OverviewChoose a private Luxury Jeep Safari tour to enjoy in a friendlier atmosphere the Cretan landscape, the local culture on your own pace. Feel the warmth and the friendly environment of the most popular mountain refuge in “White Mountains”. Let your look sail from Samaria gorge down to the Libyan Sea. Let your senses free to guide you through the beauty of the nature and enjoy on same time an Olive oil and Wine tasting in a local winery.
What you can expect
Most people visiting Crete think of beautiful beaches and bright sun waiting in this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean. But, are you aware that the true soul of Crete is hidden in the mountains? During this 8-9 hours guided safari tour in private you will see firsthand what life is like for the Cretans away from urban landscape.
Here's your chance to explore the mainland of Crete and to visit unique picturesque destinations, not accessible by rentals. The local drivers - escorts will pick you up from your hotel/villa and will drive you through dirt roads to the authentic part of Crete.
Just a few minutes from Chania city you will begin to get a sense of the Cretan landscape and to enjoy yourselves close to olive, lemon, orange and avocado grooves. High mountain tops stand stately in endless blue sky and may appear rough and unfriendly, but in the mountains an ancient tradition is passed from generation to generation for over thousands of years. Animal herding in Crete was a popular profession at one time, today animal herding is still important.You will discover where the shepherd's live, and what challenges they face.
Feel the warmth and the friendly environment of the most popular mountain refuge in White Mountains, named " Kallergis Refuge". Let your look, sail South from Samaria gorge to the Libyan Sea and North to the Aegean Sea. Take photos at Samaria National Park entrance, enjoy a Cretan snack accompanied with a cup of local mountain tea with honey, or a cup of coffee.
Your delicious lunch will consist of a traditional Cretan flavor with Cretan salad, wine and dessert.
After your luch time we visit a local winery and olive mill where you will enjoy a professionally guided tour of the facilities and learn how they produce olive oil. While here, enjoy some extra virgin olive oil with oregano and lemon juice on warm, freshly baked bread. Over in the wine section of the facilities you will discover their wine making processes and sample the results as well as a taste of a local alcohol named tsikoudia, or raki.
From the winery you will ride to the charming village of Ano Vouves to see the world's oldest living olive tree, still producing its precious liquid some 3,000 years later. Tour the small museum and learn the challenges involved in ancient olive oil production before your return ride back to your hotel/villa.
Accompanied by your local, friendly and knowledgeable driver - guide, this tour will open your eyes to so much more than the average excursion as you will be provided with a glimpse into a culture's long, rich history.
Book this private full-day tour today and get ready for a fun taste of the authentic Crete.
- Private Jeep Safari Tour in 4wd 7seater, full A/C vehicles
- Hotel pickup and drop - off (up to 25km from Chania)
- Local English speaking tour escort-driver
- Bottled water
- Cretan Snack
- A cup of coffee or a cup of local mountain tea
- Lunch with traditional food and wine
- Wine & Olive Oil tastings
- VAT & Local taxes
- Liability Insurance
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
9 - 10 Hours