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Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

1. Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

Discover traditional life in rural Crete by witnessing the daily activities of the locals and visiting the sites where Greek myths were born. Enjoy a tour of Potamies, Aposelemis dam, Empasa, the cave of Zeus, and the beautiful scenery of the plateau. Start with pickup from your accommodation. Visit one of the most characteristic Cretan villages, Potamies, for a tour of a traditional local farm. See the process of milking and cheese-making, meet the animals, and sample their fresh cheese. Next, head to the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. See the village of Sfendili submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. Explore the natural wetlands and spot a unique variety of birds. Continue uphill on the dirt roads to the gorge of Empasa. Enjoy the views of the mountainous landscape and thriving wildlife. Try your hand at foraging for native herbs or relax and take in the panoramic views. Take a trip to Lassithi Plateau to enter Psychro Cave, the fabled birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. Follow the trails of the gods and after that take a tour around the plateau to get a sense of local life. Finally, enjoy authentic food baked in the wood oven in one of the most celebrated taverns in the picturesque village of Krasi. Admire the town square filled with fountains and see imposing plane trees that are up to 2000 years old. Return to your hotel full of unforgettable memories of Crete.

Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

2. Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route

Explore Crete by Land Rover on a full-day adventure along the Minoan Path, and experience a blend of ancient myths, spectacular landscapes, and a barbecue lunch on the Lassithi Plateau. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive through spectacular mountains en route to the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir, and see an ancient aqueduct of the Roman Empire. Continue to the village of Kastamonitsa in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Stop for a Cretan-style breakfast and raki tasting. Next, brace yourself for the dirt tracks of the Minoan Path. Drive through a stunning mountain landscape to see wildlife and the unbelievable scenery. Learn the myths and legends of Crete on the way to a shepherd's mitato (mountain shelter). Feed the animals as you watch the shepherds produce cheese according to traditional methods. Taste some of the fresh, rich cheese. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view of the Lassithi Plateau and north coast. Continue to Dikteon Cave to marvel at the birthplace of Zeus. Work up an appetite before your lunch at a local taverna. Try a selection of traditional dishes (vegetarian option available) and a glass or two of wine. Then, go to Lassinthos Eco Park to admire traditional handicrafts. Back on the Lassithi Plateau, experience a wilderness and farming land where time has stood still. See donkeys put to work to help farm the land. Then, go to Seli to take photos of the unique scenery. Drive to the village of Krassi, famous for its 2,000-year-old tree and natural spring water source. Continue down the mountain roads, passing ancient olive groves before you reach the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea.

From Malia: Laisithi Plateau Zeus Cave Guided Tour

3. From Malia: Laisithi Plateau Zeus Cave Guided Tour

Through this route we will explore the central part of Crete climbing to an altitude of 1150 meters We will learn a lot about mythology as well as we will have a lot of information about Crete and local life We will drive through a beautiful route with lush olive groves and we will first reach the aposelemi dam where we can see the sunken village of sfentili Then we will visit the traditional olive mill where we will learn how to produce Cretan olive oil and have the opportunity to buy products pure olive oil. Then we will reach the shepherd's farm and we will have the opportunity to learn how the traditional Cretan cheese is produced. Our next stop is the zeus cave where mythology states that the father of the gods was born there (There is a ticket of 6 euros) After we will enjoy a genuine Cretan meal with traditional cuisine in one of the best local taverns Then we will follow a beautiful dirt route at an altitude of 1150 meters where we will definitely be enchanted by the landscape and the photos we will take from this point will be the best of our vacation. We descend and reach the traditional village of kastamonitsa where we will visit the remains of the roman aqueduct learning about its usefulness for the surrounding areas Finally through a beautiful route with a very nice view we end up at the hotel full of memories This day will be full of surprises and will surely fill you with memories that will accompany you for a lifetime.

Crete: Land Rover Safari with Sunset Viewing, Dinner, & Wine

4. Crete: Land Rover Safari with Sunset Viewing, Dinner, & Wine

Explore the Cretan mountains outside of Heraklion from the seat of a Land Rover during a guided day tour. Witness a stunning sunset over the Lassithi Plateau before stopping off for a local-style BBQ dinner with wine. Begin your journey with hotel pickup and make your way through the magnificent mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis Dam and an ancient Roman aqueduct as your guide shares interesting insight. Next, stop off in the picturesque village of Kastamonitsa, nestled in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Enjoy the chance to sample local products such as olive oil and raki, a distilled alcoholic drink made with grapes and anise. Back in the vehicle, brace yourself as you venture down dirt tracks and follow the Minoan path through mountain passes. Catch spectacular views of wildlife and unbelievable scenery, learning about mythology and history along the way. Take a break to relax over a glass of prosecco and fresh fruit salad while admiring the sunset. Be sure to take plenty of photos to share of the amazing backdrop. After building up an appetite, head to a local tavern for a delicious Cretan-style meal that will include appetizers and main courses as well as vegetarian options. Wash down the food with unlimited wine served with dinner. Make your way back down the mountain roads as you head toward your hotel, marveling at the views of the moonlit coastline and illuminated towns along the way.

Hersonissos: South Eastern Crete & Sarakinas Gorge Day Tour

5. Hersonissos: South Eastern Crete & Sarakinas Gorge Day Tour

Through this route we explore the south-eastern Crete. We head to Agios Nikolaos and stop in the traditional village of Kritsa, one of the most famous villages of Crete with its narrow picturesque alleys and its traditional shops. Afterwards we ascend through a beautiful route with magnificent views and end up at the Katharo Plateau at an altitude of 1250 meters where we stop for coffee in a traditional cafe. We cross the forest of SELAKANO and end up in the SARAKINA Gorge which will surprise you with its beauty. Continuing and after our amazing meal, we reach the southernmost end of eastern Crete, the village of Myrtos with its amazing beach where you can have a swim in the crystal clear waters of the LIBIAN SEA. Returning through a very beautiful route we arrive at your hotel. This route will leave you with the very best memories.

Crete: The Secrets Of The Southern Crete Safari tour

6. Crete: The Secrets Of The Southern Crete Safari tour

With this route we will learn the secrets of southern Crete and be amazed by its beauty. We combine ultimate exploration on land and sea. We explore unique traditional villages, we visit folklore museums, we admire breathtaking views over the mountains, experience the wild beauty of the Cretan mountains with the beautiful canyons, we take pictures of the unique beauty of the waterfall and relax in the calm blue sea of calm blue waters Southern Crete Our first stop is in the traditional village thrapsano where we will visit a family pottery business where we will have the opportunity to see up close and learn how many clay products are produced. Then we arrive in a small traditional village where we will visit a traditional olive mill and winery and we will learn how the Cretan olive oil and the Cretan alcoholic drink raki are produced and we will be able to try both the oil and the raki. After we will visit the traditional village viannos where we can get acquainted with the architecture of the last century in Crete and the truly traditional way of life of the residents of Crete. We will have the opportunity to visit the unique beauty museum of Viannos and have our coffee under the perennial huge plane tree. Then we climb up a beautiful off road to reach an altitude of 850 meters at kavoussi where the view we get will be unique. In front of us is the amazing beauty of kavousi canyon and besides the amazing view we will have the chance to see close up and take a picture of the vultures of crete. It is the best location for great photos Going downhill we reach the one and only point of Crete where we can see the meeting of two canyons that lead to the richtra waterfall which we will visit closely. The flow of waterfall is very intense during May and becomes slightly weaker from june to october. Then we arrive at skouros beach where we will have the opportunity to enjoy our swim for about 45 minutes in crystal clear and turquoise waters. Finishing our swim, we will have lunch at an amazing tavern with full lunch and unlimited wine and water Full of pictures through a beautiful route we return to the hotel having done so much in just one day

Crete: Agios Thomas, Messara, & Matala Private Tour

7. Crete: Agios Thomas, Messara, & Matala Private Tour

We start driving through the route of the vineyards of Crete. The villages we will cross are famous for the grape varieties and their wines and that is why there are many well-known wineries on our way. Our first stop is at AGIOS THOMAS a village at an altitude of 760 meters, dating back to 1371 AD. In the village there are Byzantine churches, ruins of the Byzantine aqueduct as well as Roman era tombs. Going down, we will cross the MESSARA valley and following a route through olive groves, we will reach the MONASTERY of ODIGITRIA one of the most famous monasteries of Crete, dating back to the 14thcentury. You will be amazed by the beauty of the monastery and you will have the opportunity to visit the museum with objects of the daily life of Cretans. Following we driving through a beautiful dirt road we reach MATALA, the famous village of southern Crete where the HIPPIES lived in the 70s. You will have free time to admire the beauties of the village and visit the caves of the HIPPIES. We return to the hotel through a beautiful route. This journey will amaze and fill you with pictures that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau, Elounda & Plaka Private Tour

8. Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau, Elounda & Plaka Private Tour

Through this route, which is unique, we will visit in one day some of the most famous destinations of Eastern Crete. Our day begins with ascending to Lassithi Plateau and overlooking the North Cretan Sea with an excellent view, while the first stop will take place at the traditional village of Krasi, at an altitude of 600 m, where we will have the opportunity to admire the picturesque streets and the huge plane tree of the village with an estimated age of at least 2.400 years old and with a trunk perimeter of 24 m, as well as the very old fountains through which natural waters run all year round. Then we head towards the Cave of Zeus (Diktaean Cave) where we will have the opportunity to visit it and “meet” some of the most ancient parts of Greek mythology. In the traditional village of Psychro, at an altitude of 830 m, we will have the opportunity to taste traditional Cretan flavours and try the famous Cretan raki. We slowly descend through a majestic route and reach the lovely serene little town of Agios Nikolaos which is the cosmopolitan capital of the prefecture of Lasithi, with a beauty that really will amaze us. Here we can sight the amazing lake as well as visit the city market, which is enchanting. In the city of Agios Nikolaos we will also have our meal next to the sea. After a pause of about 1 hour, we start for a magical destination of Crete, Elounda, which is rightly mentioned as the most beautiful part of Crete. We definitely be amazed by the majestic view of the route and we will end up in the fishing village of Plaka, where just opposite it and at a distance of about 500 m lies the famous Spinalonga, the leper island, which was recently incorporated as a cultural heritage monument of UNESCO. In Plaka we will stay for about 45 minutes and there we will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the sea. Then, through a route with many traditional settlements, we will return to our hotel, full of pictures and memories that will accompany us for all our life.

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Had an excellent day out. Chris our driver and guide for the day was a pleasure to be with. Chris kept us entertained throughout the day with stories and explanations, plus continuous pointers of things to look out for. The views were amazing even on the rather cloudy day that we went. The only thing that we could not do was go into the ‘Zeus’s cave’ as the que was to long at the caves to get in within the time we had there. All in all though, a fantastic day out and would definitely recommend.

Our adventure was incredible! We were picked up on time, with 6 of us in the Land Rover. Our host Mike was very funny and knowledgeable. We had some amazing views as we drove up the dirt path up the mountain, with the most spectacular sunset at the top with fruit and champagne. The food at the taverna was nice. Being in the back of the Land Rover wasn’t great, on the bench rather than a proper seat, but we each switched around every stop so it wasn’t so bad.

Great tour, the guide, Georgis, I hope I spelled him correctly, was extremely nice, spoke great German and had a great deal of knowledge about almost every place he showed us. For me, the tour was definitely the highlight of my vacation. Very nice guides and everything worked perfectly.

Everything was perfect from the beginning! Our friendly guide Kostas, the trip, the goats, the Minoan route, the food (very tasty), the cheese, zeuz's cave, etc. 100! Recommended

Honestly the best trip I’ve ever done, it was so fun, interesting & had breathtaking views. Our tour guide Demetris made the day so enjoyable