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West Crete

West Crete

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Full day city tour excursion to picturesque Chania & Rethymnon town, with a stop at Kournas, biggest lake in Crete, in between. The excursion operates every Tuesday, with pick-ups: West of Heraklion (starting Fodele through Agia Pelagia/Lygaria). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour Escort, city tours. Available Tour Languages are: English, German.

 

Tour info

Duration:
1 Day
Transport:
Bus
Tour Type:
City Tour
SKU:
VC-03-036
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

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Schedule

10:00: Stop in Skaleta for breakfast (not included in the price) & WC

10:15: Departure from Skaleta

11:30: Arrival at Chania

13:30: Departure from Chania

14:15: Arrival at Lake Kournas (for swimming & lunch (not included in the price))

15:45: Departure from Lake Kournas

16:15: Arrival at Rethymno

17:35: Departure from Rethymno

18:30: Arrival to the resort

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Description

West Crete: Chania – Rethymnon – Kournas Lake 

(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)

West Crete Excursion: Visit in a day the 2nd & 3rd biggest cities of the island (Chania & Rethymnon) with their old towns and Venetian ports… In between a stop to the largest lake in Crete (Kournas).

Pick-up’s from:
Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Lygaria. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Tuesday

Languages:
English, German: All days

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, tour escort, guided tour

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: –
Extras payable on our website: –

Tour highlights:
Seaside Drive, Kournas Lake, City tour (Chania-Rethymnon), Agora (Market).

Direction:
West of Crete

Duration:
11 hours approximately – 340 Km (from/to Agia Pelagia)

Overview:
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 into the Old City, with the gorgeous harbour 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 neighbourhoods, 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 at 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-colour 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 harbour.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old  (Free of charge // No seat reserved)

Booking Guiding Lines:
Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
► IMPORTANT UPDATE: leave in the comments box, the following information per passenger, as it’s been required by the Greek Law, applicable after July 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 measurements: Nationality

Pick-up Table
Just to help you see which pick-up suits best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-up’s:

Pick up place Pick up time
FODELE
Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort 09:05
AGIA PELAGIA
Happy Cretan Suites 08:55
Blue Bay Resort Hotel 08:55
Sea Side Resort & Spa 08:55
SHELL Gas Station (Agios Nikolaos) 08:55
Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort 08:50
Irida Hotel Apartments 08:50
Hotel & Village Panorama 08:50
LYGARIA
CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa 08:45
Angel Village 08:45

LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

CANCELLATION
1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

IMPORTANT INFO
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.

 

For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560

 

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