Crete Off The Beaten Track: Exploring in a 4X4
When: Year round, including national celebrations and Greek official holidays, except for bad weather days
Languages: Czech, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Polish, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Spanish, Finnish, Swedish, Turkish,
Duration: Eight to nine hours
Meeting Point: Heraklion: Liberty Square; or, upon request, pick up and drop off at your hotel
Dress Code: Casual; comfortable walking shoes; warmer clothes in early spring; sunblock
Walking difficulty: Participants should be physically fit for an uphill (and back) walk to the peak sanctuary on Mt. Kofinas (approximately 30 minutes).
This full-day tour features a tour of the Asterousia Mountains of south central Crete in special Land Rover 4x4s, custom-built for rugged mountain adventures with experienced drivers at the wheel. Each vehicle facilitates a maximum of six drive is scenic with spectacular vistas of remote villages, monasteries, and hidden beaches. We visit Koudouma Monastery and climb to a Minoan peak sanctuary atop Mt. Kofinas
The 30 minute trek follows in the footsteps of ancient worshippers; the views from the top are breath-taking. We then dine in a local tavern. If you like exciting adventure and bumpy dirt roads, this tour is for you people.