Nature Road Trip

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From EUR 99

Small traditional villages, fascinating mountain roads and a short walk among the nature's miracles. This full day road trip is for you who love nature trails, green sceneries and wish to feel it all!
As starting our trip from Platanias we will drive first through the orange farmers villages Patelari, Alikianos and Skines in the middle of the citrus, avocado and nut trees. When reaching up at an altitude of almost 500m in Karanou village the trees will change to apple and cherry trees. Mountainous views will take us to the foot of White Mountains where Botanical Park was built 20 years ago to praise the unique microclimate of Crete. The park introduces thousands of plants from all over the world along the 2,5 km walking path. By the small pond you will meet gooses, peacocks, donkeys and deers. 
Our road trip will continue next climbing up slowly to the east side of the mountains. After passing Meskla village a curvy road will take us all the way up at Zourva where we will have a rich Cretan lunch with warm Cretan hospitality and an incredible view. Breathtaking sceneries will continue after the lunch 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 - Alikianos - Skines - Hliaro - Karanou - Lakki - Botanical Gardens - Fournes - Meskla - Zourva - Therisso - Varipetro - Agia - Drakiana - Platanias

Duration 7h

From EUR 99

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Transportation with air-conditioned minivan
Private guiding

Entrance fee To Botanical Gardens
Rich Cretan lunch

Liability Insurance

Not included:

Extra drinks or snacks

Pick Up:

Pick up is at your hotel. Kindly check the time on your ticket!

Tips & Don't Forget

Good shoes
Hat & Sunglasses


Cretan villages

Botanical Gardens
Peaceful atmosphere

Wonderful mountain views

Curvy mountain roads

Cretan lunch in Zourva

Therisso Canyon

Cancellation Policy:

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made 24 hours prior trip. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.

If a trip is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

Important! In case of any changes in the excursion program Destination Platanias will send you a sms. Please make sure your phone is on and charged.

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  1. Platanias
  2. Patelari
  3. Alikianos
  4. Skines
  5. Karanos
  6. Lakkoi
  7. Eparchiaki Odos Chanion-Omalou, Fournes
  8. Fournes
  9. Meskla
  10. Zourva
  11. Theriso
  12. Varipetro
  13. Agia
  14. Drakian√°
  15. Platanias