Tour from Rethymnon- Unknown Crete

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Enjoy the enchanting landscape of Kournas lake, the only natural lake on Crete and the wonderful vistas up from Argiroupolis town

This excursion into the south west region of Rethymnon will introduce you to the beauty of the countryside and rural charm of Crete, not yet discovered by many, unspoiled and pristine. As you drive westward towards lake Kournas, enjoy the unfolding vistas of green forests covering the area, an unexpected pleasant surprise, contrast to the arid appearance of the region. Lake Kournas is the only natural lake of the island of Crete. The White Mountains Range of Chania to the west and the sea to the north of the lake add to the great picture opportunities offered from here. Enjoy time at leisure, take a walk of sip a refreshment in one of the taverns and restaurants on the lake. From Lake Kournas the drive continues to Argiroupolis, a town built on the ruins of the ancient city of Lapa, at an elevation of 260m above sea level. Rich green surroundings and the abundance of crystal clear waters flowing from springs and waterfalls are the beautiful characteristics of Argiroupolis. Its inhabitants are mainly farmers and stockbreeders. The town affords panoramic views of the Gulf of Almyros in the distance. Take a guided short walk before you enjoy time at leisure to browse in the shops or hunt for souvenirs before you return to the ship. 

Inclusions

-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Rethymnon port

Step 2

Visit of the lake Kournas and free time

Step 3

Visit and free time in Argiroupolis town

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