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Katharo Route Tour from Agios Nikolaos provided by Safari Club Crete

Katharo Route Tour from Agios Nikolaos

Katharo Route Tour from Agios Nikolaos
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Tour snapshot
Delve into Crete’s eastern interior on a 4WD tour from Agios Nikolaos
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
8
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    8
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Without a self-drive car, exploring wild eastern Crete means using local buses. This 4WD tour from Agios Nikolaos promises exploration without transport hassles: taking you deep into the mountains and Lassithi Plateau; following off-road trails, and visiting lookouts, villages, and the Dikteon Cave. On route, discover rural life, taste local cheese at a shepherd’s lodge; and enjoy a Cretan lunch. Return hotel transport makes everything super-convenient.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Highlights
  • Skip self-drive and buses, and see and learn more going by 4WD with a guide
  • Roam mountains and hamlets; try local cheese, and see Dikteon Cave (own cost)
  • Includes 3-course lunch and return hotel transport from Agios Nikolaos area
What to expect
  • Get picked up from your hotel in the morning, traveling up into the rugged mountains in the island’s interior to explore the beautiful scenery, laid-back rhythm of daily life in small villages, and tasty local food products. Start at the Aposelemis basin reservoir, where you can explore an ancient Roman aqueduct, then head into the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Visit the village of Kastamonitsa, where you can enjoy a Cretan-style breakfast (own cost) accompanied by the local liquor, Raki. After breakfast, continue off road higher into the mountains, stopping at a shepard’s “mitato,” a typical lodge or inn, where you can sample traditional cheese. Drive deeper into the mountains and pause a local overlook, offering dramatic views of the Lassithi Plateau and Crete’s north coast. Proceed from the overlook to Diction Cave, reported to be the birthplace of Zeus in classic mythology (entry fee at own expense). When you finish in the cave, take a break for lunch, which features three courses of local Crete specialties (vegetarian option available). You can also enjoy unlimited wine during your meal. After lunch, continue to the Lassinthos Eco Park, an area where you can browse for traditional handicrafts and get a taste for daily life in the island’s small farming villages. Make a brief stop in Seli for photos before heading to the village of Krassi, which is known for its ancient tree and natural spring. Begin heading back down toward the coast, passing through groves of olive trees as you descend out of the mountains. Your tour concludes back at your hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Dutch
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Skip self-drive and buses, and see and learn more going by 4WD with a guide
  • Roam mountains and hamlets; try local cheese, and see Dikteon Cave (own cost)
  • Includes 3-course lunch and return hotel transport from Agios Nikolaos area
What to expect
  • Get picked up from your hotel in the morning, traveling up into the rugged mountains in the island’s interior to explore the beautiful scenery, laid-back rhythm of daily life in small villages, and tasty local food products. Start at the Aposelemis basin reservoir, where you can explore an ancient Roman aqueduct, then head into the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Visit the village of Kastamonitsa, where you can enjoy a Cretan-style breakfast (own cost) accompanied by the local liquor, Raki. After breakfast, continue off road higher into the mountains, stopping at a shepard’s “mitato,” a typical lodge or inn, where you can sample traditional cheese. Drive deeper into the mountains and pause a local overlook, offering dramatic views of the Lassithi Plateau and Crete’s north coast. Proceed from the overlook to Diction Cave, reported to be the birthplace of Zeus in classic mythology (entry fee at own expense). When you finish in the cave, take a break for lunch, which features three courses of local Crete specialties (vegetarian option available). You can also enjoy unlimited wine during your meal. After lunch, continue to the Lassinthos Eco Park, an area where you can browse for traditional handicrafts and get a taste for daily life in the island’s small farming villages. Make a brief stop in Seli for photos before heading to the village of Krassi, which is known for its ancient tree and natural spring. Begin heading back down toward the coast, passing through groves of olive trees as you descend out of the mountains. Your tour concludes back at your hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 24587P4
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • 3-course lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • with the Lunch bottled water and wine is included
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Zeus
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels between Elounda and Istron
  • Ports:
  • Agios Nikolaos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant rates only apply provided the child do not occupy a seat
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
  • 3-course lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • with the Lunch bottled water and wine is included
Exclusions
  • Drinks
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Zeus
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up from all hotels between Elounda and Istron
  • Ports:
  • Agios Nikolaos Port
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant rates only apply provided the child do not occupy a seat
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cave of Zeus
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Platanus Tree
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Popular mentions

5.0
78 reviews
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paul a
sheffield,england5 contributions
Sep 2021
This was such an amazing day, our driver Mikilas was very informative,amazing driver and such good company. This is our 8th time on this Jeep Safari tour and we have seen something different each time. It is without doubt the best day of our holiday each time. The views from Lasithi plateau are fantastic,the lunch was very good and plentiful. It is well worth the price!
Written 5 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts and feedback with us. We’re grateful for your honest feedback and we’re glad you feel we’re on the right track. We hope to see you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Austriafan
Ilkley, Yorkshire78 contributions
Oct 2021
This was an amazing trip, well worth the price, it was an absolutely packed 8hr+ day
We were picked up at our hotel by Geoff in super clean land rover 4x4 on time.
This trip took us up into the higher mountainous area and around the fertile plateau that we would absolutely not have seen any other way, the driving was great and we really enjoyed the mountain tracks, seeing vultures, goats and the locals as we passed by. Geoff was the most knowledgeable and passionate ‘Cretian’ we could have met, stopping along the way to tell us about herbs and life.
We had a superb lunch in a remote taverna with our fellow group of travellers (8in the car) also visited an Olive oil factory and a craft village briefly and had a short walk through the lovely village of Kriti but this trip was about getting off the beaten track and we loved it. Would throughly recommend.
Written 3 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and hope to see you again soon. Your Safariclub Team
Written 14 October 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Bec W
28 contributions
We stayed in Elounda in Oct 2019 and did the same tour with different driver (Geoff/Jeff). H
This time i had called the main office the day before to book a tour asking if they did a pick up in Plaka for any other tours, told no, but decided to book it again anyway.
Gary was our driver, very knowledgeable,witty and friendly.
The tour includes being driven in a land-rover over some pretty rough and very high terrain, so if you suffer vertigo it may not be for you.
Plenty of stops for photo opportunities, comfort and drink breaks. Lunch is incl (starter, main and dessert of fresh fruit as well as water and wine and the obligatory raki)
We had a great day and would highly recommend, it's also a lovely way to meet other holiday-makers.
Written 28 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
It was great of you to point out the positives you experienced with our service. We hope we can welcome you again in the future. Your Safariclub Team
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

grs581
Glasgow, UK42 contributions
I've experienced three jeep safari's now and all three have been very different but equally as good. Firstly, the countryside the tours go is breathtaking, and I don't use that word lightly. Crete is so much more than beaches and resorts. You are taken into the mountains to beautiful quaint villages to see the real Crete. Lunch is always at small mountainside tavernas where simple but delicious home cooked food is served with love and kindness. In fact often the best meals I have eaten during my trips to Crete are in these very remote tavernas. The vehicles are either Land Rovers or four wheel drive people carriers, as much of the roads are challenging to say the least. However, the guides/drivers are outstanding. Whether its driving along mountain tracks, serving lunch or answering a thousand questions, every guide has been incredible.
I'm not wealthy and every euro I spend has to be carefully planned. However, I can't recommend this safari highly enough. The memories I have after each trip will remain with me for the rest of my life.
Written 20 September 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
Many thanks for your lovely review! We aim to delight our customers every time and we are so pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
Written 30 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

JennD7
Palm Beach, FL50 contributions
Aug 2021
We really enjoyed learning about Crete on this informative and enjoyable tour with the best guide, Geoff! The views were amazing and the tour was very comprehensive. We stopped at a little taverna for a delicious lunch and had a great experience. Highly recommend!
Written 25 August 2021
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vangelis74
We’re happy you had a fantastic time with us! We hope to see you again soon! Your Safariclub Team
Written 3 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Philip Q
Motherwell, UK8 contributions
Such a a good trip and Geoff, our guide, was incredible and knew so much about the island. Well worth it with feeding the goats being unforgettable. Would thoroughly recommend.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and hope to see you again soon. Your Safariclub Team
Written 25 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jamison
Spokane, WA5 contributions
Jul 2021
Jace was amazing! Such a great experience, Crete is beautiful. Jace is informative, a great story teller and good man. We were amazed at the history, the agriculture and the goat on Crete. My wife and younger daughters enjoyed the day and the lunch at the mountain top taverna was delicious. We highly recommend this excursion.
Written 21 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
vangelis74
Thank you for the review and the lovely feedback. We are lucky to have so passionate and know ledged drivers in our team. We hope to see you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
Written 25 August 2021
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Kieran J
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Couples
What a day! couldn't of asked for anything better. gary the goat killer went above and beyond to make the day the best we could of imagined. came back to hotel with plenty of interesting facts about crete making this excursion one of the best ive been on. the views, the facts ,the food, just the experience in general was amazing, thank you again to gary for this memorable experience.
Written 27 July 2021
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vangelis74
It was great of you to point out the positives you experienced with our service. We hope we can welcome you again in the future. Your Safariclub Team
Written 7 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

HMC
3 contributions
Jul 2021 • Family
Fantastic day out for myself and my teenage sons. Gary the goat killer was a hugely entertaining and knowledgeable guide. We saw low circling vultures, beautiful scenery, local villages, ancient plane tree and Zeus cave, learnt loads and couldn’t have asked for a better day. Thankyou Gary!
Written 25 July 2021
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vangelis74
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and hope to see you again soon. Your Safariclub Team
Written 7 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

UKclaire___12
London, UK31 contributions
We had a great day out with Gary the Goat Killer - one of the highlights of our holiday. Gary was full of really interesting information on Crete, the views were beautiful and it was a well paced trip. Being in the jeep meant we could go on roads we never would have gone on in a rental car, and Gary’s insights into life in Crete were very informative. Thank you for a wonderful time!
Written 25 July 2021
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vangelis74
We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your wonderful feedback. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
Written 25 July 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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