JEEP SAFARI CRETAN MAINLAND & LASSITHI
Starting from your hotel or the closest departure point and drive you to our installations in Hersonissos. After an informative briefing & safe driving instructions you will get in your jeep and the adventure begins. We start driving on asphalt to Potamies village where of road begins, we drive uphill, among rich Cretan flora till we reach the days first photo stop with a fantastic view of Aposelemis lake and the sunken village of Sfentili. From this point we descent, following the lake shore to Avdou Village, were we visit an olive oil factory for some tasting as well as to be informed how olive oil is made. You will have the chance to walk in the small alleys of this beautiful village and get some time for refreshment at the local café before our day continues.
One hour after, our convoy starts driving up to Lassithi Plateau where an exciting off road begins. Soon after, a unique panoramic view and the north coast of Crete reveal. We will stop for the second photo of the day in order to enjoy the breathtaking view, if we are lucky we’ll see live the Cretan vulture that often is spotted in flocks in these mountains. From that point we descent always off road till we reach the foot of Dikti Mountains and drive through various traditional villages on our way to Kastelli village where on the flowering terrace of a local tavern we will enjoy a delicious stone-oven cooked lunch.
One hour later refreshed and ready our convoy continues heading north, we drive via various small villages till we reach the unknown cave of St. Paraskevi (skoteino cave). For 30’ we will explore this important Minoan site and get informed about its history through the years. The last part of our route drives us all the way to the North Cretan Sea, at a sandy beach where we will get the chance to swim or enjoy a drink at the beach bar. At the end of the day we will drive you back to your hotel or at the closest point. Don’t forget to bring water, sun protection, towels and your photo camera to capture every moment of this extraordinary tour.
Come and explore with us!