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Rethymno: Day Trip to Chania & Lake Kournas

1. Rethymno: Day Trip to Chania & Lake Kournas

Explore the picturesque city of Chania and the freshwater of Lake Kournas on this day trip from Rethymno. Enjoy pickup from your hotel and head for Chania, the charming city perched on Crete's north west coast. Admire the lively port of the Venetia Harbour and its imposing lighthouse. Stroll the atmospheric narrow streets of the city, filled with shops, churches and tavernas. Pick up some traditional local products like cheese or pastries at the municipal market. Shop for leather goods and souvenirs at the famous Halidon Street. Next, sit back and enjoy the scenic journey to Lake Kournas. Once there, explore the lake or tuck into a delicious meal at a local taverna. Enjoy the relaxing views beneath looming mountains. Look out too for the local wildlife - moorhens, eels, and turtles are among the permanent residents of this friendly wetland. Take pleasure in being out in nature amongst this beautiful scenery, before hopping back in the vehicle for your journey back to Rethymno.

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Heraklion: Day Trip Chania, Lake Kournas & Rethymno

2. Heraklion: Day Trip Chania, Lake Kournas & Rethymno

After pickup from your hotel, drive to Chania in the West of Crete. According to ancient writers, it was the “mother of the Cretan cities”, and an important Minoan city. Explore the Old City and see elements from all the civilizations that flourished here in the past: archaeological Minoan sites, Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, and Venetian fortresses. See dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, and the Lighthouse. You can enjoy lunch at the picturesque harbor or visit the famous Agora, a market hall that is home to small traditional shops and taverns. Next, the bus will take you to the quaint Lake Kournas, the only freshwater lake on the island. Admire the area's lush vegetation, steep hills, and rare species of fish and birds, like eels, moorhens, and two-color turtles. Here you can enjoy a swim in the lake, or take a leisurely afternoon walk. Continue to Rethimnon, the third biggest town in Crete, where monuments of the ancient Greek, Ottoman, and Venetian eras coexist. Explore the small alleys in the old town, see the Turkish minarets, and visit the Venetian fortresses. Alternatively, just relax and enjoy a Greek coffee at the vibrant old port. You will then board the bus for the return journey back to your hotel.

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What people are saying about Lake Kournas

We were able to walk freely in Chania. Then we went to the lake where we could paddle boat and swim. For the price, the excursion is really good. However, be careful when booking I was told that the payment had been confirmed, then I received an email the day before the excursion to tell me that the bus was full and that I could no longer participate in the excursion. That day. Knowing that I had booked for over a week. So I had to book the excursion directly to Rethymnon to be able to participate.

All in all it was a nice trip with a nice and sympathetic leader. You had plenty of time for the two attractions to discover on your own, but on the lake the personal of the boat rent service made the mistake not to really tell you how to look out for the turtles, so it was kind of looking for the needle in the haystack for us, but this has nothing to do with the traveling service but worth a mention in my eyes.

Very good day to discover 3 sites Very friendly guide Only downside 30 minutes late in the morning due to traffic A little phone call to warn would have been appreciable Otherwise nickel

Well done and lots of interesting facts in German and English. The stay times were sufficient to see the most important points.