Volikas Refuge

The off road route
Off road driving in summer time
Approaching Volikas refuge
View to the north
View from southeast
Just a few meters before Volikas refuge
Volikas refuge:the oldest refuge on Lefka Ori mountain
Our destination at 1450m altitude
2 nice goats....
With their friends!
Chania from Malaxa
Souda port from Malaxa
Let’s have a hiking adventure and enjoy “Lefka Ori” in their pure version.Expert drivers will take you through olive, orange and lemon groves.
The route is beautiful and during that time we will give you a chance for a short stop to rest a bit and enjoy scenery.

Join us, the Jeep Safari & Hiking adventure begins!

Starting point: Our hiking begins from a point that you will have the chance to visit a "Shepherd’s hut" and get some information about its use. Following the path to Volikas refuge we are already close to high peaks. We can feel the mountains energy and the wild nature on those high mountain peaks where there aren’t any trees. The landscape is compared to that of the moon. One and a half hour hiking away, the North Shelter on "Lefka Ori" is.
Volikas Refuge: It is the oldest one shelter on "Lefka Ori", built in 1958. From that point the view of the Cretan Sea is truly fantastic. A few minutes hiking Southeast we will taste fresh cold water. A real gift from nature! Through our return the smell of herbs is very intense, sheep and goats are a part of the scenery too.
Therisso: Time for lunch. Taste Greek cuisine, wine and hospitality.
Venizelos Gorge: The perfect route before our return to urban landscape. It is an amazing gorge .Admire scenery and take plenty of photos of wild nature.
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Price includes: Hotel "door to door" pick up and drop off, liability insurance and local taxes, tour in 7 seat Mitsubishi Pajero, English speaking guide - driver, lunch with traditional food and wine.
Items to bring:bottle of water, back bag, sunglasses, hat, sun cream, a jacket (depending on the weather conditions). Hiking shoes recommended.
Remember to inform us if you or another member of your group is vegetarian or if there is a food allergy. If you do, we may arrange a different menu for them.
This adventure is not recommended for people, with mobility problems, suffering from car sickness, don’t like being in bumpy roads and for persons with fear of heights.
If you need more information about this tour, call us or send us an email.

Whole Year Round
On Request
Adventure Duration
8 - 9 Hours

hiking time
Hiking Duration
3 Hours
145 Km
1450 meters

Level 2/5
Over 12 years old
The prices are for group participation (min 4 persons)
Pick up Places and Times
Upon Request

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