Galini Express Tours

Agia Galini, Rethymno, Greece


  • Description

    Visiting the South of Crete is an unforgettable experience. To explore gorgeous and almost inaccessible small beaches and the mythic mountains makes your holidays very special. The Galini Express activities are mainly in South central Crete. Our aim is to serve transportation requirements for small or medium groups of visitors. We have a high professional standard at affordable prices.

    Hidden beaches, quiet villages along the South of Crete. With Galini Express Tours you can visit these beautiful places many of which you probably haven't heard of before.
    Our excursions are with small groups in our own bus and they are for a good prices. Galini Express Tours is always on time and we provide safe and comfortable journeys.

    Thank you for showing interest in our trips, you have made an excellent choice in selecting the South part of Crete for your holiday destination. It will be a pleasure to welcome you onboard.

    Sincerely,
    Giorgos Kargakis

  • Our tours

    Galini Express Tours

    Mires- Matala - Kouses

    A nice way to start your Saturday is shopping, this day tour takes you first to the top bazaar market of the local area that take place every Saturday morning in Moires. On our way to MATALA we will have a short stop for 30 min the village of Kouses, there is an attractive and picturesque shop "To Botano" which is a specialized corner of aromatic- therapeutic herbs and spices. Then we will go to MATALA and we will stay here for 4 hours. From MATALA you can walk to red sand beach (natural red beach) or swim to the crystal clear waters of Matala.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 20 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off as well as an english speaking driver)
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    River trekking

    Don’t miss out one of the most striking, natural spectacles and the experience to swim in the coldest natural water of Crete, below the waterfalls. This tour takes you into the heart of the KOURTALIOTIS gorge. Our tour starts at 12:00 noon from Agia Galini, after a 45 minute ride we will arrive at the entrance of the gorge and from there we enter into the Kourtaliotis river. The crossing takes place in the most spectacular part of the gorge passing through the river ,that’s why the appropriate shoe wear is very important. Total walking time is approximately 1 hour. The river trek ends in a place with natural river pool under a spectacular small waterfall - a real fun paradise. Those who are not afraid of the really cold water will have the chance to swim to the big water fall cove and enjoy an impressive experience.

    • Price: EUR 30
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    Explore around Agia Galini

    This tour combines action and touring! It aims to show you as much as possible of the sightseeing and provides you the right to escape from the touristy places by revealing you the hidden beauties of the local area. A perfect combination of mountain and sea scenery, by visiting traditional villages and incredible places with breathtaking view, hiking in rural roads and swimming in the crystal clear waters of Agios Georgios.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 25 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off)
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    Theme Park & Matala

    This diverse and engaging tour takes you on a journey through Cretan history and folklore to the beautiful beaches of Matala. The day begins at 9:00am with a scenic drive through the Amari Valley to the Cretan Zeus theme park. Here you will learn about the history of Crete from ancient mythology including the invasions it has faced. You will have the chance to explore and learn about local herbs, discover animals from the Cretan landscape and get the chance to see cheese being made in a shepherds hut, then try it. You will also learn about the professions and the traditional way of life in Crete. Following your explorations you will have lunch at the park's taverna with the alternative choice of lamb or pork (vegetarian option available). After allthiswewilldrivetothebeautifulMatala, whereitistheperfecttimetotakeaswiminthe crystal clear waters, explore the caves in the Roman cemetery which were made famous by the hippies of the 1970s or walk around the town which has a variety of interesting shops and tavernas. We will then return to Agia Galini with the tour ending at 6:00pm.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 40 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off, english speaking guide-driver, entrance fee to Cretan Zeus Park, refreshments & coffee as well as lunch)
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    Swimhiking day

    An amazing experience on the way to Preveli Palm beach. A hike over-viewing the spectacular view of Palm forest and the kourtaliotis river who is leading to the Libyan sea. The walking on the old path connecting the Venetian bridge and famous Palm Forest with stops at panoramic view points will takes 2 hours about until the beach, there we will stay for swimming 3 hours and then we will take the other side path for return to the bus.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 25 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off and english speaking guide-driver)
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    Rethymnon Prefecture

    Our day tour starts 09:00 am from Agia Galini and Our first stop is after one hour to ARCADI MONASTERY,thegreatestmonumentofCretanstrugglesfortheir freedom.Nextstopwillbe the museum of ancient ELEFTHERNA, it is located at the archaeological site of Ancient Eleftherna, between Arkadi and Margarites.We will have our lunch to village Margarites . There we will have the chance also to visit a pottery workshop and we will have a demonstration of Cretan pottery techniques . We will continue our tour until the city of Rethymnon .Our next stop is at village of SPILI for an evening coffee , we will stay 40-45 minutes and we will then return to Agia Galini with the tour ending at 18:00.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 25 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off and english speaking guide-driver)
    • Extra fees: Arkadi EUR 3, Museum EUR 4
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    Triopetra & botanical garden

    In this day tour we will visit one of the most beautiful botanical garden of Crete and is full of botanical treasures,is located very close village of Spili.It is created and continous developing by Stephanos Maravelakis (from there is the name MARAVEL GARDEN).We will have a guided tour in the garden from Stephanos who will also gives to you as more informations are possible for the plants that we will find in the garden and to he will answer to your questions.Afterwards we will go to Village , in which you will have the chance to visit the Maravel Shop and to find all the finest products from the garden.Afterwards will be time for swimming and we will continou our day tour until the Triopetra beach in which we will stay for 3 1/2 hours.We will have an evening coffe or a refreshment to village of Melabes (about 1 hour). We will then take the return route to Agia Galini from the old south road with the tour ending at 18:00.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 25 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off, english speaking guide-driver and sunbed with umbrella at Triopetra)
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    Agio Farago Swim-Walking Tour

    Our day tour starts 09:00 am from Agia Galini ,at first we will have a short stop to Odigitria monastery.The monastery of Odigitria is a monastery of great importance and historical value and one of the oldest in Crete. It is located at the west edge of the Asterousia mountains at an altitude of 250 meters just 2km before the starting point to Agiofarago. Hike through the historic gorge of Agiofarago before emerging at the crystal clear waters of Mediterranean Sea in the unique beach of Agiofarago. This gorge used to be the shelter of the monks of the near- by Monasteries. "Agiofarago" means "Gorge of Saints". After 4 1/2 hours of hiking and swimming we will take our lunch to village of Kamilari in traditional Taverna of Antonis . We will then return to Agia Galini with the tour ending at 18:00.

    • Departure: 09:00 am
    • Return: 18:00 pm
    • Price: EUR 40 (inluding hotel pick-up and drop-off, english speaking guide-driver and lunch in a taverna)
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