Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or any other place with in North Heraklion region: Agia Pelagia, Ligaria, Mononaftis, Amudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Hersonissos, Malia, Stalida.
Lunch with drinks.
Experienced guide, speaking your language.
For pick-up NOT from Heraklion region, extra charges may apply.
The beautiful road offers a wonderful panoramic view of the olive groves, gorges, ancient mountain villages and sandy beaches. You will taste typical Cretan dishes in one of the remote villages that have preserved the national flavor and old traditions.
If you love outdoor activities and love exciting adventures, then among the many interesting activities on Crete you should definitely choose a jeep safari.
ROUTE 1: Climbing the dirt roads to the Plateau of Lasithi:
This route explores the center of Crete, reaching a height of 1,150 meters above sea level.
On the way, you will see the Roman aqueduct ruins of Littos.
First stop in the traditional village of Kastamonitsa, where we have a coffee in the local traditional coffee shop. You will have the opportunity to stroll through the narrow streets and get acquainted with the architectural traditions of central Crete.
We pass by the Christian Church of St. Anne, one of the oldest monasteries of Crete, built in 1300, we reach the plateau Limnakaro at an altitude of 1150 meters, where you will also get acquainted with the architecture of the “mittato” - the stone shelters of local shepherds.
The Cave of God Zeus, the mythological birthplace of the Olympic God.
Traditional villages of Seli and Krasi with its 2000-year-old sycamore and an ancient natural spring.
ROUTE 2: Tripitis Gorge and Beach in the South of Crete
The village of Agios Mironas was built on the site of the ancient city of Rafkos and was known in antiquity as Raukos. It was later renamed in honor of the Bishop of Crete, St. Myron, who lived in the III-IV century of our era.
In the village of Pría we will visit Rakokazano-workshop of raki production, try traditional raki and local delicacies.
Reaching the foothills of Asterusia mountain and climb to a height of 850 meters. We pass through a beautiful gorge, we find ourselves on one of the best beaches of Crete with clean water.
Lunch with authentic food typical of traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the best local taverns and swimming.
On the way back we arrive at the village of Agios Thomas with a large number of Byzantine churches and Roman burials.
ROUTE 3: Southeast Crete and the unique gorge of Sarakina
On the way to Agios Nikolaos, stop at the traditional village of Kritsa, famous for its many artisan shops.
Coffee in a traditional cafe on the Kataros Plateau at an altitude of 1,250 meters.
We drive through the Selakano forest and the amazingly beautiful Sarakina gorge.
Lunch of traditional Cretan cuisine.
Bathing in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea on the southeast coast of Crete in the village of Myrtos.
ROUTE 4: Agiofarago gorge and Matala beach:
In the central part of the island at an altitude of 760 meters stop in the village of Agios Thomas, built in 1371. In the village there are Byzantine churches, the ruins of a Byzantine aqueduct, as well as tombs of the Roman era.
Crossing the valley of Messara through olive groves, we will reach the monastery of ODIGITRIA, one of the most famous monasteries of Crete, built in the 14th century.
20 minute walk on foot through the gorge Agiofarago to the beach with small pebbles. Bathing in the crystal clear waters of the Libyan Sea on the south coast of Crete in the famous village of Matala, the favorite haven of hippies in the 70s.
Lovers of sharper sensations can climb to the grottoes, carved into the rocks in 1-11vv. In the 60-70s of the last century.
ROUTE 5: THEMATIC ZEUS PARK
Stop at the lake Zaros, at the foot of the mountain Psiloritis (the highest mountain in central Crete).
Discover the beautiful Vrontisi Monastery, one of the oldest monasteries of Crete, built around 1300.
Visit to the Cretan Zeus Park, located on the hills of the Psiloritis foothills. A unique opportunity to get acquainted with the history, traditional crafts, mythology, animal and flora of the island.
Lunch of traditional Cretan cuisine.
ROUTE 6: NIDA FLAT
Ancient Chapel and Spring in the picturesque village of Pendamody
Village Krusonas tasting raki and olive oil
apple orchards on Livadi plateau
Plateau Nida - The highest plateau in Crete.
"Mitato" - stone buildings of local shepherds. Goat feeding and cheese tasting
Ideon Andron - the cave of Zeus in the central Psiloritis massif
Traditional Cretan food with local wine / short walk in the mountain village of Anoia.
Coffee break in the village of Fodele, immersed in orange plantations.
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