Gocretesafari

Discover with our 24 Land Rover Defenders and 4 Mini Vans with our professional drivers the stunning beauties of Crete

Feel the charm of the beautiful beaches and see the stunning landscapes high up in the mountains that will be carved deep in your memory.

per adult from

$114

NZD

Duration

10 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • Lunch
    What's excluded :
    • Entry/Admission - Lassithi Plateau
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Pass By: Agiofaraggo Canyon Footpath, Festos 704 00, Greece

    We start driving through the route of the vineyards of Crete. The villages we will cross are famous for the grape varieties and their wines and that is why there are many well-known wineries on our way.

    Our first stop is at Agios Thomas a village at an altitude of 760 meters, dating back to 1371 AD. In the village there are Byzantine churches, ruins of the Byzantine aqueduct as well as Roman era tombs.

    Going down, we will cross the Messara valley and following a route through olive groves, we will reach the Monastery of ODIGITRIA one of the most famous monasteries of Crete, dating back to the 14thcentury. You will be amazed by the beauty of the monastery and you will have the opportunity to visit the museum with objects of the daily life of Cretans.
    Following a beautiful dirt road we arrive at the entrance of Agiofarago and start crossing it on foot. Walking through the gorge (with zero difficulty degree) you will have the opportunity to get close to sheep and goats which are beautiful and absolutely harmless. After 20 minutes walking you will end up on a beach with fine pebble that will really enchant you. It is the paradise of Southern Crete

    After swimming in the crystal clear waters and driving through a beautiful dirt road we reach Matala, the famous village of southern Crete where the Hippies lived in the 70s. You will have free time to admire the beauties of the village and visit the caves of the Hippies.
    We return to the hotel through a beautiful route. This journey will amaze and fill you with pictures that will stay with you for a lifetime.

    Stop At: Tripiti, Tripiti, Milos, Cyclades, South Aegean

    Through this route you will discover the wild side of South Crete and will arrive at one of the best beaches of Crete with clear water

    Οur first stop is the village of Agios Myronas where we will have the opportunity to see up close the holy water which gushes for centuries from of St. Myron.

    Then we arrive at the village Prinias village also will visit the Rakokazano and will tour the way produced raki will try traditional raki and local delicacies
    In the follow-through of a beautiful route we arrive at the foothill of Asterousia and climb to an altitude of 850 meters. Here begins to seem the wild side of South Crete and real landscapes are gorgeous and dreamy.

    Crossing the beautiful gorge we find ourselves in one of the best beaches of Crete with clear waters. Here we enjoy an amazing meal and we get our swim. On our return through a beautiful route we arrive at the village of Agios Thomas where we will see the Roman tombs and Byzantine churches and then with what best pictures in our mind we will arrive in hotel.

    This route will reflect deep into your mind the best memories from the Wild Unknown Crete!

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    Through this trail we will explore the central part of Crete and we will walk on 2 plateaus reaching an altitude of 1150 meters.

    We will learn several things regarding the local mythology and receive more information on Crete and the local way of life.

    We will follow a beautiful route through lush olive groves and reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct in Lyttos and then we will make our first stop at the traditional village of Kastamonitsa where we will have coffee at a local traditional coffee shop. You will have the opportunity to walk in the narrow streets and get to know the architectural tradition of central Crete.

    Afterwards we will start our ascent using dirt roads and enjoying stunning views, and passing by the monastery of Agia Anna we will reach the Limnakaro Plateau at an altitude of 1150 meters, where you will also get to know the architecture of “mitata”, the stone made refuges of the local shepherds. The view from there is amazing and will reward you.
    We will learn several things regarding the local mythology and receive more information on Crete and the local way of life.

    Our next stop is the cave of ZEUS where mythology says that the father of the gods was born (6 euros entry fee).

    Right after you will enjoy an authentic meal, typical of the traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the best local taverns. Then we will go through Seli where you will be surely enchanted by the landscape and the pictures you will take from this point will be the best of your holiday.

    Then we descend and reach the traditional village of Krasi with its 2000 year old plane tree and the ancient natural water spring. Finally, through a beautiful route with a very nice view we get back to the hotel full of memories.

    This day will be full of surprises and will surely fill you with beautiful memories for the rest of your life.

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    Starting from our hotel we pass through the historical town of Neapolis and through a beautiful route we reach our first stop will be the traditional village Fourni where we will have the opportunity to taste traditional raki with many local appetizers.

    After a 30-minute stop, we head to Plaka with a beautiful path to the fishing village and we will be enchanted by the view of Spinalonga. Arriving at Plaka we will have about 30 minutes of free time, which will give us the opportunity to enjoy and photograph the historic island of Spinalonga

    Then we head to the famous village of Elounda where we will have the chance to photograph the beautiful landscapes of our swimming for about 30 minutes and enjoy our coffee or ice cream next to the sea. Then through a path with a spectacular view we head to Agios Nikolaos where we can stop for 30 minutes and enjoy the lake and its beauties.


    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We Have free pick up from Hotel
    Departure Time :
    9:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

Organised by Go Crete Safari

Activity ID: V-223521P1

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