Crete's western corner offers up some fantastic history and scenery. And this daytrip is great for taking it all in, from a monastery winery to a picturesque lake.
First up is the Venetian-era Agia Triada Monastery for a wine tasting – it doubles as a winery – before continuing on to Chania.
Set around an old harbour and threaded with cobbled lanes, it's one of Crete's most beautiful port towns. After a guided tour, you'll get the chance for a spot of shopping – check out the famous ‘Leather Lane' and the market. Before the trips ends, you'll stop at the Aptera archaeological site, then head to wildlife-rich Lake Kournas for some free time.