Jeep Safari day tour to Zeus Cave and Lassithi Plateau, Crete

Jeep Safari day tour to Zeus Cave and Lassithi Plateau, Crete
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Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Adventurous
  • Spoken languages: English, French, German
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Minimum age: minimum 5 y/o
  • Duration: full day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    flexible 1) Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded for the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 48 hours or later are what we call last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Adventure Crete, Andrea Papandreou 30 Elounda, Lasithi, Greece
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

We will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and then go on our way
onwards and upwards into the Dikti range.

The first stop will be at an olive factory where you can learn a lot about the different tastes
and qualities of Cretan olive oil. Visit the natural herb garden and check how products
will be packed with a lot of handwork and love.

On a steady climb, the views will be outstanding and you'll pass through several
traditional and very picturesque mountain villages, there will be plenty of opportunities
to stop for photos or maybe a visit a local old Greek lady producing her own cheese and
honey.

At the Lassithi Plateau, you may well see Eagles and Vultures as both nests around this
area. You will begin to circle the plateau, soaking up the scenery until we reach the
base of Mount Spathi (2,140 meters above sea level) second highest on the island. On
the north face of Spathi is the Psychro Cave, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus.
From here you have a 15-minute uphill walk to the entrance to the cave, it's a fairly
steep climb and may not suit very elderly or disabled people. At the cave, there is a
small entrance fee to be paid (Children €0) and from there follow the defined path
down into the spectacular cave. Again it's steep in and out but there are handrails and
proper steps. The cave is beautifully lit and photos are a must, but please note, No
Flash Photography.

After the cave, you shall be taken for your fantastic fresh natural, and traditional Cretan
lunch which includes local wine. Please inform us if you have special dietary
requirements.

After lunch, you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the
north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam Which holds 27,000,000 cubic meters
of water, again plenty of photo opportunities. You will then visit the oldest plane tree on
the island (2400 yrs old) as well as the male monastery at Selinari.

Special terms

- This tour contains many outstanding views, therefore, there are a number of stopping
points on the route, but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's
safe to do so.

Pickup at hotel in the following Regions:
- Chersonissos/Malia/Sissi
- Agios Nikolaos/Elounda
- Istron / Pachia Ammos
- Ierapetra

Included
  • Cretan lunch
  • Refreshment drinks
  • All necessary equipment
  • Pick-up
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
Meeting point
Adventure Crete, Andrea Papandreou 30 Elounda, Lasithi, Greece Get directions

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Jeep Safari, Crete
  • 5 / 5
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We actually changed trips, due to availability, to the Rictie Waterfalls. Was also a full day tour of the Eastern edge of Crete taking in a waterfall trek, a visit to a really old olive tree, some Minoan ruins and an excellent lunch at a traditional taverna.

Fantastic day with fantastic guides!!
  • 5 / 5
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Amazing day travelling through various mountain villages, seeing the real crete. Fabulous food!

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