This excursion takes you to the west side of the island. It includes a visit to the towns of Chania and Rethymnon, as well as to the well – known Lake of Kournas. Going west on the northern axis of Crete, first we will pass the Ida range that includes the highest mountain of Crete, Psiloritis (2453m high), then our tour will take us to the beautiful town of Rethymno.
Rethymnon is a graphic Cretan town, so characteristic and unique, that nothing similar is met anywhere else on the island of Crete. We will have time to relax at the beautiful scenery at the old port of Rethymnon.
Chania is the capital city of the prefecture of Chania, which comes second in size on the island and is the sixth biggest city in Greece having approximately 65.000 residents. Its Venetian walls and harbor, narrow streets, and old buildings from the Venetian and Turkish period are mostly intact and take you directly to the past. The old harbor, where the small fishing boats can moor, is a perfect place to enjoy a coffee, have your lunch and observe the liveliness of the city. Here you can see the cross – shaped closed Marketplace and the leather – Market Street.
In this tour a short stop at the lake of Kournas is also scheduled. Lake Kournas is the only natural sweet water lake in Chania. For those who want, there is a possibility to make a tour in the lake on pedals, or just walk around the lake and swim.
Prepare for an unforgettable day as you embark on a captivating journey to explore the enchanting towns of Rethymno and Chania, as well as the serene beauty of Lake Kournas. This remarkable excursion, organized by Baccara Holidays in Heraklion, Greece, is your gateway to experiencing the vibrant culture, history, and natural wonders of Crete.
A Day Filled with Adventure and Beauty
Your journey begins with a comfortable and scenic drive to the picturesque town of Rethymno, where history and tradition come alive. The town's charming architecture, cobbled streets, and vibrant atmosphere make it a delightful place to explore.
Rethymno: A Quaint Town with a Rich Heritage
In Rethymno, you'll have the opportunity to wander through the narrow streets, visit historical sites, and experience the fusion of Venetian and Ottoman influences. A visit to the Fortezza Castle, a well-preserved Venetian fortress, is a must. Stroll along the charming harbor and enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the many cozy cafes or tavernas.
Lake Kournas: A Tranquil Oasis
After the exploration of Rethymno, you'll be transported to the tranquil and serene Lake Kournas, one of the few freshwater lakes on the island. This natural wonder is nestled amid the rolling hills and offers an idyllic setting for relaxation and exploration. Enjoy a leisurely walk around the lake, take a paddleboat ride, or simply soak in the breathtaking views.
Chania: A Venetian Gem
Your journey continues to the captivating town of Chania, known for its Venetian and Ottoman influences. The Old Town of Chania is a labyrinth of charming alleys, historic buildings, and a picturesque harbor. Here, you can visit the Venetian Harbor, where you'll find the iconic lighthouse and an array of waterfront restaurants.
A Memorable Lunch with Local Flavors
During your excursion, you'll savor a delicious meal at a local restaurant, where you can relish traditional Cretan dishes and Mediterranean flavors.
A Journey of Exploration and Relaxation
Throughout the day, you'll have ample free time to discover the unique attractions, savor local cuisine, and immerse yourself in the distinctive atmosphere of each location. Our experienced guides will be there to provide insights and suggestions to make the most of your visit.
Every Wednesday 9:00 - 19:00
Pick ups :
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21 Silva Beach Hotel Chersonisos Iraklio Greece 08:30 FREE
22 Pela Maria Hotel Adults Only Limenas Chersonisou Iraklio Greece 08:30 FREE
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