West Crete: Chania – Rethymnon – Kournas Lake
(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)
Join our tour to the West Side of Crete. Experience the charming town of Chania which attracts many tourists every year, walk around its picturesque streets and admire the unique Venetian old harbor of this town. Enjoy a visit to the Lake of Kournas, and relax in this beautiful landscape of Cretan nature. Lastly, visit the town of Rethymnon, walk through its streets along the port to the old town.
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]
Every Wednesday & Saturday
English, French, German: Wednesday & Saturday
✔ Air-conditioned transportation with pick-up and drop-off services from your hotel or a nearby location
✔ Professional Driver
✔ The assistance of a tour escort throughout the tour
✔ Local taxes are included in the tour package to avoid any additional charges
✔ Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ to ensure your safety and security during the tour
Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot (optional):
• Hire of pedal boat at Lake Kournas
• Museum Entrances
• Walk through the streets of Venetian Rethymno
• Explore the vibrant town of Chania and its famous old harbor 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
Essentials to have with you:
• Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
• Comfortable shoes
• Swimsuit / Beach towel
11-12 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.
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 you best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:
|Pick up place||Pick up time|
|Nikos hotel – Filipidis S/M||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|
|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|
|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|
|Gouves Beach Road||08:10|
|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|
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. VisitCrete.com 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 are 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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