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From Heraklion: Chania, Lake Kournas and Rethymno Tour

Product ID: 73770
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Explore the north-west coast of Crete on a 5-hour coach tour from the Heraklion area. Get panoramic views of the sea, and visit the cities of Chania and Rethymno. Look for rare species of wildlife in the protected wetlands of Lake Kournas and more.
About this activity
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Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 7:55 AM
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Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from hotels on the main road only in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion and Ammoudara. Pick-up also possible from Agia Pelagia on Friday tours.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along the north-west coast of Crete and get panoramic views of the sea
  • Learn about the Ottoman, Venetian and Byzantine history of Chania
  • Browse for leather and pottery souvenirs in the market
  • Go for a swim or ride a pedalo boat at Lake Kournas
  • Stroll the historic alleys of Rethymno
Full description
Depart Heraklion and journey west by coach to the stunning city of Chania. Learn about its Minoan history and see sights from different civilizations, including the Byzantine, Ottoman and Venetian eras.

Get a view of the lighthouse in the port, wander the narrow streets of the old town and enjoy some free time for lunch in the pretty harbor. Look for gifts and souvenirs in the famous agora (market) and more. Then, make your way to Lake Kournas and get back to nature in the lush green hills. Keep a look out for rare birds and marine life, including eels and turtles. Go for a swim or take an early afternoon walk in the protected wetlands.

Drive back towards Heraklion and stop in the city of Rethymno along the way. Wander the enchanting alleys of the old town, see the domes and minarets of the Ottoman-era mosques and marvel at the 16th-century Venetian fortress.
Includes
  • Pick-up from hotels in Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia, Fodele and Bali (if located on the main road)
  • Transportation by modern air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced driver
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Face mask or protective covering
Know before you go
• The tour operates with a live guide in English, German, and Russian every Tuesday
• The tour operates with a live guide in English, German, and Russian every Friday
• Bring a hat, water, and money for lunch

From £49.60 per person

Customer reviews
Overall rating
3.9 / 5
based on 30 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.3/5
Organization
4.3/5
Value for money
3.8/5
Safety
4.5/5

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Product ID: 73770