Day trip

Rethymnon: Kournas Lake, Argyroupolis and Olive oil factory

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Activity provider: Markidis Travel
Day trip

Rethymnon: Kournas Lake, Argyroupolis and Olive oil factory

Activity provider: Markidis Travel

From US$ 26.80 per person

Enjoy some of the natural landscapes of the magical paradise that is Crete. Visit two of Crete's most spectacular locations Kournas Lake & Argyroupolis and admire the versatility this island has to offer.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop off from Hotels and Apartments in Panormo, Skaleta, Sfakaki, Stavromenos, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Myssiria Perivolia, Rethymnon City, Atsipopoulo, Gerani, Kavros, Georgioupoli.


  • Visit the only fresh water natural lake in the island of Crete
  • Admire the beauty of nature by riding a pedalo
  • Visit the Argiroupoli and its beautiful watersprings
Full description
Start your day of adventure at your first stop of the trip, a local oil mill. Here you will have the opportunity to see how Crete's famous olive oil is produced on this fascinating and informative outing. Follow on your journey through Crete and make a quick stop at the watersprings of Argyroupolis. These watersprings are responsible for the rich vegetation that surrounds the village, a truly magical and refreshing experience. Your last stop of the tour, lasting roughly 2,5 hours, will give you enough time to enjoy a swim and eat Cretan delicacies at the many taverns that are located around the lake.
  • Pick up and drop-off
  • Transportation in a airconditioned coach
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking

Know before you go

  •  Pick-up and drop-off is done only from Panormo, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Sfakaki, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Myssiria, Perivolia, Rethymnon City, Atsipopoulo, Gerani, Kavros, Georgioupoli
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

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Our tour guide today was dear Andreas. We were picked up from our hotel on time and the other guests were also picked up very quickly and easily. We then went on a roughly seven hour tour. Starting in a small mountain village, followed by a 1 hour visit to the beautiful town of Georgioplis with a photo stop at the Crete famous St. Nicholas Church, then on to an olive oil factory called Kanakis. We were introduced to the production facility for the production of Cretan olive oil, followed by a tasting. There was also the opportunity to purchase regional products from the island. After the short stopover we finally went on to our main destination, Lake Kournas. There we had about 2 hours of self-designed stay and the opportunity to take a break in one of the local restaurants right on the lake. A pedal boat ride across the lake rounded off the tour very nicely.

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September 7, 2022

This tour is extremely beautiful. I can’t choose an appropriate adjective for the beauty of Lake Kournas. The entire trip is definitely a 10/10. Our lovely driver Costas and our tour guide Andreas are like our friends already. They are very fun to talk to and we felt really happy for the whole day.

May 11, 2022

Super tour - really only to be recommended! By chance we booked three tours with the same tour guide Barbara and the driver Costa from Markidis Reisen and were thrilled every time. with what kindness and joy both carry out the tour and all the information you get during the tour - simply unique! We have experienced many tour guides, but Barbara was by far the best! Not to forget, of course, the content of the tour. Here you get to know Crete from another side. A lot of nature. Be sure to book and attend.

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June 13, 2021

Product ID: 227377