Private tour

Rethymno: Private Old Town Highlights Tour with Street Food

Activity provider: Alma de Creta

Rethymno: Private Old Town Highlights Tour with Street Food

Activity provider: Alma de Creta
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From US$ 102.63 per person

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Join your local guide on a stroll through the streets of Rethymno for a historical journey into the past. Taste the local products the area has to offer while visiting colourful food shops.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Private group


  • Travel back in time at Rethymno's historic Old Town
  • Learn about the city's Ottoman and Venetian past
  • Admire the impressive architecture and scenic views
  • Visit shops and markets selling local products
  • Taste the flavors of Cretan cuisine and street food
Full description

Explore the old part of the city with the assistance of a local guide, who will tell you about the history, culture, and daily lifestyle of Rethymno, as well as the traditional cuisine. Discover the marks the Venetians and Ottomans left behind after their long presence on the island.

Find the hidden treasures of Cretan modern life and cuisine by visiting quaint little food shops and taverns. Browse through a variety of local products, such as olive oil, cheese, and local herbs and spices. Visit some artisan shops along the way.

Learn about the production process and the cooking traditions still alive today. Get an insider’s perspective by speaking with the people behind the scenes. You'll try a bowl of sheep yogurt with thyme honey and nuts; a selection of delicious mezes; you will sample Cretan cheeses and seasonal local delicacies and desserts and enjoy drinks such as the unique Cretan raki.

  • Local tour guide
  • Cretan delicacy tastings
  • Coffee or herbal tea
  • Hotel pickup or drop-off
  • Tips for tour guide
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet your guide in front of the Prefectural Directorate Unit of Rethymno. They will be holding an 'Alma de Creta' sign.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Know before you go

  • It's highly recommended to book this activity for a Thursday or Saturday morning when the farmer’s market is in place
  • Vegan and vegetarian options are available upon request
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This is tour is a must for all history and food lovers. Mirdini is super kind, knowledgable and just simply wonderful in every way possible. The day with her was pure perfection. Do yourself a big favor and book this tour NOW.

August 4, 2022

Product ID: 419688