Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

4.8 / 5

45 reviews

Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

From € 85 per person

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

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
At your hotel in Istron
Private or small groups available

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
  • Entrance fee to Zeus's cave (EUR 4 payable at the entrance)
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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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 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5
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Our guide Leonidas was super nice and entertained us well throughout the tour. Every now and then he stopped briefly to pick herbs from the roadside and we could then guess what it was. He made the tour interesting with anecdotes and funny stories. Always gave us enough time to explore the places we visited and took care of everything.

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October 7, 2019

We had a great time with our driver “Gary the Goat Killer”. Did everything he could to keep us occupied and informed. The sights, driving, lunch were all great. Only downside was the stop at the Cave of Zeus. Did the climb up to it. Couldn’t get in as the cue was too long for the time allowed. So it was a waste of time and energy. For those who couldn’t make the climb there wasn’t much to see or do for the hour we had at the stop. May be worth dropping that part of the tour.

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August 2, 2019

this tour is a must if you are in Crete

we had Jeff as our tour guide and we had a wonderful day off roading up the mountains on the Lassithi Route. We got to feed the mountain goats and had a delicious meal along the way. If you are visiting Crete be sure to sign up for this tour- you will not be disappointed!!!

July 14, 2019

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