Posted on 12/04/2020
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From Chania: White Mountains Jeep Safari Tour - 2020

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Get back to nature on a guided jeep safari tour of the White Mountains of Crete. Discover remote villages, learn the history of the Island, and discover the wild beauty of the Cretan landscape. Visit a shepherd’s hut and learn what it is like to live as a shepherd.

DURATION: 7 hours
STARTING TIME: 9.00 am (pick-up begins about 1 hour earlier)
MEETING POINT: At your hotel. Pick up available from Kalives, Chania Town, Golden Beach, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis & Kolymbari
WE SPEAK: English, Greek, French, German
OPENING SEASON: April to October, every Monday, Wednesday & Thursday
WHO CAN COME: Anyone above the age of 6. The tour is not recommended for pregnant women and anyone with back problems

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 excellent 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 authentic shepherd’s hut
✔ Coffee, tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
✔ Lunch with local Cretan food and wine
✔ Liability Insurance and local taxes
✖ Coffee or beers or refreshments in a tavern

What to expect

Start your White Mountains jeep safari tour from Chania crossing a valley full of orange groves, avocado trees, and fields full of fresh vegetables. Drive through traditional villages and see how locals live on the island away from the noisy resorts.

Break for a coffee or cup of mountain tea far from the crowds in the serenity of nature. Continue climbing to explore a traditional shepherd's hut (mitato) in a remote location that other vehicles can't approach. Learn how local graviera cheese is produced and what life is like a shepherd. Watch out for eagles and wild goats, and then drive along a rocky road to get panoramic views from 1,350 meters above sea level.

Return towards Chania via the village of Therisso, and have a stop to try the local produce at a local family-run tavern. Next, continue following the road through the fantastic Therisso gorge to arrive back in Chania.

Who can come/Other requirements

Bring with you comfortable walking shoes, a camera, sun protection, and a jacket, especially during the colder months.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 2 days

Additional Info

The supplier reserves the right for minor changes in case of adverse weather conditions

Country

  • Greece
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