Pure untouched areas and unique views are just some of the basic characteristics for an exciting jeep safari on West Crete, a unique way to discover the ins and outs of Cretan lifestyle, history, values and traditions into the countryside far away from crowds and mass tourism. Little back roads lead you to tiny villages and stunning views whilst some off road driving ensures excitement & fun. Each four-wheel drive Land Rover suits 4, 6 or 8 clients and 1 driver. Passenger seating is rotated to ensure everybody enjoys the same unique experience. The well-trained drivers are English speaking, entertaining and have excellent driving skills. They are knowledgeable and love to share their passion about the island. The routes are a combination of regular well-paved roads and land roads. Whether you choose tour 1 “Explore the White Mountains of Crete” or tour 2 “Explore the secrets of wine and olives”, the full day program (7-8 hours) includes a delicious lunch and your day will be memorable!
Roads might be bumpy! The trips are suitable for clients not suffering from fear of height or carsickness. Little children and pregnant ladies should not join this tour!
Tour 1: “Explore the White Mountains of Crete”
This 7-8 hours tour brings you to a village-kafeneion for your morning coffee or a mountain-tea. Throughout the day you will enjoy magnificent panoramic views and lots of explanations about the history and traditions and even the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd visiting a traditional hut “Mitato”. Lunch will be served at Theriso village.
Tour 2: “Explore the secrets of wine and olives” (= less off road)
A 7-8 hours tour with visits to an olive mill, a winery (tour and tasting) and to one of the oldest olive-trees in the world. Lunch will be offered at a small village-tavern. Afterwards you will follow the off road track through the Deliana gorge and enjoy a short stop at the cavernous chapel of Agia Paraskevi.