Day trip

Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

4.8 / 5

78 reviews

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete

Land Rover Safari on Lassithi Route

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete
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From US$ 87.54 per person

Likely to sell out

Explore Crete on a full-day Land Rover adventure. You’ll follow the route to Lassithi and experience a blend of ancient myths and spectacular landscapes! You’ll also enjoy a BBQ lunch on the Lassithi Plateau with unlimited wine!

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Dutch, French, German
Pickup included
At your hotel
Small group available

Experience

Highlights
  • See the ancient cave where according to legend, Zeus was born
  • Enjoy a BBQ lunch in the wilderness, with unlimited wine
  • Visit the Eco Village to see traditional local crafts being made
Full description
This Land Rover excursion is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete, visiting 2 different plateaus and learning about mythology as well as local life. We head out in the Land Rover to the plateau of Katharo, passing through the largest forest on Crete. The roads here are basically non-existent and the mountains reach heights of 1,500 meters. You’ll have a refreshment stop at a kafenion (coffee shop) somewhere in the wilderness. The tour continues on along dirt tracks, through valleys, and across rivers, and the journey starts to get exciting! At the next stop you’ll have the opportunity to take photos from a spectacular viewpoint above the Lassithi Plateau. You’ll then head to the plateau to enjoy your BBQ lunch, along with unlimited wine. After lunch you’ll travel back in time as you visit the Eco Village, where you can see local crafts being made by traditional methods. The next stop will be Zeus's cave where, according to mythology, the father of the gods was born. If you’d like to enter the cave there is a EUR 4 entrance fee that’s payable at the site. Your driver/guide will take you on to Seli, where you can take photos of the unique scenery. You’ll continue on to the village of Krassi, noted for its 2,000-year-old plane tree and natural spring water source. As you make your way back you’ll pass through Selinari, an area where you’ll be on the lookout for vultures, now an endangered species.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Professional driver/guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and Insurance
  • Entrance fee to Zeus's cave (EUR 4 payable at the entrance)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • We recommended that you bring a camera and a towel, and that you wear comfortable walking shoes.
  • Pick up times depends on the location of your hotel. The exact pick up time will be arranged with you after booking.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 78 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.5/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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It was a very nice day, very entertaining. Our guide was a Greek who lived in Germany for many years. He passed on his knowledge to us. In Germany you would say the food was good, middle-class. I say delicious. It was a successful excursion I can only recommend Elke

June 7, 2022

We had a lovely day in the towns along the Lassithi plateau. We got to try some local foods and drinks, delicious lunch and beautiful scenery all the while our very funny and knowlegable guide Gary told us a lot about the island and other interesting facts about Crete and the places we visited. Definitely recommend this tour!

October 14, 2021

Excellent Activity, I highly recommend, very pleasant traditional meal, magnificent landscapes, the guide explains very well the history of the lassithi plateau and the cave of Zeus, and as a bonus if you like goats you will be delighted to stop in a sheepfold in the middle of the mountains.

August 11, 2021

Product ID: 23865