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Off-Road Buggy Adventure in Crete

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Limenas Chersonisou, Greece
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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Pickup from select hotels
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Crete’s rugged interior on a full-day off-road buggy trip from Hersonissos. Drive or ride a 4-wheeler and travel through picturesque villages and countryside up to the Lasithi Plateau, framed by the Dikti Mountains. Follow black-topped roads and off-road trails, traverse olive groves and mountain slopes, and stop for photos and to visit the Kera Kardiotissa monastery (own expense). Traditional taverna lunch, driving instructions, and port and hotel drop-off in the Hersonissos area included.
  • Full-day off-road buggy adventure from Hersonissos
  • Stop to visit villages and the Kera Kardiotissa monastery (own expense)
  • Enjoy lunch at a traditional taverna in Psychro
  • Driving instructions and return hotel and port transfers from Hersonissos area included
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Fuel surcharge
Lunch
Professional guide
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
DVD (available to purchase)
Pickup outside 20-kilometer radius of Hersonissos (available for an additional fee)

Departure Point

1: Dimokratias 25, Limenas Chersonisou 700 14, Greece
2: Dimokratias 25, Limenas Chersonisou 700 14, Greece

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up customers for free within 20 km from our office. We can also arrange pick up outside the 20 km radius, but here we charge a pick up fee. This is priced from 20-50 euro, depends on the distance.

Airports

  • N. Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, Crete Greece


Ports

  • Heraklion Port


Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
After pickup at your Hersonissos hotel or port, or hotels within a roughly 12-mile (20-kilometer) radius of Hersonissos, arrive at your buggy base and settle inside your rugged 4-wheeler.

Then, after a safety briefing and driving instructions, set off on your expedition behind a guide vehicle.

Pass through the main square of the picturesque village of Old Heraklion, and continue toward the mountains, fringing the reservoir between Potamies and Avdou, and leaving the black-top road to follow unmade trails.

Cross a dry riverbed and through olive groves before ascending a mountain slope. Pause for photos of the reservoir dam below and venture through the sleepy village of Avdou and narrow lanes of Gomies before climbing steeply up toward the Lasithi Plateau, a fertile volcanic plain about 2,788 feet (850 meters) above sea level and ringed by the Dikti Mountains. Along the way, stop for photos and hear about points of interest from your guide.

About midway to the plateau, arrive in the village of Kera and after admiring the bird's-eye views from here, choose to visit Kardiotissa monastery, a stone-built Eastern Orthodox monastery dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Head inside (own expense) to admire the church with its icons and frescoes, and perhaps buy souvenirs at the shop.

Back in your buggy, ascend to the plateau and pause for photos at the Havgas lakes, the source of fresh water for Lasithi’s residents.

Then, after a traditional taverna lunch in the village of Psyhro, return to your buggy and pass through Kastamonitas as you follow a scenic mountain road back down to Hersonissos.

Your buggy adventure concludes with a drop-off at the original starting point.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Lassithi Plateau
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
Admission Ticket Free
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Buggy Safari Motoxperience
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY MOTOXPERIENCE SAFARI O.E.

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  • 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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Absolute must-do
Ellis_O
, Sep. 2020
My family and I (4 people, 2 buggies) took part in this on 07/09/2020. Absolutely amazing experience, very friendly and knowlegeable guide and a great and exciting route with good varied terrain and views. The taverna where we stopped for lunch served plenty of great food and drinks (all included in the price). Absolute must-do if you are ever in the area, I would definitely do it again if I ever return to Crete.
icon Response from Host , Sep. 2020
Dear customers, We thank you for taking the time to post a positive review about your experience with us. We are more than happy to know that all the family enjoyed the Safari. Hoping to see you again during your next holidays in Crete Kind regards The Safari Team
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Just Book It!!!
William_H
, Aug. 2020
This activity is an absolute must. You really do spend hours driving one of these amazing buggy's through streams, on winding roads, through tiny villages and to the tops of mountains. It was a stunning 7 hour safari, with a fabulous lead, Perrine, who gave just the right amount of information about our various stops. That coupled with a superb traditional lunch at a family run Taverna, this was without a doubt the highlight of our holiday..
icon Response from Host , Aug. 2020
Dear William, First of all we thank you for posting such a good review about your experience with us. But also we are greatful to know that our Buggy Safari was a must during your holidays. We are hoping to see you during your next holidays in Crete Best regards The Safari Team
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Great time
CookLindsey12
, Sep. 2019
Great time! Very friendly service and a good lunch. The tour was well planned on the locations that we went to as well.
icon Response from Host , Sep. 2020
Thank you very much for your positive review. Kind regards The Safari Team
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Awsome Trip!
Ty F
, Aug. 2019
This was the highlight of our trip to Crete, The staff is amazing, making for a wonderful safe off road adventure through Crete. We loved every moment of our trip and would highly recommend using the professional staff of MotoXperience.
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High in the hills with thrills
Scenic404962
, Jul. 2019
Our tour guide Petrine made the day. She was interesting, knowledgeable and out there. The sights were fantastic and the 4WD buggy ride exciting. The lunch provided was exceptional. Highly recommended
icon Response from Host , Jul. 2019
Dear valued customer, Thank you very much for your flattering remarks. We are thrilled you enjoyed this adventure &landscapes and had a great time with our team members. We hope we get to see you again in the near future. Sincerely, The Safari Team
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Awesome buggy adventurenel
tpiereson
, Jul. 2018
We took our teen boys on this adventure and we all loved it!! There are a few nice stops to take pictures, have a coffee, and take a break. We stopped for lunch and lunch was a fabulous traditional Greek lunch. Our guides were extremely nice and friendly. I highly recommend this adventure for a family. We booked the full day adventure and we all still felt we could have gone for longer. One word of caution, if you get car sick do not book this adventure. One person on our trip was sick in the first 10 minutes.
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A fun way to spend your day. The...
lulubelle1963new
, Jan. 2018
A fun way to spend your day. The lunch in between was yummy. The views from way up high were beautiful. They insist on being safe which I appreciate. My only wish is that I could've had the buggy all to myself for driving. We had to take turns sharing! :
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Absolutely fantastic experience. We...
jackiebampfield
, Aug. 2017
Absolutely fantastic experience. We all husband,son and daughter and myself had a fun day driving through some wonderful dirt tracks experiencing wonderful views in the high mountains in Crete. The guides were very professional and all the equipment checked throughout our journey resulting in changing a flat tyre and a flat battery. Where we stopped for lunch provided excellent food and drink. Very very dusty. Face masks are provided so recommend you take them and wear clothes you don't mind getting dirty. Excellent day out.
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This was beyond fantastic! The...
Ryan U
, Feb. 2017
This was beyond fantastic! The machines are excellently maintained. The trail they've selected is dynamic and exciting, covering a variety of conditions and scenery. They stop for breaks enough to take care of everyone without interrupting the fun. The lunch provided was delicious and more than enough to fill even the heftiest of appetites. The leaders that accompanied us were fun and engaging. I'd do it again in a heartbeat. Our friend's jaws dropped when they saw the video of buggy experience!
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Amazing experience on the holiday in...
John P
, Dec. 2016
Amazing experience on the holiday in Crete. Very professional, well run company with brilliant staff who made the day thoroughly enjoyable. The buggies are great fun to drive around the off road course, can't wait to visit Crete again to go and do the full day out once more!
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