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Self-Drive JeepTour to Thripti Mountains and small villages

1. Self-Drive JeepTour to Thripti Mountains and small villages

Explore the “wild heart” of East Crete, undiscovered by tourism, where “time” seems to stand still. A combination of tar and off roads, will guide you from Ierapetra to the mountains of Thripti . A highlight of the tour is the stop at the summit Afentis (850 m) with an unforgettable panoramic view on both seas (Libyan/Aegean). We continue to Kavousi, where you can admire the oldest olive tree in the world (3250 years). In Mochlos, you can enjoy the "greek cuisine" in a typical tavern. Our trip continues through the vine yards and olive fields, among small chapels, towards authentic villages with their simple lifestyle (Sfaka, Lastros-known as the “cat village”). To end this adventures day, refresh yourselves in the crystal clear water at the bay of Tholos. An unforgettable day for nature lovers and adventurers

Ierapetra: Eastern Crete Nature Jeep Driving Tour

2. Ierapetra: Eastern Crete Nature Jeep Driving Tour

Enjoy the unforgettable panoramic view over the entire north-east coast of Crete. In the mountains, it smells of the most aromatic herbs that will be shown and explained to you. Our adventure will take you to the rustic mountain village “Stavrohori”. There will be time to stroll around, visit the old church and sit down to savour a refreshment. Your tour guide, who has lived in Crete for the past 33 years, will share with you some Greek secrets with pleasure as well as some little anecdotes. Nature lovers will experience the ultimate adventure wrapped into a half day excursion!

Makrygialos-Ierapetra: Spinalonga, Elounda & Agios Nikolaos

3. Makrygialos-Ierapetra: Spinalonga, Elounda & Agios Nikolaos

We will take you by our air-conditioned bus from Makrigialos and Ierapetra until Elounda, a famous village for its beauty and view. From there we will take the boat to visit the island of Spinalonga, where you will be offered a walking guided tour and have enough free time to explore the island. This small isle carries within the history of Ancient Greece, as it was used as a Leper Colony until 1957 and there is a great history for you to find out behind this. Back to Elounda where you will have time to explore the beautifull promenade and enjoy your coffee or lunch. Our last stop will be in Agios Nikolaos, to walk around the "botomless" lake and enjoy the picturesque scenery. There will be enough time for shopping and coffee.

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