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Jeep Safari – East Crete


Want to do something other than roast on the beach?  Do you need a some action and adventure?  There’s only one thing for it – the Land rover Jeep Safari!  Fasten your seatbelt and let the fun begin!

The Land rover Jeep Safari has consistently been voted the best day out and best value for money. You will be picked up and dropped off by your jeep – no changing from coaches – and from the moment you fasten your seatbelt and have made introductions with your driver, your exciting day begins.  Remember, your driver is also your guide, friend and entertainer for the day.

Our route takes us high into the Lassithi Mountains where we go off-road in Crete’s largest forest.  At an altitude of 1,500 m above sea level our 4x4 adventure carries us through rough terrain, rivers and deserted goat pastures.  The amazing scenery up here is more than you can imagine and at the Plateau of Lassithi you will enjoy not only the views but a fantastic BBQ lunch, including traditional dishes, salads, sizzling meat, bread and unlimited wine.

Later we continue on to the delightful Eco Village, which is a traditional life working museum where you can see how life and craft making were carried out in olden times.   Nearby is the amazing Dikti Cave where, according to Greek Mythology, the God Zeus was born. 

Up here on the Plateau you will experience the real Crete, rural communities where time seems to have stood still and where donkeys are used just as much as tractors in the fields and orchards.  In the village you will have a chance to savor the peaceful lifestyle and charming hospitality of the local people.

Hitting the dirt track once again, your Land rover convoy heads off to the village of Seli for more breathtaking scenery and action, followed by a stop at Krassi.  Here in the village square is the famous and impressive Plane tree which is over 2,000 years old.  Under its shady boughs you can take a refreshing drink of fresh mountain water from the natural spring.

The mountainous and remote route back to your hotel passes through the Selinari Gorge  an historical and sacred place, where vultures can often be seen soaring high above.

This is a full day of fun, action and adventure which will stay with you forever.

Important Notes:

  • Duration of the tour: approximately 8 hours (after the pickup service)
  • Customers are not allowed to drive.
  • Bookings can be made upon request and availability
  • What to bring: Suitable footwear (boots or trainers), camera, towel, hat and sun cream, money for entrance to the Dikti Cave.
  • You should always check availability at the following phone number: 28970-32666, in order to block the seats, to take reference number and then sent your bookings to the Excursion Department with the reference number.

Itinerary:

Lassithi Mountains-Lassithi Plateau-Eco Village-Dikti Cave-Seli Village-Krasi Village-Selinari Gorge.

Inclusions:

Pick up from hotel or pick up point, Land Rover Jeep with experienced and informative English speaking Driver, BBQ Lunch, Insurance, All taxes. 

Exclusions:

Meals or beverages unless sated differently, Entrance fees to any archaeological site,
Personal Expenses, any service not mentioned. 

Operating Days:

Daily depending of the availability

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