Visit Kournas Lake, the largest natural lake in Crete, which is surrounded by high mountains and olive groves
Duration: Approx. 8 hours
Capacity: 1-8 persons
Visit Kournas lake.
Explore less-known beaches and hidden gems in the Vamos area
Enjoy a traditional meal in a local restaurant
Customize your Tour:
● If you don’t wish to visit Kournas lake or Almyrida, you can choose Rethimno city or Georgioupoli, or even add to the tour a visit to a local beer brewery or winery.
● If you wish to customise the tour even further, please let us know in the request form your ideas and we will help you to have an unforgettable tour.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- English speaking driver
- Air-conditioned mini van
- Cold soft drinks and beverages during our journey
- Beach equipment (snorkeling , kids equipment, umbrellas, bath towels)
- Power chargers
- Wi-Fi on board
- First aid kit
- Liability insurance
What’s not included
- Snacks and meals
Don’t forget to bring
Your Kournas Lake Tour, Your Way: We understand that each traveler, or traveler group, has specific interests around which they plan their holiday, so if you are not satisfied with the suggested itinerary, you can add or remove an activity, but please do let us know in advance using the contact us form. If the total duration of the tour ends up being more than 9 hours, there would be an additional fee of €30/hour.
Lake Kournas is the largest natural lake in Crete and is located in an enchanting landscape. It is located near the village Kournas, 2.5km south of the beach of Georgioupolis, 43km east of Chania. Lake Kournas and its surroundings constitute a very important ecosystem for Greece, as the wider area of Apokoronas is one of the very few areas of Crete where plenty of fresh water is stored throughout the year. The name Kournas assumedly, comes from the Arabic word kurna for “lake” or “bath”.
Vamos is the capital (administrative centre) of the Apokoronas district and it is located 26 km from Chania in north west Crete. it is a developing, traditional village well-hidden from the massive, mainstream tourism.
Almyrida is located 23km east of Chania city. It is a very quiet resort with all basic amenities and superb sea. The unspoiled countryside and the lush oil groves around Almyrida are ideal for hiking and exploration. Just 1km to the east there is the picturesque village of Plaka, which is the largest village in the region. Plaka is famous for its healthy climate and the hospitality of the locals. The numerous sea caves of the east shores till Drapanos Cape constitute an imposing natural phenomenon.