Description of the tour:
A Jeep tour along the mountain roads of Crete is a great opportunity to see all the beauties of the island in one day. And this is no ordinary bus tour! We offer to feel like a passenger in a real SUV, specially designed for safari tours. You will enjoy the beauty and majesty of the Lassitian mountains, climbing to a height of almost 1150 meters, riding with a breeze along the mountain plateaus, through forests and olive groves, and passing cozy little villages!
The first half of the journey involves an off-road vehicle climbing the steep slopes of the Lasithi Mountains. Passing the greenery of olive groves, we will climb to the mountain village of Kastamonitsa, which is a real find for those who like to wander along unexplored paths and non-tourist routes. Walking along the traditional streets of Kastomonitsa, you can stumble upon the ruins of ancient Greek buildings and drink traditional coffee somewhere in a cozy coffee shop on the central square. After a cup of delicious Greek coffee, we will hit the road again!
Around noon, we will leave the Lassithian mountain scenery and continue to conquer mountainous Crete! We will take the direction of the Limnakaro plateau, on the way to which we will pass by the monastery of St. Anna.
The Limnakaro Plateau will open up New Creta for you and give you stunning views! Here we will tell you about the traditions, life, and culture of the Greeks, chat about mythology, and share interesting facts about Greek life!
After a delightful walk overlooking the Cretan Mountains, we will set off and stop at the Lassithi Plateau to visit the famous cave of Zeus. You will have enough time to go down into the cave and take hundreds of beautiful photos.
Next, we invite you to dine on traditional Cretan dishes in a cozy tavern!
At the end of lunch, we will drive along the mountain roads to the lovely Cretan village of Krasi, famous for its natural water tank and the age-old plane tree, which is over 2000 years old!
We will finish our trip with beautiful mountain views that open on the way to your hotel!
You will visit the following attractions:
- Plateau Lassithi
- The village of Kastamonitsa
- Plateau Limnakaro
- Cave of Zeus
- The traditional village of Krasi
We begin in the Heraklion area.The route of our exciting jeep tour, "Lassithi," is about 140 kilometers long and takes almost a full day.
You can always book an individual tour Jeep Safari on existing routes, or we will create a new route for you based on your wishes!
Cost of Jeep Safari from Heraklion region:
The cost of the excursion Jeep Safari "Lassithi" from Amoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos and other resort villages of the Heraklion region:
- Adults (from 11 years old) - 75 euros;
- Children (from 2 to 11 years old) - 45 euros;
- Toddlers (from 0 to 2 years old) - free of charge, in the arms of their parents.
What is included in the price of the tour:
- Transfer by bus from the hotel to the meeting point of the group and back
- The total length of the route is 140 km
- Jeep Safari (capacity up to 8 people) with a driver
- Escort of an English-speaking guide
- Delicious lunch with traditional Cretan dishes
- Unlimited wine
- Entrance fee to the Cave of Zeus - 6 Euro (under 18 years - free);
- Snacks during breaks (from 3 euro)
- Personal purchases
- Video of the trip (10 euro))
How to prepare:
- Sun hat
- Comfortable shoes