From Rethymno: Off-Road Vehicle Safari with Lunch

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From Rethymno: Off-Road Vehicle Safari with Lunch

Activity provider: Cretanholidays

From US$ 98.64 per person

Admire panoramic views and visit traditional Cretan villages on a tour by off-road vehicle. Visit a shepherd’s hut and enjoy a typical Cretan lunch.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 6.5 hours
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Live tour guide
German, English, French, Dutch
Pickup included
Please wait at the meeting point 5-10 minutes before the scheduled pickup time. You will receive an email after booking with the exact pickup time and location (in most cases, in front of the hotel).
Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • Enjoy the best panoramic view of Mount Ida
  • Visit an original mitato shepherd’s hut
  • Watch a live cheese-making demo and taste local cheese
  • Savor a traditional Cretan lunch served with wine
Full description
Embark on a guided off-road driving adventure in discovery of the history and traditions of Crete. Meet locals, see nature and wildlife, and embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality. Then enjoy a relaxing lunch featuring local food and wine. Head south from Rethymno, passing through the villages of Halepa, Garazo, Faratsi, and Veni, known for their dense vegetation, fresh aromas, and unique views. Stop off at the historic Halepa Monastery, former refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars. Take pictures of the magnificent mountain tops and valleys that surround you. Continue the drive while taking in the panoramic views and trying to spot wild eagles and goats along the way. Arrive at a mitato (shepherd’s hut) and learn all about the shepherd lifestyle and cheese-making process. Satisfy your appetite at a traditional Cretan tavern in the village of Axos and savor the local cuisine and wine before returning to Rethymno.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation in premium off-road vehicle (7 or 9-seater) driven by multilingual guide
  • Lunch with wine
  • Visit of shepherd’s hut
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Children under 7 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with back problems
  • People with motion sickness
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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We really enjoyed the excursion. We had a few stops with information about each place. The area in the mountains is very beautiful. Many photos were taken. We really liked the small farm. You could try out a few things and watch cheese being made, followed by a tasting. Then lunch at the family hotel not far from the farm. Great area for hiking in October/ November.

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September 26, 2021

Product ID: 395277