Safari Tour 1 - The White Mountains 85 EUR

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From EUR 85

Combine a unique guided Jeep tour in White Mountains of Crete with panoramic views,  traditional Cretan villages, learn  the history and  the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut.

Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above 1350m and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our 4x4 Jeeps, driven by expert English speaking escorts.
 

DETAILS OF YOUR TRIP

Tour 1-Explore the White Mountains of Crete

The amazing off-road adventure starts after crossing the valley full of orange trees, avocado’s and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foot of White Mountains and passing through Cretan villages getting the feeling of mountainous Crete you arrive to the coffee stop to enjoy your morning break. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism.

Continuing our tour following the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut  “Mitato” far away from touristic areas, where only a 4 wheel driver can approach, you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, If we are lucky ... eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photo stops.

A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1350 meters in altitude in the heart of White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd, where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut "Mitato".

On the way back you will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above until we arrive at Therisso village and working up an appetite we visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner, to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality.

After the lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to Chania.

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Tips & Don't Forget

  • Good shoes
  • Jacket
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
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Included:

Special Equipped 4x4 Jeeps (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multi-language group escort-drivers for every vehicle

Coffee or Mountain tea

Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine

A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”

Liability Insurance

 

 

Not included:

Additional Snacks

 

 

 

Do you have any questions?  Send us a mail!

 

Highlights

 

  • Seeing the Heart of White Mountains
  • A Visit to an Original Shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1400m
  • Stop in a Village Coffee Shop
  • Lunch with Traditional Cretan Food and Wine
  • Fantastic Panoramic View of Chania 

Pick Up:

Pick up at your hotel  and time is at ticket.
 

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.
 

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing, having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government.

Ready to welcome you again, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. We know that holidays with your family and friends are very important to you, so are here to make sure you relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or an indicated point near your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time and our escort will be on time welcome you and show your  seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. For the time our 9-seater vehicles can accommodate 4 guests and our 7-seater 2 guests. These limitations maybe exceeded by families travelling with children younger than 18 years old or if governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections change.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour ( escort, driver, staff) will be monitored daily, excluding, and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitizing dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • All those taking running the tour and service (escort, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Sealed Lunch Boxes will be given during some of our day tours and on day tours which include lunch in restaurants will be provided at restaurants that follow all the hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized daily before and after tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our People:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries.  We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, family or friends. We look forward to escape the ordinary with you!

Route

  1. Platanias
  2. Kolimbari
  3. Gerani
  4. Vatolakkos
  5. Mountain Tour
  6. Alikianos
  7. Meskla
  8. Zourva
  9. Therisso
  10. Mountain Tour
  11. Chania
  12. Platanias
  13. Platanias
  14. Kolimbari
  15. Gerani
  16. Vatolakkos
  17. Mountain Tour
  18. Alikianos
  19. Meskla
  20. Zourva
  21. Therisso
  22. Mountain Tour
  23. Chania
  24. Platanias