This is a superb guided off-road adventure with spectacular panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most well known area of Crete, Apokoronas.
You will learn about the history and the traditions of the Island visiting the tiny, picturesque villages, seat with locals and enjoy traditional Cretan food.
Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above, meet the wildlife of Crete and taste the delicious Cretan cuisine.
We will start our day with smile and with a stop in Vrysses Village close to the river side and under Plateau trees.
After our morning stop we continue around the traditional villages of Apokoronas through an amazing route with dense vegetation and nice views until we reach the Village of Fres. Outside the village of Fres, inside a ravine at the really beautiful position Koukou we meet the temple Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Two Rocks. Once a rock detached from the mountain and rolled down the slope. A top of the rock, the church of Panagia was built. Adjacent there is another rock, both forming an impressive scenery. The church was built in the late 13th century and is one of the most important Byzantine monuments in the region of Apokoronas.
Our amazing off-road adventure starts after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through some villages which are situated in the foot of White mountains. On the way up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, if we are lucky… eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. A bumpy rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1300 meters in altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original "Mitato".
On our way down to the villages we will stop at Fres Village, where we will be welcomed by the owner of a traditional tavern to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.
Easy and relax way back will follow after lunch.
80.00€ Adults Aged 13-up
50.00€ Childs aged from 12 and below
The prices are for group participation with minimum
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
Liability Insurance and local Taxes
Beer or refreshments in the tavern
Whole Year : On Request
Pick Up Times
- 8:00 Chania, - 8:15 Kalives, - 8:20 Almirida, - 8:35 Georgioupoli, -8:40 Kavros
Tour starts at 09.00 AM
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.
Our partner 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, we will refund 100% of made payments.
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.
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