Discover two contrasting faces of Crete on this trip – traditional village life and one of its prettiest harbour towns, Rethymnon. After leaving Heraklion, take in the fantastic views as you trace the northern coast to Fodele. Swathed in orange groves, this quaint old village has flower-festooned cottages and tree-shaded squares lined with handicraft shops. You’ll get some free time to explore, pick up souvenirs, relax over a coffee or visit El Greco Museum. It’s said that the famous 16th-century painter, El Greco, was born here, and this interesting little place tells his story and exhibits copies of his works. Next, rejoin your coach to Rethymnon, taking in more of the north coast’s rugged scenery en-route. Your guide will show you the highlights of this atmospheric Venetian town, leading you through its tangled streets, past fountains and carved mansions to its colossal, hilltop fortress. After that, there’s some free time to stroll along the harbourfront and browse the shops before your return. There’s a fair bit of walking involved, so bring comfortable shoes....
Duration: Half Day takes 5hrs
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