Heraklion Off-shore Excursions Delicious Rethymno and Rural Highlights

Heraklion Off-shore Excursions Delicious Rethymno and Rural Highlights

Heraklion Off-shore Excursion Delicious Rethymno and Rural Highlights

  • Enjoy one of the most scenic coastal drives and fantastic landscape that is never a bore;
  • Highlights of Cretan countryside: visit Arkadi monastery – one of the most important and picturesque monasteries on island, have a glimpse at ancient Elefterna and explore lovely Margarites village, known for its pottery, developed since Minoan times and some wonderful Byzantine churches;
  • Rethymno walking & highlights tour and shopping, enjoy the seaside promenade, maybe a cup of Greek coffee, before heading back to the Heraklion port.
  • Did we mentioned a delicious food in a village tavern or one of the restaurants of Rethymo for lunch?

Have a glimpse through the open window in Rethymno!  The city that is rich with history, tradition, beauty and vitality. That's Rethymno - the ideal for getting best of what Crete offers. We add few lovely villages and the famous monastery to our tour and make sure you don't miss out the highlights of rural Crete.

Length of the tour: 8  hours

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“Wonderful tour of the Villages of Crete, Greece by Joseph Batis”Joseph Batis truly showed us the secrets of Crete, Greece. We went to villages and were a part of the daily life of Crete, visited small museums with vibrant histories, had an unexpected surprise stop where we attended a greek celebration on holy spirit day..

You WILL learn secrets of Crete! How many ways can you prepare Greek Coffee? Are dark olives and green olives different varieties? Why is the sea called Aegean? You will find out these and 100's more amazing facts if you hire Secrets of Crete...

יוסי מסיורים בכרתים ויוון, הוא מדריך.... מקצוען, בעל יידע נרחב איש לבבי וסימפטי, טיילנו בשנה שעברה... היה פשוט מדהים כיף... כיף... כיף... ממליץ בחום למי שמגיע לכרתים ויוון להשתמש בשרותיו המעולים. תודה יוסי על הסיורים ,האוכל, הטברנות, היה תענוג גדול ! ! ! מאתנו: אורי אילש, אלי גנט, יגאל גרינשטיין, נטלי גרינשטיין, אור גרינשטיין

“Fantastic and memorable day with Joseph”Joseph is a pleasure to spend time with. He is educated, knowledgeable, extremely well-traveled, articulate in at least 5 languages, personable and also has a lovely sense of humor. Most importantly he has an honest love of Crete that comes through his tours.


"Secrets of Crete" provides a fascinating Private Tour My husband and I had the good fortune to have spent the day with Joseph Batis, who has tours exploring some of the lesser known parts of Crete, Greece. In our correspondence with him prior to the day we had available, he customized the itinerary to fit our specific requests.

Visitors from Maryland

"Great way to discover Crete off the beaten track" Joseph from Secrets of Crete organised a brilliant tour in the mountains of central Crete today, going off the beaten track to very atmospheric small roads and old villages where we saw no other tourists, only locals.

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