Explore The White Mountains of Crete (From Chania)
Combine a unique safari tour in the White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages, learn the history and the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd while exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from an altitude of 1350m and discover the wildlife of Crete with the help of our premium offroad vehicles, driven by specialized multilingual escorts.
Our amazing off-road adventure begins by crossing a valley full of orange trees, avocados and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foothills of White Mountains and passing through Cretan villages,we are getting a taste of mountainous Crete and we make our coffee stop at Nteres to enjoy our morning break. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing our tour following the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” far away from tourist areas, where only a four wheel driver can approach, we will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, if we are lucky … eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photos.
A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of 1350 meters altitude in the heart of the White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd. We will learn where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd’s hut.
On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above, until we arrive at Therisso village where we will visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern. There, we will be welcomed by the owner and he will introduce us to the Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.
After our lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us to the city of Chania.The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.
The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.
In order for us to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, and if it’s possible to find suitable alternatives.
Price: AD 80//CH 50 (6-12 years old)
Duration: 7-8 hours, starts at 08.15
Included: Round trip transfers, premium 7-9 seated off road vehicles driven by multilingual escort-drivers, coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop, lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine,
visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”, liability insurance
Excluded: Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
Runs: April to October: Monday – Wednesday – Thursday. November to March: Daily On Request
Meeting point: Your hotel or at specific pick up points close to it
Language: English (other languages available upon request)
Cancellation policy: Up to 72 hours prior 100% cancellation fees. Before that relevant bank charges are withheld only
Important note: Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems, for children younger than 6 years old and we don’t provide baby seats.
We reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice. The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies. Wine consumption is not allowed under 18 years old.
The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience. In order for us to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, and if it’s possible to find suitable alternatives.