Day trip

East Crete: Katharo Plateau and Sarakina Gorge SUV Tour

East Crete: Katharo Plateau and Sarakina Gorge SUV Tour

From US$ 170.15 per person

Discover the wonders of East Crete as you travel across the island’s stunning landscapes in an SUV. Visit the historic village of Krista, see local wildlife and admire the views at Katharo Plateau, then immerse yourself in the magic of Sarakina Gorge.

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 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, German, Russian, Polish
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel.
Private group


  • Admire the changing landscapes of East Crete from the comfort of an SUV
  • Visit the breathtaking Katharo Plateau and the Sarakina Gorge
  • Wander around the charming villages of Krista and Myrtos
Full description
Your island adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in an SUV, then heads to the first stop of the day. Arrive in the quaint village of Krista, famous for is long history which dates back to the Ancient Greek and Ottoman eras. Visit the 12th century Church of Panagia Kera, which is one of the island’s most important religious monuments, boasting the finest-preserved Byzantine-era frescoes in Crete. Continue the tour through the Cypress Forest, looking out for sheep, goats, and vultures along the way, until you reach the Katharo Plateau. From the plateau soak up breathtaking views of the sprawling scenery and take photos of the Mirrabello Bay, which earned its name from the Venetian translation of ‘beautiful view’. Move south towards the Sarakina Gorge traveling through the Selakano Forest, which is famous for its production of exceptional honey. Cool off in the shade provided by the imposing gorge as you learn about this fascinating natural wonder and snap incredible photos for your holiday album. The final stop of the tour is the fishing village of Myrtos, which is the southernmost point in Europe. Enjoy some time to explore the village, shop for handmade trinkets, relax in a local café, or swim in the glistening waters.
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Masks and gloves
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
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 will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Hiking shoes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  •  This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility
  •  Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. All vehicles are thoroughly disinfected. Hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves are provided on the premises
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September 2, 2021

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