New for 2016 - Rethymnon Tour - Full Day
Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through traditional villages of Milopotamos and arriving at Saint Kiriaki Church in Garazo Village where our first stop takes place. After the church visit we continue our route and in a few kilometers our adventurous off road route starts in an area with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views.
The amazing fields and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil war and where our second stop takes place. The unique view from the monastery is a great spot for photos of the highest mountain tops of Crete and a farming valley below. Our off-road route continues upward to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” where again you will have a spectacular panoramic view. Plus if we are lucky you may spot on eagle soaring or get a sighting of a wild goat, the 'kri kri'.
The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s Hut where you will learn about the lifestyle of a shepherd and the local cheese making process. Here the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Graviera Cheese.
From the shepherd's hut our route continues and we arrive at a traditional Cretan taverna in the village of Axos. Here you will be introduced to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. Our return journey to Rethymnon is on am asphalt road.
**Note that this trip is best for those staying in the Rethymnon area. If you are in the Chania area, you may want to choose another trip which starts closer to Chania because you will have the added time of 1 hour extra travel time to Rethymnon before the trip starts & 1 hour added onto the trip for the return to Chania, thus making it a longer day for you & all travelling is done in the Landrover.
Rethymnon Tour Details:
Rethymnon Tour Dates: Wednesdays & Fridays
Pick up time: 09.00- 09.45
(depending on where you are staying in Rethymnon area)
Children (8-13 years) :€47
Duration: 6.5 -7 hrs (approx.)
. Return: 17:00 (approx.)
. Covered distance: 125km
. Altitude differ.: 550m
- Pick up from your accommodation or nearest access point with the jeep
- Lunch with traditional Cretan food & wine
- A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”.
- Multi-language speaking guide/driver
- Liability Insurance & local taxes