikes. The tour was rounded off by an excellent multi-course critical lunch. We really enjoyed the tour with all its impressions and views.

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July 20, 2022

Our very pleasant cycling guide, Michaelis, guided us on beautiful country roads to the Arkadi Monastery. He was able to tell many interesting things about all kinds of things, including about olive cultivation, the history of Crete and much more. He left the pace with the e-bikes completely up to us and the Cretan dinner along the way was fantastic. An absolute must for every tour cyclist. Michaelis is very friendly and enthusiastic but never intrusive. This was a nice experience.

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April 19, 2022

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