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Sarakina Gorge & South Coast (Safari Adventure Excursion)

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    What to Expect
    This tour will take you high into the mountains of the Lassithi range (or Dikti range), offering an abundance of stunning panoramic views. Picking you up from your accommodation at 10am we then start our climb up through several very picturesque traditional villages, one of which we shall stop at for a short break to shop or grab a coffee.
    Next we go off road andmove on up through Kroustas Forest to a point approx 1000 metres above sea level. From way up here you can see both the Lybian Sea (south coast) & the Aegean Sea (north coast) plus view the stunning peaks of the snow capped Mount Spathi (2,140 metres above sea level, second highest on the island), whose north face is home of the Psychro Cave, birth place of the greek god Zeus.
    Words cannot describe the views you will get on this tour, seeing is believing and you won't be dissapointed, for views this can't be beaten and there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photographs. Whilst in the mountains we will take you to a traditional Greek taverna for a meze lunch with local wine. Any special dietary can be discussed at time of booking.
    Following lunch we move towards the south coast stopping at the entrance to a spectacular gorge where you'll have the chance to take yet more spectacular photographs. Then it's down to the south coast to a delightful fishing village where we shall stop to explore and take advantage of the beautiful beach, so remember to bring swimwear.
    En route home we head back up into the mountains taking in several more picturesque villages with a little more off roading thrown in.This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of specially selected stopping points en route but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.
    Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water and Cretan lunch.
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Firstly a piece of advice- Do not eat breakfast. Booked the Sarakina Gorge safari. Was pleasantly surprised it was just the two of us, with our driver Petra, for the day. Felt like our own VIP tour. The Landrover Discovery was clean & air conditioned....More

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    Reviewed July 14, 2019 via mobile

    This is an all-day tour of the island that goes up into the mountains via farm roads in a very comfortable air conditioned Land Rover. Highlights: guide very knowledgeable and excellent historian, stops are very much off the beaten path making very enjoyable, and lunch...More

    2  Thank esojo
    Management_Adv-Crete, General Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

    Thanks a lot for your positive review. see you again in Crete !

    Reviewed June 21, 2019 via mobile

    Absolutely great tour brilliant value for money friendly staff from Ann in the office to our guide Paul, you get to see the non touresty side of crete but you are given all the info you need to soak up and enjoy the tour stopping...More

    2  Thank Pauluk65
    Reviewed April 28, 2019

    We traveled 28 th of April with adventure crete jeeptour to Sarakina Gorg and South coast. We really loved the tour. We had a very good guide with us, her namne is Petra. She told us everything worth to know. She knew a lot of...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    1  Thank Nina838
    Management_Adv-Crete, Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded May 25, 2019

    We are also very happy that you liked our excursion. Thanks for your fantastic feedback

    Reviewed October 23, 2018

    When we did this trip is was just us and one other couple, with Paul as our driver and guide. The Land Rover Discovery was far more comfortable than any other vehicle I've been in for similar trips. One observation though, they are very high...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    3  Thank Keitht
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    Jean M
    May 3, 2019|
    Response from Nina838 | Reviewed this property |
    Hello, I think they pick you up at the hotel. They did so with us. Ask the company. We were two people on the tour and they went with us. The cars are big and comfortable. We also did the tour to lassithi plateau and Zeus... More
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