Day trip

From Rethymno: Guided Day Trip to the South Coast

Day trip

From Rethymno: Guided Day Trip to the South Coast

From US$ 38.77 per person

Explore the island of Crete on this guided day trip. Be one with nature as you discover villages, gorges, lakes, and imposing mountains.

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Duration 9 hours
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Your guide will pick you up from a hotel or location in your chosen address from the list provided. You will receive your voucher with details about the pickup point and time one day before the tour date.


  • Explore the natural landscape of Crete
  • See local villages
  • Discover Crete's medicinal plants and flowers
  • Swim at Plakias Beach
Full description
Experience Cretan nature with a local guide on this day tour. Pass through olive groves and traditional villages, smell wild flowers and herbs, and admire the natural beaches of the South Cretan Sea. Commence your tour by departing from Rethymno after meeting your guide. You'll soon arrive at the dam that gathers water from the gorge of Patsos. There, take amazing photos of one of the most important lakes in the southeast Mediterranean, which also boasts many species of birds and animals. Next, stop at the magnificent gorge of Patsos itself. See a small church in a rocky cave and pass through traditional villages before heading over to a higher point for a panoramic view of Rethymno and the two highest mountains of Crete. Afterwards, visit a botanical garden and discover Crete's medicinal plants and flowers. Take a break from walking and enjoy some tea as you bask in Cretan nature. Then, proceed to Spili, a village famous for its natural springs. Lastly, visit the Folklore Museum and end your tour by going to Plakias Beach for a swim with a view of the South Cretan Sea.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Rethymno
  • Local guide

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    • You will receive your voucher by email one day before the activity takes place with all details.
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    4.5 /5

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    What a fabulous experience we had on this tour, led by Enda and exceptionally driven through the mountains by Maniolis. Enda really knew his stuff and the day was smattered with interesting stories, histories and anecdotes. It was truly packed with interest. The day was very well paced & did not feel rushed. There were lots of interesting little stops and some bigger: it was a smorgasbord of interest to suit all. The trip takes you through spectacularly beautiful and interesting terrain which, being high up and not driving, you get to absorb. The flora and fauna we saw were exceptional and the beauty blew a lot of us away. There were many places we saw along the way I'd like to see more of. I can't wax lyrical enough about this trip, it was a thrill to go on it and I'd definitely recommend you go on it. In fact I wouldn't hesitate to go on it again myself: that's how good it is! Many thanks to the team behind it.

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    October 5, 2021

    Nice destinations, maybe 2 hours more would have been nice, we would have liked to have had a little more time for the gorge and Plakias. Otherwise great :)

    August 23, 2022

    Product ID: 396332