Crete: Land Rover Safari Nida Plateau Route

Crete: Land Rover Safari Nida Plateau Route

From $103.39 per person

Combine the highest mountains in Crete with traditional villages, caves, plateaus, rolling vineyards and mythology with this Land Rover safari.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Valid 1 day
Starting time 8:30 AM
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Live tour guide
Pickup included
Pick-up from the main entrance/reception of your hotel in Heraklion city


  • Visit the Livadi and Nida Plateaus
  • Enjoy a complimentary BBQ lunch with unlimited wine
  • Meet a local shepherd and witness firsthand the Cretian method of cheese making
Full description
Get picked up from your hotel in Gazi and head straight off-road along the river bed to the picturesque village of Pendamodi. Here, enjoy a quick stop to see the picturesque church and natural springs. Journey through the vineyards of the largest wine producing area on the island to the village of Krousonas and sample some local produce such as olive oil and raki. Enjoy some free time here to get a coffee and take in the stunning views. Continue towards Livadi Plateau with views of the many apple orchards in the area and meet some friendly local goats. Next, stop at the Nida Plateau, the highest point of the day, and enjoy spectacular views of Crete's highest snowcapped mountain ‘Psiloritis’. Listen to tales of the resistance and Crete’s chequered history, visit a very unusual monument and a traditional Shepherds ‘mitato’, and experience the traditional Cretian method of cheese making. Next, visit the Ideon Andron cave, where mythology states that Zeus took refuge and escaped death. Head to the famous village of Anogeia for a delicious BBQ lunch with unlimited wine (vegetarian option available) with views of the highest plateau on the island. Once refreshed, go for a short walk to the center of Anogeia (optional). Finally, slowly head back off-road to the home of El Greco, the village of Fodele, and take some time to relax before beginning your journey back to the hotel.
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Driver/guide
  • BBQ lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and insurance
    Covid-19 precautions
    Safety measures in place
    • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
    • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
    • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
    Traveler requirements
    • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
    • Customers must fill out a travel information form

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    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Sun hat
    • Sunscreen

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