Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

From $102.30 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

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
Pick-up from the main entrance/reception of your hotel in Anissaras
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
  • Visit villages and farmland where time has stood still
  • Taste the grape-based brandy of Crete's popular "raki"
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 on 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 unbelievable scenery. Learn the myths and legends of Crete on the way to a shepherds' 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
  • 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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  • 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 122 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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This was a great experience. We were in Crete for 5 days and unsure of what tours to take, but I would recommend this tour to see the other side of the island. Our guide Stelious (I think) was fantastic, he was funny and educational. The tour had quite a few stops to break up the driving and enjoy some of the scenery. We decided to rotate the seating as it would be a bad situation if you were always stuck in the back 4 seats for the duration. I would recommend this tour to anyone visiting Crete for the first time.

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September 18, 2019

This tour was excellent - pick up was prompt, the vehicle was in fabulous condition, comfy and air conditioned and our guide, Jason, was AMAZING - he was a wealth of knowledge about Crete, its people and its history. This was a great chance to get off the tourist track and see places we would never have found by ourselves. We had 6 guests on our tour which was perfect - it might be a bit tight with the full 8 guests that the vehicle can take

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May 13, 2019

Darrel are guide was amazingly informative, witty and considerate. We had the best day, we took a cardi for the cooler air as it gets cooler the higher you go and sun cream, as the sun is very strong. The lunch was plentiful and fresh. The steps up to the cage were a killer to be honest but that may be just down tomus being unfit. A terrific day, a must do.

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April 11, 2019

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