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Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

1. Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

Begin the tour at the Peninsula Resort and Spa with a short theoretical introduction and a quad driving lesson before the adventure begins. Follow a beautiful off-road cliff path along the sea and into the heights of Achlada away from traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature the area has to offer. Enjoy breathtaking views over Agia Pelagia until reaching Heraklion, then continue to the ancient and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada. Find out more about the background of the village and the traditional Cretan way of life and share a special personal moment with the last two remaining inhabitants of the village. Stroll through this otherwise inaccessible village at leisure. From the heights of Achlada, pass in between the mountains surrounded by breathtaking nature before continuing to Fodele, a traditional Cretan village, also called the village of the oranges and birthplace of the famous painter ‘El Greco’. Explore Crete’s culture and marvel at its local handicrafts. Take some time for shopping and a visit to the museum or to the village’s orthodox churches. Sit back and enjoy a famous freshly squeezed orange juice made from the local orange trees for a more relaxing experience. Return to the hotel at 1.00 p.m., just in time for lunch, or alternatively, there is the possibility to have lunch in a local restaurant and try Greek Meze – a variety of Greek delicacies served on small plates.

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What people are saying about Achlada

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 8 reviews

We loved this activity, the guide gives explanations in several languages and ensures safety throughout the journey. I recommend this activity to see the hinterland, the landscapes are magnificent. If you want to appreciate the landscapes you have to sit in the back and let our partner drive

Great circuit in local Crete. The description is consistent with the process we have carried out. The guide Stan and his sidekick are super nice. The pleasure of sharing this moment with us is real! The quads are well maintained and safe! I recommend +++

Excellent ! The ride was perfect, two stops, one in the village of orange trees with a very good little squeezed juice, and another stop in a small abandoned village with very few inhabitants, Stan is very nice and a joker, which is very pleasant!

A super cool tour with nice guides. Have given a lot of trouble and were very attentive. The route was also very nice and feasible for everyone. Three and a half beautiful hours. absolutely to suggest

Dont miss this out! Really fun and Stan is the best tour guide ever!