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Rethymnon Conquered

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The Square of the Four Martyrs in the center of modern Rethymnon (in front of the Four Martyrs Church)

Plateia Tessaron Martiron (Square of the Four Martyrs)

Rethymno

Greece

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Go beyond the guidebook and get to know the real Crete! You could read pages of history, but they won’t tell you the stories of Rethymnon like we’ll tell you — that’s a task best left up to locals. This walking tour of the old town of Rethymnon will show you the city the way locals see it. From the classic historic sites to the local craftsmen and vendors that make Rethymnon the city is, we’ll show you everything you need to understand the city the way the locals do.

Given Rethymnon’s long, rich thousand-or-so years of history, it’s only appropriate that we kick things off with a bit of this history. The city began to grow after it was conquered by the Venetians, evidence of which can be spotted throughout the city.

We will start our day with a freshly brewed Greek coffee and learn how the different conquerors influenced the island’s culinary traditions. We also read your future at a cup reading attempt!

From there, we’ll wind our way through Sabbionara, entering the old Ottoman district. Known for its impressive door frames and mix of histories, we’ll walk by mosques and Catholic churches, alongside Venetian mansions and temples turned into mosques, and find out how all these have influenced Cretan music by visiting an artisan that still makes handmade musical instruments.

Next, it’s time to discover Crete through its incredible flavours. Learn the secrets of the famous Cretan diet, sampling local bites such as traditional koulouri, a sesame seeded bread ring (similar to Turkish simit), and cheese and olives (naturally), and of course learning why Cretan olive oil is considered one of the best in the world by tasting it.

Moving on, we’ll continue our personal conquest of Rethymnon by venturing through the most noteworthy streets of the old city, checking out Instagram photo stops and shops selling authentic local souvenirs. We will walk you into a secret garden to sip some local wine (which has been cultivated here since 1600 B.C.!).

It’s here that we’ll end our walking tour of Rethymnon, and it’s the perfect place to continue your walk through the city or enjoy the beautiful waterfront views. Your guide will be more than happy to make recommendations for what else you can do in the city, especially where to grab more food!

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Dress standard: As this is a walking tour, we advise you to wear comfortable walking shoes, and of course, bring a photo camera as Rethymnon will amaze you! During the summer, don’t forget your sunglasses.

Your trip: For your Urban Adventure, you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children above the age of 6 are permitted on this tour at the regular rate. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so by choosing the respective ticket.

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Office phone number: +30 698 678 0970
Email address: info@creteurbanadventures.com

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The Square of the Four Martyrs in the center of modern Rethymnon (in front of the Four Martyrs Church)

Plateia Tessaron Martiron (Square of the Four Martyrs)

Rethymno

Greece

View Map

Refund Policy

Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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