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Nearest travel links

Airport Chania or Heraklion
Ferry Souda or Heraklion 35.00 km
Car Car advised

How to get there

Location & Directions

There are two ways to reach the island of Crete:

BY BOAT: From Piraeus port, daily departures to Souda port of Chania or to the port of Heraklio.

BY PLANE: There are two international airports on the island: in Chania and in Heraklio.

DISTANCES

Chania Airport: 50 km (45 min. drive to Kournas/Kavalos village).

Souda Port of Chania: 25 km (20min. drive to Kournas/Kavalos village).

Heraklio Port or Airport: 106 km (90 min. drive to Kournas/Kavalos village).

From Chania airport or Souda port: Follow the signs to the highway in the direction of Rethymno. Take the highway. Upon reaching Georgioupoli (after 31.8 km) at the sign Kournas Lake turn right following the signs to Kavalos Tavern. Drive carefully for another 3.4 km. When you reach the Kavalos Tavern just opposite you will see Cretan Sunrise villa.

From airport or harbour of Heraklio: Follow the signs to the highway in the direction of Rethymno – Chania. Take the highway. Pass all the exits to Rethymno and continue, headed in the direction Chania. After 101km driving turn left following the signs for Kournas Lake and Kavalos Tavern. Drive carefully for another 3.4 km. When you reach the Kavalos Tavern just opposite you will see Cretan Sunrise villa.

Google Maps Coordinates

Latitude : 35.329080

Longitude : 24.28199

GPS Coordinates

35°19'44.7"N 24°16'55.2"E

Activities near Kournas

Sports Golf course on site or within 15 min walk, Tennis in town, Water sports, Horse riding, Fishing
Great for Rural or countryside holidays, Beach or lakeside relaxation, Cycling holidays

Getting around

Directly in the village of Georgioúpolis starts a 15km fine and sandy beach, which stretches past the settlement Kavrós and Dramia almost up to the coastal town Réthymnon.The beach is accompanied in its length by the Main Road, which also runs from Chania by Réthymnon along the coast. Now, you can easily make the mistake and just say: no, so close to the busy road I do not want to swim! Logically! But as you stand on the very wide sand strip, the main road is not visible and there is no noise to hear. In many places along the beach there are taverns and beach bars with sufficient snacks and the associated standard equipment of sun loungers and parasols, and from time to time there is also a lifeguard tower to see.