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

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

West Crete Day Tour: Chania, Rethymno, Lake Kournas - from Heraklion region
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Russian, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 121353P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
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.
Duration
10h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up from the bus stop close 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.
Heraklion, Greece Pick-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.
Ports:
Heraklion
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
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.
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Pick-up from the bus stop close 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.
Heraklion, Greece Pick-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.
Ports:
Heraklion
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
10h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
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
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Heraklion
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Lighthouse of Chania
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Rethymnon Old Town
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Lake Kournas
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Heraklion
    Heraklion, Greece
    Pick-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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4.0
31 reviews
Excellent
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Very good
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Average
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Jule
1 contribution
A wonderful experience
Jun 2021 • Couples
It was such a nice experience!
The guides translate it in nearly every language and evreything is super organised. I absolutely can recommend this organisation and especially Ricardo is super cooperative and pleasant.
I will come again…
Written 18 June 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kasya
1 contribution
Great services
Jul 2020 • Couples
This was the most prepared tour on the Island. I have tried other companies, but Status MLB was much better (friendly and helpful staff, better quality bus, etc). Highly recommended.
Written 26 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StatusMLB_Travel
Thank you so much! We are glad that you are satisfied with our work. All the best wishes to you!
Written 5 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Naidana
Heraklion, Greece2 contributions
Beautiful
Jul 2020 • Friends
The tour was very nice. The guide was sympathetic and helpful. Chania and Rethymno were beautiful places and the lake was very nice for a swim with pedalos. We will book it again :)
Written 20 July 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StatusMLB_Travel
Thank you for your review! We hope to see you again in Crete!
Written 5 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michele Amico🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹🇮🇹
Caltanissetta, Italy2,835 contributions
Creta🇬🇷
Beautiful Greece, in the Mediterranean sea there is the enchanting island of Creta, enriched of history.
Written 16 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StatusMLB_Travel
Thank you!
Written 16 January 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Daniel P
9 contributions
Enjoyable trip would recommend it
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StatusMLB_Travel
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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MHM
9 contributions
Grand Tour!
Sep 2019
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 thing you could do is offer the tour separately in the various languages. Then you would have a dilemma of trying to get a certain amount of people in order to make it profitable. Then it not be beneficial to everyone. I thought it was a VERY good tour for the amount of money put into it. I would recommend it to anyone in a heartbeat!! Thanks for the great job!!
Written 12 September 2019
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StatusMLB_Travel
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
Written 20 September 2019
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Hansruedi F
Untersiggenthal, Switzerland4 contributions
West Crete Day Tour
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
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
StatusMLB_Travel
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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AsterP
Larissa, Greece2 contributions
Fantastic day!
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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StatusMLB_Travel
Thank you very much for your review!
Written 17 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Passenger651777
3 contributions
Poorly Organized
Jul 2019 • Solo
You got absolutely no history on this trip. It’s just a bus ride to these locations. The tour guides said ke 4 languages which made it very difficult to follow the context with that many languages. In my opinion English was spoken the least and the little history shared felt like randomn statements as the historical item spoken about we already passed so if you are not observant or bilangual it will be a struggle.

I would recommend renting a car and driving around the island at your own leisure and book walking tours at your destination if you prefer.
Written 10 July 2019
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StatusMLB_Travel
Dear Traveler, Thank you very much for this review. We will try to improve the informative part during the bus ride. Depending on the tour date that you change, there are also buses, where tourists are provided earphones and can hear only their language. Unfortunately, it is not on all the tours yet, but we are trying to improve our services. We hope you still enjoyed your time. All the best, Status MLB Team
Written 12 July 2019
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Ads
2 contributions
Amazing places, not a great tour
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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StatusMLB_Travel
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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