Private tour

Rethymno: Shepherd's Path Hike from Maroulas Village

Activity provider: Eco Events

Rethymno: Shepherd's Path Hike from Maroulas Village

Activity provider: Eco Events

From US$ 176.86 per person

Discover the natural beauty of the Cretan countryside on this tour from Rethymno to the village of Maroulas. Eat snacks as you hike on a shepherd's trail and view Rethymnon Bay and mount Psiloritis.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Private group


  • Meet sheep, goats, and shepherds on the path outside the village of Maroulas
  • Explore a rugged path through the Cretan wilderness far from the popular areas
  • Venture between wild vegetation and vines and look for hedgehogs and rabbits
  • Surrender to the breathtaking view of the bay of Rethymnon in the north
  • Admire the White Mountains to the west and mount Psiloritis to the south.
Full description

Explore the shepherd's path outside of the village of Maroulas on this guided walking tour from Rethimno. Savor some delicious snacks along the way. Have the option to visit the village of Maroulas to admire its old architecture.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Rethymno. Sit back and relax on your air-conditioned van ride through the area outside the village of Maroulas. Begin your hiking adventure in the Cretan wilderness. 

Have the option to explore the ancient Venetian houses in the village of Maroulas before or after your hike. Follow your guide through a natural path with views of Rethymnon Bay to the north, the White Mountains to the west, and mount Psiloritis to the south.

Make your way along a shepherd's path that is part of the E4 the European hiking trail. Cross several valleys and connect with nature as you stroll through places dense with wild vegetation and vines. 

See sheep, goats, and local shepherds who may invite you to their homes for a glass of raki (grape and aniseed liqueur) and some fresh cheese. At the end of the day, return to the village of Maroulas and transfer back to your accommodation in Rethymno

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English or French-speaking guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned van
  • Traditional snacks
  • Drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 12 years

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Water

Know before you go

  • Some physical fitness is required for this tour as this trail is 11 kilometers long

Product ID: 412527