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From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

From US$ 34.51 per person

Discover a more authentic side to Crete on a full-day bus tour of the island's traditional villages, Get back to nature in the high mountains and enjoy stunning views of Lake Kournas.

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Duration 8 hours - 1 day
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  • Take amazing pictures at beautiful Imbros Gorge
  • Visit the lovely waterfalls of Argyroupolis village
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in a typical tavern
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Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Rethymno, and then journey by bus to the stone church in Kotsifu Gorge. Marvel at the steep cliffs and dramatic rock formations of the canyon, and then make your way to the historic plateau of Askifou. Stop to take souvenir photos of beautiful Plakias Bay, and then drive up into the mountains to visit the traditional village of Kallikrati. Swim in the deep blue waters of the Libyan sea. Stop for a coffee in the village of Argyroupolis near the Roman site of Lappa and marvel at the waterfalls. Next, go to beautiful Lake Kournas and enjoy a well-deserved traditional lunch in a typical village tavern at your own expense. Get a magnificent view of the lake and mountains before you drive back to Rethymno and get dropped off at your hotel.
  • Bus tour
  • Guide
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance fees, where applicable

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4.3 /5

based on 30 reviews

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Nice and cozy tour. You see a lot and enough time to discover the villages and environments. Nice guide who told everything well. Minus; the bus was packed which made the tour very crowded. For the price you pay, in our opinion a small lunch could have been included. Everything else was well organized. Punctual pick up and return. Nice bus and good driver.

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September 18, 2022

Our tour guide Mihail Kalinkov was FUNomenal! He was simply amazing, knowledgeable, smart, he knows like 6 languages. He was so fun and related in some way to each of my family members (3 generations). He customized the tour to what we liked. He planned everything out perfectly and even made sure we saw the turtles on the lake. He knew the families in the villages and told us some of their history. We all had such a great time.

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August 17, 2022

The organization of the day, the places discovered by coach, the stopping places are magnificent. The guide is perfect but big downside: I had booked the excursion with a guide in French and we had the explanations in English and German. She was not at all aware that this excursion could be given in French because even her colleague on the same excursion does not speak French. I am disappointed because I missed a lot of information, my daughter translating for me after what she could of English. It is really not fair to sell an excursion with a guide in French when it is not. I would have chosen another if I had known.

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September 9, 2021

Product ID: 66953