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Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete

Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete

From US$ 82.21 per person

Explore the scenic landscape of Crete on an 8-hour Land Rover safari, and travel off-road along the old Minoan Path. Enjoy panoramic views during a barbecue lunch with unlimited wine on the Lassithi Plateau. Visit quaint villages, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is at 8:30 AM from the main entrance or reception area of your hotel in Hersonissos.
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along off-road paths in the mountains of Crete
  • See the cave where Zeus was born
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch with unlimited wine
  • Discover one of the mountain shelters used by the shepherds
  • Look at the traditional handicrafts of the Lassinthos Eco Park
Full description

Explore Crete by Land Rover on a full-day adventure along the Minoan Path, and experience a blend of ancient myths, spectacular landscapes, and a barbecue lunch on the Lassithi Plateau. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive through spectacular mountains en route to the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir, and see an ancient aqueduct of the Roman Empire. Continue to the village of Kastamonitsa in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Stop for a Cretan-style breakfast and raki tasting. Next, brace yourself for the dirt tracks of the Minoan Path. Drive through a stunning mountain landscape to see wildlife and the unbelievable scenery. Learn the myths and legends of Crete on the way to a shepherd's mitato (mountain shelter).

Feed the animals as you watch the shepherds produce cheese according to traditional methods. Taste some of the fresh, rich cheese. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Lassithi Plateau and north coast. Continue to Dikteon Cave to marvel at the birthplace of Zeus. Work up an appetite before your lunch at a local taverna. Try a selection of traditional dishes (vegetarian option available) and a glass or two of wine. Then, go to Lassinthos Eco Park to admire traditional handicrafts. Back on the Lassithi Plateau, experience a wilderness and farming land where time has stood still. See donkeys put to work to help farm the land. Then, go to Seli to take photos of the unique scenery. Drive to the village of Krassi, famous for its 2,000-year-old tree and natural spring water source. Continue down the mountain roads, passing ancient olive groves before you reach the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Entrance fee to Zeus's cave (€6, payable at the entrance)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Know before you go

  • At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location. You will be notified be email about the exact pick-up details
  • Bring a camera, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 291 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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We can highly recommend this excursion. It works as described. Our guide was friendly and explained a lot. It was very interesting and tasty with the farmers. It's not a sales event. Lunch was delicious and well organized. Our group in the car was relaxed and therefore a successful day!

October 29, 2022

We had a great time discovering the ridge a place that we would never have discovered if we had not been with this excursion the lunch in this small tavern was great we enjoyed the Cretan cuisine we would also like to thank our guide who was also pilot of this excursion a great person and very friendly and very attentive to his participants thank you because I name him our pilot guide Grégory

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October 22, 2022

Had an excellent day out. Chris our driver and guide for the day was a pleasure to be with. Chris kept us entertained throughout the day with stories and explanations, plus continuous pointers of things to look out for. The views were amazing even on the rather cloudy day that we went. The only thing that we could not do was go into the ‘Zeus’s cave’ as the que was to long at the caves to get in within the time we had there. All in all though, a fantastic day out and would definitely recommend.

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October 8, 2022

Product ID: 52748