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Rethymno Bites & Sights

Tour Highlights

  • Wind your way through the labyrinth of Venetian and Ottoman streets like a local.
  • Visit local artisans as they work in their workshops.
  • Participate in a unique wine tasting by sampling different local wines.
  • Learn about famous local gastronomy while savouring Cretan flavours such as the traditional koulouri, Greek coffee, Cretan pastries, and cheese and olives.
  • Listen to tales, myths, and legends of the city while wandering through its layers of history.
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Meeting point:

Our guide will be standing at The Square of the Four Martyrs in the centre of modern Rethymnon (in front of the Four Martyrs Church).

The guide will be standing on the square in front of the church holding a Crete Local Adventures sign.

Gerakari 6, Rethymno 741 00. See the Map

Discover the authentic side of Rethymno with local guides

Experience the authentic side of Rethymno through the eyes and storytelling of locals by ‘conquering’ the old city, an area with centuries-old turbulent history, full of stories and tales with Venetians, Byzantines, and pirates!

Follow the footsteps of aristocrats, sultans, and warriors while exploring its windy streets and discover hidden spots. Visit artisans and craftsmen, and taste local Cretan flavours!

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour

  • By promoting the work and the enterprises of local artisans such as a traditional instrument maker, a wood craftsman, and a leather bag maker, this tour works to support them financially.
  • You visit the last remaining workshop of Rethymnon that produces the main ingredient for baklava and meet the phyllo maker as he works on this old traditional process.
  • During this tour, you sample locally-sourced food from Crete’s villages, farmers, and stock-breeders.
  • You visit a 100% local family-owned restaurant that serves traditional Cretan dishes.
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