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West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas
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West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas

By Status MLB Travel Agency
About
The west-Crete towns of Chania and Rethymnon are within day-trip distance of Heraklion, but experiencing their history and charms is difficult without a hire car. This tour takes self-drive and public buses out of the equation; with round-trip transport and onboard commentary along the way. Enjoy free time to explore Chania’s harborside and lanes; delve into Rethymnon Old Town; and round off the day with a stop at Lake Kournas.
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Ages 0-99, max of 150 per group
Duration: 9–12 hours
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Highlights
  • Visit Chania, Rethymnon, and Lake Kournas on a tour from Heraklion area
  • Three west-Crete sights in a day, minus the fuss of hire cars or buses
  • Free time to roam Chania’s and Rethymnon’s Old Towns and relax at the lake
  • Benefit from onboard commentary and tips; plus hotel pickup and drop-off

  • Information about the island and the route during the bus ride
  • Pick-up from your hotel (at the specific tourist bus stop, outside of the hotel)
  • Transfer with air-conditioned bus
  • Additional insurance for tour participants
What's not included
  • Provided free time to have a lunch/coffee on your own.
  • Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • • After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up. • We pick up from the tourist bus stops, a maximum 800m walk from your hotel. • For remotely located hotels and Airbnb's, please, contact us to clarify the closest pick-up point or any extra transfer arrangements. • Please, note, if you do not provide your pick-up details up to 24 hours before the tour, we do not guarantee the pick-up.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Heraklion Port, Pl. Kountourioti, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infants must sit on laps
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 121353P2

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • If an infant does not sit on lap in the bus, It is necessary to pay a child ticket.
        • Pick-up from the specific bus stops next to the hotels. From Area 1: all the villages between Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Xeropotamos(West Heraklion), Area 2: Heraklion Center and East, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Hersonissos, Stalida, Malia, Sissi.
        • After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up. Please, note, if you do not provide your pick-up details up to 24 hours before the tour, we do not guarantee the pick-up. For pick-up from different location, please, contact us.
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
        • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 150 travellers

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas?
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        West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas price starts from £48.24. Discover and book West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas on Tripadvisor
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        West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas on Tripadvisor
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        West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas is hosted by Status MLB Travel Agency. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Status MLB Travel Agency on Tripadvisor. Discover and book West Crete Tour from Heraklion: Rethymno-Chania-Kurnas on Tripadvisor

        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 121353P2

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Lighthouse of Chania
          Stop: 2 hours
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        • 2
          Rethymnon Old Town
          Stop: 90 minutes
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        • 3
          Lake Kournas
          Stop: 90 minutes
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • tzaman09
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
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          Nice tour of Crete! Tour guide and drive very fun and informative! Able to try authentic Cretian food. Due to coming in winter time we were able to see some sites which we might not have seen if went in summer time!
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          Visiting Santorini
          The tour guide was amazing and very informative. Everything was on time. We visited the towns of Oia and Fira but we did not expect it to be this crowded for late October. When we were returning to the bus, one of us needed to go to the washroom, but we only had .80 of a euro in change (80 cents). These were public bathrooms. The man standing at the door told my friend he cannot use the bathroom if he does not have 1 euro, he was only .20 cents short of 1 euro. When he said he only had the .80 euro, he told him to walk up the hill, use the machine, and bring back 1 euro if he wanted to use the washroom. If it's a public bathroom, why is this allowed to happen? I realize this does not mean that all the people of Santorini are like that, in fact, the majority are very friendly and polite. This man however was extremely rude. The island was as picturesque and beautiful as we see in the pictures. I don't think I would go again though, as it was far too crowed, but I'm very glad we went to see Santorini.
          Written 25 October 2023
        • ryansJ1181BU
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Well organised and thoughtful day .
          This was a very well organised trip. Our guide Sula and driver Giorgios were so thoughtful in driving is around the road blocks of strikers. Timings were spot on. Sula made Knossos come alive. Take 50 cents for the loo at Knossos A hat is essential
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        • colleenlL6821UF
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          great hike !
          the hike was amazing, for the most part you are going downhill or walking on flat sections, but it is a very rocky hike with some slippery sections. hiking boots would have been preferred for the ankle support, but my friend and i (fit, late 20s), found it was very doable in tennis shoes. the views are stunning, ending with a quick dip in the ocean and then riding the ferry was a great change after being in the gorge all day. there was drinkable water along the way, so being a reusable water bottle. also recommend eating breakfast before or bringing it with you, and pack a lunch. there is some food/drinks available right at the exit of the gorge but more options in the little village along the water (where the ferry picks you up). if you’re up for a long walk, we highly recommend this trip !
          Written 13 October 2023
        • trevorcH804NO
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          We had an excellent experience with this tour
          Booked this trip in the Status MLB office in Mononaftis Beach Mononaftis, Ag. Pelagia 715 00, Greece. The agent we booked with was very informative of all the trips and made our choice easy. The tour was first class, the guide was excellent speaking English, German and French. Highly recommended booking with this company.
          Written 8 October 2023
        • 247nataliap
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing Quad Safary adventure Crete
          We ordered Quad Safari on-line via STATUS MLB Travel Agency. The booking was smooth and easy, the agency replied quickly, with all necessary details. At first I had some doubts as the prepaid via bank transfer was requied. But everything went good. We had got the voucher via e-mail after several days. The day of tour we were picked up from the hotel and transported to the starting point of our trip. We really enjoyed 4 hours trip through picturesque Karteros Gorge, Skalani village and Karteros beach. Tasty barbeque in a small local tavern was a pleasent surprise. The only tip for the beginners (like us) -a lot of dust on the way, sometimes it was impossible to breethe, thus sun glasses and bandana to cover the nose/mouth would be necessary. We do recommed the agency and this activity for the lovers of mountain roads and places inaccessible to mass tourism.
          Written 7 October 2023
        • Stacy C
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great investment of a day! Loved the barbecue!
          Tour guide was very knowledgeable and the tour was so enlightening. Though there was a huge crowd everything was very well organized!
          Written 3 October 2023
        • janer749
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great day out
          Travelled from Rethymon. 8am sailing. Clean, comfortable. Maria great and booked me an excursion. Yannis bus 10 informative with humour. Live authentic Greek Music for entertainment great. Santorini busy, hot but spectacular views. Worth doing but expensive and long day out. Met people from around the World.
          Written 1 October 2023
        • GrahamC299
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Spinalonga
          It was amazing, not for the faint hearted UK health and safety would never allow it uneven steps rubble walk ways but if your up for it , like I said amazing
          Written 27 September 2023
        • Safari12338095221
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful day to Spinolonga
          Had a fabulous day. Did approximately an hour in Agios Nicholas and then continued our journey to Elounda where we caught the boat over to Spinolonga. Once on the island we were given a guided tour of the south side which was very informative and then we were able to explore the north side before boarding the boat over to kintoufah beach for a swim before having a lovely bbq back on the boat. Sorry about the spelling. Overall would thoroughly recommend this trip
          Written 25 September 2023
        • 254andreeap
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience
          We rented the car for 3 days. We got a Spark clean and fully functional. We got a recomandation for Plaka (to cross to Spinalonga) and it was the best choice. Price was good and people are very nice. I recomend this agency if you don’t want to stress with anything.
          Written 17 September 2023
        • alicjasP4010VJ
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          Super
          Ricardo is an amazing person! If you need a bike or great but cheap trip visit him. He even help us when we have a problem with the bike during the tour.
          Written 9 September 2023
        • Resort12070384041
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great tour and great service from the guy in the office🤩
          We went on a tour to Rethymnon, Damnoni and Preveli beach. We were most interested me and my daughter of the beaches so Rethymnon was not that important for us. We loved Damnoni so clear water, Preveli was very cool place with all the palms. The guide was very good👍🏻 The man in the office in Ammoudara was great. So nice and helpful☺️ We also rented a car for two days and no problem with anything.
          Written 2 August 2023
        • Clxrkee
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          Trustworthy, kind, reliable
          Couldn’t recommend the service more, a very kind and helpful lady talked us through all the tours twice as we couldn’t decide, she was very patient with us and the excursion itself ran very smoothly - we had a great day. Very trustworthy company!
          Written 25 July 2023
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        Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
        Caltanissetta, Italy2,871 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Beautiful Greece, in the Mediterranean sea there is the enchanting island of Creta, enriched of history.
        Written 16 November 2019
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        Thank you!
        Written 16 January 2020
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        Violeta L
        4 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Thanks to this fantastic traveler agency! They took care about everything, so we had nothing to worry about! Just to enjoy this beautiful island.
        Definitely will come back to Crete! And i will contact you guys for more trips!
        Written 20 March 2019
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        Thank you so much and we are waiting for you! All the best!
        Written 21 April 2019
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        Daniel P
        9 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        The trip was a lot of fun with a lot of information and a lot of sights to see definitely worth doing if you want to pack in as much as you can in a short time.

        The downside to this is the trip may feel a little rushed.
        Written 3 October 2019
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        Thank you for your review, we are however a little confused, that despite your positive words you indicated so low star score. In any case, we hope you enjoyed your time in Crete. Kind regards, Status MLB Team
        Written 17 October 2019
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        AsterP
        Larissa, Greece2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Couples
        We had really nice time on this tour. It is quite long ride in the bus, but it is expected,since we were going to the other side of the island.
        Timing was good, we had a nice walk in Chania, lunch in Rethymno and spend about 1 hour in Kournas lake, which was nice because both towns are very crowded during high season and it was nice to be on the nature.
        The travel agent was very professional, explained us our pick-up location and arranged everything. Ευχαριστούμε πολύ!
        Written 16 July 2019
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        Thank you very much for your review!
        Written 17 July 2019
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        Yvain R
        1 contribution
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2019 • Friends
        Great to have the tour and absorb the history and culture of Kreta if only a couple of days on this interesting island. Tour was not too long and our driver kindly picked us up near our hotel to join the group without issues. It was interesting to get facts and history on the bus then free time (ample) to discover the two beautiful old towns. Strongly recommend.
        Written 5 May 2019
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        Thank you for your review! We are happy you liked your tour. All the best, Status MLB
        Written 24 May 2019
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        Hansruedi F
        Untersiggenthal, Switzerland4 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2019 • Family
        With more than 12 hours traveling it is defenitely not recommended for families with small children. We expected to see more of the historical buildings inside, e.g. the fortress. But instead, the tour guide left us in a tourist area for shopping. And last but not least we just spent one hour on the last destination of our trip. Total hours for visiting the destinations: Around 4.5hrs.Total hours in the bus: Around 8hrs. No mineral water for the kids during bus traveling.
        Written 26 July 2019
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        Dear Traveler, We are very sorry that you did not enjoy the tour. It is true, that on this tour you spend a lot of time in the bus. But otherwise, it is not possible to see West Crete in one day, while living on the East Part. However, it is your judgement,whether to take a tour or not. It is written in the tour description, that at each location participants of the tour will spend 1,5 hour, so 4,5 hours in total. The total time of the bus ride also depends on the location of your hotel. All inclusions of the tour are provided in the description as well, mineral water is not one of them, unfortunately. It is stated clearly, that all your personal expenses, such as meals or water, are not included in the tour, the same holds for the children. We hope you still enjoyed your vacation on Crete! Kind regards, Status MLB
        Written 27 July 2019
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        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Couples
        The 3 places we visited were beautiful with a really interesting history and lots of sites to see, unfortunately the tour was not informative at all and we had to do a lot of reading ourselves to get this information.
        The tour was also poorly timed, leaving us with little time at lake kournas, a place we could have spent hours at.
        Overall the 2 towns and lake kournas were really beautiful and definitely worth seeing and if the tour was timed better and more useful and interesting info provided, it would also be really impressive.
        Written 22 June 2019
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        Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for your review. We have got several complaints about the same specific tour and not professional work of the tour guide on this date. We deeply apologize that you did not get the quality you expected. We have already contacted the company who provides the info part of the tour and the changes are to be done. We will do our best to improve our service. We hope you still enjoyed your time. All the best, Status MLB Travel
        Written 24 June 2019
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        Katharina M
        Hong Kong, China51 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2019 • Family
        An absolute waste of money. We spend most of the day sitting on the bus. The tour guide was boring and gave the minimum of information, at one point even stating that she knows we will forget most of what she says so therefore she will give us only the most “important” information. Well I didn’t pay 45 euro to Wikipedia.
        We only ended up spending 1hr in Rethymno, 2.5 hr on Chania and 40! Min at the lake. We couldn’t even swim as there isn’t any access to the water, only if you want to paddle boat.
        We could have done this tour on our own with way less stress.

        Waste of a vacation day and money.
        Written 22 June 2019
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        Dear Traveler, We deeply apologize about the behavior of the tour guide. We have got several complaints about the same person on this specific tour, and the measures are already taken. We will do our best to improve our service. Regarding long time in the bus, unfortunately, this is a part of the tour program, probably it is more suitable for people who want to see the maximum of West Crete in 1 day. We hope you still enjoyed your time. Kind regards, Status MLB
        Written 24 June 2019
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        Amanda
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very nice tour Lake Kournas is beautiful and the restaurant there is lovely. Driver Yianni and tour guide Katerina were great
        Written 17 June 2023
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        Thank you so much for your review! We are glad you enjoyed your time!
        Written 17 June 2023
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        Mike Brennan
        Horwich, UK1 contribution
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jun 2022
        Nice to visit West Crete,but tour itinerary wrong. Should have been : Retyhmo, Chania, Kournas, return. Was actually : Retyhmo,Kournas,Chania. Resulting in a 4 hour return journey.
        Written 6 June 2022
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        The order of visiting the places is always subject to change due to various circumstances, for example, the number of other buses in the cities, the traffic on the road, etc. Both Rethymno and Chania are pretty small cities, have parking problems, narrow streets, etc. It is simply impossible that all buses all over Crete do the same schedule. We always arrange this order to make the tour the most enjoyable for travelers, and not the opposite. We hope you still enjoyed your time. Kind regards, Status MLB Team
        Written 30 August 2022
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