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Situated in a valley surrounded by dramatic mountains, Lake Kournas offers a picturesque alternative to Crete’s many beaches. It’s the only freshwater lake on the island, and its warm, turquoise, spring-fed waters reflect the rocky peaks above like a mirror. Summertime visitors come to swim, boat, or just loll on the beach.

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Full-Day Kourna lake & Argyroupoli Crete Nature from Rethymno
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Full-Day Kourna lake & Argyroupoli Crete Nature from Rethymno

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Enjoy a round-trip excursion to the southern part of Rethymno. Experience the natural beauty of Crete, explore traditional villages and more.Stop at Kournas, Crete’s only fresh-water lake. Enjoy a short drive through the countryside to the traditional village of Argyroupoli, Just before the first glimpse at the Libyan Sea, stop at the Kotsifou Gorge and visit a beautiful old stone church.Take a break at the Bay of Plakias and enjoy some time relaxing on the beach or exploring the village.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$30.24
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$30.24

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

Full-Day West Crete Tour from Heraklion

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Although Heraklion is the perfect base to see Crete’s cultural and architectural heritage, it’s not the only part of Crete that is worthy of a visit. On this full-day tour, discover two of the prettiest cities in Western Crete, Chania and Rethymno. Learn all about the diversity of Heraklion’s heritage, including its Venetian, Ottoman, Byzantine and ancient Greek influences.
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  • 10 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$67.78
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$67.78

Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

Day trip to Rethymno, Chania & Kournas lake

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If you like to explore independently but prefer to avoid self-drive, this western Crete tour is ideal. Cover ground you couldn’t hope to cover on public transport and save yourself more than four hours’ driving when you book this convenient trip to historic Rethymno, Venetian Chania and Lake Kournas, Crete’s only freshwater lake. A guide accompanies your bus but you’re free to discover each stop at your own pace.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$44.84
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Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender
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Georgioupolis Safari Off Road Tours Outdoor Activities Land Rover Defender

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Escape the tourist trail and spend a day exploring off the beaten track beauty near Georgioupolis. By traveling in a Land Rover, you’ll be able to access off-road sites that you wouldn’t discover otherwise. Visit incredible archaeological sites, traditional villages, and secluded beaches. If you work up an appetite, you won’t have to research where to eat as a delicious lunch in a family tavern is included. The tour will also take you to a winery, an olive oil factory, a castle, and multiple historical sites.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$72.99
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$72.99

Private tour with a local! Wine tasting with light lunch and lake pedalo
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Private tour with a local! Wine tasting with light lunch and lake pedalo

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Have the opportunity to visit the only fresh water natural lake in the island of Crete, where you will relax and have a coffee break in a local taverna. You will admire the beauty of nature by riding a pedalo and for the brave ones by swimming into the lake with the ducks and the turtles. Next is the main destination the winery, where you will have a tour in the courtyard, the botanical garden and then to the production and storage area of the wines, to learn all the secrets of production and bottling. Then you will taste the delicacies of Crete in a light lunch with local wine.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$135.56
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Crete Sightseeing:Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Heraklion

Crete Sightseeing:Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Heraklion

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Discover the western side of Crete with a local driver-guide and an itinerary put together by island professionals. You'll travel in comfort with a vehicle just for your private group, cutting out the crowds and the rush of a typical group excursion. Where you go and what you see is tailored to you, but typical sites on the western route include Rethymno, Lake Kournas, Chania, and Argyroupolis village.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$615.21
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Chania & Kournas Lake From Rethymnon

Chania & Kournas Lake From Rethymnon

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Chania, the most beautiful city in Greece. Kournas Lake, the only natural lake in Crete. Explore in one day 2 legendary areas of Crete. Your leisure time in Chania will be 3.5 hours and you can stroll through the picturesque alleys, see the imposing lighthouse and wander through Municipal Market. At Kournas Lake you will have 1.5 hours of free time exploring the lake or enjoying your meal at the local Have a nice tour!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$26.07
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$26.07

Chania-Kournas-Rethymnon Tour TR

Chania-Kournas-Rethymnon Tour TR

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Explore the history and scenic beauty of West Crete on this all-day guided excursion. After a convenient hotel pickup, travel by luxury bus to the area’s top attractions. Visit the picturesque towns of Chania and Rethymnon, marvel at historic landmarks, taste delicious local cuisine, and go swimming in the distinctive Lake Kournas.
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  • 13 to 14 hours
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$60.48
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$60.48

Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

Private Tour in Crete, Old Town of Rethymno, Monastery of Arkadi, Lake Kourna

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This Private tour in Crete is a unique opportunity to feel the Cretan hospitality. You will walk at the narrow streets of old town of Rethymno, to see kiosks (prominent wooden windows), amateur lyres, mantinadas, smell of fresh bread from wood ovens and tsikoudia flavor. You will visit the Lake of Kourna, that the landscape is lovely and relaxing, whether you want to go for a walk in the countryside with unique natural beauty. You will have memorable photos here. Our next stop will be at the Arkadi Monastery, as it is the most historic monastery of Crete and it has been designated by UNESCO as a European Freedom Monument. Finally, we will reach at the most traditional village in Crete, located in picturesque green rolling hills the village is well known for its pottery, called "Margarites".
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  • 8 hours
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$286.75
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Private Tour: Exploring Chania and its Villages
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Private Tour: Exploring Chania and its Villages

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Chania and discover the smaller, more traditional villages of Crete on this half-day excursion. Alongside a private guide, venture off to scenic villages such as Armeni, Kournas, and Alikambos to learn about the local culture. Stroll through olive groves, walk along the pristine waters, and visit archaeological sites throughout the day.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
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$604.78
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Rethymno City-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Half Day Private Tour from Chania

Rethymno City-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Half Day Private Tour from Chania

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During this half day trip, we will take you to Rethymno, a well-organized city with a variety of picturesque routes to follow and numerous historical monuments to visit. You will be amazed by the large Venetian castle Fortezza, countless churches and mosques, the old lighthouse, arches, cobbled paths and many other beautiful hidden spots of the old city. Our next stop is the famous Lake of Kournas, the only freshwater lake in Crete. This place is ideal for relaxation and a walk, where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the White Mountains reflected in the waters while drinking a cup of traditional Greek coffee.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$417.09
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$417.09
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10 Day Greek Island Tour in Santorini & Crete, the Best Islands Experience

10 Day Greek Island Tour in Santorini & Crete, the Best Islands Experience

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Book this 10 day tour that cover Santorini & Crete as one of the best destinations in Greece for a summer holiday to visit glorious beaches in Crete to mystical ruins, visit Oia and walk at the rim of Caldera with panoramic view, admiring the most spectacular sunset of the world. Here all white houses and domed churches tumbling over the lip of the caldera. Continue your holidays in Crete and visit the Palace of Knossos. Walk ta Crete's old cities, Rethymno and Chania, discover the cave where Zeus born & have a cruise to Gramvousa islands to swim at lagoon of Balos. During your vacation in Santorini, visit Oia and walk at the rim of Caldera with panoramic view, admiring the most spectacular sunset of the world. You have many things to do in Santorini such as, wine tours, sunset cruise to Volcano, visit Pyrgos village, is the higher point of Santorini and much more. Book online 10 day tour in Santorini and Crete with the best rates.
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  • 10 days
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$1,779.94
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12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

12 Day Tour at the Best of Athens, Delphi, Meteora, Santorini, Crete.

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12 Day vacation package in Greece and enjoy the ultimate chauffeured experience and our experienced guided tours! Visit Athens, Delphi, Meteora and the islands of Santorini and Crete! Visit Delphi that was regarded as the center of the world. Dare to get excited about Meteora, the ageless monasteries standing between Earth and Sky atop huge rocks. Holidays in Santorini at the most romantic island in Greece, with the magnificent sunset! Swim in the thermal waters, get a cruise to volcano, and dine under the orange-red color of the sun as it sets! Continue your vacation in Crete with a private tour to the Palace of Knossos and at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion and learn about the rich lifestyle in ancient Greece. You should also take the cruise to Gramvousa and the exotic Ballos lagoon, with the blend of glowing white and pink sand and the unbelievable lagoon waters bands! Book online your holidays in Mainland and Greek Islands.
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  • 12 days
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$2,669.39
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Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Elounda

Crete Sightseeing: Rethymno - Argiroupolis - Kournas Lake - Chania from Elounda

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Escape to the Western Crete - an idyllic destination on the island that effortlessly captures the spirit of authentic Philoxenia (“Hospitality”). With a chauffeured premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, you will explore the Venetian city of Rethymno, the charming lake of Kournas, and the romantic town of Chania by enjoying maximum comfort and privacy. Your private local insider guide will enrich the day with a visit to the village of Argyroupolis (Ancient Lappa city), where you will experience an authentic lunch at a cozy place surrounded by mountainous waterfalls, the smell of tasty grilled lamb on the spit (Cretan Antikristo) and friendly locals. Last but not least, you will have the chance for unique home-made wine tasting by Kournas Lake. Prepare to excite all your senses. Don't forget that among Crete's iconic gems like Elafonisi beach, Chrissi island, Knossos Palace, and safari there are so many other things to explore!
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$656.92
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West Crete Rethymno - Chania - Kournas Lake

West Crete Rethymno - Chania - Kournas Lake

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Cover more of western Crete’s top natural attractions in less time on a private sightseeing tour that covers Chania Old Town. Kournas Lake, and the historic town of Rethymnon. While your driver takes care of navigating, you’ll be able to soak up scenes of the Cretan countryside, while enjoying the freedom to tailor and tweak your private itinerary.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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$698.63
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Full Day Rethimno Area

Full Day Rethimno Area

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Let us introduce you to the authentic Crete and enjoy a day filled with pretty scenery, history and time to relax. You will discover the unknown side of what you see in pictures and become part of it. A perfect tour to combine everyday city life with lush landscapes of natural beauty.
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$673.77
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10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos

10 Day Tour in Santorini, Crete, Mykonos, Delos, Cruise to Volcano & Knossos

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Explore Greece’s history and scenic beauty on this comprehensive sightseeing excursion. After a convenient airport pickup, experience Athens’ top destinations and visits to islands like Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Crete. Marvel at ancient ruins, relax on a picturesque beaches, and taste delicious cuisine. Enjoy complimentary accommodations, meals, and transportation along the way.
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  • 10 days
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$2,217.89
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From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

From Heraklion : Full-Day Bus Trip to Chania city , Kournas lake & Rethymno city

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This excursion brings us to West Crete and our first stop in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete. It was an important Minoan city and the “mother of the Cretan cities”, according to ancient writers. The city is divided in the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications.
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  • 1 hour
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$50.05
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Full-Day Crete Sightseeing Natural Landscape Tour with Pick Up
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Full-Day Crete Sightseeing Natural Landscape Tour with Pick Up

On this trip we want to show you a bit of everything: traditional villages, churches, mountains, gorges and beaches. The first stop is at Kournas, the only fresh water lake on Crete. A drive through the country side takes us to the village Argyroupoli where a short round walk will take you through various periods of Cretan history to end up in the present again while enjoying a coffee or a juice. During the drive that follows you will notice changes in the scenery as we are approaching the south coast. Just before we catch the first glimpse of the Libyan Sea we stop in the Kotsifou Gorge to visit a beautiful stone church. Our largest break will be in the bay of Plakias where you can spend time at the beach, have a meal or stroll through the village. On the way back to Rethymno we drive through the Kourtaliotis Gorge where we stop so you can take pictures of this amazing and wild landscape.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$32.32
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Royalty Chania-Kournas-Rethymnon Tour

Royalty Chania-Kournas-Rethymnon Tour

This excursion brings us to West Crete and our first stop in Chania, the most ravishing city of Crete. It was an important Minoan city and the “mother of the Cretan cities”, according to ancient writers. The city is divided in the Old City, with the gorgeous harbor and the New City, beyond its Venetian fortifications. The Old City is one of the most beautiful cities in the Mediterranean and is called “Venice of the East”. We can admire samples of all the civilizations that have passed from here: archaeological Minoan sites, Turkish minarets and mosques, Muslim neighborhoods, Venetian fortresses, dockyards, fountains, squares, arches, mansions, Loggia and the Lighthouse. We can enjoy our lunch at the picturesque harbor or visit the famous Agora (Market), which houses traditional little shops and taverns. Here we can buy souvenirs or leather goods in very good prices.
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  • 11 hours
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$61.52
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Kournas Lake Argiroupoli and Georgioupoli olive oil factory
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Kournas Lake Argiroupoli and Georgioupoli olive oil factory

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Start your day of adventure at your first stop of the trip, a local oil mill. Here you will have the opportunity to see how Crete's famous olive oil is produced on this fascinating and informative outing. Follow up your trip to the mill with a visit to the charming white chapel dedicated to Saint Nicholas in the village of Georgioupolis. Get up close to one of the most photographed landmarks in this part of Crete. In addition to the lovely photos, admire the architectural structure of the church, built more than a century ago on a rocky islet about 100-m. into the sea. Follow on your journey through Crete and make a quick stop at the waterfalls of Argyroupolis. These waterfalls are responsible for the rich vegetation that surrounds the village, a truly magical and refreshing experience. Your last stop of the tour, lasting roughly 2-hrs, will give you enough time to enjoy a swim and eat Cretan delicacies at the many taverns that are located around the lake.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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Winery Tour and Kourna's Lake from Rethymno
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Winery Tour and Kourna's Lake from Rethymno

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In this private tour our first stop is Kourna’s lake the only fresh water lake in Crete, where we will have a coffee break admiring the view. After we will ride a pedalo boat around the lake. Then we will have a tour in the courtyard of a winery, the botanical garden and then to the production and storage area of the wines, to learn all the secrets of production and bottling. Finally we will taste the delicacies of Crete in a tasting of 5 different wines and a light lunch.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.13
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Experience Chania, Local Villages and Lake Kourna

Experience Chania, Local Villages and Lake Kourna

The cultural capital of Crete, Chania captivates your mind with their exceptional sceneries. The mountainous wild harmonically meets the breeze of the sea. The tour will start at the traditional, seaside village of Armeni, and continue to the region of Alikambos, where we’ll explore the Cretan Flora. Olive and citrus groves of unparalleled beauty, where the rows of fruit-bearing trees point towards the sea. Continuing our trip we reach lake Kourna, on the slope of Lefka Ori mountain, where it meets the vast green flat countryside. A gorgeous, lake of great geological and ecological significance that escaped from human intervention. After admiring the azure waters of the lake, you can visit the village of Kournas, the seat of the Cretan Revolution of 1866. One hour free time of optional stop for lunch at guests’ own expense in Armeni.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,209.57
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Matala Beach-Spili Village-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Full Day Private Tour
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Matala Beach-Spili Village-Kournas Lake - (All inclusive) Full Day Private Tour

Private tour for groups up to 6 or up to 12 travellers!!! Let’s drive south-east and visit the picturesque village of Spili. Take a 60 min brake admiring a stone fountain, springs, chapels and churches with wonderful murals. Our next stop gives you the chance to experience Matala, a small village where in the 60s a group of backpacking hippies came from the four corners of the earth to find ready-made homes in the caves, express themselves, enjoy free love and create. The feeling of freedom, the beautiful beach, the welcoming bay and the azure blue waters form the ideal hippie scene. Unforgettable panoramic sights, the unique Mediterranean landscape and swimming in turquoise clean sea will be the most exciting memories of your holiday on the island! Along the way back, we make a stop at Lake Kournas, a popular tourist destination with many shops and tavernas where you can enjoy the magnificent view of the White Mountains reflected in the waters.
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  • 10 to 11 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$552.65
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