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Port of Rethymno

Port of Rethymno: Our most recommended tours and activities

From Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat

1. From Rethymno: Full-Day Trip to Santorini by Boat

Experience the iconic clifftop villages overlooking the Aegean on a guided day trip to Santorini. Transfer from Rethymno to a luxury catamaran. Soak up the caldera views, see the pastel-painted houses of Oia, and stroll through the streets of Fira. Start your day trip from Crete at the port of Rethymno or opt to include pickup from your hotel in an air-conditioned vehicle and marvel at the blue and white buildings typical of the island on your way to the harbor. Climb aboard a luxury, high-speed catamaran and journey to Santorini. Upon arrival at the port of Athinios, take a tour of the island by air-conditioned bus. Learn about the history of one of the most romantic islands in Greece from your guide. Travel through the beautiful countryside en route to the village of Oia at the northernmost tip of the island. Built on the lip of a volcanic caldera, the village offers magnificent views of the blue and white houses studded along the hillside.   Continue to Fira and get plenty of free time to explore the island's capital. Stroll down the picturesque alleys and take in the views of the architecture typical to the Aegean. Browse the shops or enjoy a drink at a bar with stunning views of the volcano and its caldera cliffs. Alternatively, travel by boat to the caldera (subject to availability) for views of the volcano up close. Depart for Crete in the evening for the return trip to the Port of Rethymno, where the tour ends. If you opt to include transfers, you'll be dropped off at your hotel.

Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

2. Rethymno: Pirate Boat Cruise with Swimming Stops

Boart the pirate-themed boat "Captain Hook" at marina port of Rethymnon. Set sail on a five-hour cruise and take some time for swimming, snorkeling, or simply admiring the beautiful views. Sail west and enjoy the views of the Venetian port of Rethymnon. Traveling along the coastline of Crete, pass Gerani Bay before the boat anchors at the Bay of Kevalas. Enjoy some time swimming or snorkeling from the boat for approximately one hour. Next, enjoy a light lunch of Greek salad , followed by more time for swimming and sunbathing. On the return leg of the journey, admire the views of the caves of Kefalas before returning to the harbor of Rethymnon.

Crete: Chania, Kournas and Rethymno Private Guided Tour

3. Crete: Chania, Kournas and Rethymno Private Guided Tour

Embark on a private journey through Crete's enchanting landscapes and captivating cities. With a knowledgeable guide by your side, experience the island's picturesque charm and dive into its rich history. Start your adventure in Chania, a gorgeous city with a rich history and remarkable architecture. Meander along its charming, narrow streets and take in the blend of Venetian and Ottoman-era styles. Afterward, journey to Kournas Lake, the island's sole freshwater lake, tucked away among verdant landscapes. Soak up the stunning scenery and embrace the tranquil ambiance enveloping you. Finally, venture to Rethymno, a charming city with a well-preserved old town and a picturesque Venetian harbor. Uncover its history as you wander through the cobblestone streets, and immerse yourself in local culture and cuisine. At the end of this unforgettable day, you'll be dropped off at your hotel, leaving you with memories to cherish and an appreciation for the diverse beauty of Crete.

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What people are saying about Port of Rethymno

Overall rating

4.2 / 5

based on 389 reviews

The trip into the bay was very pleasant and entertaining. The snorkeling was the absolute highlight, especially since there were some small caves to explore. The catering on the ship was ideal.

Me and my mother really enjoyed the tour. You get to know Crete from a different side. The snorkeling bay is just beautiful! Absolutely great trip that you can recommend.

Staff attentive and attentive to needs. Very quality meal. We had a great day despite the capricious weather. We recommend eyes closed.

We had a great day. It was very relaxing. The swim was very nice. The captain and staff were very friendly and funny.

We stopped at a bay, it was beautiful and the water is crystal clear. A dream.