Private tour

From Chania: Rethymno City & Lake Kournas Private Day Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From Chania: Rethymno City & Lake Kournas Private Day Tour

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From US$ 451.49 per group up to 5

Enjoy a half-day private tour to the historical city of Rethymno and the famous Lake of Kournas, including a multilingual guide, round-trip transportation from Chania, snacks, and drinks.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Please wait outside your hotel or villa 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Savor a meal made up of Cretan cuisine, including a cheese pastry
  • Walk through the historic center of Rethymno and spot popular sights
  • Discover the cobbled streets and the picturesque hidden corners of the old city
  • Enjoy the turquoise blue waters and fresh air at the scenic Lake Kournas
  • Rent a pedal boat at Lake Kournas and keep an eye out for local turtles
Full description

Explore two of the most picture-perfect destinations on Crete during this half-day private tour that visits Rethymno and the Lake of Kournas. Take off directly from your accommodation in Chania via an air-conditioned vehicle fully equipped with Wi-Fi and USB ports.

After pickup, start your journey in Rethymno, a romantic city with a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit.

Marvel at the large Venetian castle Fortezza, the old lighthouse, and countless churches, mosques, and arches. Walk along cobbled paths leading to other hidden spots of the old city.

The next stop is the famous Lake of Kournas, the only freshwater lake in Crete. This place is ideal for relaxation and walking.

Take in the one-of-a-kind view of the White Mountains reflected in the waters while drinking a cup of traditional Greek coffee. Choose to rent a pedal boat to spend some time in the water looking for the turtles that live in the lake.

In between your trip, sit down and enjoy a snack break including a meal box with sandwiches and Cretan kalitsounia (Cretan sweet cheese pastry). Cold soft drinks, beer, wine, and bottled water will also be available. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private transportation via air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
  • Audiovisual presentation of Cretan customs
  • USB charging ports
  • Cold soft drinks, beer, wine, bottled water
  • Meal box with sandwiches and Cretan kalitsounia
  • Multilingual guide
  • Public liability insurance
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear
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We had an amazing time on this excursion, learning about the history of Greece and the city of Rethymno. Lunch at Lake Kournas was lovely. Our guide, Christine, was friendly and knowledgeable. Would definitely recommend this trip to others!

April 10, 2022

July 27, 2022

Product ID: 410610