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Our journey begins from Rethymno and as we will be heading south, we will pass one of the most spectacular gorges of Rethymno, Kourtalionis. High cliffs and narrow roads make the experience of driving through the gorge truly breathtaking.

Later in the morning, we visit the monastery of Preveli, which is built on a hill at an altitude of 170m above the sea. Enjoy here a beautiful panoramic view of the Libyan Sea combined with the history of the Cretan resistance and liberation as during the Second World War it hosted more than 5000 allies who helped and fought the famous Battle of Crete.

The next stop will be the southern fisherman village of Plakias. During the 60s at the sandy beach of the village used to be a destination for Hippies which is not surprising given the magical scenery of the place. And the eastern part of the beach attracts today many climbers by its impressive vertical cliff that rises above the sea. Take a refreshing dip in the Libyan Sea before we resume our journey.

After we leave Plakias, we will be travelling along the southern coastline until we arrive at the charming town of Argyroupolis, where you'll find remnants of the ancient Lappa as well as landmarks that bear witness to the Roman, Byzantine, and Venetian eras. Below the village, you will find the famous Springs of Argyroupoli. Surrounded by the springs, you can have your lunch in traditional tavernas.

At last, as we slowly return north, we will stop at the Lake of Kournas, the largest natural lake of Crete that was created by the melting snow of the White Mountains. Discover the unique flora and fauna of this exceptional location before heading back to Rethymno.


  • Kourtaliotis gorge
  • Towering walls
  • Preveli Monastery
  • Historical Monastery
  • Icon collection
  • Olive groves
  • Religious artifacts
  • Traditional village
  • Southern coast
  • Kotsifou gorge
  • Ancient Lappa
  • Roman monuments
  • Byzantine monuments
  • Venetian monuments
  • Natural springs
  • Country side views
  • Waterfalls
  • Natural Sweetwater lake
  • Scenic view
  • Mountain reflection
  • Pedal boats
  • Caffee

Trip Itinerary

8:30 (departure time may differ based on the location of your accommodation, for more information look for the pick-up time schedule)
Kourtaliotis Gorge
short stop for a photo
Preveli Monastery
approx. 45’ free time (entrance to the monastery is optional)
1:30h for swimming
short walk in the village. Lunch in the taverna by the waterfalls (lunch is not included in the price of the tour)
Lake of Kournas
approx. 1h for a coffee and walk
approx. 17:30 (please note that the time of return may differ based on the location of your accommodation)

Not included:

Monastery entrance fee: 3€ (cash only) 

Lunch is not included in the price of the tour.


Useful information:

Comfortable shoes will be advantage to have more pleasant walk. 

Have with you a hat and sunscreen.  

Don’t forget swimsuit and towel.

Duration (approx.): 9 hours
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General Information

Kapodistriou 55, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Tel: (+30) 6972 603 639

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