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From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

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Discover a more authentic side to Crete on a full-day bus tour of the island's traditional villages, Get back to nature in the high mountains and enjoy stunning views of Lake Kournas.

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Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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  • Take amazing pictures at beautiful Imbros Gorge
  • Visit the lovely waterfalls of Argyroupolis village
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical tavern
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Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rethymno, and then journey by bus to the stone church in Kotsifu Gorge. Marvel at the steep cliffs and dramatic rock formations of the canyon, and then make your way to the historic plateau of Askifou. Stop to take souvenir photos of beautiful Plakias Bay, and then drive up into the mountains to visit the traditional village of Kallikrati. Swim in the deep blue waters of the Libyan sea. Stop for a coffee in the village of Argyroupolis near the Roman site of Lappa and marvel at the waterfalls. Next, go to beautiful Lake Kournas and enjoy a well-deserved traditional lunch in a typical village tavern at your own expense. Get a magnificent view of the lake and mountains before you drive back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel.
  • Bus tour
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees, where applicable
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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4.3 /5

based on 25 reviews

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Beautiful views and a great guide who found nothing too much to tell, only the last stop in Plakia(s)? was too much of a good thing ( 2.5 hours ) was way too long it is better to spend in one of the other places (for example, the lake)

May 27, 2022

The organization of the day, the places discovered by coach, the stopping places are magnificent. The guide is perfect but big downside: I had booked the excursion with a guide in French and we had the explanations in English and German. She was not at all aware that this excursion could be given in French because even her colleague on the same excursion does not speak French. I am disappointed because I missed a lot of information, my daughter translating for me after what she could of English. It is really not fair to sell an excursion with a guide in French when it is not. I would have chosen another if I had known.

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September 9, 2021

The time to bathe was too long.

June 18, 2021

Product ID: 66953