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Sarakina Gorge & South Coast

Highlights
  • Go on a thrilling off-road adventure into Crete’s wild and rugged interior

  • Travel in a climate-controlled Land Rover with an insider guide

  • Experience Cretan hospitality with a full lunch at a scenic lookout

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Sarakina Gorge & South Coast
From US$102.96
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Sarakina Gorge & South Coast
From US$102.96
Overview

Experience Crete away from the crowds with this guided off-road safari adventure. Visit Crete’s mountainous interior, with its plateaus and forests, in an air-conditioned Land Rover Discovery. Travel ancient Minoan paths through wild nature. Stop at spectacular vistas, including a peak where you can see both the Aegean and Libyan Seas. A traditional Cretan lunch and refreshments are provided on this all-inclusive, full-day outing.

What to Expect

This tour will take you high into the mountains of the Lassithi range (or Dikti range), offering an abundance of stunning panoramic views. Picking you up from your accommodation at 10am we then start our climb up through several very picturesque traditional villages, one of which we shall stop at for a short break to shop or grab a coffee.

Next we go off road andmove on up through Kroustas Forest to a point approx 1000 metres above sea level. From way up here you can see both the Lybian Sea (south coast) & the Aegean Sea (north coast) plus view the stunning peaks of the snow capped Mount Spathi (2,140 metres above sea level, second highest on the island), whose north face is home of the Psychro Cave, birth place of the greek god Zeus.

Words cannot describe the views you will get on this tour, seeing is believing and you won't be dissapointed, for views this can't be beaten and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photographs. Whilst in the mountains we will take you to a traditional Greek taverna for a meze lunch with local wine. Any special dietary can be discussed at time of booking.

Following lunch we move towards the south coast stopping at the entrance to a spectacular gorge where you'll have the chance to take yet more spectacular photographs. Then it's down to the south coast to a delightful fishing village where we shall stop to explore and take advantage of the beautiful beach, so remember to bring swimwear.

En route home we head back up into the mountains taking in several more picturesque villages with a little more off roading thrown in.This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of specially selected stopping points en route but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.

Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water and Cretan lunch.

Reviews (10)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Fabulous day out.

When we did this trip is was just us and one other couple, with Paul as our driver and guide. The Land Rover Discovery was far more comfortable than any other vehicle I've been in for similar trips. One observation though, they are very high...More

2  Thank Keitht
Reviewed 9 October 2018
Excellent day out, highly recommended

We booked this trip through our hotel and we were very surprised to find we were the only passengers that day, so the three of us, my wife, sister and me had the guide Michael and vehicle to ourselves. picked up from our hotel in...More

3  Thank gworth2018
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
Excellent, absolutely must do this!

We booked the mountain trip for the last day of our stay and it was hands down the best thing we did all holiday. Our guide Paul collected us from our hotel just before 10am in a Land Rover Discovery which was air conditioned and...More

1  Thank Fieames
Reviewed 13 September 2018
Great adventure

For my birthday, we booked with Adventure Crete's high mountain adventure. It more than met our expectation. Our driver Michael had excellent English and was very knowledgable about the island,s history, flora and fauna. We were picked up at our hotel and then another couple...More

1  Thank JohnstonB
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Great experience!

As most of the activities around Elounda are beach-based, this was a great alternative way to spend a day of our vacation. Our tour guide Jeff was very knowledgeable and funny - he clearly loves his job! We saw a different side of Crete than...More

6  Thank Jean R
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