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West Crete



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). The excursion operates every Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday, with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, guided tours in Rethymnon & Chania city. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German, Italian, Russian.


Tour info

1 day
Tour Type:
City Tour
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance


1st stop: Chania, is one of the most beautiful towns in Greece. A 2hour30min stop to wander about the beautiful venetian streets and neighbourhoods with many local shops and markets around the picturesque port.

2nd stop: The lake of Kournas for 1h20min. The largest natural lake of Crete reflecting the White Mountains gives you the sense of an Alpine landscape. There is 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.

3rd stop: Rethymnon, the picturesque venetian town. A 1h 30min stop to walk along the old port and beautiful oriental beach road of the town.

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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:
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion). [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 Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday

English, French, German, Italian: All days  //  Russian: Thursdays

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

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: No extras applicable

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

West Crete

10 hours approximately – 280 Km

Following the northwest coastline, we arrive in Chania, the former capital of Crete. The town is divided into the old town, within the Venetian city walls, which is an attractive maze of narrow streets, old mansions and arcades, with mosques and minarets bearing witness to the Turkish influence and the carefully laid out new town which is considered to be one of the most beautiful towns of Crete. Lunch can be enjoyed in one of the many waterfront tavernas, which overlook the old Venetian harbour, where the film “Zorba the Greek” was filmed. You will have free time to visit the famous “Agora” (market) with the leather goods.

On the way back we stop at the picturesque Lake of Kournas.

Next stop the town of Rethymnon, a colourful mixture of Venetian and Turkish architecture, the current centre of Arts & Letters of Crete. You may visit the Turkish minarets or enjoy a coffee at the attractive harbour which is dominated by the Venetian fortress.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old  (Free of charge)

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

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, Chania & Rethymnon Tours. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 12 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 4 and 12 years old (50% discount + extra’s if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 4 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).

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
Sissi 07:00
Nikos hotel – Filipidis S/M 07:10
Malia church 07:10
Malia Bay – Malia Park – Sirens 07:05
Drossia – Kernos Beach – Ikaros Village 07:20
Alexander Beach – Ariadni 07:25
Cactus – Aktia 07:25
Mochos Cross 07:30
Stalis bus stop – Blue sea 07:30
Nana B/S – Mediterraneo 07:35
Belvedere – Eri bus stop 07:35
Silva Beach – Pela Maria 07:40
National Bank – Chalkiadakis S/M 07:40
Piscopiano well (pigadi) 07:40
Mathioudakis – Creta Maris 07:45
Hersonissos Village 07:45
Knossos Royal – Royal Mare – Annabelle 07:50
Cretan Village – Laguna – Chrissi Amoudia 07:55
Serita – Zorbas – Anissa – Bella – Lytos 08:00
Analipsi Beach  Road 08:05
Analipsi Bus stop 08:05
Amirantes B/S 08:10
Gouves Beach  Road 08:10
Gouves Cross-Lavris 08:15
Gournes Church 08:15
Rinela – Hatzis 08:20
Knossos Beach – Arina 08:25
Karteros – Amnissos 08:25
Astoria Hotel – Galaxy Hotel 08:30
Heraklion port – Old Heraklion Bus Station roundabout (Entrance OLI) 08:30
Giofyros (Meliriton) 08:50
Amoudara 08:55

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!

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. reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

► 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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