Duration 🌞 Full Day

Discover West Crete! Chania, Kournas’ Lake, Rethymno | Departure from Heraklion Region

40€

Every Tuesday and Friday from March till October


 

Every Tuesday and Friday from Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia

Every Tuesday from Sisi


 

Duration 11 hours / Stay in Chania 2 hours / Stay in Kournas’ Lake 1 ½ hour / Stay in Rethymno 1 hour and 15 minutes


 

This excursion brings us to West Crete and our first stop in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete. It was an important Minoan city and the “mother of the Cretan cities”, according to ancient writers.

The city is divided in 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”.  We can admire samples of all the civilizations that have passed from here: archaeological Minoan sites, Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, Venetian fortresses, dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, Loggia and the Lighthouse. We can visit the famous Agora (Market), which houses traditional little shops and taverns. Here we can buy souvenirs or leather goods in very good prices.

Leaving this extraordinary city, we arrive at the quaint Kournas Lake, a beautiful habitat with natural freshwater, one of a kind on Crete. Lush greenery, steep cavities between hills, rare species of fish and birds, like eels, moorhens and two-color turtles, make Kournas the ideal place to enjoy a swim before our lunch or an early afternoon walk. The whole area of Kournas is protected under Natura 2000, as it has been a designated wetland.

Going back, we stop in Rethimnon, the third biggest town on 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 fortresses or just enjoy your coffee in the magnificent harbor.


 

Indicative Time – Table:

10:00Stop in Skaleta for breakfast & WC
10:15Departure from Skaleta
11:30Arrival at Chania
13:30Departure from Chania
14:15Arrival at Lake Kournas (for swimming & lunch)
15:45Departure from Lake Kournas
16:15Arrival at Rethymno
17:30Departure from Rethymno
19:00Arrival at Heraklion

The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.


 

Included:

Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)

Transport by air-conditioned coach

Tour Guide


 

Not Included:

Personal Expenses


 

Discounts:

Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount


 

Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees

Non-show 100% cancellation fees


 

Notes:

  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.

 

Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


 

For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm

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