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Chania Jeep & 4WD tours

Our most recommended Chania Jeep & 4WD tours

Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

1. Georgioupolis Full-Day Land Rover Safari Experience

Hop in a 4x4 vehicle for a full-day safari adventure and learn about Cretan traditions while indulging in delicious food. Tour the paradisical countryside and swim in the clear water of the South Cretan Sea. Climb to an altitude of 1,200 meters and experience the quietness of the White Mountains and Cretan dances in a fascinating landscape. Keep an eye out for vultures that will take your breath away with their imposing appearance. Visit an old village with a Byzantine Church and a café stocked with Cretan products, including herbs, raki, and honey. See a castle and swim in the pristine waters of the South Cretan Sea before heading to a tavern to try traditional dishes. Visit a family-owned winery and learn how wine is produced on the island. Discover the secrets of Creten olive oil at an old factory and learn how to identify various grades of olive oil. Step into the island's past with visits to historical museums.

Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

2. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tastings - Safari Tour with Lunch

3. Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tastings - Safari Tour with Lunch

Discover how an authentic 17th-century mountain settlement has been transformed into an ethical tourist complex. Learn about the age-old tradition of wine and olive oil production in Chania, then enjoy a lunch of traditional food and local wine. After pickup at your hotel in the Chania region, travel to the traditional village of Spilia and admire stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the cave of Saint John the Hermit. Head towardd Ano Vouves village to see the 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Explore a small typical farm and enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, sample organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continue with a tasting of 5 different types of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Drive along the dirt roads to the amazing Milia Mountain Retreat agro-tourism complex. Step back in time at a retreat where the lack of electricity and the stone homes invite visitors to get back to basics and switch off from the everyday stress of the modern world. Driving back to Chania, marvel at the wild landscapes of the Topolia Gorge.

From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

4. From Chania: White Mountains Land Rover Safari

Get back to nature and look for wildlife by 4WD jeep as you drive into the White Mountains. Cross a valley full of orange groves, avocado trees, and vegetable gardens, pass through rural villages, and experience life on the island away from the beach resorts. Break for a coffee or cup of mountain tea far from the crowds. Then continue uphill to discover a typical shepherd's hut (mitato) in a remote area that other vehicles can't reach. Learn about the local graviera cheese and what life is like as a shepherd. Keep a look out for eagles and wild goats, and then venture along a rocky road to get panoramic vistas from 1,350 meters above sea level. Return towards Chania via the village of Therisso, where you will stop to try the local produce at a traditional family-run tavern. Next, follow the road through the amazing Therisso gorge to arrive back in Chania.

Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

5. Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

Explore the White Mountains area of Crete on a guided Jeep tour. Visit local villages and sample local products. Taste olive oil and 5 different wines, and savor a traditional lunch of Cretan products. After pickup on your hotel, set off on your tour with your local guide, learning basic historical and cultural information as you go. Make your first stop at Ano Vouves village, home to a 3,000-5,000-year-old olive tree. While in Ano Vouves, learn about historical olive oil production in the village, see a typical farm, and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or fresh orange juice. Continue to Anoskeli village for your olive oil and wine tastings. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn about the wines and olive oils from the sommeliers and olive oil producers. Then, taste 5 wines and extra virgin olive oil with local products like olives, mizithra, and graviera cheeses. Afterward, prepare for a more adventurous drive as your guide takes you on an off-road route. From Sebronas Gorge, approach the Omalos Plateau at 1000 meters of altitude where the shepherds attend to their sheep and goats all year round. Stop for lunch and admire a magnificent view of Samaria Gorge and the highest summit of the White Mountains, Pachnes. Enjoy a lunch consisting of traditional Cretan flavors with seasonal salad, wine or beer, and dessert. After lunch, drive to Chania and take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea from up high. Watch the scenery change rapidly out the window as you move from the rocket mountains to the valley of orange, lemon, olive, and avocado trees. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

6. Georgioupolis Safari Discover The Cretan Culture

This tour is for those who would like to get to know Cretan culture and traditions while enjoying a four-hour off-road excursion. You will visit a modern olive mill, so that you can see how olive oil is produced, and you can also enjoy the opportunity to sample some of the oils. After this, you will explore some myths and stories hidden You also learn about the history of a 400-year-old tower which was built by the most fearsome Turkish Janissary and is still almost intact to this day. After that you will climb 600 metres above sea-level on an off-road route. You will travel through the Lefka Ori woods and you will be stunned by the panoramic views from the trail. Later, you will meet a shepherd who will show you how Cretan cheeses are made and you can try some of the cheeses he makes himself.   Finally, the evening will come to a close with a traditional evening meal. There will be lots of food and traditional dishes for everyone to enjoy, and the evening will leave you with fond memories of your day spent exploring Crete. 

Chania: Guided Food and Wine Walking Tour with Lunch

7. Chania: Guided Food and Wine Walking Tour with Lunch

Your tour guide will take you and your small group in places where you can converse with town folk and sample traditional delicacies such as fresh tomatoes, olives, traditional Cretan cheese with honey, Cretan salad, "sigklino", "dolmades", "pastitsio", "ntakos", "mizithra" and the local spirit, "tsikouthia". You will also participate in a delicious wine tasting as you learn first-hand the traditions and customs of this beautiful country. Your walking tour will allow you to view up close and personal this scenic port where old buildings, museums, churches and shops are all built close to the panoramic harbor. Throughout the tour you will have the opportunity to see a variety of sites on a hill that provides a sweeping view of the city of Chania. You will begin to get a sense of Italy, maybe Venice or Florence, in the mesmerizing atmosphere of conditions that mix both character and culture of the Cretan people and their traditions. Accompanied by your local, friendly and knowledgeable guide, this tour will open your eyes to so much more than the average excursion as you will be provided with a glimpse into a culture's long, rich history. This is by far not your typical historical tour, sign up now and be a part of discovering what Greece is all about on this intimate introduction to the people and lifestyle of Chania.

From Chania: Private Tour To Elafonisi and Falasarna

8. From Chania: Private Tour To Elafonisi and Falasarna

Escape to Crete’s amazing beaches Elafonisi and Falasarna, swim in turquoise crystal clear waters, explore traditional villages along the way and absorb the beauty as we are safely navigating through the Cretan Countryside.  There’s something undeniably artistic in the way the Cretan landscape unfolds, from the amazing sandy beaches in the north coast to the rugged canyons spilling out at the cove-carved and cliff-lined southern coastline. In between, orange and olive tree valleys, traditional villages, and spectacular views of the White Mountains. Our escort will pick you up from your accommodation for a private tour with premium off-road vehicle from Chania to Elafonisi beach for swimming and 2 hours free time for area exploration. On the way to the South Coast we are crossing many historic Cretan villages like Topolia, Vlatos, Elos and Gorges whose views are breathtaking, with many photo stop opportunities. After our dive at the famous Elafonisi beach we are heading west travelling next to the gleaming sea and crossing Cretan villages of west coast like Chrisoskalitisa, Amygdalokefali, Sfinari. Then we reach Falasarna sandy beach for swimming and 2 hours free time to relax and enjoy the crystal clear waters. Here your lunch packages will be provided by us, ready to take with you down to the beach at any time of the day you wish. The day closes with a smooth ride through the North coast line of West Crete back to your hotel or villa or accommodation. A unique premium backcountry day escape, an exciting adventure embraced by the renowned Greek hospitality while enjoying the sights and professional but relaxed service!!!

Explore the White Mountains of Crete

9. Explore the White Mountains of Crete

Combine a unique safari tour in the White Mountains of Crete and take in the most incredible panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages, learn the history and the traditions of the island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd while exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from an altitude of 1350m and discover the wildlife of Crete with the help of our premium off road vehicles, driven by specialised multilingual escorts. Our amazing off-road adventure begins by crossing a valley full of orange and avocado trees, and many vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foothills of the White Mountains where we make our coffee stop at Deres to enjoy our morning break. Continuing we drive through the Cretan villages of Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva and Therisso getting a taste of the mountainous Crete in the foot of the White Mountains, following an off road route up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” far away from tourist areas. We are traveling on uncharted routes where only a four wheel drive can approach and we enjoy the magnificent panoramic views of northern Crete and, if lucky ... to marvel some wild eagles and goats from up close giving us a good reason to stop and capture the moment. A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of 1350 meters altitude in the heart of the White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd. We will learn where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut called "Mitato". On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above, until we arrive at Therisso village for a short walk in the historic village and a visit in a small Cretan family tavern for our lunch. After our lunch we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us back to the city of Chania. **Please note that from December to March we travel with snow in the mountains and the route may be altered according to weather conditions **During low season till 31.03.2023 minimum pax per booking should be at least 2 pax or the price for it. **The prices are for group participation with minimum of 4 pax to start.

Private Tour to The White Mountains & Samaria from Above

10. Private Tour to The White Mountains & Samaria from Above

Our day starts from Chania moving south to reach the big orange valley. In a few minutes we will be inside the valley moving southwest through orange trees and farming areas, full of aromas and tastes. Crossing the valley we will encounter the villages of Varipetros, Agia, Alikianos, Fournes and start climbing on altitude through an off-road route, with dense vegetation and the best panoramic view of Chania, we reach Lakoi village for our coffee break. Reaching an altitude of 1000m our adrenaline will raise while we continue our off-road route through the heart of the White Mountains, crossing the unknown shepherd's paths, filling ourselves with the fresh air and magical scenery of the wild vegetation, livestock and breathtaking landscapes. At the end of our adventure route we will reach the Kallergi Refuge at 1680m altitude above sea level. The view just above Samaria Gorge is unique. Looking towards the south you will get a glimpse of the Libyan Sea and the highest tops of the White Mountains surrounding you. Reaching Omalos Plateau we stop for lunch with local platters in a traditional Cretan tavern. After lunch as we follow the way back we pass by the beautiful and historical village of Lakkoi, where we stop for some photos and information about the village and then we continue our route back to Chania filled with the essence of Crete. *Please note that during winter (December-March) the Kallergi refuge may be inaccessible due to dense snow. In that case, we reach Xiloskalo (the entrance of Samaria Gorge) and then we follow alternative off-road routes through mountains and villages. **Please note that from December to March we travel with snow in the mountains and the route may be altered according to weather conditions…

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 56 reviews

It was really a great day! We were picked up by car directly at the hotel in Rethymno and then drove about 20-30 minutes to Georgioupolis. There we switched to the Landrover. Since everyone else was already inside, we unfortunately had to sit apart, but that wasn't so bad! The places we visited were really beautiful. At the stops you were always encouraged to buy something. There was honey, olive oil and other souvenirs. When eating you had the choice between different dishes and there was really something for everyone! There was a starter (tzatziki and Greek salad), main course (variable) and a small dessert (fruit and a pudding cake). Everything was delicious except for the dessert! The time on the beach should have been a little longer for my taste, but after the day you were really exhausted! At the end we were taken home to the hotel. We would recommend the tour to everyone!

This safari tour was an experience worth the price! Our guide Dimitri was polite and talkative. He told us a lot of interesting things during the trip. And best of all, he is a safe driver! We got to see wonderful places. The food and drink were good and the stops appropriate. And we were even picked up and dropped off at our hotel a bit outside the pickup area. We agreed on this via WhatsApp. We can warmly recommend the tour for adults!

it was a perfect day. Our driver, Louise, took us on an offroad adventure with perfect views, good food în cretan style. She show us small villages in to the mountains. We had the perfect guide for this experience and the best driver for on offroad adventure. We coudn't hope for more. She transformed this day în a memorably one. Thanks again, Louise.

The guide was really great. He explained a lot about Kretas history and nature. The route was well picked. We can really recommend this tour.

A perfect Tsg, with an excellent meal. Great tour guide.