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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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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
Dutch, English, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup is at 8:30 AM from the main entrance or reception area of your hotel in Hersonissos.
Small group 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 249 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Superb day with Adeline who will leave us with beautiful memories of Crete, top organization and description of the activity as agreed with even small bonuses. You can book with your eyes closed. Despite our multiple stays on the island we learned a lot of things!! Our daughter loved making her pottery! Thank you Adeline!

August 5, 2022

Excellent day, the guide was great and very kind with lots of explanations. Everything that was written in the description was done. Be careful, however, when visiting the cave of Zeus, you will also have the choice of visiting a museum of Greek mythology (in both cases the guide does not come with you). It is a 1 hour stopover. Prefer this one to the cave of Zeus which is very small, not much to see without explanation on the spot with an expensive entrance (6€) which is clearly not worth it. In addition, it takes a good 20 minutes to get there (walking shoes / sneakers essential) because it climbs steeply with slippery rocks. 10-15 min on the spot the time to take the ticket and visit the cave and 15min to come back. On the other hand, the museum was very popular and very pretty according to the group that was with us, but it takes at least 40/45min to visit it entirely.

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July 19, 2022

We were picked up in the morning by Toine our guide/driver who had been doing this for over 8 years. We were received very enthusiastically and were super guided throughout the day and everything was told, regular stops (outside the planned activities) to show us example regional products from nature or to tell something. The activities and planned stops were great, everything was clear and the afternoon meal was delicious. We were given the option to also visit the cave of Zeus and did so, this was well worth it and very beautiful to see. We were back at the end of the afternoon and were also dropped off in front of our hotel. Definitely recommend and a highlight of our holiday in Crete.

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June 18, 2022

Product ID: 52748