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Tour 1. Explore the White Mountains of Crete

Highlights

  • Visiting the Heart of White Mountains
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1400m
  • Stop in a village coffee shop
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • Best Panoramic view of Chania from above
  • 7-8 Hours Approx.

  • Distance

    110 Km

  • Difficulty
    4.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    1350m

Pick Up Times

  • 8:00 Kalives
  • 8:15 Chania Town
  • 8:30 Golden Beach
  • 8:40 Agia Marina
  • 8:45 Platanias
  • 8:50 Maleme
  • 8:55 Tavronitis,
  • 9:00 Kolymvari

Schedule

April to October: Monday - Wednesday - Thursday

November to March: Daily On Request

Price Includes

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Special Equipped 4x4 Jeeps (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multi-language group escort-drivers for every vehicle
  • Coffee or Mountain tea
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Price Does Not Include

Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern

Description

Combine a unique guided Jeep tour in White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views,  traditional Cretan villages, learn  the history and  the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above 1350m and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our 4x4 Jeeps, driven by expert English speaking escorts.

Our amazing off-road adventure starts after crossing the valley full of orange trees, avocado’s and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foot of White Mountains and passing through Cretan villages getting the feeling of mountainous Crete we arrive in our coffee stop to enjoy our morning break. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing our tour following the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut  “Mitato” far away from touristic areas, where only a 4 wheel driver can approach, you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, If we are lucky ... eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photo stops.

A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1350 meters in altitude in the heart of White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd, where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut "Mitato".

On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above until we arrive at Therisso village and working up an appetite we visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner, to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.

After our lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us to the city of Chania

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Don't Forget

Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems, for childs younger than 6 years old and we don't provide baby seats.

Safari Adventures reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made from Safari Adventures.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Safari Adventures will refund 100% of made payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: http://www.safariadventures.gr/terms-conditions.

Adventure Tips

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.    

In order for Safari Adventures to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, and if it’s possible to find suitable alternatives.