Jeep Safari

Get ready for a unique jeep safari experience. See wild Crete, go where only the goats and donkey usually go. Our one day trip in a Landrover through the beautiful Cretan nature will stun you and will for sure be the best day of your holiday in Crete.
With professionnal Landrover drivers and guides, you will discover far more about Crete than you will ever do: wild animals, flowers and herbs, Cretan inhabitants and their hospitality... will have no more secrets for you. And of course stunning off-road driving to take you to places you where landscape views will take your breath away.

We have 4 different routes on offer:

Rethymnon - Lassithi - Chania - Minoan

Rethymnon

jeep safari - summer in CreteOur day is the perfect way to explore the southern part of Crete, from mountains and gorges to beautiful palm beaches.

Our journey starts as we head towards the wilderness and high altitudes where you have a helicopter view of one of the magnificent gorges, where you can see the vultures.

We pass thru small traditional villages full of character and interest and make a brief stop for our guests to take photos of the beautiful scenery before a coffee stop at one of the mountain villages. Back in the vehicles again and thru the mountains we come to our next stop. Everyone will be impressed with the village of Spili. This is most famous for its spring water. Over 25 lion head fountains have cold mountain water running all year round. Small shops sell handmade souvenirs and traditional hand crafts. On through dirt tracks, bumpy roads we see more villages, where time has virtually stood still.

After passing through Kerame our guests can see the panoramic view of the southern Cretan coast and the Libyan sea. After getting dusty and dirty the brave ones might welcome a swim at Preveli Beach - it will be refreshing!!!? Preveli is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its tall palm trees and crystal clear water were even chosen to advertise Bacardi on television. It is the only beach where guests can swim in cold mountain water or ocean water in the same place.

Working up an appetite, walking back from the beach we stop for a traditional Cretan meal with unlimited wine. After lunch, we start the climb back up into the mountains for more dramatic scenery, and more photos as we drive thru Kourtaliotico Gorge. As we head back everyone can see the entire city of Rethimno from the top of a mountain which can only be reached by Land Rovers.

This is a day full of many surprises. The excitement is second to none!!! You certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our great adventure. Back to top

Lasithi

Jeep Safari - summer in CreteOur day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of information about Crete and the local life. We start our journey driving to the plateau of Katharo passing through the biggest forest on the island, where the roads are non-existent and the mountains reach a height of 1.500 metres, there will be a refreshment stop at a local kafenion somewhere in this wilderness!! We then continue over the dirt tracks, goat valley and across rivers, this is where the journey really gets exiting.

Our next stop gives you the opportunity to take photographs from a helicopter view of the Lassithi Plateau from where we drop down to the plateau for your BBQ (weather permitting) lunch, with unlimited wine. After lunch we take you back in time on a visit to the Eco Village where you can see local crafts being made as they were in olden times. Our next stop is Zeus's cave where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born; there is a 4 euro entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. Then on to the Lassithi plateau where time has virtually stood still. The local people are mainly farmers; you will also see many donkeys at work.

We then make our way to Seli, where once again we have an opportunity to take photos of the unique scenery. As we continue driving, we reach the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source. Heading back we pass through the area of Selinari where you will see vultures, which are now an endangered species. This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none!!! You certainly won't forget your fun day out on our great adventure!!! Back to top

Chania

jeep safari - summer in CreteOur day is the perfect way to explore the rocky mountains of west Crete, with beautiful gorges, plateaus, magnificent views and places which can only be visited in a Landrover.

Our day starts as we drive thought the orange groves heading towards the gorge of Therisso, one of the most amazing journeys. Here we stop for a coffee, adopting thus the Cretan way of life, and have a chance to see the village which has great importance for the revolution of Crete. After we start climbing towards the White Mountains, we make one more stop at village of Lakoi. There you get the chance to take some more pictures. From there, our extreme off road adventure starts.

A small road leads us to the highest point of the day where we get the chance to see Samaria Gorgeas if you were in a helicopter and we will have the chance to observe many endangered animal species such as vultures and eagles. Climbing down towards the plateau of Omalos and working up an appetite we visit a small traditional taverna which is hanging on the edge of the Samaria Gorge. There we will be welcomed with the famous warm Cretan hospitality by Aristotelis, the owner, to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty wine. Enough free time is offered as well so you explore the area and try and spot a wild Kri-Kri in its natural habitat. Continuing from there we drive thru the plateau of Omalos where time has virtually stood still. The local people are mainly farmers. You will see a lot of goats, sheep and even some donkeys at work.

After a short ride we visit the village of Sebronas where we follow the route of the river we make a stop in the Forrest to get fresh water. We make one last stop at the village of Vouves where we get the chance to see the world oldest olive tree while you enjoy a coffee or raki.

This is a day full of many surprises. The excitement is second to none!!! You certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our great adventure. Back to top

Minoan

jeep safari - summer in CreteOur day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of information about Crete and the local life. We start our journey by visiting the Aposelemi dam, the Roman aqueduct. Then we stop for a coffee in a traditional cafeneion in a small village. We continue our journey to the plateau of Lassithi passing through the Minoan road that was leading to Zeus' cave. We then continue over the dirt tracks, goat valley and across rivers; this is where the journey really gets exiting. Our next stop gives you the opportunity to take photographs from a helicopter view of the Lassithi Plateau from where we drop down to the plateau for your BBQ lunch, with unlimited wine. After lunch we take you back in time on a visit to the Eco Village where you can see local crafts being made as they were in olden times. Our next stop is Zeus's cave where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born; there is a 4€ entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. Then on to Lassithi plateau where time has virtually stood still. The local people are mainly farmers. You will also see many donkeys at work. We then make our way to Seli, where once again we have an opportunity to take photos of this unique scenery. As we continue driving, we reach the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source. This is a day full of many surprises. The excitement is second to none!!! You certainly won't forget your fun day out on our great adventure. Back to top

 

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