Day trip

From Heraklion: Chania Town, Kournas Lake & Rethymno Town

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Chania Town, Kournas Lake & Rethymno Town

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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From US$ 48.77 per person

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Explore the West part of the biggest greek island, Crete. Spend a full day to Chania, Lake Kournas, and Rethymno town. Discover charming streets, hire a pedal boat and dine in a greek tavern.

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Duration 13 hours
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English, German, French
Pickup included
We pick up travellers 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. You will receive a personalised email about the exact place and time of pick-up, within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.


  • 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 Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • All the legal 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
Customer reviews

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4.3 /5

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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

Of the specified 13 hours, we were on the road for 9.5 hours (but we were the last to get on and the first to get off). The stay in Chania was very nice and basically sufficient with 2 hours. The other stops at Lake Kournas and in Rethymno town are quite short at 1.5 hours considering that you can deduct at least 45-60 minutes to eat at one station. The places visited are all worth seeing and some of the most beautiful we saw during our stay.

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July 30, 2022

Covered a lot of places in a day, very knowledgeable guide!

July 31, 2022

Product ID: 419096