Skaleta
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From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

1. From Rethymno: Elafonissi Pink Sand Beach Small Group Tour

This is your chance to visit one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Elafonissi is truly a heaven on earth, with soft white/pink sand, exotic crystal-clear water and cedar trees that extend down to the coastline. It is located in the easily accessible, south-western side of Crete. You will be picked-up you from your hotel area around 8.00AM, with these trips being conducted in small groups allowing for better comfort. Your first stop where you will be able to have a short break is the Aghia Sophia cave. Here you can visit the cave, and have coffee or refreshments if you choose. Following this, you will depart for Elafonissi. On your way to Elafonissi you will be able to see small traditional villages combined with typical Mediterranean scenery, as well as the rugged landscape around the Topolia Gorge. Once you have reached Elafonissi, you will have 4 hours of free time to soak in the amazing sun and enjoy the spectrum of shades of blue that this beach has to offer. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be returned back to your accommodation in Crete.

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From Rethymno: Agia Galini, Matala, & Spili Small Group Tour

2. From Rethymno: Agia Galini, Matala, & Spili Small Group Tour

Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rethymno, and then travel by air-conditioned minibus to the pretty village of Agia Galini on the south coast of Crete. Get an hour to explore the village and its traditional houses and enjoy a traditional Greek coffee in the harbor area. Continue to the village of Matala to enjoy 3 hours on the golden sandy beach, or use the time to explore the artificial caves carved into the bay in the Minoan period. Occupied by a hippy commune in the late 60s and 70s, the amazing attraction inspired artists such as Cat Stevens and Bob Dylan. End your tour with a visit to the village of Spili, located in the foothills of Mount Vorizis, 430 meters above sea level. Wander the cobblestone streets to see the famous lion-head fountains and browse the gift shops for souvenirs of traditional products from Crete. Return to Rethymno by minibus and get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

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What people are saying about Skaleta

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 20 reviews

The best tour in 2021! Pickup in time, stops well organized,enough time everywhere, lovely stories about Crete from the guide, perfect little tips about where to go, what to photograph.. excellent german and english, genuine love for Crete, quite excellent skills in communication, a long with very scenic places in south crete, driving through magnificent Mountains. Love it and recommend!

The most amazing place I have ever seen in my whole life !!! Our guide, Costa Our guide was great from start to finish! Great atmosphere During the whole trip, he explained us all the history and gave us the guided tour. Thanks to the great driver Petro who took us and brought us back safe and sound. Sarah saidi and Lola Hayes

Nice tour to get to know the mentioned places and see some of the landscape. Our tour guide was very welcoming and provided us with a lot of information about Crete. Absolutely to be recommended.

I would recommend this excursion to anyone, it was definitely worth it! You got a lot to see and had enough time to explore the place and cool off in the water.

Very good organization! Everything on time. A very nice guide, and Elafaonisi is such a little paradise on earth!