OverviewSee more than just Cretes beautiful beaches on this fun-packed, full-day 4x4 safari. Climb inside a 4-seater all-terrain vehicle, and drive in a convoy through the Cretan countryside, passing idyllic villages and luscious vineyards. Make a stop at the postcard-perfect village of Spili and enjoy free time to explore the main square and pretty neighborhoods. Then, savor a delicious lunch at a local tavern before relaxing on the yellow sands of Preveli Palm Beach. Finally, end your tour with a thrilling off-road ride along the Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
- All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Informative, friendly and professional guide
- Lunch included
Know More about this tourStart your day with a pickup from your hotel or nearby meeting point in Georgioupolis, Rethymno, Bali, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia or Fodele. Greet your two local guides, then hop inside an air-conditioned vehicle and relax on the journey to Missiria.
On arrival, receive a full safety briefing and instructions, then climb inside your 4-seater 4x4 vehicle. Choose to sit in a passenger seat, or get comfortable in the driving seat, and then set off in a convoy behind the tour guides' vehicle. Before long, find yourself deep in the Cretan countryside, zooming down dirt tracks, and passing quaint villages as well as verdant olive fields and vineyards.
Make your first stop at Spili, a beautiful mountain village in the province of Agios Vassilios. With time here spent at your leisure, perhaps head for the main square to see the ornate fountains that provide fresh drinking water from the clear rivers of Mt Ida. Or, traverse the narrow lanes and find yourself amid charming houses and flower-filled gardens.
Return to your 4x4, and soak up the views as you head for Preveli Palm Beach, located in the south of the island. At around midday, arrive by the beach and enjoy a stop off at a tavern for a traditional Cretan lunch that might include delicacies such as souvlaki (skewered meat and vegetables) served with salad, potatoes and bread.
Next, find yourself a spot on the beach and spend the next two hours (approx.) as you wish. Dive into the crystalline waters of the Libyan Sea and enjoy a refreshing swim, or simply relax under the shade of a palm tree and feel the warm sand between your toes.
After, hop back inside your 4x4 and head off-road for a thrilling ride through the craggy landscape alongside Kourtaliotiko Gorge. Pass thundering waterfalls, gushing fountains, and deserted monasteries and chapels before stopping to learn more about this impressive natural wonder and posing for a group photo.
Then, continue along the Old National Highway back to Missiria, where youll swap the 4x4 for your air-conditioned transfer vehicle. Your tour then concludes with a drop-off back at the original start point.
Inclusions for Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach And Kourtaliotiko Gorge
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Two local guides
- Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
- Safety briefing
- Transport by 4x4 vehicle
- Lunch with water
Exclusions for Crete 4x4 Safari Including Preveli Palm Beach And Kourtaliotiko Gorge
- Food and drinks, unless specified
- Gratuities (optional)
- Entrance fees
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
Please wear comfortable shoes and bring sun screen and your camera
Please bring your bathing suit and towel
Drivers must present a valid 1 years driver's license
Drivers who are not from the European Union must have a valid, non-expired international driver's license
Drivers must be 21 years old
If you do not want to drive the vehicle, please confirm at time of booking so the supplier is aware
Maximum capacity for each vehicle of 4 adults
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Child seats are available; please request them at time of booking
- If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
- If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
- Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
- Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.