Aptera – Cretan villages – Lake Kournas
Aptera – Cretan villages – Lake Kournas

Explore some of the most exciting locations in Crete.

10 hours
Aptera – Cretan villages – Lake Kournas
Pickup service
310 € / GROUP

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Wednesday, October 26th 2022

Aptera – Cretan villages – Lake Kournas

Private Tour: Aptera – Cretan villages – Lake Kournas
Starting from your pickup point in Chania we head to visit the archaeological site of Aptera. Then we board the bus again to Gavalochori where there will be free time to tour the village. Our next stop for a coffee break is Georgioupoli village and then we visit Lake Kournas for lunch and swimming. At the end we board the coach to return to your hotel or villa.

  • Enjoyable route
  • Rich flora and natural beauty
  • Local food
  • Picturesque villages and landscapes

After picking you up from your hotel or villa we visit one of the most important city-states of Crete with huge archaeological interest. The history of Aptera begins in the Minoan Age, although its archaeological traces go back to the Geometric Age, the Hellenistic period and the Roman Empire. Its unique wealth is gradually emerging as scientific research and excavations don’t stop and new important findings constantly come to light. The imposing fortification, the scattered monuments and the ancient theater will fascinate you and take you on a journey through the historical periods of Crete.

We continue our route to Gavalochori, a village with rich natural beauty and folk architecture. It’s one of the most picturesque villages in the province of Apokoronas and many old houses are preserved as a representative sample of the local architecture. Our next stop is Georgioupoli, another seaside village of Apokoronas full of trees that create a relaxing environment to enjoy your coffee in the square. The Almyros river flows into the port of the village and many residents choose that spot for fishing and swimming.

Next, we visit Lake Kournas. The Lake is the only freshwater lake existing in Crete and it is an absolute nature-loving destination with a lush green environment, plants and trees that offer a shelter to chickens, birds, ducks, geese and a rare species of turtle in the area as well. The Lake is located near Georgioupolis and is a relaxing destination for long walks, outdoor picnics etc.

Experience the most beautiful parts of Crete! Your amazing tour ends with a comfortable transfer back to your hotel.

  • Transfer by modern air-conditioned vehicle
  • Professional local driver
  • Taxes and service charges
  • Parking
  • Fuels
  • Hotel pickup and drop off (a different pickup point from the city of Chania can be arranged upon request)
  • Tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to sites and museums
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals
  • Optional tip
  • You will receive a booking confirmation within 24 hours.
  • Meeting point: all pickup points for this excursion concern the area of Chania. In case of a different pickup point, the price may vary accordingly.
  • Meeting time: the meeting time is flexible and can be adjusted to your needs. Duration: 10 hours (approx.).
  • Tour guide: you can choose whether you need a qualified guide for a tour. Please note that the standard language for all of our tours is English. Otherwise send us your request.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cancellation policy: Free cancellation up to 48 hours before the agreed pickup time.
  • Archaeological Site of Aptera
  • Kourna’s Lake
  • Gavalochori
  • Georgioupoli