Best of Chania Sights & Lake Kournas Full Day Private Tour


  • Old port of Chania
  • The Lighthouse Of The Old Port In Chania
  • The Old Public Market In Chania
  • Free time for shopping and wandering
  • Take a walk by the Lake and relax in a natural landscape

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Join us for a full-day private tour that showcases the rich history of Chania and the peaceful beauty of Lake Kournas. From the moment we pick you up from your hotel, you’ll experience the unique charm and warmth of Crete.

Your adventure begins with a convenient pickup in an air-conditioned vehicle, ensuring comfort as you set out to explore the town of Chania. Known for its distinctive split between the old and new sectors, Chania is a city where the past and present coexist harmoniously. As you wander through the narrow, labyrinthine streets of the Old Town, you’ll be transported back in time. The architecture here is a testament to the town’s rich history, showcasing influences from Venetian, Ottoman, and Neoclassical periods.

A visit to the Old Port offers a picturesque scene; the iconic lighthouse stands as a sentinel watching over the gentle waves of the Mediterranean. Continue your journey through local markets where the air is filled with the aroma of fresh herbs and Cretan cheese. The vibrant stalls also offer a variety of local specialties like raki and rakomelo, providing a true taste of Crete.

As morning gives way to afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to explore Chania’s array of shops. From chic boutiques offering contemporary fashion to quaint shops stacked with handcrafted souvenirs and books, there’s something to capture the interest of every visitor. This is the perfect time to pick up a memento or gifts for loved ones back home.

The tour then transitions from the man-made beauties of Chania to the natural splendor of Lake Kournas, one of Crete’s freshwater lakes, nestled at the foot of the White Mountains. The drive itself is a scenic delight, with views of olive groves and the rugged Cretan countryside. Upon arrival at Lake Kournas, the pace slows as the waters invite you to relax and connect with nature. The lake is a habitat for an array of wildlife, including moorhens, eels, and the graceful terrapins that can often be seen basking on the shore.

You’ll have free time here to engage in a variety of activities. Whether you choose to rent a pedal boat to explore the lake’s expanse, take a leisurely walk along the water’s edge, or simply sit back and soak up the peaceful atmosphere, Lake Kournas offers a perfect retreat to unwind.

As the day winds down, you’ll be driven back to Chania, reflecting on a journey that has spanned through centuries of history and miles of majestic landscapes. The tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel, apartment, Chania’s port and airport, leaving you with lasting memories of a day spent exploring the best that Crete has to offer.

This tour not only promises personal attention and an exclusive itinerary but also a deep dive into the soul of one of Greece’s most beloved regions. It’s an ideal choice for those looking to experience the essence of Crete through its historical landmarks and natural beauty, all within the comfort of a private, personalized experience.

Source: Getaways Greece


  • Explore Old Chania
  • Start your tour with a stroll through the old town of Chania. Admire the blend of Venetian, Turkish, and modern Greek architecture.
  • Visit key highlights such as the Old Public Market and the historic Old Port of Chania.
  • Enjoy the morning light as it illuminates the charming streets and waterfront.
  • Coffee Break
  • Take a break at a local café near the harbor. Enjoy a traditional Greek coffee or a fresh juice.
  • Shopping in Old Town
  • Dive into the local shops in Old Town. Look for unique Cretan products such as raki, wine, rakomelo, cheese, and herbs.
  • Experience the vibrant atmosphere as the shops and select your perfect gifts from an array of options, including clothing, books, souvenirs, and a wide range of unique products.
  • Lunch
  • Enjoy lunch at a local tavern. While dining is not included in the tour, your guide can recommend places that offer delicious Cretan cuisine.
  • Depart for Lake Kournas
  • Leave the buzz of Chania behind and head to the tranquil Lake Kournas, surrounded by high mountains and olive groves.
  • Lake Kournas
  • Upon arrival, take a leisurely walk around the lake. This is a perfect time to spot local wildlife, including moorhens, eels, and turtles.
  • Relax by the water and enjoy the peaceful views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Free Time at Lake Kournas
  • Use this free time to perhaps rent a pedal boat, swim (if weather permits), or simply soak up the serene atmosphere.
  • Return Journey
  • Depart Lake Kournas to head back to Chania.

Source: Getaways Greece

What's Included

• English speaking driver

• Air-conditioned vehicle

• Pick up and Drop off

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Additional Information

Food & Drinks are NOT included.

Source: Getaways Greece

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