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Rethymno: Food tasting with Old town sightseeing private tour
Rithyland - Gastronomy Tours | Rethymno Crete


Begin your tour, from the 4 Martyrs square, which is the border between the walls that still unite the new and the historical center of Rethymno.



Cross the main entrance of the Old Town known as "Guora Porta" and immerse yourself in its atmosphere.

During your tour of the picturesque alleys of the old city, you will come across unique monuments such as the Rimodi Fountain, the Neradze Mosque (or Gazi Hussein) with its tall minaret, churches and squares.



Αs you stroll along the cobbled narrow paths of the old town, stop at traditional food shops and taste selected samples.



Then, make a stop and enjoy a tasty coffee with snack at café which is located in one of the most central historical alleys of the Old Town.

Admire the landscape surrounded by historical buildings of great cultural heritage of Crete.



Having enjoyed your coffee just a few meters away, get ready to meet the baklava workshop of Mr. Giorgos Chatziparaschos and watch how he produces handmade phyllo crust and kadaifi in the traditional way since 1958.



Continue your tour through the narrow streets of the Old Town observing the public and private buildings, squares, Venetian mansions and discover through them the history, its myths and the way of life of the local people until today.



In the end, relax and enjoy Cretan meze dishes and wine at traditional taverna, which is located in one of the most picturesque narrow streets of the Old Town.




  • Explore Rethymnon's Old Town with your local guide with sightseeing and cretan food  
  • Stroll through, the narrow streets and meet unique monuments, churches and shops selling Cretan products  
  • Stop at traditional food shops and taste selected samples  
  • Enjoy your coffee in one of the most historic alleys  
  • Visit the workshop phyllo baklava and watch how it is produced in the traditional way  
  • Wander the picturesque alleyways next to Venetian mansions and learn about the history and lifestyle of the local residents to this day.  
  • Taste Cretan meze and wine at a traditional meze taverna in the Old Town  


  • Please note! This tour it is no possible in bad weather conditions. If it's canceled because of bad weather conditions, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions during the excursion, the program continues as normal and free umbrellas are available.  


  Region Rethymno  
  This tour is available every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
(from Αpril to November)
  DURATION TIME: 3 to 4 hours  
  DEPARTURE TIME: 9.00 am  
  • Meeting point: Your guide will be waiting for you at 4 Martyrs Square, Gerakari 6 and will be holding a sign Rithyland  
  *Make sure you are facing the 4 Martyrs church  
  • Please be at the departure point 10 minutes earlier than the scheduled departure time.  
  Guided tour only in English  
  Private tour  
  * This tour requires a maximum of 6 passengers  
  * Children must be accompanied by an adult.  
  * Please let us know for allergies  
  * Advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. A vegeterian option is available on request  
  Proposed  dress code   
  • For Spring and Autumn  
  Keep your jacket, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothes and walking shoes  
  • For summer  
  Keep your sunglasses, sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothes and walking shoes  


  • Walking Tour of the Old Town  
  • Local English speaking guide  
  • Cretan delicacy tastings  
  • Coffee or tea with snack  
  • Cretan meze dishes with wine  
  • Small group tour  
  • Liability insurance  
  • Up to 24hour full refund cancellation policy  
  • All taxes, fees and administration charges  


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off  
  • Additional food / drinks  
  • Personal expenses  
  • Smartphone  
  • Tips  


  Almost easy (requires walking)  


  ΙΝFANTS (0-2): FREE  
  CHILDREN (3-12): 60 € per person  
  ADULTS (13-99): 72 € per person  










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