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West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region provided by Status MLB Travel Agency

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West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region

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Overview
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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You'll start at
Heraklion
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  • 1
    Chania Venetian Lighthouse
    Stop: 90 minutes -
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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 end at
Heraklion
Heraklion, GreecePick-up from the bus stop next to your hotel. From Agia Pelagia, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sissi, Stalida, Hersonissos and other resort villages of the Heraklion region. After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up.
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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
Important Information
Departure Point
Heraklion, Greece
Duration
10h
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • 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
Exclusions
  • Provided free time to have a lunch/coffee on your own.
  • Entrance fees to museums/sights, individual expenses.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • 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 50 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Michele Amico🇪🇺🇮🇹 wrote a review Nov 2019
2,285 contributions19,236 helpful votes
+1
Beautiful Greece, in the Mediterranean sea there is the enchanting island of Creta, enriched of history.
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Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you!
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Daniel P wrote a review Oct 2019
9 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
Responded 16 Oct 2019
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
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MHM wrote a review Sep 2019
9 contributions1 helpful vote
I thought this was a wonderful tour of the west side of Crete. Yes, there were a lot of people from various parts of the world here. Yes, the amount of information told in 4 different languages was a bit much. But, what can you do when you offer a tour such as this? The only
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
Responded 19 Sep 2019
Dear Sir, Thank you so much for the detailed review and your understanding! For now we are trying to offer the earphones in the bus, so that everyone hears only his tour guide. But, every change needs its time, and for now it is available only 2 days per week. We work to improve our service as much as possible in the next season. Hope to see you again in Crete! Kind regards, Status MLB Team
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Hansruedi F wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
Responded 26 Jul 2019
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
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AsterP wrote a review Jul 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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Date of experience: July 2019
Response from StatusMLB_Travel, Public Relations Manager at West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
Responded 15 Jul 2019
Thank you very much for your review!
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About the operator
By: Status MLB Travel Agency
Steve Bott
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Spin-a-longa There!
Well worth a visit if only for the trip across the water and the magnificent views back to the mountains and
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Lenka
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Interesting experience
Very nice aquariums with many interesting animals. Names of animals in more languages including Czech ;) Good
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Michele Amico🇪🇺🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy
70219236
Creta🇬🇷
Beautiful Greece, in the Mediterranean sea there is the enchanting island of Creta, enriched of history.
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Jacquie
40
brought the book to life
We loved this trip. It was amazing seeing the island and hearing the stories after reading the book. The guide was
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P_ G
30
Very Nice!
Stops: 1. Spinalonga 2. A little Island for lunch 3. Agios Nikolaos Review: 1. Very very interessting to see
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Brian & Sandra
11
Historical day out
Picked up and dropped back at our hotel. Taken by coach, however you do pick up others on the way. Nice short boat
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Shoefan
124204
Great day out
Great day out. We booked with Jet2 and cannot recommend this trip enough. The coach picked us up at the hotel
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Carol W
Hornchurch, United Kingdom
92
Day trip
We stayed at Akti olous hotel and took the 4 hour trip to Spinalogka where you go on a guided tour with headphones
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Katharina R
10
Privat Tours in the western part of Krete
I booked two private tours and enjoyed them very much! I saw places which I wouldn't have seen otherwise. The
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Alexis Z
51
Great service!!
We were lucky enough to book a last minute excursion from Heraklion to Chania and Rethymno. The tour was so
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