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Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

From US$ 141.22 per person

Discover Cretan villages and off-road locations on a 4WD tour from Chania with a local guide. Sample 5 local wines, olive oil, graviera cheese, and more. Enjoy a traditional lunch with scenic views.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Greek
Pickup included
Pickup is not always available from your hotel. You will receive a separate email/call from the local tour operator with the exact pickup point near your hotel. Please, make sure to check your spam folder, too. The activity provider will confirm your exact pickup details. Hotel pickups will be from central points in the following areas: • Kalives at 08:30 AM, • Akrotiri at 08:30 AM • Chania at 09:00 AM • Golden Beach/Agioi Apostoloi at 09:10 AM • Stalos/Agia Marina at 09:20 AM • Platanias/Gerani at 09:30 AM • Maleme/Tavronitis at 09:10 or 09:40 AM • Kolymbari at 09:00 or 09:40 AM
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy a thrilling off-road adventure into the White Mountains of Crete
  • Drive through olive, orange, and lemon groves and visit Cretan villages
  • Experience the cuisine, history and culture of Crete with a local guide
  • Explore remote destinations accessible only to four-wheel drive vehicles
  • Taste 5 wines, olive oil, and local products, and enjoy a typical lunch
Full description

Explore the White Mountains area of Crete on a guided Jeep tour. Visit local villages and sample local products. Taste olive oil and 5 different wines, and savor a traditional lunch of Cretan products.

After pickup on your hotel, set off on your tour with your local guide, learning basic historical and cultural information as you go. Make your first stop at Ano Vouves village, home to a 3,000-5,000-year-old olive tree.

While in Ano Vouves, learn about historical olive oil production in the village, see a typical farm, and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or fresh orange juice. Continue to Anoskeli village for your olive oil and wine tastings. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn about the wines and olive oils from the sommeliers and olive oil producers. Then, taste 5 wines and extra virgin olive oil with local products like olives, mizithra, and graviera cheeses. Afterward, prepare for a more adventurous drive as your guide takes you on an off-road route. From Sebronas Gorge, approach the Omalos Plateau at 1000 meters of altitude where the shepherds attend to their sheep and goats all year round. Stop for lunch and admire a magnificent view of Samaria Gorge and the highest summit of the White Mountains, Pachnes. Enjoy a lunch consisting of traditional Cretan flavors with seasonal salad, wine or beer, and dessert. After lunch, drive to Chania and take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea from up high. Watch the scenery change rapidly out the window as you move from the rocket mountains to the valley of orange, lemon, olive, and avocado trees. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in air-conditioned vehicle
  • Tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Wine
  • Dessert
  • Wine and olive oil tastings
  • Coffee, tea, or orange juice
  • Bottled water
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
  • People afraid of heights

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • Please advise if anyone in your group is vegetarian or has a food allergy (a different menu can be arranged)
  • This tour is not recommended for people who are unable to access the 3rd row of seats in a vehicle, for weight or other reasons. Please also note that this tour is for people no taller than 190cm (6,23 ft), for comfort reasons regarding the 3rd row of seats.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 21 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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My husband and I were picked up steps from our Airbnb by George and training Andreas. From there we went to small Cretan village cafe at the start of the mountains and had a local herb tea with a meze of cheese/olives/tomatoes. Than we headed up to the top of glorious mountain side. There was still snow, a hut where an elder makes cheese and beautiful scenery that is hard to put in words. We were slowed by a herd of sheep, not once but twice. Personally that it was amazing to see. Be warned you are on unpaved ,rocky roads. Than after our trip up and down the mountains we went to the winery,had a tour, wine tasting and a plethora of food. It was fantastic! After that we headed to Agia Lake for dessert where we could view the mountains we were just at. It was the most incredible, authentic journey through Chania Crete. In the end we were sad to say goodbye to George and Andreas whom felt like family at the end. Can not recommend enough!! It is absolute must to do in Chania!!!

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May 15, 2022

Interesting and informative

The drive into the mountains and visit to the shepherds huts was very interesting and informative. Our driver/guide Nasos was very knowledgeable about Crete and its history. The provided luncheon was a first class example of local meat preparation. This excursion took us down roads and to places we would never have otherwise found. Thoroughly recommended.

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September 23, 2019

Beautiful, fun, entertaining and learning trip

My friend and I, both at 18, are very positive about the trip. We were picked up by the owner of the company Nasos, who also runs his guests. We are greeted by a very smiling and happy man who not only remembered our names throughout the trip, but also knew the best places for us when we were young and he made a map for us so we could easily find around to the different places. We were on the trip with three others and it was very important for Nasos that we all had fun together. We were up in the mountains and valleys and even walked around and saw the views, the nature and the various animals. We were in orange, lemon and olive groves. With an old man in the mountains and hears his story and how he had made the cheese we ate and at a family museum where we saw where the olive oil was made earlier. All in all, we are very positive about the company, the way the trip was shaped, the food and the various specialties. If you want to enjoy your day in good company this is recommended.

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August 10, 2018

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