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Chania Rethymnon Kournas Lake

West Crete

We will start our trip driving to the west of Crete and make our first stop at the town of Scaleta. Here you will have time do drink a cup of coffee before we continue our trip.

Our next destination will be in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete the second largest city and the former capital of the island. The city is divided into two parts: the Old town, with the gorgeous harbour and the New town, beyond its Venetian fortifications.

The Old town of Chania is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and it is also known as “Venice of Crete”. You will have plenty of time to stroll through its narrow streets, visit the old port and famous Agora market, which houses traditional little shops and taverns. You can also have lunch in one of the restaurants with the view over the harbour.

Leaving Chania we head to the Kournas Lake, the only freshwater lake on the island, located in a picturesque and quiet place surrounded by high green hills. Here you can swim and sunbathe, take a catamaran and explore the lake and its inhabitants, go for a walk or have lunch in one of the local taverns famous for its delicious Cretan cuisine.

On a way back, our final destination we will also visit Rethymnon, the third biggest town in Crete, where monuments of the archaeological, Ottoman and Venetian eras coexist, in an extremely interesting way. Have a stroll in the alleys of the old town, visit the Turkish minarets and the Venetian fortress Fortezza or just enjoy your coffee in the magnificent harbour.

Your travel guide will tell you everything about Chania, Rethymno and the freshwater lake on Crete.

We promise you that this day will be one of the most colourful days of your vacation in Crete!

Get to know the west side of the island in a guided tour, enjoying a morning bus trip towards Chania, by having a guided tour and complete your day trip to the cosmopolitan town of Rethymno, the little “Venice” of Crete.

Travel plan

Stop at Scaleta  Stop at Lake Kournas  Stop at Chania  Stop at Rethymno

What's included in the price

✔ Pick-up from your hotel (at the specific tourist bus stop, outside of the hotel.

(Not more than 800 m)

✔ Guided tour at Chania and free time for your lunch

✔ Guided tour ar Rethymno

✔ Transfer with air-conditioned bus


What's not included in the price

✘ Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.


Cancellation policy

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Travel tips

  • Departure and arrival times, as well as the excursion schedule, might be altered due to weather conditions or traffic.

  • Comfortable shoes, hat, sunglasses, sun cream and a swimsuit are required

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult

  •  You are kindly requested to proceed at the meeting points 10 minutes prior departure time

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Everything to Know about Chania

Everything to know about Rethymno

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