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From Rethymno: South Crete Private Tour with Lunch

From Rethymno: South Crete Private Tour with Lunch

Activity provider: Your Cretan Local
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From US$ 126.61 per person

Discover the natural beauty of Crete, as you explore Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Relax on the picturesque Kalypso beach and dine with a delicious, traditional lunch in Mariou Village.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in Rethymno
Private group


  • Relax in the mountainous village of Spili
  • Explore the Kourtaliotiko Gorge and listen to the bouncing wind
  • Swim in the crystal clear waters of Kalypso
  • Indulge with a fresh, local lunch
Full description
Start your day at the breathtaking Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Walk through the rising rock walls and admire the incredible natural scenery, before you reach the lonely chapel in Agios Nikolaos. Listen to the ethereal sound of the wind, created by its movement through the gorge. Reach the springs of Kourtaliotis, where you can purchase rare herbs, which only grow in the mountains, from the locals. Arrive at the exotic coastal resort of Kalypso, an old pirate shelter. Relax on Karavos beach, which has recently become a national park. Clamber across the towering rocks and dive into the turquoise water of the Libyan Sea. Travel to the village of Mariou and enjoy a delicious local lunch, complimented with their traditional drink, raki. Finish your adventure at the stunning village of Spili, carved into the heart of the mountains. Escape the sun as you relax under the trees and view the famous Lion Fountain. 
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off from Rethymno
  • Transport
  • Lunch, dessert, and coffee
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All required protective equipment is provided
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • You must keep social distance while in vehicles

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Swimwear
    • Towel

    Not allowed

    • Alcohol and drugs

    Know before you go

    • Please remember to bring a swimming costume, sunscreen, a towel, and a complete change of clothes
    • The complimentary drink of raki will only be available to guests over 18 years of age
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 13 reviews

    Review summary

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    We had a great day with our “charming guide”. The places explored: gorges, beach, monastery, village of spili seduced us. We ate a delicious traditional meal in a tavern, not to mention the glass of raki. Thank you again for all the explanations about these beautiful places! We will return !

    May 7, 2022

    Surprising, very personal and warm. Our guide responded to our wishes, took us to places we would never have found on our own and was very patient with my numerous photos. She knew a lot to tell and always drove safely. The selected restaurants were very cozy, authentic and delicious. The tour was our best day in Crete. Unforgettable. Thank you very much!

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    October 31, 2021

    We were welcomed my sister and I by Alexia and Georges in front of the hotel near the taxis, warm welcome we started by visiting spili a picturesque village with its many fountains where we enjoyed a Greek coffee. to then go to the calypso cove where we took a dip in the transparent water and then we tasted typical dishes at the nearby Mythos restaurant. And it was delicious. we ended the day with the descent into the Kourtilokito Gorge (?) dsl for the flayed name. wonderful day in good company. thanks to George for his leadership and patience and thanks to Alexia for her kindness and our conversations. we recommend if you want to spend a privileged and unique moment.

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    October 10, 2021

    Product ID: 173988