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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

Highlights
  • Full-day off-road adventure from Heraklion
  • Travel through the gorgeous Cretan mountains in a Land Rover
  • Visit traditional farming villages and an eco park
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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
From US$93.86
Overview
Discover ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and magnificent island views on this full-day off-roading adventure from Heraklion. Travel in a rugged Land Rover along historic mountain trails, stopping along the way to visit the mythological Diction Cave, shepherds’ villages, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and an eco park where traditional ways of life are still practiced. Replenish your energy with an included lunch and taste of ‘raki’ liqueur at a local tavern.
What to Expect
The adventure begins with morning pickup at your Heraklion hotel and a trip out of town in a sturdy Land Rover with a small group. Drive along the coastline and into the Cretan mountains, stopping first at the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct. Journey on to the foothills of the Afendi Mountains for a hearty breakfast (own expense) and sampling of raki brandy in the village of Kastamonitsa.
Follow an ancient Minoan path, winding through scenic mountain passes as your guide relates the history and myths of Crete. Get a glimpse into the local shepherding lifestyle with a visit to a mitato to feed the livestock and watch a cheesemaking demonstration. Next, snap photos of the Lassithi Plateau on the way to the famous Dikteon Cave, known as the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek mythology. If you like, pay a small entry fee and climb the rocky steps up to the cave.
After working up an appetite, break for lunch at a local tavern, where you can choose from traditional and vegetarian starters and main courses, served with wine. In the afternoon, observe traditional ways of mountain life and handicrafts at the Lassinthos Eco Park and the farming village of Seli, located on the Lassithi Plateau. Make a final stop in Krassi, known for its natural spring water and 2,000-year-old tree, before the scenic return drive to your hotel.
Reviews (88)
1 - 5 of 52 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile
Safari witj Mr. Darrel.

السلام عليكم كانت رحلة جميلة بالسيارات ذات الدفع الرباعي عبر جبال كريت الطريق المنيوني. أرانا سائقنا ودليلنا داريل كل ما يتعلق بالأرض والشعب والتاريخ والجغرافيا. كان نشيطا متحدثا مرحا ذا طاقة إيجابية. نشكره. لا أنصح بها للأطفال الصغار قد تتعبهم. أمل وعمر من دبي We...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Omar A
Reviewed 1 week ago
multi high points

Darryl was our confident and informative guide. From the multiple hotel pickups to the ongoing narrative as we drove higher and higher into the rugged landscape of mountainous Crete, he stopped frequently to talk of agriculture, ancient Roman or Mynoan cities or aqueducts or pathways,...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Marilyn B
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile
Whole day tour

Marinos was our guide and made our tour a wonderful experience. My sister and I had the best time with our group, I highly reccomend this company and Marinos who is knowledgeable, fun and kind . 👍👍

Thank Erika H
Reviewed 24 October 2018
Great day out

Definitely recommend this trip. Darryl picked up from our hotel (Laguna) and was so informative our our surroundings as we climbed up the mountain in the Land Rover. Stopped at a wonderful village en route and had refreshments etc. On up we went Darryl giving...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Andy W
Reviewed 23 October 2018
Hairy mountain roads and loads of fun

We like jeep safaris, usually do one per holiday, and this was one of the best in the world. Simon was our driver, our host and entertainer (as a stand up, he should not give up the day job!). Great fun, with a boozy lunch...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 554TonyCo
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Jake D
7 April 2019|
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Response from davies-luke |
Been on 4 different tours with our child . so should be no problem ! Great days out !! Great value
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TracyS1688
2 April 2019|
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Response from ClareD933 | Reviewed this property |
Well, the roads are very bumpy and do circle around big mountains. And although you stop. You are in the jeep for a while. So maybe not good.
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DayTrip399582
10 March 2019|
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Response from Erika H | Reviewed this property |
You would have to call them or go thru the website to do it
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