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Crete: Day Tour White Mountains Preserve & Kallergi Refuge

Crete: Day Tour White Mountains Preserve & Kallergi Refuge

Our amazing off-road adventure begins by crossing a valley full of orange and avocado trees, and many vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foothills of the White Mountains where we make our coffee stop at Deres to enjoy our morning break. Continuing we drive through the Cretan villages of Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva and Therisso getting a taste of the mountainous Crete in the foot of the White Mountains, following an off road route up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” far away from tourist areas. We are traveling on uncharted routes where only a four wheel drive can approach and we enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of northern Crete and, if lucky ... to marvel some wild eagles and goats from up close giving us a good reason to stop and capture the moment. 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 called "Mitato". On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above, until we arrive at Therisso village for a short walk in the historic village and a visit in a small Cretan family tavern for our lunch. After our lunch we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to the city of Chania.

The Theriso Gorge and Village E-Bike Adventure

The Theriso Gorge and Village E-Bike Adventure

This e-bike tour is more than just a ride; it's a journey through time and nature. Starting in Chania, you'll navigate through Perivola and into the heart of the Theriso Gorge, making stops at significant historical and cultural sites. The route is designed to offer a mix of scenic beauty, historical depth, and cultural immersion, making every moment memorable. The return journey promises a leisurely ride through the gorge, allowing you to fully absorb the scenic beauty and tranquility of the surroundings. Despite the moderate difficulty rating, the tour is crafted to be accessible and enjoyable, with enough challenge to make it rewarding without being overly strenuous. Join us on this e-bike adventure and experience the unique blend of Crete's natural wonders and rich historical heritage. It's an opportunity to connect with the island's soul, on a route that promises beauty, history, and the warmth of Cretan hospitality.

From Platanias: Guided Mountain Half day Trip with snack!

From Platanias: Guided Mountain Half day Trip with snack!

Discover the scenery of Crete’s White Mountains on a road trip from Platanias to Zourva. Explore local villages, stop to take photos of gorges, and savor a typical snack in Zourva. Begin the tour with pickup in Platanias, then set off through the colorful scenery of the Orange Valley. Continue climbing slowly up the west side of the White Mountains, admiring the views as you go. After passing Meskla village we will have a short stop to visit a small Sarakina gorge where we will see the impressive rock walls of the gorge just a short walk away from the road. Curvy road will take us all the way up at Zourva where we will have a break with a simple snack with incredible view. Breathtaking sceneries will continue to the next village Therisso which played an important role in Crete's modern history. On the way back to Platanias we will drive along the Therisso gorge where you can admire the high vertical cliffs and the huge Plane trees. Route: Platanias - Patelari - Meskla - Zourva - Therisso - Varipetro - Agia - Drakiana - Platanias

Private Jeep Safari through the White mountains of Crete

Private Jeep Safari through the White mountains of Crete

Embark on a celestial escapade into the heart of the White Mountains, where nature's symphony unfolds before you. Traverse valleys adorned with citrus treasures, orchards of verdant avocados, and gardens teeming with life, immersing yourself in the essence of the island beyond the ocean's embrace in Cretes Botanical garden. Glide upon our regal Land Rover to the Kallergi Mountain Shelter, perched majestically in the western realm of Crete, overlooking the Omalos plateau within the embrace of the White Mountains, where peaks kiss the heavens at 1680 meters above earthly realms. Here, amidst the untamed wilderness, cradled by the grandeur of the Samaria Gorge, a sanctuary awaits, intersecting with the ancient paths of the European E4 trails. The White Mountains, a realm of ethereal beauty, beckon explorers to tread its paths, unraveling the mysteries of day-long sojourns and lofty mountaineering ventures. This communion with unbridled landscapes, exotic creatures, and the pulse of the wild offers a profound respite, a chance to realign one's essence amidst the cacophony of bustling existence.Journey homeward, tracing your steps towards Chania through the quaint village of Therisso, where a pause invites you to savor the essence of the land at a rustic tavern run by generations past. Venture forth through the enchanting embrace of the Therisso gorge, a passage of wonder, leading you back to the embrace of Chania.

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