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This is a Jeep Safari Tour which combines unique panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages in Rethimno region and a unique chance to find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd's hut Mitato.

During this tour you will learn about the history and the traditions of lovely Crete, meet locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel warm hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheeses and traditional cuisine.

- Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through traditional villages of Milopotamos and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views.

The amazing field and views continues until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that use to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars and our second stop takes places. The unique view from the monastery is a great spot for pictures combing the highest mountain tops of Crete and a farming valley.

- Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view... If we are lucky... eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s Hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and cheese making process. There the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Cretan Cheese.

- Leaving Shepfherd’s hut and working up an appetite we arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.

- Enough time for coffee will be provided after lunch for those you wish for a coffee.

- On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.

 

Schedule:

April - November : Wednesday - Friday
December - March : On Request

 

Price:

80.00€ Adults Aged 13-up
50.00€ Childs aged from 12 and below 
*The prices are for group participation with minimum of 6 people and maximum of 30 people.

 

Price Includes:

- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Special equipped 4x4 Jeeps (7 or 9 seated) driven by multi-language group escort-drivers for every vehicle
- A visit to an original Shephards Hut "Mitato"
- Lunch with traditional food and wine.
- Liability insurance and local taxes.

 

Price Does Not Include

- Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern

 

Duration:

6-7 hours.

 

Distance:

117km

 

Difficulty: 

3.0 

 

Altitude Diff:

550m

 

Pick up times:

9:00 Rethymnon, 9:15 Platanias, 9:25 Adelianos Kambos, 9:30 Stavromenos, 9:45 Panormos. Tour starts at 10:00 am.

 

Don't Forget: 

- This trip is not recommended for people suffering from car sickness, fear of heights or bumpy roads, disabled people or people with mobility problems, children under 8 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a Jeep tour.
- Wine tasting is not allowed for participants under 18 years old. (Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead).
- 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 this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
- Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure. A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made.
- If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

 

Payment & Cancellation Policy :

- Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure.
- A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure.
- In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made.
- We maintain the right to cancel any tour due to bad weather conditions or due to other reasons beyond our control.
- If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments. 

 

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 to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. That also counts for any kind of food allergy, and only when possible to find suitable alternatives.

 

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