The advantages of this tour are the interesting history and peculiarities of the life of the Rethymno region and in combination with panoramic views of the mountain landscapes.
High in the mountains, on the southern coast of the island, lies the majestic PREVELI MONASTERY. There is an Orthodox shrine - decorated with gold and precious stones miraculous silver Cross of Ephraim Preveli.
Amazingly beautiful, the Cretan village of SPILI, immersed in greenery due to the abundance of fresh water, welcomes guests with a Venetian fountain from 25 sources of spring water in the main square of the village.
Date groves at the mouth of the mountain river and the sandy beach of the Libyan Sea, framed by the high cliffs of the KURTALIOT GORGE, form one of the most beautiful natural attractions of Crete.
The appearance of the spiritual and scientific center of the city of RETHYMNO in Crete is defined by narrow streets of the Venetian period with graceful arches, richly decorated facades of houses with stone carvings.
During the ride you will hear the information about the history of the island and the sights that you will visit.Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
This route runs from the north of the island to the south coast, through some of the most beautiful and interesting places in Crete.
Kourtaliotiko gorge (easy walking, visiting the church and the waterfalls, not hiking the whole gorge).
Greek bakery with tasting of traditional sweets and coffee.
Preveli monastery on the South Crete.
Walk down to the Preveli beach and natural palm forest (optional, many stairs).
Visit to Rethymno town (free time to have a lunch or walk around).
According to your interests and wishes, some extra spots might be added to the program within the provided time frame.
Drop-off at your hotel.