You can visit all the places from the list or pick only the ones you like. Just inform your driver about your choice before the ride. During the stops you can do whatever you want: visit the landmarks, take pictures, ask your driver about the place e.t.c. Take as much time as you want within the overall time limit of the trip.
Chania / Starting Point
Chania is a city on the northwest coast of the Greek island of Crete. It’s known for its 14th-century Venetian harbor, and it's 16th-century lighthouse with Venetian, Egyptian and Ottoman influences.
Therissos is a small village built on the foot of the White Mountains at an altitude of 580 meters, 16 km south of Chania town.
Zourna village, near Chania in Crete, is a mountainous village on the footsteps of white mountains.
Meskla is a village located 21 km from Chania. It is built at an altitude of 200 meters in the hills in the valley of the river Keritis and behind it towering the White Mountains.
Chania / Starting Point
About the ride
Explore the beautiful Cretan villages of Therisos, Zourva, and Meskla with the help of your local English-Speaking Driver/local guide on this Day Trip from 1Chania / Starting Point.
The tour is completely customizable, so you can choose how long you wish to spend in each location as well as make extra stops if you like.
Your tour will start from 2Therissos Village, a small Cretan village, situated 16 km from Chania town. This village has a remarkable history, intrinsically interwoven with the freedom and independence of the Cretan people. The beautiful Thériso Gorge with its dramatic scenery can be seen from the road as it runs along the bed of the gorge for 6 km, accompanying the tree-lined river and surrounded by chestnuts and oaks. The gorge is a perfect place for a walk and is very popular with the rock climbers and hikers.
The famous politician and statesman, Eleftherios Venizelos, born in Mournies in Chaniá prefecture in 1864, started the revolution of 1905 in the village of Therisos. The inaccessibility of the village, enclosed by mountains, made it difficult to capture.
Then, you will head to 3Zourna Village, located in the hinterland of Crete, 24 km away from the town of Chania. From there, a tarred but steep road leads to the border of Lefka Ori. You will see the pine tree forest which grows just above the inhabited area, the gorge of Tromarisa and the spectacular view towards the North and the sea.
Next stop is the 4Meskla Village. Meskla is a small and quiet traditional village, 21 kilometer southwest of Chania and built at an altitude of 200 meters in the hills in the valley of the river Keritis and behind it towering the White Mountains.
Meskla is situated between green hills in the nature of the fertile Keritis Valley and has the traditional stone houses. Through the valley runs a river, and you can see the White Mountains on the horizon. The village of Meskla was destroyed during the Venetian period (when the leader of the revolt, Kantanoleon, had his headquarter in Meskla) and also during the Turkish period. Fortunately, the two of significant Byzantine churches in the village has survived the destructions.
After your visit to these magnificent villages of the Cretan island, your friendly driver will drive you back to Chania before grabbing some traditional Cretan lunch along the way.
Enjoy your travel to a maximum
You will be picked up by a personal driver at a convenient place and time
Enjoy your trip in a nice air-conditioned vehicle with Wi-Fi
Pick the stops and the time you spend on each one
Spend less time finding locations and waiting, and more time enjoying your travel
We hand-pick the best, friendliest and most knowledgeable drivers in the city
Our customers rate us excellent on Tripadvisor and other platforms
Included in the price
- Hotel pickup and dropoff
- Well-maintained car
- Free wifi onboard
- English-Speaking & knowledgable local/guide driver
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Fuel and tolls
- Entrance fees for all attractions
- Official tour guide (our drivers are local guides & very knowledgable of the places visited)
- Lunch, other beverages and meals
- Tips and gratuities
Frequently asked questionsExpand
What happens after I book?
Once you complete your booking you will receive a confirmation email. Feel free to reach out to our customer service team at firstname.lastname@example.org for any specific questions regarding your booking.
What is the cancellation policy?
100% cancellation penalty applies when service is cancelled 24 hours or less prior to service delivery date or in case of no-show.
We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and shoes and be equipped with wet weather gear if rain is expected. Please note that religious sites require modest attire- knees and shoulders must be covered.
In the summer months, the sun is especially strong (even on cloudy days) so we recommend that you wear a hat, sunglasses and sunscreen to protect yourself. Also, be sure to drink enough water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Photography is permitted in most historical sites unless otherwise mentioned.
We recommend you always keep local currency on you (euro) as many local merchants do not accept cards as payment.
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- Please note that the Welcome Drivers are not licensed to be your official tour guide at the local attractions and therefore will not accompany you into the sites. You may, however, hire a professional tour guide at an extra cost
- Your Welcome Driver will provide you with their local knowledge and personal recommendations between stops. Since your safety is Welcome’s top priority, please refrain from distracting the driver during demanding driving conditions
- Your Welcome Driver will drop you off and pick you up as close as possible to your stop whilst always respecting local traffic laws
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