Combine a unique safari tour in the White Mountains of Crete and take in the most incredible panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages, learn the history and the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd while exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from an altitude of 1350m and discover the wildlife of Crete with the help of our premium off road vehicles, driven by specialised multilingual escorts.
Our amazing off-road adventure begins by crossing a valley full of orange trees, avocados and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foothills of the White Mountains and passing through the Cretan villages of Nteres, Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva and Therisso, we will be getting a taste of mountainous Crete and we will make our coffee stop at Nteres to enjoy the morning. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing our tour we will follow the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” far away from tourist areas, where only a four wheel driver can approach, to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, if lucky … to marvel some wild eagles and goats from up close giving us a good reason to stop and capture the moment.
A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of 1350 meters altitude in the heart of the White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd. We will learn where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd’s hut called “Mitato”. On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above, until we arrive at Therisso village where we will visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern. There, we will be welcomed by the owner who will introduce us to the Cretan cuisine with plenty of local food and wine giving us a feeling of the renowned Cretan hospitality. After our lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to the city of Chania.
Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket. The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 7 years old as we don’t provide baby seats or people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. The tour operator reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice. Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancellation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from the tour operator. If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, the tour operator will refund 100% of made payments.
The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience. In order for the tour operator to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to
find suitable alternatives if possible.
Pick Up Times
8:15 Chania Town
8:30 Golden Beach
8:40 Agia Marina
April to October: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday
November to March: Daily On Request
85.00 €Adults Aged 13-up
65.00 €Children aged from 12 and below
The prices are for group participation with minimum of 4 pax to start.
- Free hotel pick up and drop off
- Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-driver
- A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
- Coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
- Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
- Liability Insurance and local taxes