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Crete: Land Rover Safari Through the Plateaus

4.4 / 5

17 reviews

Crete: Land Rover Safari Through the Plateaus

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 92.67 per person

Discover central Crete with its plateaus and ancient pathways as well as its diverse flora and fauna. Drive through the wonderful mountain landscape, stop in idyllic little towns and visit the birthplace of Zeus.

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Duration 9 - 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from Stalis, Malia and Sissi
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover the rugged natural landscape of the Grecian island of Crete and follow your chosen path through the mountains
  • Admire the Lassithi Plateau, enjoy the fantastic views and devour a traditional Cretan lunch
  • Visit Psychro Cave, the birth place of Zeus, father of the gods, and see 2,000-year-old sycamore trees in Krasi
Full description
Discover Crete with a drive through the plateaus. Follow the path of your choice and admire the rugged nature. Begin in the idyllic little town of Kastamonitsa at the foothills of the Afentis Mountains and enjoy a typical Cretan breakfast. Drive through the unbelievably beautiful landscape, along rural roads and mountain passes and discover the diversity of animal life. At the next stop, enjoy a one-of-a-kind view of the Lassithi Plateau and the northern coast of Crete. Visit the Psychro Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, father of the gods.  Then enjoy a selection of local and regional specialties in a local tavern. Discover the Lassithi Plateau, where time seems to stand still. The local people are mostly farmers and still use donkeys in their daily lives. Visit the little town of Krasi, known for its millennia-old sycamore trees and natural springs. On your way back, pass olive groves and admire the spectacular coast of Crete with its deep blue waters beyond. 
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and return transfer
  • Drive in Land Rover
  • Guide
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
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

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Open-toed shoes
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 17 reviews

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THE highlight of the Crete trip!

Thanks to George, who led us through the day with a lot of wit and knowledge about Crete and the flora and fauna, this trip was an unforgettable experience. The trip to the mountains was adventurous! You drive on slopes that you would never have known otherwise. 100% recommendable. A MUST for every Crete vacationer. Thanks for the wonderful day.

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June 22, 2017

Great tour, great guide

Very nice tour. Wonderful landscapes and lots of information from our guide Schorsch. This also skillfully circumnavigated the 80 headed groups, other tours at our POI's. The only small drawback, we received an email the evening before the tour, with a wrong meeting point and no one was available. We then waited for our hotel and everything worked as agreed. Unfortunately it was a bit confusing.

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May 21, 2017

The tour was super nice :)

The tour was really nice. The ride in a Defender through the mountains was the biggest for me anyway. our guide was just extremely nice and funny & we were a great group it was really great fun.

June 18, 2018

Product ID: 59474