1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Sarakinas Gorge

East Crete: Katharo Plateau and Sarakina Gorge SUV Tour

Product ID: 317532
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Discover the wonders of East Crete as you travel across the island’s stunning landscapes in an SUV. Visit the historic village of Krista, see local wildlife and admire the views at Katharo Plateau, then immerse yourself in the magic of Sarakina Gorge.
About this activity
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Russian

Pickup included

Pickup from your hotel.

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  • Admire the changing landscapes of East Crete from the comfort of an SUV
  • Visit the breathtaking Katharo Plateau and the Sarakina Gorge
  • Wander around the charming villages of Krista and Myrtos
Full description
Your island adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in an SUV, then heads to the first stop of the day. Arrive in the quaint village of Krista, famous for is long history which dates back to the Ancient Greek and Ottoman eras. Visit the 12th century Church of Panagia Kera, which is one of the island’s most important religious monuments, boasting the finest-preserved Byzantine-era frescoes in Crete.

Continue the tour through the Cypress Forest, looking out for sheep, goats, and vultures along the way, until you reach the Katharo Plateau. From the plateau soak up breathtaking views of the sprawling scenery and take photos of the Mirrabello Bay, which earned its name from the Venetian translation of ‘beautiful view’.

Move south towards the Sarakina Gorge traveling through the Selakano Forest, which is famous for its production of exceptional honey. Cool off in the shade provided by the imposing gorge as you learn about this fascinating natural wonder and snap incredible photos for your holiday album. The final stop of the tour is the fishing village of Myrtos, which is the southernmost point in Europe. Enjoy some time to explore the village, shop for handmade trinkets, relax in a local café, or swim in the glistening waters.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks and gloves
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
• Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected. Hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves are provided on the premises
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Product ID: 317532