Private History and Food Tour in Rethymno

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Private History and Food Tour in Rethymno

from 62.50

Explore the authentic local gastronomy of Crete with native experts while getting to know the heart of Rethymnon’s historic center.

Visiting Places: 4 Martyrs Square, Venetian and Turkish Quarters, specialty good shops, Rethymnon's best ‘mezze’ tavern.
Duration: 3-4 hours (approx.)

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Learn about the legendary past of Rethymnon, while walking around town tasting food that has a history!

Activity Description

This tour will take you back to the historical past of Rethymnon when it was a thriving Venetian community in the Renaissance Times. Your guide will walk you through the best neighbourhoods in Rethymnon, showing you the most significant and monumental buildings, pictures, as well as pointing out the detailed architecture the city is known for.

During your historical walking tour, your guide will lead you among narrow streets to gourmet shops, each with their own valuable history. At these shops, you will have the opportunity to taste Crete's regional products, such as artisanal cheeses, olive oils and nuts. You will also be offered drinks such as tsikoudia, rakomelo and local wine.

At the end of your history and food tour, you will sit down for tapas at a traditional Cretan meze restaurant. Meze or 'mezze' (aka Greek tapas!) are a significant part of Greek culture. Each mezes you taste will be made with local and quality ingredients, highlighting the geographical and cultural influence of Crete in each dish.

A walking tour ideal for friends and families with an interest in local culture, history and gastronomy!

Special Features

  • Combine food and culture on one single walking tour in Rethymnon.
  • Delicious local meze tastings
  • Expert licensed guide

Activity Snapshot

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

Duration: 3-4 hours depending on pace. 

Meeting Point: Rethymno town, exact location to be advised after booking.

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

Pace: This tour is not recommended for those with major walking disabilities or using a wheelchair.

Spoken Language: English, French, Dutch.

Included: Local tour guide, roundtrip transportation via minivan, tastings of olive oils, cheeses, honey and nuts, 2 drinks of your choice, tsikoudia and wine, meze (Greek tapas) dinner with wine.

Excluded: Personal expenses, souvenirs or personal shopping, tips/gratuities for your guide and driver (optional).

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

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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