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Land Rover Safari Minoan Route

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    Windmills Of Lasithi Plateau
    Stop: 7 hours - Admission excluded
    This is the best way to explore central Crete with plateaus, ancient paths, and wildlife. Our journey begins from your hotel making our way through the spectacular mountains of Crete we visit the Aposelemis basin reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct. From here, we will visit the village of Kastamonitsa nestling in the foothills of the Afendi mountains where you will experience breakfast Cretan style and be introduced to a local product, Raki. Now brace yourselves for dirt tracks, following the Minoan path going through mountain passes, experiencing spectacular wildlife, unbelievable scenery, mythology, history and enjoy seeing the local nature at its best. Here, up high in the mountains we stop at a shepherds' Mitato where we can feed the animals whilst seeing shepherds produce cheese the traditional, old fashioned way and even taste this fresh, rich delicacy. Next stop is a birds-eye view of the plateau of Lassithi and the North coast, a great photo opportunity not to be missed. We continue towards the Diction cave, the birth place of Zeus. There is a 4€ entry charge and walking shoes are recommended. After building up and appetite we head for lunch at a local tavern where you will have the opportunity to try a selection of traditional local starters and main courses (vegetarian option available) and enjoy a glass or two of the unlimited wine! Once refreshed we continue on to Lassithi visiting the Lassinthos Eco park where traditional handicrafts and the local way of life can be experienced. Then on to Lassithi plateau where time has virtually stood still, the local people are mainly farmers. You will also 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. Leaving Krassi, meandering down the mountain roads and past just some of the many olive tree farms on the island you will again see the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea. This is a day full of many surprises.
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Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
Free Hotel Pick up from hotels in Chersonissos, Stalida, Kokkini Chani, Gouves, Gournes, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia
Departure Time
9:00 AM
  • Hotel pick-up/Drop off
  • Lunch
  • Land Rover Car
  • Guiding
  • Any food, drinks or services not specified above
  • Entry/Admission - Windmills Of Lasithi Plateau
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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By: Cretan Holidays
207 reviews
Fortaleza, CE
Memorable experience for one day
The tour was a little rushed, but it worth if you don't have time to spend on the islands. Athena was an
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Great solo experience
Extremely interesting with some great highlights along the way, especially at narrow parts of the gorge. I went
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Patrick H
Huntington, New York
Wonderful from top to bottom. The beach, the sand, the wine and the ruins. I highly recommend. Admission to
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Paula G
Great service
We booked transfer from Heraklion Airport in Crete to our hotel. Right outside the exit of the airport and shuttle
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Chris W
Helsinki, Finland
Great walk in fantastic scenery
Walked down the Samaria Gorge in 5h. Good shoes are a must, sport shoes ok but hiking boots preferable as the path
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Pick up from Rhodes Airport Excellent Vehicle Excellent No problems Would recommend and use them again Much
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Booked transfers to/from Airport to Hotel. First rate service and excellent communication. Will recommend to all
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Juliette A
Lyon, France
Affordable and safe drive
Good price compared to other alternatives. As for constructive criticism, they need to work on how they receive
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Highland, California
Beautiful hike!
Samaria Gorge is a beautiful hike. I did not find the hike to be hard and I’m not a consistent hiker; Your legs
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Great tour!! Def do it again!
Normally I don’t do tours but this excursion was definitely worth it! Our guide, Ritti, was amazingly patient with
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Great day out with some breathtaking views
We booked through sparrow travel’s office in Stalis. The tour it’s self was well timed giving us a decent amount
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Weybridge, United Kingdom
Airport transfer
Perfect transfer. 8 mins earlier than pickup time but was not rushed. Very pleasant driver. High standard minibus
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Melbourne, Australia
Great way to see a bit more of the island and learn about its history.
I booked this tour to see a it more of Santorini and as a means to get to Oia. The tour was well organised. Bus
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Airport Transfer
Added a return transfer from Chania - Rethymnon as part of my holiday booking, this was fulfilled by Cretan
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Tristan G
Southampton, United Kingdom
Brilliant Day Out
A spectacular day sailing and swimming. Very well organised. The coach arrived on time to take us to the boat. The
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Key Details
  • Duration: 9h
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  • Languages Offered: English, German
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