Kournas & Chania & Elafonisi

In this excursion we will visit the unique natural lake of Crete, Kournas. Lake Kournas and its environs are protected under Natura 2000.

The lake, an important wetland, is home to ducks and, eels, water snakes and a rare species of bicoloured terrapin with a patterned shell, the Diamondback Terrapin.

Afterwards, we will arrive to Chania, the second biggest town of Crete. You will have free time to visit the old port, the cover market or the old town area.
Last stop is Elafonissi an oblong, which often "breaks" in two parts by water giving the impression of being a separate island. Elafonisi is a Natura 2000 protected area. The island is full of dunes with sand lilies and jupiners (like-cedars trees). The endangered turtles careta careta and several rare animals nest on the island and it is strictly forbidden to remove any plants, animals and sand from the area.

Time to swim, relax, lunch.

Duration

07:30-18:30

Price

30 €

Children half price

Route map

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