West Crete – Chania, Rethymno, Kournas lake

Description

The town of Rethimno is located at the north coast of Crete, west from the city of Iraklion. It is the capital of the region of Rethimno and the third largest town of Crete. As you arrive close to the town, from the main road you will be able to see the famous Fortezza, the Venetian fortress and citadel of the town, built at the end of the 16th century. You will have plenty of free time to explore the beauty of this small town. Walk in the alleys of the old town, filled with Venetian monuments, minarets, and small shops. You will be amazed by the amount of traces of the Venetian and Ottoman occupation that you will discover. The Piazza Rimondi, the Loggia, the lighthouse are only a few examples. Alternatively, stroll on the road of the harbor filled with lively cafes and traditional restaurants, along with a relaxing atmosphere. In any case, the visit to Rethimno will have you prepared in what will follow in the city of Chania.

Chania is located at the northwest coast of Rethimno. It is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the region of Chania. Many locals and tourists make the declaration that it is the most beautiful city of Crete. You will understand the reason when you visit it and see if you agree or not. The city is divided in the Old Town and the Modern City. The Old Town is at the port of the town and it is the highlight of Chania. It is filled with Venetian fortresses, Turkish minarets and mosques, an impressive lighthouse and many Muslim houses. All these mixed with cafes and restaurants gazing the sea view. Modern City is where the locals live and work. Finally, Chania is famous for its Agora (market), located at the center of the city, which is filled with small traditional shops and taverns, where you can enjoy a traditional meal and/or buy some nice souvenirs.

After the visit to two cities on the west side of Crete, the visit to the beautiful lake of Kournas is a relaxing conclusion to the tour. Close to the town of Rethimno, this lake is located in a quiet area close to the village of Kournas. The lake is not seen from the main road, as it is hidden behind the hills. It is the only sweetwater lake of Crete and a fairly large one, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. The tranquillity and nature of the lake will offer you the chance to just enjoy the beautiful view and relax. The lake is home to many rare species of birds and fish and that’s why it is protected by the program “Natura 2000”. There are a few restaurants around the lake and pedal boat rentals. Walk around the lake, eat or drink by it, pedal on it, whatever is your style you will be left with a nice impression of its unique scenery.

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    Blue Palace main road

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    Domes of Elounda main road

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    Kavos Bay main road

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    Elounda church clock tower

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    Elounda Blue Bay

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    Kavos Bay Hotel main road

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    Royal Marmin Bay main road

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    Selena Village main road

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    Krini hotel

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    Elounda Beach main gate

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    Elounda Palm main road

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    Elounda Village Resort &SPA

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    Porto Elounda 

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    Elounda Mare

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    Elounda Breeze

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    Elounda Beach main gate

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    Candia Park Village main road

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    Meliti Hotel bus stop

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    Adrakos main road

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    Havania main road

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    Mirabello main road

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    Ormos bus stop

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    Bridge Agios Nikolaos(Information Office)

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    Supermarket SYNKA

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    Ammoudara bus stop

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    Almyros bus stop

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    Daios Cove bus stop

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    Blue Marine bus stop

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    Istron Bay bus stop

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    Mistral Mare main road

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Description

The town of Rethimno is located at the north coast of Crete, west from the city of Iraklion. It is the capital of the region of Rethimno and the third largest town of Crete. As you arrive close to the town, from the main road you will be able to see the famous Fortezza, the Venetian fortress and citadel of the town, built at the end of the 16th century. You will have plenty of free time to explore the beauty of this small town. Walk in the alleys of the old town, filled with Venetian monuments, minarets, and small shops. You will be amazed by the amount of traces of the Venetian and Ottoman occupation that you will discover. The Piazza Rimondi, the Loggia, the lighthouse are only a few examples. Alternatively, stroll on the road of the harbor filled with lively cafes and traditional restaurants, along with a relaxing atmosphere. In any case, the visit to Rethimno will have you prepared in what will follow in the city of Chania.

Chania is located at the northwest coast of Rethimno. It is the second largest city of Crete and the capital of the region of Chania. Many locals and tourists make the declaration that it is the most beautiful city of Crete. You will understand the reason when you visit it and see if you agree or not. The city is divided in the Old Town and the Modern City. The Old Town is at the port of the town and it is the highlight of Chania. It is filled with Venetian fortresses, Turkish minarets and mosques, an impressive lighthouse and many Muslim houses. All these mixed with cafes and restaurants gazing the sea view. Modern City is where the locals live and work. Finally, Chania is famous for its Agora (market), located at the center of the city, which is filled with small traditional shops and taverns, where you can enjoy a traditional meal and/or buy some nice souvenirs.

After the visit to two cities on the west side of Crete, the visit to the beautiful lake of Kournas is a relaxing conclusion to the tour. Close to the town of Rethimno, this lake is located in a quiet area close to the village of Kournas. The lake is not seen from the main road, as it is hidden behind the hills. It is the only sweetwater lake of Crete and a fairly large one, with a perimeter of 3.5 km. The tranquillity and nature of the lake will offer you the chance to just enjoy the beautiful view and relax. The lake is home to many rare species of birds and fish and that’s why it is protected by the program “Natura 2000”. There are a few restaurants around the lake and pedal boat rentals. Walk around the lake, eat or drink by it, pedal on it, whatever is your style you will be left with a nice impression of its unique scenery.

Reservation:

  • *HOTEL / AREA

    PICK UP

    Blue Palace main road

    PICK UP

    Domes of Elounda main road

    PICK UP

    Kavos Bay main road

    PICK UP

    Elounda church clock tower

    PICK UP

    Elounda Blue Bay

    PICK UP

    Kavos Bay Hotel main road

    PICK UP

    Royal Marmin Bay main road

    PICK UP

    Selena Village main road

    PICK UP

    Krini hotel

    PICK UP

    Elounda Beach main gate

    PICK UP

    Elounda Palm main road

    PICK UP

    Elounda Village Resort &SPA

    PICK UP

    Porto Elounda 

    PICK UP

    Elounda Mare

    PICK UP

    Elounda Breeze

    PICK UP

    Elounda Beach main gate

    PICK UP

    Candia Park Village main road

    PICK UP

    Meliti Hotel bus stop

    PICK UP

    Adrakos main road

    PICK UP

    Havania main road

    PICK UP

    Mirabello main road

    PICK UP

    Ormos bus stop

    PICK UP

    Bridge Agios Nikolaos(Information Office)

    PICK UP

    Supermarket SYNKA

    PICK UP

    Ammoudara bus stop

    PICK UP

    Almyros bus stop

    PICK UP

    Daios Cove bus stop

    PICK UP

    Blue Marine bus stop

    PICK UP

    Istron Bay bus stop

    PICK UP

    Mistral Mare main road

    PICK UP TIME

    6:25

    PICK UP TIME

    6:20

    PICK UP TIME

    6:25

    PICK UP TIME

    6:20

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    6:30

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    6:35

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    6:40

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    6:45

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    6:50

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West Crete – Chania, Rethymno, Kournas lake

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