Day trip

Crete: Land Rover Safari Through Katharo Plateau

4.8 / 5

4 reviews

Crete: Land Rover Safari Through Katharo Plateau

From US$ 100.96 per person

Discover the plateaus of central Crete and ancient paths rich in diverse flora and fauna. Ride over the beautiful mountains, stop in idyllic little towns and visit the birthplace of Zeus.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
Hotel pickup from Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Stalida, Malia and Sissi.
Small group
Limited to 12 participants


  • Discover the rugged natural landscape of Crete and follow the enchanted paths and mountain passes
  • Admire the Lassithi Plateau, go through the largest forest on the island and enjoy a delicious barbecue
  • Visit the Psychro Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, father of the gods, and see sycamores in Krasi
Full description
Discover Crete and cross the Katharo Plateau. Follow the enchanted path through a huge woodland area and admire the wild nature. Begin with a fantastic view of Mirabello Bay. Then travel through the incredibly beautiful landscape alongside the largest forest on the island and up to a height of 1,500 meters. At the next stop, enjoy a unique view of the Lassithi Plateau and the northern coast of Crete. Discover the Lassithi Plateau, where time seems to stand still. The local society remains largely agrarian, using donkeys in their everyday lives and making regional products according to ancient traditions. Enjoy a delicious barbecue and local wine, then visit the birthplace of Zeus, the father of the gods. Head to the little town of Krasi, known for its 2,000-year-old sycamores and natural springs. Stop in Selinari on the way back and see the vultures increasingly threatened by extinction.
  • Lunch
  • Hotel pick-up and return transfer
  • Ride in Land Rover
  • Guide
  • Entry fees
Not suitable for
  • People with back problems
  • Pregnant women
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Sun hat

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
  • Oversize luggage
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 4 reviews

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We had an unforgettable time with our guide Wolfgang "Wolf". He showed us the untouched sides of the eastern plateaus, away from tourism. With his honest and open manner, he has been able to tell and show us a lot about Crete and its flora and fauna. A highly recommended tour that was absolutely worth the price.

September 3, 2018

A must have. A great daytime event for little money.

We can only recommend this excursion to you. Our guide Christian picked us up at the hotel on time and as agreed. The tour through no villages in the mountains was just great! Individual questions from the guests were dealt with in detail. In between you have the opportunity to buy self-produced goods (cheese, oil, etc.), which are made by the residents at home. Something is not forced on anyone who does not want to buy anything. The locals were very friendly and you just felt welcome. If you have a whole day and want to see something other than the beach, you should strike here. My girlfriend and I would book the trip again at any time.

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August 31, 2018

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