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Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

Product ID: 23865
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Explore Crete on a full-day Land Rover adventure. You’ll follow the route to Lassithi and experience a blend of ancient myths and spectacular landscapes! You’ll also enjoy a BBQ lunch on the Lassithi Plateau with unlimited wine!
About this activity
Duration 8 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Dutch, English, French, German

Pickup included

At your hotel in Istron
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • See the ancient cave where according to legend, Zeus was born
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch in the wilderness, with unlimited wine
  • Visit the Eco Village to see traditional local crafts being made
Full description
This Land Rover excursion is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete, visiting 2 different plateaus and learning about mythology as well as local life.

We head out in the Land Rover to the plateau of Katharo, passing through the largest forest on Crete. The roads here are basically non-existent and the mountains reach heights of 1,500 meters. You’ll have a refreshment stop at a kafenion (coffee shop) somewhere in the wilderness.

The tour continues on along dirt tracks, through valleys, and across rivers, and the journey starts to get exciting! At the next stop you’ll have the opportunity to take photos from a spectacular viewpoint above the Lassithi Plateau. You’ll then head to the plateau to enjoy your BBQ lunch, along with unlimited wine.

After lunch you’ll travel back in time as you visit the Eco Village, where you can see local crafts being made by traditional methods. The next stop will be Zeus's cave where, according to mythology, the father of the gods was born. If you’d like to enter the cave there is a EUR 4 entrance fee that’s payable at the site.

Your driver/guide will take you on to Seli, where you can take photos of the unique scenery. You’ll continue on to the village of Krassi, noted for its 2,000-year-old plane tree and natural spring water source. As you make your way back you’ll pass through Selinari, an area where you’ll be on the lookout for vultures, now an endangered species.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Professional driver/guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and Insurance
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee to Zeus's cave (EUR 4 payable at the entrance)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Not allowed
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
We recommended that you bring a camera and a towel, and that you wear comfortable walking shoes.

Pick up times depends on the location of your hotel. The exact pick up time will be arranged with you after booking.
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 46 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.8/5
Organization
4.8/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.7/5

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Landrover Safari Club Crete

Product ID: 23865