Highlights of Southwest Crete

Step into a world forgotten by time, on the unspoiled terrain of southwest Crete.

Begin your day with breakfast in the picturesque village of Spili. Then, together with an expert local guide, go in search of a monastery with a misty sea view, nestled between precipitous gorges.

Indulge in a specialty roast meat lunch which originated from antiquated Greece, and experience the true meaning of hospitality as you get to know the locals. 

Before calling it a day, stop by the romantic city of Rethymno for an evening walk. Stroll along the old harbor, and get lost in an astonishing blend of Ottoman and Venetian architecture.

This experience was created by
Ioannis Georgiadis
Ioannis and his father Manolis are the go-to experts for private and luxury travel on their home island of Crete. Their local knowledge is simply unparalleled.
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