Private tour

From Chania: Spili, Matala Beach, & Kournas Lake Day Trip

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From Chania: Spili, Matala Beach, & Kournas Lake Day Trip

Activity provider: SeaByBus

From US$ 621.48 per group up to 5

Discover the beauty of Crete on this private day trip from Chania to the mountain village of Spili, Matala beach, and crystal waters of Kournas Lake. Sip on chilled drinks and eat local snacks.

About this activity

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Duration 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, Greek
Pickup included
Please be waiting outside your accommodations 5 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 15 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Private group


  • Discover local flavors as you taste a kalitsounia sweet cheese pastry
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with a presentation on Cretan customs
  • Capture pictures of Spili village which is nestled in the mountains
  • Explore Matala beach and admire the local art and vibrant cave homes
  • Marvel at how the White Mountains are reflected in the water of lake Kournas
Full description

Travel from Chania to the villages of Spili and Matala on this day trip. Stop to take in the views at Kournas Lake. Keep cool with refreshing soft drinks, beer, wine, and bottled water. Keep your energy up on the trip with sandwiches and local kalitsounia (sweet cheese pastry).  

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Chania. Sit back and relax on the drive to the picturesque village of Spili. Watch an audiovisual presentation on Cretan customs on the bus ride.

Once you arrive in Spili, have an hour-long break to explore the fountains, springs, chapels, and murals in the village. Make your way to the village of Matala which is known for its alternative housing community that sprung up in the 60s.

Take some time to enjoy the azure waters at the sandy Matala beach and admire the colorful homes, cafes, and street art. Head to lake Kournas where you can see the White Mountains reflected in the deep blue waters of the lake. Return to your accommodation in Chania at the end of your tour. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English/German-speaking escort
  • Audiovisual presentation of Cretan customs
  • Snack box with local delicacies
  • Cold soft drinks, beer, wine, bottled water
  • Private transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle with WiFi
  • USB charging ports
  • Umbrellas for the beach
  • Public liability insurance
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
  • Beachwear
  • Cash

Product ID: 411492