Posted on 30/06/2019
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Crete Jeep Safari Tour - Explore the White Mountains  

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Enjoy a unique jeep safari tour in the White Mountains of Crete and indulge yourself in panoramic views. Listen to stories from a local shepherd and learn how the famous Cretan cheese Graviera is made. Capture with your camera some amazing photos of rare birds of prey and see some of the best of rural Crete.

Highlights

Enjoy panoramic views of Chania as you climb the impressive White Mountains
visit an original shepherd’s hut at the Alpic meadows high up on the mountain
Marvel at the spectacular landscape and get glimpses of rare birds of prey and wild goats
Taste the Cretan cuisine and some fine wines to accompany it

What is included

Hotel pick up/drop off service
Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort/driver
A visit to an original shepherd’s hut
Coffee, tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Description

Your off-road adventure begins with a crossing of a valley near Chania full of orange and avocado groves. As we start our ascent up the foothills of spectacular White Mountains we pass through the beautiful villages of Nteres, Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva, Therisso. We make our first stop for a fresh morning coffee or tea at the remote village of Nteres.

We continue on an off-road route up towards the shepherd’s hut “Mitato”, a place far away from modern life, where only a four-wheel driver can approach. Its a perfect spot with great panoramic views of northern Crete. Watch out for Eagles and wild goats and get the opportunity for some rare photos.

A narrow rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of1350 meters at the heart of the White Mountains of Crete. Here you will meet and listen to a local shepherd, talking about the lifestyle on these remote parts of Crete. You will learn how the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese is produced and you will even have the chance to taste it.

On our way back you will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above until we arrive at Therisso village where we will visit a small traditional family tavern. You will receive a warm welcome and enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch accompanied by some fine wine. After our lunch, we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to the city of Chania.

Duration of activity

7 hours

Not included/Bring with you

Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern, gratuities

Who can come/Other requirements

The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness or have mobility problems.
The minimum age for children participating in the tour is 6 years old.

Don’t forget to bring with you comfortable walking shoes, a camera, sun protection, and a jacket, especially during the cold months.

Where we will meet

Outside the hotel if the car can approach or at the nearest point where a car can approach.

Language/s

  • English
  • Greek
  • French
  • German

Departure and Return time

Pick up schedule
8:00 Kalives
8:15 Chania Town
8:30 Golden Beach
8:40 Agia Marina
8:45 Platanias
8:50 Maleme
8:55 Tavronitis,
9:00 Kolymvari
Drop off's start approximately at 16:00 pm

Cutoff time before activity

  • 3 days

Additional Info

The supplier reserves the right for minor changes due to weather conditions

Country

  • Greece
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