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From Heraklion: Chania Town, Kournas Lake, and Rethymno Tour

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Chania Town, Kournas Lake, and Rethymno Tour

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 47.11 per person

Explore the west part of the largest greek island, Crete. Spend a day in Chania, Lake Kournas, and Rethymno town discovering charming streets, renting a pedal boat, and dining in a Greek tavern.

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Duration 13 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup is available from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia, and from centrally located points in Heraklion town.


  • Explore the vibrant town of Chania and admire the Venetian architecture.
  • Enjoy the view of a natural landscape at Kournas Lake.
  • Admire the clear blue waters and get some fresh air at the Lake
  • Experience the beauty of the old town of Rethymno.
  • Discover the West Part of Crete in this tour
Full description
Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive: 3 hours 1st stop: Chania Town – 2 hours 30 minutes Our groups will enjoy their time to wander around the beautiful Venetian streets and neighborhoods of this picturesque town of Greece. Walk through its roads full of little shops, markets and local restaurants around theirfamous old port. Bus Drive: 1 hour 2nd stop:The lake of Kournas – 1 hour 20 minutes The largest natural lake of Crete reflecting the White Mountains gives you the sense of an Alpine landscape. Grab the opportunity to hire a pedal boat for a lovely ride around the lake, swimming and enjoying a meal in one of the little tavernas (not included). Bus Drive:20 minutes 3rd stop: Rethymno – 1 hour 30 minutes Visit Rethymno and its picturesque venetian town. Enjoy your free time to walk along the old port and beautiful oriental beach road. End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Bus Drive: 2 hours
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus
  • Professional driver
  • Tour guide
  • All taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage
  • Hire of pedal boat at Lake Kournas
  • Museum Entrances
  • Food/Drinks

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes
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Great knowledge from our guide. Our driver also was very kind and he made stops so we could rest on the way. It is a full-day tour but we got to experience the West part of the island of Crete, which we couldn't make on our own to all these places. Overall we all enjoyed it!

July 17, 2022

Great way to explore other areas of Crete. A lot covered in one day. Some places (Chania and Rethymno) definitely need more time for exploring (a day or two). Lake was glorious

September 9, 2022

Good tour for the money, Joy the tour guide was great.

September 8, 2022

Product ID: 419096