Day trip

From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

Day trip

From Rethymno: Lake Kournas and Villages Full-Day Tour

From US$ 34.48 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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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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March 25, 2023

Leuke en gezellige tour. Je ziet veel en genoeg tijd om de dorpen en omgevingen te ontdekken. Leuke gids die alles goed vertelde. Minpuntje; de bus zat vol, waardoor de tour erg druk was. Voor de prijs die je betaald, had er naar onze mening een kleine lunch bij gemogen. Verder was alles prima geregeld. Stipt met ophalen en terugbrengen. Nette bus en goede chauffeur.

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March 25, 2023

Programma was gewijzigd, dat was voor ons geen bewaar aangezien we nog niet in Chania waren geweest. Sympathieke reisleidster Marianne en een chauffeur die z'n vak verstaat en de kolos van een bus door de nauwste doorgangen loodste. Veel gezien en gedaan. Het was een heerlijk dagje!

March 25, 2023

Product ID: 66953