Private tour

Rethymno: Private Gourmet Walking Tour by Night

Activity provider: Crete Local Adventures

Rethymno: Private Gourmet Walking Tour by Night

Activity provider: Crete Local Adventures

From US$ 193.41 per person

Discover gourmet Cretan recipes during a private walking tour of Rethymno at night. Learn about the culinary culture, talk to shop owners, chefs, and admire some of the city's best sights as you taste local delicacies.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Wander through the Old Town of Rethymnon and taste real Cretan food samples
  • Experience a wine tasting workshop and food pairing in one of the most unique cellars in town
  • Learn about famous Cretan local gastronomy and how it has led to one of the healthiest diets in the world
  • Sweeten your palate with a freshly baked baklava and a local ice cream made from sheep’s milk
  • Sip a Greek coffee that was freshly brewed the traditional way on sand
Full description

With a local by your side, wander around the old town of Rethymnon and discover the unique culinary treasures of the region. During this four-hour Cretan private walking tour, you’ll be introduced to the best flavors, tastes, and wines that Rethymnon has to offer. Start by meandering along alleys and back streets of Rethymnon’s oldest neighborhoods, while listening to “spicy” local stories and food traditions. Before kicking off your culinary delights, stop at a local kafenion for freshly brewed Greek coffee. Learn about coffee tradition in Greece as you see it brewed the traditional way on sand. Continue through the labyrinth streets of the old town. Visit a 100-year-old bakery where you’ll sample yummy Kalitsounia, filled with cheese and spinach, fennel, or wild local greens. Stop at one of Rethymnon’s most unique cellars where you’ll participate in an exceptional wine and food tasting session presented by a qualified sommelier. Learn all about Cretan viticulture and local wines while sampling red, white, rosé, and dessert wines, all accompanied by delicious food plates. Sweeten your palate by visiting a local sweets shop famous for its fresh sweet delights that are produced from local, organic ingredients. Have you ever tasted baklava with ice cream on top, made from a local-farm sheep’s milk?

Quench your thirst by heading to a local art venue instead of a tavern. Sample some locally brewed beer paired with a local meze and chat with the artist finding out how Cretan land and soul never fail to inspire artistic hearts. Finally, visit a hidden spot for a glass of an exclusively-for-you signature cocktail, based on liquid royalty, raki, the grape-based spirit of Crete. Before you go, your guide will be more than happy to make recommendations for what else you can do on the island.

  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples (3-course meal)
  • Wine tasting
  • Coffee or soft drink
  • Additional food and drink
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Meeting point

Meet in front of the Four Martyrs Church. Your guide will be holding a "Crete Local Adventures" sign.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Know before you go

  • Child Policy: Alcoholic beverages are allowed to participants age 18 or older because of the national alcohol restrictions. Participants under the age of 18 are provided non-alcoholic beverages. Please remember to bring a valid government-issued ID with you.
  • Dietary Notes: Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please specify in advance if you have any dietary requests.

Product ID: 398284