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Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

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Heraklion, Greece
Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Discover ancient Minoan history, Cretan farming culture, and magnificent island views on this full-day off-roading adventure from Heraklion. Travel in a rugged Land Rover along historic mountain trails, stopping along the way to visit the mythological Diction Cave, shepherds’ villages, the scenic Lassithi Plateau, and an eco park where traditional ways of life are still practiced. Replenish your energy with an included lunch and taste of ‘raki’ liqueur at a local tavern.
  • Full-day off-road adventure from Heraklion
  • Travel through the gorgeous Cretan mountains in a Land Rover
  • Visit traditional farming villages and an eco park
  • Stop at the Diction Cave, the mythological birthplace of Zeus
  • Take in spectacular views of the Lassithi Plateau
  • Learn about the history of Crete and the ancient Minoan civilization
  • Includes lunch at a local tavern
  • Small group ensures personal service
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Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
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Lunch
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Local taxes
Bottled water
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8:00 AM

After booking, the operator will contact you about pickup time.

We pick up from all hotels situated between Heraklion and Sissi
The adventure begins with morning pickup at your Heraklion hotel and a trip out of town in a sturdy Land Rover with a small group. Drive along the coastline and into the Cretan mountains, stopping first at the Aposelemis Basin Reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct. Journey on to the foothills of the Afendi Mountains for a hearty breakfast (own expense) and visit the forgotten village of Sfendili.

Follow an ancient Minoan path, winding through scenic mountain passes as your guide relates the history and myths of Crete. Get a glimpse into the local shepherding lifestyle with a visit to a mitato to feed the livestock and watch a cheesemaking demonstration. Next, snap photos of the Lassithi Plateau on the way to the famous Dikteon Cave, known as the birthplace of Zeus according to Greek mythology. If you like, pay a small entry fee and climb the rocky steps up to the cave.

After working up an appetite, break for lunch at a local tavern, where you can choose from traditional and vegetarian starters and main courses, served with wine. In the afternoon, observe traditional ways of mountain life and handicrafts at the Lassinthos Eco Park and the farming village of Seli, located on the Lassithi Plateau. Make a final stop in Krassi, known for its natural spring water and 2,000-year-old tree, before the scenic return drive to your hotel.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sfendili
Sfendile the forgotten village on Crete
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Cave of Zeus
Psychro Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in Lasithi plateau in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete. Psychro is associated with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Stop At:  
Lassithi Plateau
The Lasithi Plateauis a high endorheic plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece.
Duration: 15 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Service animals allowed
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Safari Club SA
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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • 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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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Full-Day Land Rover Safari from Heraklion with Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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  • "We visited Zeus's cave where you have the option to hike to- or relax if you'd prefer not to hike."