Sensation Level: Adventurous
Spoken languages: English, French, German
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
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
Enjoy exciting off-roading and spectacular views. Head towards the South coast and Sarakina Gorge for even more breathtaking sights. Cretan Meze lunch included.
This tour will take you high into the mountains of the Lassithi range (or Dikti range), offering an abundance of stunning panoramic views. Picking you up from your accommodation at 10 am we then start our climb up through several very picturesque traditional villages, one of which we shall stop at for a short break to shop or grab a coffee.
Next, we go off-road and move on up through Kroustas Forest to a point approx 1000 meters above sea level. From way up here you can see both the Lybian Sea (south coast) & the Aegean Sea (north coast) plus view the stunning peaks of the snow-capped Mount Spathi (2,140 meters above sea level, second-highest on the island), whose north face is home of the Psychro Cave, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus.
Words cannot describe the views you will get on this tour, seeing is believing and you won't be disappointed, for views this can't be beaten and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photographs. Whilst in the mountains we will take you to a traditional Greek taverna for a meze lunch with local wine. Any special dietary can be discussed at the time of booking.
Following lunch, we move towards the south coast stopping at the entrance and walking into the spectacular Sarakina Gorge where you'll have the chance to take yet more spectacular photographs. Then it's down to the south coast to a delightful fishing village where we shall stop to explore, swim, and take advantage of the beautiful beach, so remember to bring swimwear.
En route home, we head back up into the mountains taking in several more picturesque villages with a little more off-roading thrown in. This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of specially selected stopping points en route but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.
There are 5 vehicles with a maximum of 6 people per vehicle.
Pickup at hotel in the following Regions:
- Agios Nikolaos/Elounda
- Istron / Pachia Ammos
- All necessary equipment
- Cretan Lunch
- Expert guide
- Land Rover Discovery