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Operates: Every day.  

Jeep Safari: Katharo Route [Lassithi & Katharo Plateau's] (full day tour).

 

Our day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life. Our journey takes us to the plateau of Katharo passing through the biggest forest on the island, where the roads are non-existent and the mountains reach a height of 1.500 metres, there will be a refreshment stop at a local kafenion somewhere in this wilderness!!!

Pick-up's from:
Stalis, Malia, Sissi, Plaka, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Amoudara (Lasithi), Vathi, Kalo Chorio, Istron.

Operating Days: 
Every Day.

Languages:
Daily: Dutch-English-French-German

Tour includes:
► Pick-up from hotel
► Experienced and Informative Drivers
► BBQ Lunch with Unlimited wine
► Fuel and Insurance

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Entrance to Zeus cave: 6€, Kera: 2€

Tour highlights:
Largest Pine Forest of Crete, Raki and Honey Tasting, Traditional Cretan Food with local wine, Birthplace of Zeus, 2000 year old tree/village spring.

Direction:
Northeast Crete.

Duration:
8 hours approximately - 120 km.

 

 

Overview:
Our day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life. Our journey takes us to the plateau of Katharo passing through the biggest forest on the island, where the roads are non-existent and the mountains reach a height of 1.500 metres, there will be a refreshment stop at a local "kafenion" (Cafe) somewhere in this wilderness!!! We then continue through the dirt tracks, goat valley and across rivers, this is where the journey really gets exciting.

Our next stop gives you the opportunity to take photographs from a helicopter view of the Lassithi Plateau from where we drop down to the plateau for your BBQ lunch, with unlimited wine. Our next stop is Zeus’s cave where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born, there is a 6 euro entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. Then on to Lassithi plateau where time has virtually stood still, the local people are mainly farmers and you will see many donkeys at work.

We then make our way to Seli, where once again we have an opportunity to take photos of this unique scenery. As we continue driving, we reach the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source. Heading back we pass through the area of Selinari where you will see vultures, which are now an endangered species.

This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none, you certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our GREAT ADVENTURE!!!

Don't forget...
- Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you to walk on uneven roads
- Camera, for breathtaking pictures
- Sun protection; we advise the use of especially during July, August and September
- Extra money for personal purchases, think of souvenirs, olive oil products, raki etc.

Tips
Our lunch consists of several traditional starters with Greek salad and there is a choice of main course. If you have any specific food requests, in case of vegetarian, religious or food allergies these can be made with our driver at pick-up.

All our drivers are professionally trained with the best driving skills. Through the day you will hear anecdotes and stories about Crete, Traditions, Religious, Flora and Fauna and other relative information.

The tour is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with children, and companies.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: up to 12 years old  (Child's fare)

Directions while booking:
► Please leave in booking comments box what language group you prefer to be in
► If your are booking a child, leave in comments box the dates of birth

 


 

For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810 341560

 


  

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Schedule

  • Kritsa= Coffee stop
  • Selakano Forest= Largest Pine Forest of the Island/ View Point
  • Katharo= Raki and Honey Tasting
  • Havgas Gorge = View Point
  • Goat Valley= View Point of Lassithi Plateau
  • BBQ= = Traditional Cretan Food with local wine and water
  • Zeus Cave= Birthplace of Zeus
  • Krassi= 2000 year old tree/village spring
  • Selinari= Vultures

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