Explore the diverse palm forests, gorges, and beaches of Crete on a full-day Land Rover safari. Rumble along remote roads in the gorgeous Rethymno region, passing landmarks like Prasses Gorge and Potamon Dam and stopping to swim in the Libyan Sea. Get a taste of Cretan country life when you visit traditional villages like Spili, and try local cuisine with included lunch at a tavern. Skip the hassle of a rental car and let a sturdy 4x4 and guide show you the best of the island’s scenery and culture.
Full-day Crete driving tour by Land Rover
Explore the island's backcountry and beaches in a sturdy 4x4 vehicle
See remote parts of Crete's Rethymno region that many visitors miss
Admire the Prasses and Kourtaliotiko gorges
Visit traditional Cretan villages like Spili and Karines
Cool off with a swim in the Libyan Sea
Includes snacks, wine, and lunch at a local tavern
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Unlimited Cretan wine (white and red)
Professional local guide
Hotel pick-up and drop-off from Georgioupolis,Kavros,Rethymno,Adelianos ,Scaleta,Panormo and Bali
All taxes, fees, and handling charges
Additional drinks (beer, soft drinks)
Meeting And Pickup
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What To Expect
Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
Not wheelchair accessible
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Near public transportation
Not recommended for pregnant travelers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travelers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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Reviews by Viator travelers.
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A great excursion.
Joanne_M, Oct 2022
Great excursion even though we had rain for a lot of the day. Nico was a wonderful guide. Very informative as well as good fun while driving us between each stop. Would thoroughly recommend.
Jacqueline_D, Oct 2022
Great way to see the villages and mountains of Crete.Fab guide, fab company and food ...gr8 day out .Highly recommend
Lynnette_B, Aug 2022
Enjoyed the experience - very friendly tour guide. Good value for money. I would definitely recommend this company and experience.
great tour, highly recommended, Vasilis rules! :)
Kobi_B, Jul 2022
This is absolutely great!!
I would like to point out our guide for the tour we had - Vasilis.
He was very kind, informative, funny and pleasent.
Money very well spent on a tour that showed us villages of Crete, local products, a great little beach and a very nice lunch and local shopping.
Very recommended, especially with Vasilis, the ultimate tour guide for this!!
Great trip, guide, lunch and scenery
Julie_S, Jul 2022
Great trip. Stavros was a brilliant tor guide. Lots of info and laughs too! Lunch was amazing. Loved seeing the vultures. Very action packed day and transport very comfortable. Highly recommend the trip!
The landscape is amazing...
Veronica_R, Apr 2022
The landscape is amazing and the the view in Palm beach breathtaking. All the history of the local and the people are very nice and impressive
Great to learn about Crete
Tara_J, Oct 2021
Dionysius was great and really informative! We got to see lots of villages, learned a lot about Crete, it’s animals, plants, fruit and people.
1 traveler found this review helpful
A great safari experience
Geoffrey_A, Sep 2021
Dionysus, our guide, was amazing. We had a very good safari full of sites and packed with information about Crete, it’s people, culture, local customs, and villages.
Excellent vehicle and great food.
Michel_P, Aug 2021
We had a great time with Leif as our Tourguide. He showed us the amazing landscape of crete and we also learned a lot. It was real fun and the highlight of our vacation.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great safari experience as a family
Jason_M, Jul 2021
Stavros did an amazing job of driving us around the island and pointing out interesting things along the way. It was a beautiful day on a wonderful island. This is a very unique way to experience it. Also a great lunch and some swimming at an incredible beach.
Crete Land Rover Safari
Martin_K, Aug 2020
We were picked up on time by our tour guide Dionysios Gavras to start our day. Dionysios was both friendly and informative throughout the safari and the whole family learnt a lot about Crete and the peoples way of life both now, in the past and the their relationship with the land and geography. Hearing about his own family's past and present made the trip more relevant. Although long, the day passed quickly and we saw some spectacular scenery both inland and coastal. I recommend this safari.
It was a great day due to our driver...
GUY G, Jun 2018
It was a great day due to our driver Dyonissos.
We have learned a lot of the Cretan live and enjoy beautiful landscapes.
Dyonissos make the excursion more enjoyable due to his remarkable sense of humor.
O and G
Although the weather was not the...
Shane E, Jul 2017
Although the weather was not the best for the first couple of hours of this tour, it was good to be able to see some of the Cretan hinterland. There were some great views and, unlike some other tours, the driver actually stopped at vantage points so you could take photos. We stopped at some little village that really had nothing going for it, but it did give those who wanted to the opportunity to visit a loo. A stop at a larger village gave us the opportunity to get a decent coffee, look in the shops, and see some of the sites - the main one being a fountain with 24 lion-head spouts. We had a good lunch at a taverna within walking distance to Prevelli beach, and then had an hour at the beach. If you didn't want to swim you could climb the hundreds of steps up to the higher carpark, with good views on the way.
This trip was one of the highlights...
Nina L, Jun 2017
This trip was one of the highlights of our holiday. 5 of us set out with our driver, Stavros, who was informative, friendly and great fun. There were lots of stops along the way - to admire the stunning views spot the wildlife including vultures above Prasses Gorge guess the herb and visit villages we would not otherwise have got to. We spent some time in Karines and Spili, long enough for refreshment and a wander round the villages before heading to our destination of Preveli, the South Coast beach with palm trees. We were treated to some excellent food and unlimited wine at a beach side taverna here and then given free time to relax, swim or explore.
More stunning scenery/photo opportunities/ lively conversation accompanied us on the return journey.
Being picked up from, and returned to, our hotels was much appreciated.
This trip is excellent value for money, great fun and a brilliant way to see more of the island.
Excellent day out with Dionysus who...
Christa C, Sep 2016
Excellent day out with Dionysus who was informative, amusing and enjoys his job. Very good lunch stop, comfortable jeep and very varied route.
Excursion crétoise parfaite!
Julia_R, Aug 2022
Tout est parfait! Chauffeur gentil et attentionné, très bonne ambiance !!Découverte de la Crète grâce aux connaissances du guide sur le pays et le quotidien des crétois… beaux paysages de montagne,mer,palmeraie,lac….et très bonne taverne!!
Ralf_B, Jun 2022
Alle Führer sowohl Deutsch, Englisch oder Französisch super freundlich. Mittagessen war sehr lecker!
Wer einen kleinen Einblick in die Kretische Lebensweise haben möchte muss dort mit fahren.
Alles sehr entspannt und sehr gut organisiert.
Super Tour, hatten viel Spaß
Torben_S, Aug 2021
Nachdem uns Life, der Fahrer überpünktlich vom Hotel abgeholt hat, ging es auch schon fast los.
Wir wurden super unterhalten, haben einiges dazu gelernt und hatten sehr viel Spaß.
Vielen Dank an Life !!
Perfekt organisierte Tour mit sehr...
Marco L, Aug 2017
Perfekt organisierte Tour mit sehr freundlichen und kompetenten Fahrern!
Von der Abholung direkt vor dem Hotel über die Einleitung vom charmanten Tourguide Frank aus Österreich weiter zu den verschiedenen Aussichtspunkten bis hin zum Mittagessen und dem Erholungsaufenthalt am Palmenstrand Preveli war das ein unvergesslicher Tag für uns!
Meine Frau und ich sowie unsere zwei Kinder 8 und 13 haben uns immer sehr wohl gefühlt und viele tolle Eindrücke von Kreta sammeln können, die uns ohne diese Tour verwehrt geblieben wären. Besonders beeindruckt haben uns die Gänsegeier, aber auch die diversen kleinen Bergdörfchen und die wunderschönen Küstenabschnitte auf der Südseite der Insel am libyschen Meer.
Unser Fahrer Stavros ist ein echtes Unikat! Mit seinen Spässen hat er uns immer wieder köstlich unterhalten. Sein sehr gutes Englisch und der eine oder andere Brocken Deutsch hat die Kommunikation sehr erleichtert. Wir haben somit nicht nur vom deutschen bzw. österreichischen Tourguide sehr viel gelernt, sondern auch von unserem Fahrer - sei dies zu kretischen Hochzeitsritualen oder zu einheimischen Kräutern und Gewürzen!
Also, alles in Allem eine sehr empfehlenswerte Veranstaltung! 5 Sterne!!!