Askifou - Goni - Asfendou

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Askifou plateau from East side
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Askifou in winter time
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Goats at Asfendou village
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Another goat!
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Imbros and Lefka Ori view from Akones
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Turns to Kallikratis village and a nice view to Gavdos island
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Driving North to Asi Gonia village
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Asi Gonia village from South
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Argiroupoli village
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A small church at Argiroupoli village
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Kournas, small lake
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Geese at Kournas lake
We walk along the old path - which was used up to the mid 20th century to connect the villages of Askifou and Asfentou. We enjoy the spectacular view of "Gavdos" island which is the southernmost tip of Europe.

Join us, the Jeep Safari & Hiking adventurous tour begins!

Goni: It is the easternmost neighborhood of Askifou village built amid three hills. That’s where the path starts. The route is beautiful, typical of the nature of Sfakia area. Lambs and goats roam across the path at all times. Cedars, asfendos trees and low bush are all over the area. The village Asfendou got its name from the trees in the area.
Asfendou: This is a tiny village where our jeeps will pick you up. After a short rest we drive south to enjoy a bird’s eye view of the Libyan sea (South Cretan Sea) and the island of "Gavdos".
Kallikratis - Asi Gonia villages: Now we drive Northwards to pass through these historical villages which are built in the mountainous terrain. Their inhabitants are mainly stock breeders.
Argiroupoli village: Lunch in the shade of plane trees. This beautiful locality has lots of water springs.
Return trip: On our way back to Chania we drive westwards and go through the small natural lake of "Kournas", which is unique in Crete.
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Price includes: Hotel “door to door” pick up and drop off, liability insurance and local taxes, tour in 4wd 7 seater Mitsubishi Pajero, English speaking guide - driver, English speaking trekking guide, 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.
Must be able to step in and out of a 7 seater Mitsubishi Pajero jeep. This adventures is not recommended for people with mobility or kinetic problems, fear of heights, back issues, overweight that can’t afford to have a normal seat in car or can’t access in a 3rd row of seats in a Mitsubishi Pajero Jeep , nor people taller than 190cm (6,23 ft) for comfort reasons to the 3rd row of seats.
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
2.5 Hours
185 Km
900 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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