Full-Day Land Rover Safari From Heraklion With Lunch

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:00 AM Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from all hotels situated between Heraklion and Sissi
    Ports
    Heraklion Port
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Join this 8-hour guided excursion through the Cretan mountains and discover the wonders of the Minoan Route.Stop at historic sites including an ancient Roman aqueduct and the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus. Enjoy a traditional snack with 'raki' in the village ofKastamonitsa, anda Cretan-style lunch at a local tavern inLassithi.

Highlights

Get off the beaten track in a 4x4

Small group ensures personal service

Hotel pickup included

Private guide for a more personalized experience

A la carte dinner included

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Sfendili, Potamies, Crete

Sfendile the forgotten village on Crete

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Cave of Zeus, Plati, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in Lasithi plateau in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

The Lasithi Plateauis a high endorheic plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece.

Duration: 15 minutes

Inclusions

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Driver/guide

Lunch - 3-course lunch

Fuel surcharge

Local taxes

Bottled water - with the Lunch bottled water and wine are included

Exclusions

Drinks

Breakfast

Entry/Admission - Cave of Zeus

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Service animals allowed

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 12-Nov-2019

    Our tour started when our guide Daryl picked us up at our hotel and from there we picked up a few other guests. We drove into the mountains and was given loads of information and history along the way. The whole day was super informative and involved! We saw a bunch of small towns, learned all about the Cretan people and tried some olive oil, honeys and raki, then went to a farm to try some cheeses and finally made our way to an authentic Greek lunch (where our dietary restrictions were easily met). We visited Zeus's cave where you have the option to hike to- or relax if you'd prefer not to hike. All in all the whole day was great and our guide was fantastic!! Would definitely recommend the tour to anyone!

  • 02-Oct-2019

    We are so glad we took this tour. It got us out of the City and let us see the beautiful countryside of Crete. Trips to the goat herders in the mountains, beautiful small towns with exquisite olive oil and honey, a hike up to Zeus’ cave and lunch at Zorba’s Taverna with the freshest Greek salad I have ever tasted! Our guide was thoroughly entertaining and the whole day was a pure joy!

  • 22-Apr-2019

    This was a.great day out. Really good value for money. Spectacular views and lot of information about the area. Special to visit small villages.

  • 24-Oct-2018

    The Guide was hilarious and had great knowledge of he island and it’s history. Zeus Birth place was amazing to see. The food on the tour was delicious. From the Canadians.

  • 02-Oct-2018

    We had a great time on this tour! Our guide, Geoff, was early picking us up from the hotel. His knowledge of Crete is vast. Geoff loves Crete very much and this shines through as he shared so many facts throughout the day. The stops were all very lovely. We had the opportunity to purchase items from different villages but felt no pressure at all to make purchases. Lunch (which was included) was delicious. My only recommendation would be to bring a bottle of water with. Thank you, Geoff, for an awesome day!

  • 19-Sep-2018

    This was such a highlight of our few days in Crete! Stelios is so incredibly knowledgeable and willing to share everything he knows about his home! The tour took us to some amazing places and we met some great people and goats! The mountains of Crete are so beautiful and the lunch they provide was delicious! I would recommend this tour to everyone!

  • 19-Aug-2018

    My daughter and I had a great day with Darral and two other families from England. Darral was excellent and very informative. The trip was amazing and meeting an actual cheese maker with his friendly goats was fun also. We also had amazing stops in several small villages for Raki, cheese and bread. The family style lunch was also very good. Take this excursion, it’s well worth it.

  • 02-Aug-2018

    What a wonderful, fun was to see the mountain area of Crete. We learned so much about the history of Crete, it's culture, customs and agriculture. Our guide was very enthusiastic. You could tell he loves his country. We loved exploring the small villages and Zeus' cave. The lunch was super yummy and there were plenty of options for my daughters who have to eat a strict gluten free diet. The tour was a highlight of our time on Crete.

  • 22-Jul-2018

    I had a personal day to travel around Crete so I had to make the most of my time, and this tour delivered! Our guide was Darrell, an Englishman by birth but a Cretan in heart and soul. He kept every moment entertaining and shared his passion for the island and it’s people and history. Highlights of the tour included the Lasithi Plateau, breadbasket of Crete, the Cave of Zeus, where I’m glad I listened to his advice (up the hard side, down the easy side), and being introduced to many of Crete’s flora and fauna. The rare gem of the day was seeing an endangered bearded vulture (Lämmergeier) along with native griffon vultures. Afterwards I had enough time to enjoy the Heraklion city center and port on my own. I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and am glad I had a chance to meet Darrell and be introduced to this wonderful island.

  • 10-Jul-2018

    First time to Crete, we decided to do the full day Safari tour. It was a great choice. Our guide, Daryl, was grea. Good command of the English language, funny and very helpful. The tour was well organized and full of activities. This is an off road safari in a Land Rover that is designed for that, this is not a luxury trip, so be prepared to sit in in tight seats, especially the very back of the car that seats 4, 2x2 setup. The trip will include high climb in very narrow and torturous in paved roads, so it’s not fo the light hearted or those who are looking for a luxury trip. The lunch was included and was very good
    All together it was a really fun trip that shared by 8 people for 8 hours. My 14 and 16 year old kids absolutely loved it.

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