Crete: Land Rover Safari on Minoan Route
- Small group
- Pickup available
- Duration: 8 hours
Explore Crete by Land Rover on a full-day adventure along the Minoan Path, and experience a blend of ancient myths, spectacular landscapes, and a barbecue lunch on the Lassithi Plateau. Following a pick-up from your hotel, drive through spectacular mountains on route to the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir, and see an ancient aqueduct of the Roman Empire. Continue to the village of Kastamonitsa in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Stop for a Cretan-style breakfast and raki tasting. Next, brace yourself for the dirt tracks of the Minoan Path. Drive through a stunning mountain landscape to see wildlife and unbelievable scenery. Learn the myths and legends of Crete on the way to a shepherds' mitato (mountain shelter). Feed the animals as you watch the shepherds produce cheese according to traditional methods. Taste some of the fresh, rich cheese. Enjoy a bird’s-eye view ...
The trip was great! Only reason the review is 4 stars and not 5, is because the rest of the group was very indifferent about all the activities and that affected everyone's mood.
Exclusive to your group alone, enjoy 3 days touring some of the most beautiful locations in Greece. Visit the unique Medieval cities of Nafplion and Monemvasia, and explore the timeless rugged Mani Peninsula with its tower-house villages. Sit back in full leather comfort in a new Black Mercedes E-Class, Audi A6 or Mercedes Minibus models with free WiFi along the way. Relax at the end of each day with luxurious boutique hotel accommodation. Thoughtfully designed with over 15 years’ experience in Greece and dedicated to a single group with the flexibility that entails. Go at your own pace and create a unique and quality experience. Journey through the olive groves, orchards, and iconic scenes of the famous Peloponnese countryside.
Your experience will begin with a guided tour around the facilities of the farm. You’ll find out all about the sustainable farming methods and techniques at the farm, and will also discover the story and the people behind this great concept. Following your tour, you will take a stroll around the gardens to pick fresh, organic veggies and feel closer to nature than ever. After you've picked vegetables to your heart's content, it will be time to learn how to make delicious traditional meals throughout a 3-hour cooking class. Assisted by local chefs who’ll share their experience with you, you’ll get to create special dishes using local products. Following the cooking class comes the highlight of the tour, as you feast on a traditional meal that includes 3 appetizers and a main dish. All meals are accompanied by organic wine from the vineyards as well as unique drinks, such as the farm's o...
Your tour will begin with a guided tour around the facilities of the farm throughout which you will find out all about the sustainable farming methods and techniques. Following that, take a majestic stroll through the vineyards and olive groves. Some of the olive trees have been standing on this land for more than 500 years, and you’ll also discover the history and the mentality behind organic farming. It will then be time to discover the rich taste and texture of fresh, extra virgin olive oil and the Greek olive varieties. This unique olive oil experience will teach you how to distinguish among the various olive oil varieties, as well as how to choose the best one for your cooking or dinner table. You’ll also receive tips from the resident experts on how to best store your olive oil. Next up you’ll get to taste 5 different labels of organic wines: Agiorgitiko, Avgoustiatis, Athyri, Ky...
Explore Monemvasia, a medieval castle town carved into the slopes of a rock face. This World Cultural Heritage monument is a major attraction for every traveler in the Peloponnese, with its unique atmosphere and fascinating history. Monuments and churches are scattered throughout the old town. Discover The Rock and feel overwhelmed by the magical wildness and history of this place. Explore the medieval castle and discover Christos Elkomenos Church, featuring the heavily-guarded icon of the crucifixion. The Ritsos family residence, together with a total of 40 churches, will surely captivate you. Enjoy refreshments and delicious Greek delicacies at a cafe while gazing out to the Myrtoan sea. Stop for lunch at a restaurant to enjoy authentic local dishes, as you admire the breathtaking panoramic views over the city and the ocean.
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The trip was amazing. In contrast to the North beach part of the Creta the trip takes you to the mountains, full of green, small villages and interesting places. Our guide - Leonidas, was perfect. He told us many interesting information about the Creta, local people, mythology and also herb. I would higly recommend this trip. Just one point. The trip starts about 8 AM and the lunch is about 2 PM. Take some snacks and water.
Great way to get to know Crete in a different way. Leonidas was a super guide!
Simply great from start to finish THANK YOU Marius for the great day.
Was great from start to finish wouldn't hesitate to do it again
we really had a good guide who would show us beautiful panorama