Land Rover 4WD Safari Minoan Route with driver and lunch
Daily Adventure 4wd Excursion
Hotel pick-up/Drop off from Kokkini Chani, Gournes,Gouves, Anissaras, Analypsis, Chersonissos
This is the best way to explore central Crete with plateaus, ancient paths, and wildlife.Your journey begins from your hotel .Making your way through the spectacular mountains of Crete you visit the Aposelemis basin reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct.
From here, you will visit the village of Kastamonitsa nestling in the foothills of the Afendi mountains where you will experience breakfast Cretan style and be introduced to a local product, Raki.
Now brace yourselves for dirt tracks, following the Minoan path going through mountain passes, experiencing spectacular wildlife, unbelievable scenery, mythology, history and enjoy seeing the local nature at its best. Here, up high in the mountains you stop at a shepherds' Mitato where you can feed the animals whilst seeing shepherds produce cheese the traditional, old fashioned way and even taste this fresh, rich delicacy.
Next stop is a birds-eye view of the plateau of Lassithi and the North coast, a great photo opportunity not to be missed. You continue towards the Diction cave, the birth place of Zeus. There is a 4€ entry charge and walking shoes are recommended. After building up and appetite you head for lunch at a local tavern where you will have the opportunity to try a selection of traditional local starters and main courses (vegetarian option available) and enjoy a glass or two of the unlimited wine! Once refreshed you continue on to Lassithi visiting the Lassinthos Eco park where traditional handicrafts and the local way of life can be experienced.
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. You then make your way to Seli, where once again you have an opportunity to take photos of this unique scenery. As you continue driving, you reach the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source.
Leaving Krassi, meandering down the mountain roads and past just some of the many olive tree farms on the island you will again see the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea.
This is a day full of many surprises.The excitement is second to none! You certainly won’t forget your fun day out on this GREAT ADVENTURE.
• Drive through plateaus, ancient paths, and wildlife
• Visit the village of Kastamonitsa
• Visit plateau of Lassithi
• Explore the Diction cave, the birth place of Zeus
• Enjoy your lunch at a local tavern
• Visit the village of Krassi which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree
• Lunch, Hotel pick-up/Drop off, Land Rover Car, Guiding
• Any food, drinks or services not specified above