Lefkogia, Greece
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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English


Get off beaten path on Crete during this 8-hour 4x4 adventure exploring the island’s charming villages, deserted beaches and rugged scenery. Climb into an off-road Land Rover as you explore idyllic small towns like Spili, marvel at natural landmarks like Patsos Gorge, and take a dip on postcard-perfect beaches like Preveli. A traditional Cretan lunch with unlimited wine is also covered.
  • Explore Crete's lesser-known sights aboard a rugged Land Rover 4x4 vehicle
  • Sample cold spring water and shop for artisanal crafts in Spili
  • Explore the gorges, wildlife, and small village of the island's mountain interior
  • Swim on the postcard-perfect Preveli Beach
  • Includes a three-course traditional lunch with unlimited wine
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Great way to escape the tourist crowds on Crete
Get picked up from your Crete hotel in the morning aboard your 4x4 Land Rover transport, traveling into the island’s wild interior for a day of unexpected discoveries, local culture, and lesser-known sights.
Check out landmarks like the Potamon Dam and the Patsos Gorge, where you can take a look at the strange rock formations while sipping on a coffee or Raki. Climb back into your vehicle and continue driving to the village of Spili, a hamlet that’s long-been associated with its celebrated spring water. Have a sip of the cold mountain water from one of the village’s 25 lion’s head fountains and then check out the village shops selling artisanal crafts.
Proceed via the island’s dirt tracks to another rustic Cretan village called Kerame, where you’ll have 360-degree views of Crete’s south coast and the Libyan Sea. Once you’ve gotten suitably “dirty” from your backcountry adventure proceed to Preveli, known to be one of the most picturesque beaches in all of Crete. Take advantage of the unique opportunity to swim in the beach’s cold mountain waters as well as the ocean, offering a refreshing break from your off-road adventure.
Following your beach visit, you’ll take a break for an included three-course lunch featuring traditional island specialties accompanied by unlimited wine. Once your belly is full, drive back up into the mountains on your return trip. You’ll drive through the Kroustaliotico Gorge en route, offering dramatic views of the city of Rethymno down below. You’ll be dropped off at your hotel at the end of the adventure.

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, Sep 2018

This is an excellent tour if you want to find out more about the Cretan culture, flora and fauna. Our guide was Daryl and he went out of his way to show us the plants and animals found around Crete as well as the sites. We were told where to meet as we were staying in an Airbnb as opposed to a hotel. The lunch was in a great location and delicious. Again, Daryl was fantastic and made the trip most enjoyable. Highly recommend!

, Oct 2017

Very good!!!
Tzaziki at Villa Maria was the best.
Our guide Marinus was excellent, he made our day special.
The Mama Mia girls.

, Oct 2017

You really get and appreciation for how wild and beautiful Crete is on this tour. The scenery is absolutely amazing. Our guide was great and an a terrific driver. I have to admit I'm a bit afraid of heights so some of the off-loading had me clenching my seat. The lunch at the beach taverna was delicious and the beach was sunny and calm. We did a swim in the crystal clear ocean before heading back. A great day even for the faint of heart like me!

, Oct 2017

Michael our tour guide was wonderful. He was informative, patient, humorous, handsome and a good driver. He drove us in the landrover on mountain trails to the south side of the island to see the mountains, gourges, drank mountain spring water and swam in the Lybian sea. We had a great lunch.

, Oct 2017

This is a very highly recommended day out. The guide was very knowledgeable and the scenery spectacular. It was really interesting to see the completely undeveloped and dramatic south coast of Crete. A day not to be missed.

, Aug 2017

My friend and I had a great time! Fun and informative. We had a great guide, and got to see a lot of things on the island that we wouldn't have seen on our own. Definitely recommend!

, Aug 2017

The guide was fantastic and spoke in English very good. If you have, opportunity then take this day trip and enjoy the 2 sides of Crete. The scenery is stunning. But we did not had opportunity to see Preveli beach as after the delicious lunch we had a bit time just at Libyan sea not at Preveli beach.
Just ask the guide to take you there.

, Jul 2017

Awesome Experience. Great tour guides! They were wonderful with my kids and explained things to them as well as to the adults. The places we visited were wonderful. We spent 17 days in seven cities in Europe and this was in the top two favorite things of my whole family. Highly recommend.

, Jul 2017

a great day with family and friends! our driver Sam was great! and very informative on every place he took us. great value for money

, Sep 2016

Wow wow wow...the highlight of the week...the driver..and the land rover were the cherry on the cake , the Cretan mountain...cake.
Yes it's not the cheapest trip ...just do less of them

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