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Heraklion: Private Day Trip to Western Crete and Rethymno

Heraklion: Private Day Trip to Western Crete and Rethymno

From US$ 686.85 per group up to 3

Get the inside track as you whisked away to western Crete on this day trip from Heraklion. Discover the village of Spili, the ancient Byzantine Monastery of Preveli, and seaside town of Rethymno.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pickup is available from your accommodation in the regions of Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, or Hersonissos.
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  • Wander the village of Spili and breath in the scent of its medicinal herb garden
  • Uncover the enchanting wild beauty of Kourtaliotiko and Kotsifou gorges
  • Visit the Byzantine Monastery of Preveli and admire views of the Libyan sea
  • Take your taste buds on an adventure with tasty suggestions from your guide
  • End your day with a stroll through the Old Town and Historic Port in Rethymno
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Pair up with a local insider and journey along the golden expanse of west Crete in the comfort of a luxury chauffeured vehicle on this day trip from Heraklion. Choose from a range of vehicles that range from 3-12 seats. Visit destinations like the mountain village of Argyroupoli. 

Be picked up from your accommodation in Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, or Hersonissos and begin your journey into western Crete. Sip on mineral water and snack on fresh fruit during the drive. Wander the village of Spili which is known for its monuments and medicinal herb garden.

Travel to the foot of a mountain to visit the Byzantine Monastery of Preveli which overlooks the vast blue Libyan Sea. Expereince views the Kourtaliotiko and Kotsifou gorges. Encounter hospitable locals who live close to untouched nature. 

Visit the village of Argyroupoli a local spring give birth to the Mouselas river. Get local recommendations on where to tuck into the genuine flavors of Crete. Unearth the archaic hamlet of King Agamemnon where water resources are pure, the temperature is ideal, and the food is an art. 

Prepare to be mesmerized by the delicious aromas of slow-grilled lamb, melt-in-your-mouth river fish placed around an open fire. Go for a stroll in the seaside town of Rethymno and admire the charm of the labyrinthian streets and Venetian fortifications.

Revel in the glamour of the old town's authentic street markets and eclectic wine-cocktail bars. Return to your accommodation at the end of your tour. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Chauffeured premium vehicle
  • Local knowledgeable guide
  • Mineral water, fresh fruit, and snacks
  • Onboard Wi-Fi, USB sockets, and hygiene amenities
  • Exclusive insider-access opportunities and tailored details
  • 24/7 travel concierge consultation
  • Drinks and meals in taverns
  • Admission fees (if applicable)
  • Wine tasting (if requested)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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