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Heraklion, Greece
Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch
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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Discover ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and magnificent island views on this full-day off-roading adventure from Heraklion. Travel in a rugged Land Rover along historic mountain trails, stopping along the way to visit the mythological Diction Cave, shepherds’ villages, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and an eco park where traditional ways of life are still practiced. Replenish your energy with an included lunch and taste of ‘raki’ liqueur at a local tavern.
  • Full-day off-road adventure from Heraklion
  • Travel through the gorgeous Cretan mountains in a Land Rover
  • Visit traditional farming villages and an eco park
  • Stop at the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus
  • Take in spectacular views of the Lassithi Plateau
  • Learn about the history of Crete and the ancient Minoan civilization
  • Includes lunch at a local tavern
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Driver/guide
Lunch
Fuel surcharge
Local taxes
Bottled water
Drinks
Breakfast

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from all hotels situated between Heraklion and Sissi

Ports

  • Heraklion Port


Departure Time

8:00 AM
The adventure begins with morning pickup at your Heraklion hotel and a trip out of town in a sturdy Land Rover with a small group. Drive along the coastline and into the Cretan mountains, stopping first at the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct. Journey on to the foothills of the Afendi Mountains for a hearty breakfast (own expense) and visit the forgotten village of Sfendili.

Follow an ancient Minoan path, winding through scenic mountain passes as your guide relates the history and myths of Crete. Get a glimpse into the local shepherding lifestyle with a visit to a mitato to feed the livestock and watch a cheesemaking demonstration. Next, snap photos of the Lassithi Plateau on the way to the famous Dikteon Cave, known as the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek mythology. If you like, pay a small entry fee and climb the rocky steps up to the cave.

After working up an appetite, break for lunch at a local tavern, where you can choose from traditional and vegetarian starters and main courses, served with wine. In the afternoon, observe traditional ways of mountain life and handicrafts at the Lassinthos Eco Park and the farming village of Seli, located on the Lassithi Plateau. Make a final stop in Krassi, known for its natural spring water and 2,000-year-old tree, before the scenic return drive to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sfendili
Sfendile the forgotten village on Crete
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cave of Zeus
Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in Lasithi plateau in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lassithi Plateau
The Lasithi Plateauis a high endorheic plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Safari Club SA
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch.

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  • "We visited Zeus's cave where you have the option to hike to- or relax if you'd prefer not to hike." See review
  • "My only recommendation would be to bring a bottle of water with." See review

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star-5
the best trip
siobhan_l
, Oct 2021
mariano’s was very knowledgeable and was a excellent guide it was nice to get out and experience the real crete a must if you ever come to heraklion
star-4
Good tour with a great guide (Francisco)!
Geoffrey_P
, Oct 2021
It was a nice day trip. Got to go into some of the mountains with great views. The best part was our guide. While I’m sure all are knowledgeable our guide Francisco was amazing. He referred to himself as growing up “a mountain boy” and it showed. Every stop we made he would find some herb, walnuts, almonds or a fruit on the side of the road and share with us. Always was going out of his way to make sure we were taken care of.
star-5
A must do when in Crete
HELEN_J
, Oct 2021
We had a fantastic tour with Jason where we learnt so much more about Crete and it’s history. Jason gelled the group together really nicely and was a fascinating storyteller. We got to see areas of Crete we never would have seen by ourselves and thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Would really recommend doing this trip early on in your holiday so you can get tips on the rest of your trip. P.S thank you Jason for recommending old Hersonissos - we went for our final evening and it was perfect!
star-5
Highly recommend!
Dacia_J
, Oct 2021
Great day trip, our guide was Jason. He was very knowledgeable about all things Cretan! Would highly recommend this trip.
star-5
Fun Safari Day Out
Daniel_L
, Oct 2021
We thoroughly enjoyed our Safari. Our guide Thasos was very friendly and informative and ensured we were all satisfied. We had some amazing views from the Mountains of Crete and would highly recommend this tour to anyone in Crete on holiday who wants to see more of the island.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your wonderful feedback. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
star-5
Wonderful day
marykatharine_f
, Oct 2021
Really lovely way to see the mountains and a more intimate side of Crete. The little villages were wonderful and so was our tour guide Marios (spelling?). Almost every minute of the tour was picturesque
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Thank you very much for your kind feedback. We are very happy to hear that you enjoyed the tour with us and hope to see you again soon. Your Safariclub Team
star-5
travel by your own
Stephan_B
, Oct 2021
Although I travel by my own, I felt in good company with all members during thebexcurtion. Darryl our guide kept always an eye on us and his explanations were absolutely brilliant. Highly recommended.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
Many thanks for your lovely review! We aim to delight our customers every time and we are so pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
star-5
Discover the natural beauty of Crete
Bruce_M
, Oct 2021
Darryl was very knowledgeable and personable. We enjoyed visiting the goat farm where cheese is made and lunch was delicious.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2021
We’re happy you had a fantastic time with us! We hope to see you again soon! Your Safariclub Team
star-5
What an incredible trip...
KatelynHeywood
, Sep 2021
What an incredible trip throughout Crete! It was amazing to visit some of the smaller Creten towns and receive such warm hospitality. The lunch with the group was excellent and I felt like we had a small family. Marinos was a great tour guide!
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
We would like to thank you for taking your time to provide us with your wonderful feedback. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team
star-5
Excellent Adventure
Karin_R
, Sep 2021
Fantastic day outside of Heraklion and a unique way to experience the life outside of the tourist areas. Beautiful scenery and a greater appreciation for the village culture. Darrel was not only informative but humorous as well, keeping us laughing the entire time.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2021
Many thanks for your lovely review! We aim to delight our customers every time and we are so pleased that we were able to meet your expectations. We hope we can welcome you again one day. Your Safariclub Team

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