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Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete

Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete
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From US$ 89.42 per person

Explore the scenic landscape of Crete on an 8-hour Land Rover safari, and travel off-road along the old Minoan Path. Enjoy panoramic views during a barbecue lunch with unlimited wine on the Lassithi Plateau. Visit quaint villages, and more.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is at 8:30 AM from the main entrance or reception area of your hotel in Hersonissos.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive along off-road paths in the mountains of Crete
  • See the cave where Zeus was born
  • Enjoy a barbecue lunch with unlimited wine
  • Discover one of the mountain shelters used by the shepherds
  • Look at the traditional handicrafts of the Lassinthos Eco Park
Full description

Explore Crete by Land Rover on a full-day adventure along the Minoan Path, and experience a blend of ancient myths, spectacular landscapes, and a barbecue lunch on the Lassithi Plateau. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive through spectacular mountains en route to the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir, and see an ancient aqueduct of the Roman Empire. Continue to the village of Kastamonitsa in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Stop for a Cretan-style breakfast and raki tasting. Next, brace yourself for the dirt tracks of the Minoan Path. Drive through a stunning mountain landscape to see wildlife and the unbelievable scenery. Learn the myths and legends of Crete on the way to a shepherd's mitato (mountain shelter).

Feed the animals as you watch the shepherds produce cheese according to traditional methods. Taste some of the fresh, rich cheese. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Lassithi Plateau and north coast. Continue to Dikteon Cave to marvel at the birthplace of Zeus. Work up an appetite before your lunch at a local taverna. Try a selection of traditional dishes (vegetarian option available) and a glass or two of wine. Then, go to Lassinthos Eco Park to admire traditional handicrafts. Back on the Lassithi Plateau, experience a wilderness and farming land where time has stood still. See donkeys put to work to help farm the land. Then, go to Seli to take photos of the unique scenery. Drive to the village of Krassi, famous for its 2,000-year-old tree and natural spring water source. Continue down the mountain roads, passing ancient olive groves before you reach the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Entrance fee to Zeus's cave (€6, payable at the entrance)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Know before you go

  • At the time of booking please provide your hotel name and location. You will be notified be email about the exact pick-up details
  • Bring a camera, sun protection and comfortable walking shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 218 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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The safari tour was very nice and our guide Kostas was just super good, was funny and relaxed and was able to tell us a lot about the island, the people and the culture. The food was very tasty. All in all a very good tour and one can only recommend it and would do it again and again with Kostas

May 17, 2022

Very beautiful discoveries in the company of Nykos, of different panoramas and Cretan customs. Magnificent landscapes, fauna and flora at the rendezvous. Wise and measured commentary on the past of the Island and its inhabitants. Nykos spoke perfect French and is an outstanding driver. Regular stops to enjoy the breathtaking views. You can book this excursion with your eyes closed!

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May 7, 2022

During off season (last week of March) there was no breathtaking view as mountains were covered with fog and dust. No swim activity as well. But the guides made their best effort to make tour enjoyable. Also company of enthusiastic fellow travellers made this activity worth. Attractions which I enjoyed was the visit to village where cheese was made and cave of Zeus

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April 10, 2022

Product ID: 52748