West Crete

11-13 hours
Tour Type:
Daily Tour
English, German, Russian, French


Join our tour to the West Side of Crete. Experience the charming town of Chania which attracts many tourists every year, walk around its picturesque streets and admire the unique Venetian old harbor of this town. Enjoy a visit to the Lake of Kournas, and relax in this beautiful landscape of Cretan nature. Lastly, visit the town of Rethymnon, walk through its streets along the port to the old town.

Total: 45

Special offer

West Crete is a region known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture. Come along on our tour to the West Side of Crete. This area offers a diverse range of experiences, from historical sites and charming towns to beautiful beaches and stunning landscapes.

We will start your tour exploring the enchanting Old Town of Chania. You will be able to wander through narrow cobblestone streets, visit local shops, and admire the well-preserved Venetian and Ottoman architecture. We will then visit Lake Kournas, a popular destination for those seeking a more serene and natural experience in Crete. Finally, enjoy a trip to Rethymnon and stroll through the old town by walking along the port.



  • Take a stroll around Venetian Rethymno’s streets.
  • Discover the vibrant town of Chania, visit its famous old harbor, and admire the stunning Venetian architecture.
  • Enjoy the scenery of Kournas Lake’s natural surroundings.
  • At the Lake, enjoy the crystal clear waters and breathe in some fresh air.



  • Air-conditioned bus transportation
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • All legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by  ALLIANZ

Not Included

  • Hire of pedal boat at Lake Kournas
  • Museum Entrances
  • Food/Drinks


Know before you go

We provide pick-up from a variety of locations, including bus stops and hotels. We will get in touch with you as soon as you make the reservation to confirm the precise location and time of the pick-up, which will be closer to the hotel you are staying in.

If required, the excursion operator retains the right to rearrange the schedule in order to better accommodate guests or ensure their safety.

If ordered by the government COVID regulation, passengers must carry and wear face masks when traveling by bus and in indoor areas.

This trip is suitable for disabled persons.


Full Description

Morning Pick up:

Pick-Up: We will collect the participants from designated pick-up locations in the morning.

The duration of the bus ride will vary based on the location of your hotel or apartment.

Bus Drive: 3 hours

1st stop: Chania Town – 2 hours 30 minutes stay

Explore the charming narrow streets of Chania’s Old Town, where you’ll find Venetian and Turkish architecture, boutique shops, and local tavernas. Visit the picturesque Chania Harbor, where you can enjoy a breakfast or coffee at a waterfront restaurant/coffee shop  and admire the iconic Venetian lighthouse.

Bus Drive: 1 hour

2nd stop: Lake of Kourna – 1 hour 20 minutes stay

The largest freshwater lake in the Apokoronas region gives off an impression of an Alpine environment by reflecting the White Mountains. Whether you want to take a leisurely pedal boat ride, enjoy a meal with a view, or simply relax in a peaceful environment, Lake Kournas offers a unique and refreshing escape (pedal boat and any lunch is not included in the price).

Bus Drive: approx. 20 minutes

3rd stop: Rethymno – 1 hour 30 minutes stay

Wander through the well-preserved Old Town of Rethymno, which combines Venetian, Ottoman, and Greek architectural influences. Visit the Fortezza, a massive Venetian fortress overlooking the town, offering panoramic views of the sea and surroundings, and spend some time strolling around the gorgeous Beach Road and the historic port.

End of the tour – Return to resorts:

As soon as the Buses are filled with passengers, we will head back to the hotels where we met up with the people attending in the morning.

The bus ride for the return will vary based on the traffic and each person’s pick-up location in the morning.

Bus Drive: 2 hours


Here are some additional Tips:

  • Comfortable Footwear:

Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking.

  • Sun Protection:

Bring sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses to protect yourself from the strong Cretan sun.

  • Beach Essential:

Pack a beach towel, swimwear, and any other beach essentials.

  • Cash:

While major towns accept credit cards, it’s advisable to carry some cash for small establishments, markets, or rural areas..

  • Water Supply:

Carry a reusable water bottle, especially if you plan on exploring outdoors. Staying hydrated is essential, especially during warm weather.


* The above mentioned tour is also on a private, custom-made basis available.

Feel free to send us an email so we can plan the most suitable trip for you.



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