Askifou - Tavri Refuge - Kalos Lakos

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Sfakia, approaching Kalos Lakos village
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Askifou plateau from Tavri area
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Tavri refuge at 1200m altitude
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Niatos plateau
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Niatos plateau from East side
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Approaching Trikoukia
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Kalos Lakos village from the West side
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Kalos Lakos village from the North side
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Stone houses at Kalos Lakos village
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Stone house at Kalos Lakos village
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The architecture a few years before
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Driving close to Imbros village in Sfakia area
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Driving to Krapi - Vatoudiari area
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On the rocks!
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Vrisses village
Our aim is to reach a pristine locality with tall cypress trees where there is the village "Kalos Lakos" uninhabited the last 50 years.

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

Agio Pnevma - Holy Spirit: Our hike starts from the small church of the Holy Spirit built just up Askifou village in the "Tavri" plateau. The view to the Askifou plateau and to the peaks (altitude 2200 m.) Kastro and Fanari is spectacular.
Tavri Refuge: We walk towards South pass the eastern refuge of the White mountains then east to the "Niatos" plateau and using small paths to the "Trikoukia" locality.
Kalos Lakos: Now we enjoy the view of the Cretan sea as we continue hiking south in the cypress trees. We cross the old path connecting the villages Askifou - Anopolis as we approach our destination. We will have a short rest there and then our jeeps will take us to the "Imbros" ravine through an off road pristine route.
Imbros: Lunch in the entrance of the ravine.
Askifou - Vatoudiaris - Emprosneros: Continue our off road adventure, it is easy for you to capture local culture and understand shepherd's hard way of life. There are frequent stops to admire nature and take pictures as the mountain’s landscape beauty is memorable.
Vrisses:Let’s have a last stop in one of the most historical villages in "Apokoronas" county. Enjoy the flavor of a nice cup of coffee or have some yogurt is a good idea while we rest.
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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
170 Km
1200 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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