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Excursion #5

Rethymno - Spili - Agia Galini- Phaistos - Matala - Tavern Drymos - Rethymno

7 Hours total departure in the morning no later than 08.00 after consultation€

(the price is for the transfer up to 4 persons. For more persons the price will be determined upon request.)

Starting Point (1): Rethymno

Stop (2): Spili (10 minutes stop to get water) – Spili is located about 30km south of Rethymno, at an altitude of 430m. In the center of the village square with the two huge plane trees, is Kefalovrisi as it is called.

Stop (3): Agia Galini (1 hour stop) – Agia Galini is one of the most popular seaside resorts of southern Rethymnon, situated next to the exit of the Amarianos River, 61km south of Rethymno city and 68km southwest of Heraklion. This small town is bustling with life during the summer months and provides all the necessary touristic amenities.

Stop (4): Phaistos (1 hour and 30 minutes stop) – Phaistos was the second biggest city of Crete in the second millennium before Christ, after Knossos, and is now an important archaeological site. Located southwest of Heraklion, at a distance of 62 kilometers, 100 meters above sea level. The Minoan palace of Phaistos corresponds to a flourishing city which arose in the fertile plain of the Messara in prehistoric times, from circa 6000 BC to the 1st century BC, as archaeological finds confirm.

Stop (5): Matala (1 hour stop) – Matala, were a port of Phaestus and Gortys and is well known for the carved caves, which were Grecoroman tombs. The cape south of Matala has been identified as the Cape Nysos and the location where the ships of Menelaus were wrecked (Odyssey).

Stop (6): Tavern “Drymos” (aproximately 2 hours stop) – Tavern “Drymos” is situated in a natural green environment and is crossed by small tributaries. Next to it there is the gorge of Agios Antonios of Patsos where you can enjoy the walk before or after your meal.

                                                                                                                                                                                      Return (1): Rethymno


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