Day trip

Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

Activity provider: Altino Travel

Crete: Rethimno, Chania, and Kournas Lake Day Trip

Activity provider: Altino Travel
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From US$ 45.39 per person

Discover the culture and beauty of Crete on this guided day trip. Explore the cosmopolitan town of Rethimno, visit the little Venice of Crete, Chania, and see the picturesque lake Kournas.

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Duration 10 - 14 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Pickup time is subject to minor alterations. The exact pickup time and location will be sent via email the day before the activity takes place.
Wheelchair accessible


  • Explore the difference between the east and the charming west part of the island
  • Visit the town of Rethymno and stroll in the alleys of the old town
  • Visit Chania, the “little Venice” of Crete
  • Visit Kournas, the natural sweet water lake of Crete
Full description
The first stop is the town of Rethimno, the third biggest town in Crete west of Heraklion on the north coast of Crete. Here, archeological monuments of the Ottoman and Venetian eras co-exist. Enjoy a stroll in the alleys of the old town, a visit to the Turkish minarets and the Venetian fortresses, or a coffee at the magnificent harbor. The next stop is Chania town, the second largest town of Crete on the north coast west of Rethymno. The city of Chania is divided into the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor, and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications. The Old City is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and is called “Venice of the East”. You can find Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, Venetian fortresses, dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, Loggia and the Lighthouse. Visit the famous Agora (market), which houses traditional little shops and taverns. The last stop of the day is Kournas lake, a beautiful habitat with natural freshwater, one of a kind in Crete. The whole area of Kournas is protected under 'Natura 2000', as it's a designated wetland. Vast greenery, steep cavities between hills, and rare species of fish and birds make Kournas the ideal place to enjoy an early afternoon walk.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Tour tuide was amazing. Views spectacular. Not long enough in Rethymno which is nicer than Chania in my opinion. Then literally no tike at the lake so you had to choose between grabbing a drink OR pedalling on the lake. Absolutely killed me by the end hearing something simple in English and then non stop talking for 20 mins after while he reeled it off in french and german. Would probs only book english only next time. Also air conditioning wasn't great. Sometimes the bus was 33° and only slightly cooled by the time we got 2 hours away. Not as good as other buses I have been on and made everyone very uncomfortable.

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June 11, 2022

Product ID: 412901