Explore the White Mountains of Crete #2

Jeep Safari in Cretan Villages

Combine unique panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most well known area of Crete, ‘Apokoronas”. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island visiting the villages, seat with locals and taste our local treats with the Cretan hospitality that characterize us.

Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above, meet the wildlife of Crete and taste the delicious Cretan cuisine. Our day starts with a stop in Vrysses Village close to the river side and under Plateau trees for a mountain tea “malotira” with honey and some local snacks. After our morning stop we continue around the traditional villages of Apokoronas through an amazing route with dense vegetation and nice views until we reach the Village of Fres. Outside the village of Fres, inside a ravine at the really beautiful position Koukou we meet the temple Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Two Rocks. Once a rock detached from the mountain and rolled down the slope. Atop of the rock, the church of Panagia was built. Adjacent there is another rock, both forming an impressive scenery. The church was built in the late 13th century and is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the region of Apokoronas.

Our amazing off-road adventure starts after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through some villages which are situated in the foot of White mountains. On the way up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, if we are lucky… eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. A bumpy rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1300 meters in altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original "Mitato". On our way down to the villages we will stop at Fres Village, where we will be welcomed by the owner of a traditional tavern to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. Easy and relax way back will follow after lunch.

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Multi-language group guide-drivers.
  • Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders.
  • Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting.
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”.
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes.

Don't Forget

This trip is not recommended for people suffering from car sickness, fear of heights or bumpy roads, disabled people or people with mobility problems, children under 8 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a Jeep tour.

Wine tasting is not allowed for participants under 18 years old. (Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead).

Don’t forget your comfortable shoes (for example trekking shoes or sandals), camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn we advise you to bring a jacket.

The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure. A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.

If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.

Useful Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.

Create your Private Jeep Safari Tour with Us

Above mentioned prices are for group participation. If you wish to book your own Jeep for a private Jeep Safari tour with only your family or perhaps colleagues, we will be happy to give you prices and ideas for a memorable tour.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for a unique offer.

Tour Info
Altitude Dif 1250 meters
Distance 135 km
Duration 8 hours approx.
Price
74.00 € Adults aged from 13-up
47.00 € Children aged from 8-12
Schedule 1/4 - 1/11 on request
2/11 - 31/3 on request
Pick up Times 8:15 - 8:45
8:15 Chania Town, Kalives
8:30 Golden Beach, Kolymvari
8:40 Agia Marina
8:45 Platanias
Tour Starts 9:00

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