Private Hiking Adventure from Rethymno


Private Hiking Adventure from Rethymno

from 162.50

Join a local expert guide for an excursion in nature around Rethymno periphery, through traditional villages, abandoned settlements, unique gorges and home-made cuisine.

Visiting Places: Village of Chromonastiri, gorge of Milli, organic garden.
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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An intimate excursion around Rethymno that combines the natural beauties of the area.

Activity Description

After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from your hotel with a minivan. He will drive around  30-40 minute to reach the foothills of Vrissinas mountain which is part of the Cretan mountains range. From there, you will visit the village of Chromonastiri amongst the hills, which will be the starting point of the guided hiking adventure.
You will walk through the village and its Venetian mansions, following the foot path downhill that will leasd you to the gorge of Milli. A pleasant hiking tour through the gorge will begin, most of the time under the shade of the trees. During the excursion, the experienced tour guide will talk about local stories and will highlight the secrets of Cretan flora and fauna.
After a 40 minute walk, you will reach the old abandoned village of Milli, where you will refresh in the café of the village, overlooking the gorge and the sea.
After the break, you will continue the hike for another 90 minutes, following a well-formed path through churches, ponds and ruined Venetian watermills from where the gorge takes its name.
At the exit of the Milli gorge, the vegetable 'bostani' garden will be waiting. After a quick tour at the vegetable garden, you will enjoy a full course meal prepared from the organic farm products.
By the end of this hiking tour through Rethymno's nature you will return to your hotel full of bright images and memories of a distinct aspect of Cretan nature and gastronomy.

Special Features

  • An authentic experience in Crete’s nature and culinary culture.
  • A delicious 'finale' with a full meal prepared from the organic vegetable garden

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Daily upon arrangement at least 1 day in advance

Duration: 7 hours (approx. depending on pace) 

Meeting Point: Rethymnon area (Bali to Georgioupolis) 

Group Size: This is a private tour; the group size is flexible. Prices are for groups of 2 and 4. For larger groups ask for a quote here.  

Pace: Minimum hiking experience required. Moderate difficulty.

Spoken Language: English,  French, Dutch.

Included: Local guide, roundtrip private transportation, full traditional Greek meal, seasonal fruits, wine, coffee, water, refreshments.

Excluded: Additional food and drinks not mentioned as included, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver (optional).

Note: Vegetarian and vegan options are available. Please provide details of any special requirements (dietary, allergies or otherwise) at the time of booking.

Young Travelers: Suitable for children with minimum hiking experience. Children aged 7 - 12 years old join at 50% discount. Contact us for your discount code.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to scheduled program: 70% refund. Cancellation 2-4 days prior to booking date: 50% refund. Cancellation 48 hours prior to booking/no show: No refund.

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

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