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Our most recommended Chania Desert Safaris

  • Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    1. Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

    Hop in a 4x4 vehicle for a full-day safari adventure, where you will learn about Cretan traditions and indulge in delicious food. Visit an old village with a Byzantine Church, a café with traditional Cretan products like herbs, raki and honey, historical museums, a secluded beach, a family winery and an olive oil factory. Climb to an altitude of 1,200 meters, where you will experience the quietness of the White Mountains and Cretan dances in a fascinating landscape. If you’re lucky, vultures will take your breath away with their imposing appearance. Find an old castle connected to a myth, swim in the pristine waters of the South Cretan Sea and taste traditional dishes from a family tavern. Learn how wine, raki, ouzo and olive oil are made in Crete, including ways to distinguish grades of olive oil.

    The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

  • Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

    2. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

    Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

    Truly wonderful. Thanassi was an amazing guide and told us great stories while also being informative. The view up in the mountains is one not many people get to see and is truly breathtaking. The time at the winery was fun and delicious. Cannot recommend enough.

  • Chania: Luxury Tour to Balos and Falassarna Beach with Lunch

    3. Chania: Luxury Tour to Balos and Falassarna Beach with Lunch

    Visit two of the most famous beaches in Greece, Balos lagoon and Falassarna beach. Be guided up to the lagoon viewpoint by an experienced guide. Admire panoramic views and stunning skylines from the coastal viewpoint. Snap your own momentous memories to share with your family and friends. Hop in an air-conditioned 4wd and head to the next beach. Swim and snorkel in the crystal clear Mediterranean Sea at Falassarna beach, a favorite destination of the locals. Have sunbeds and umbrellas already reserved for when you arrive at the beach for a smooth and easy trip. Finally, savor a delicious lunch at a nearby restaurant for lunch. Taste traditional food and wine at your reserved table and enjoy the lively atmosphere.

    Please stop looking for any other travel company in Chania. Here with Adventure you are treated like family not just a customer. The owner will go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of completely in every way possible. His agenda is set up perfectly to ensure you are relaxed and every second is spent enjoying your trip from Chania to Balos to Falassarna Beach. Honestly there are not enough stars to rate this company. I am confident that all of his tours are top notch as I know the character of the owner. He will work hard to organize every detail and respect your time on your vacation so that it is as enjoyable as possible.

  • From Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting - Safari Tour w/ Lunch

    4. From Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tasting - Safari Tour w/ Lunch

    After pick-up at your hotel in the Chania region, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Ano Vouves to marvel at a 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a fresh orange juice and learn more about the olive oil production in the past.  At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery learn how olive oil is produced today, taste the organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continue with a wine tasting in 5 different labels of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Visit the Mesavlia/Deliana gorge entrance. This gorge is a unique example of wild Cretan nature. Up until 2018, it was possible to cross it by driving with 4WD vehicles. After the horrible storms of February 2019, the road has been destroyed and all the scenery has changed. You will take photos at the gorge's entrance and a few minutes later you will enjoy the view of ...

    Wonderful and intimate tour! We were able to see the oldest olive tree in the world on a family-owned farm, then travel to Anoskeli winery where we tried olive oil and wines from the winery. The olive oil was the best we have ever had. We then traveled to a lovely restaurant for lunch, where our meals were already ordered and we were able to try traditional Cretan food like stuffed zucchini flowers (our personal favorite). We were shown around the countryside as well, and while it was good amount of driving, the views were fantastic! There were supposed to be 4 of us, but the other couple did not show up so we got a personal tour from George who was incredible! He was extremely friendly and we really enjoyed his company throughout the day. Overall, a great tour that we highly recommend.

  • Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    5. Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

    This tour is for those who would like to get to know Cretan culture and traditions while enjoying a four-hour off-road excursion. You will visit a modern olive mill, so that you can see how olive oil is produced, and you can also enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the oils. After this, you will explore some myths and stories hidden in the stones of an early Christian church which was used as a hiding place by people who were evicted by the Turks. You also learn about the history of a 400-year-old tower which was built by the most fearsome Turkish Janissary and is still almost intact to this day. After that you will climb 1000 metres above sea-level on an off-road route. You will travel through the Lefka Ori woods and you will be stunned by the panoramic views from the trail. Later, you will meet a shepherd who will show you how Cretan cheeses are made and you can try some of the c...

  • From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

    6. From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

    Get back to nature and look for wildlife by 4WD jeep as you drive into the White Mountains. Cross a valley full of orange groves, avocado trees, and vegetable gardens, pass through rural villages, and experience life on the island away from the beach resorts. Break for a coffee or cup of mountain tea far from the crowds. Then continue uphill to discover a typical shepherd's hut (mitato) in a remote area that other vehicles can't reach. Learn about the local graviera cheese and what life is like as a shepherd. Keep a look out for eagles and wild goats, and then venture along a rocky road to get panoramic vistas from 1,350 meters above sea level. Return towards Chania via the village of Therisso, where you will stop to try the local produce at a traditional family-run tavern. Next, follow the road through the amazing Therisso gorge to arrive back in Chania.

    This Adventure was so much fun and I see/hear a lot of things I never heard before. And the trip with the cars was such a great investment. Sure sometimes was the way up a little rough but it was just a great experience everbody should make. I really appreaciates this because I was able to see the livinig form a real sheperd. Thank you guys for this awesome time. I learn and see a lot.

  • Chania: Manousakis Winery Small-Group SUV Safari with Lunch

    7. Chania: Manousakis Winery Small-Group SUV Safari with Lunch

    An expert driver will take you through olive, orange and lemon groves as you head out on this 8-hour Jeep safari. Your first stop will be at the spectacular Venizelos Gorge. Admire the views and the wild landscapes. Continue on to the picturesque village of Therisso. The village played an important role in local history, as it was here that the Cretan revolution began in 1905. The drive will become more adventurous as your driver takes you on an off-road route. Half an hour later you’ll reach a traditional mitato hut, where shepherds live and still produce cheese following techniques that are a century old. Taste local products at Therisso village including mountain tea, the famous Cretan cheese named "graviera", Cretan honey and "tsakistes" olives. Then, enjoy 5 different wine and traditional recipes at lunchtime as you visit the Vatolakos village and Manousakis winery.

    Great day out, interesting and beautiful a great adventure in the mountains. Good food selected by our guide who was well informed on local history and culture.

  • From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

    8. From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

    Discover Crete's natural landscapes and wine culture on this private tour from Chania.

    Meet your guide at your hotel and hop on the SUV which will take you to the Manousakis winery, one of Crete's most prestigious wineries. Follow an exciting off-road route through the Vatalakos Hills and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling vineyards.

    At the winery, enjoy a tour of the vineyards and garden. Enter the production area and learn all about the winemaking process from start to finish.

    Finish your tour with a tasting of 5 delicious wines. If you're feeling peckish, order some snacks from the winery's extensive menu, featuring Cretan delicacies. On the way back, enjoy scenic views of the Chania mainland before returning to your hotel.

  • Chania: Milia Mountain Safari with Wine Tasting and Lunch

    9. Chania: Milia Mountain Safari with Wine Tasting and Lunch

    After pick-up at your hotel in the Chania region, travel by 4WD vehicle to the village of Ano Vouves to marvel at a 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a french orange juice and learn about the olive oil production in the past. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn more about how olive oil is produced today, taste the organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continoue with a wine tasting in 5 different labels of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Drive across the dramatic Mesavlia Gorge to experience the island's wild nature up close. Then drive along the dirt roads to the amazing Milia Mountain Retreat agro-tourism complex. Step back in time at a retreat where the lack of electricity and stone houses invite visitors to get back to basics and switch off from the everday stress of the modern world. Disc...

  • From Lasithi: Balos Lagoon Beach Chania Full-Day Trip

    10. From Lasithi: Balos Lagoon Beach Chania Full-Day Trip

    Visit Balos, one of the best beaches in Crete, just 60 km northwest of Chania Town. The beach captures your heart twice over, once with a heart-stopping view and then from up-close as a dream swimming spot. Make your way to Balos through a road from Kaliviani, a village close to Kissamos. Cross this 10km-long road by an air-conditioned Land Rover and then hike for 20 minutes. See the spectacular Balos lagoon from the hills above the beach. Enjoy the white sand, soft seabed, and crystal clear water of Balos. Opposite the beach, you can see the rocky island of Gramvoussa. On top of this island lies a steep Venetian castle with a gorgeous view of the region and the sea.

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What people are saying about Chania

I’m really going to have to agree with other reviewers and say this was a fantastic tour. The trip to Bali’s lagoon for pictures was fun and informative as Nasos kept us informed about Cretan history and the local area the whole way there. He was engaging and funny and we felt at ease with him immediately. If I could book our time in Crete again, I would look to Nasos and Chania Adventures to help plan our time, it was that enjoyable! Falassarna beach was incredible. The water was so clear and beautiful to swim in and we had a very relaxing time in our sun chairs and umbrellas. So glad we started our trip with Nasos and would definitely recommend his services as a guide and this tour!

Please stop looking for any other travel company in Chania. Here with Adventure you are treated like family not just a customer. The owner will go above and beyond to make sure you are taken care of completely in every way possible. His agenda is set up perfectly to ensure you are relaxed and every second is spent enjoying your trip from Chania to Balos to Falassarna Beach. Honestly there are not enough stars to rate this company. I am confident that all of his tours are top notch as I know the character of the owner. He will work hard to organize every detail and respect your time on your vacation so that it is as enjoyable as possible.

The itinerary is really the best way to enjoy Balos and Falassarna. Nassos picked us up from our stay, drove in a very comfortable AC vehicle and took us to a amazing lookout spot in Balos which was private. Tip: Wear shoes for this hike to Balos. After the Balos view, we went to Falassarna, which is arguably the best beach in Crete. The water was calm, clear and the landscape was quite scenic. We really enjoyed the 3 hours there. We had a good lunch(vegetarian options were also available) on the beach restaurant and retuned home by 4. Overall, great value for money.

The trip was great, especially for people who want to experience other face of Crete, not so turistic and crowded. If you like moutains and small villages, great views and wild animals, this trip is for you! :)

was great , our driver was so friendly , he even explain the way family live in their , food was so yummy