Maria – walk-about in Rethymno’s nature, Crete

Guests will enjoy a unique whole-day walk-about to Rethymno's “unknown” natural surroundings, including mountains, canyons and local flora.

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The natural landscape around Rethymno 

  2. Points of cultural & historic interest: enjoy a full day walking excursion to natural hot-spots, mountains, canyons and local flora 

€100, 9 hrs, 8 persons
 

Rethymnon, Crete - Where the Experience will take place

What Wikipedia says

Rethymno is a city of approximately 40,000 people in Greece, the capital of Rethymno regional unit on the island of Crete. It was built in antiquity (ancient Rhithymna and Arsinoe), but was never a competitive Minoan centre. It was, however, strong enough to mint its own coins and maintain urban growth. One of these coins is today depicted as the crest of the town with two dolphins in a circle.

 

Today's old town (palia poli) is almost entirely built by the Venetians. It is one of the best preserved old towns in Crete. The town still maintains its old aristocratic appearance, with its buildings dating from the 16th century, arched doorways, stone staircases, Byzantine and Hellenic-Roman remains, the small Venetian harbour and narrow streets. The Venetian Loggia houses the information office of the Ministry of Culture. A Wine Festival is held there annually at the beginning of July. Another festival, in memory of the destruction of the Arkadi Monastery, is held on 7–8 November.

 

The city's Venetian-era citadel, the Fortezza, is one of the best-preserved castles in Crete. Other monuments include the Neratze mosque (the Municipal Odeon arts centre), the Great Gate, the Piazza Rimondi (Rimondi square) and the Venetian Loggia.

 

Today the city's main income is from tourism, many new facilities having been built in the past 20 years. Agriculture is also notable, especially for olive oil and other Mediterranean products.

 

Rethymno is home to the following museums:

  • Archaeological Museum of Rethymno, Historical and Folklore Museum of Rethymno, Municipal Gallery "L. Kanakakis", The Frantzeskaki Collection, Museum of Sea Life at Rethymno

 

Maria Koronaki is your Hostess for the whole experience

Maria is a Rethymno local and loves to tend her guests with an overdose of hospitality, pleasant friendship and lots of hand-cooked delis and dishes.

  • Place of ORIGIN: Crete

  • LIVES in: Rethymno, Crete

  • SPEAKS: English

  • LOVES: mountaineering, walking, swimming

  • Has TRAVELLED to: Italy, Bulgaria, UK, Sweden, Finland

  • Personal TRAITS: very good cook, pleasant, hospitable

Here's how we'll spend the day and what we'll do together

 WHAT you will LEARN: 

  1. The natural landscape around Rethymno 

  2. Points of cultural & historic interest: enjoy a full day walking excursion to natural hot-spots, mountains, canyons and local flora 

 

Here are the details for Booking this Greek experience

  • Place:  Rethymnon, Crete

  • Meeting Point: parking lot entrance on Ksylouri Rd

  • Duration: 9 hours

  • Timetable: 8.00-17.00

  • Availability:  throughout the year

  • Group size: 8 persons groups

  • Price:  100 euros per person

  • What’s SPECIAL about this experience: a chance to get acquainted with the little-known Rethymnon natural surroundings

 

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