Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’ whith a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.
Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through the traditional villages of Milopotamos (Halepa, Garazo, Faratsi, Veni) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing route and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars where we make our second stop. The unique view from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures combining the highest mountain tops of Crete with the beautiful valley.
Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” the panoramic views will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and the cheese making process. There, the owner will welcome us with a shot of raki and fresh Cretan cheese.
Leaving the shepherd’s hut and already working up an appetite we will soon arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we are going to introduce you to the famous Cretan cuisine and heartfelt hospitality with plenty of local food and wine. Enough time for coffee will be provided after lunch for those who wish to enjoy a cup of coffee. On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.
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. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice. Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure.
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 Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies,
so as to find possible alternatives.
Pick Up Times
9:25 Adelianos Kambos
Tour starts at 10:00 am
April – November: Wednesday – Friday – Saturday
December – March: 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-drivers
- Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
- A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
- Liability Insurance and local taxes
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