Crete: Land Rover Safari on the Holy Mountain with Lunch

Crete: Land Rover Safari on the Holy Mountain with Lunch

From $196.90 per person

Visit the Holy Mountain of Giouhtas and then enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch and authentic wine tasting in one of Crete's leading wineries on this off-road safari.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 5 hours
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Instant confirmation
Driver
English, Greek
Pickup included
From your hotel in the predefined pick-up areas

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Holy Temple on top of Giouhta mountain
  • Enjoy the sweeping natural views
  • Drive through vineyards and olive groves in Syllamos
  • Taste the delicious Cretan cuisine
Full description
Experience an off-road journey to the mythical and sacred mountain of Giouhtas. Explore the unique Cretan landscape surrounded by vineyards and olive groves while you learn more about this regions rich history and many legends. Meet your guide and drive towards the highest peak of Giouhtas through a beautiful pine forest and past the church of Christ the Lord, built in 1443. Absorb the magnificent view of the valley of Archanes, search for herbs and observe the imposing vultures in the steep cliffs. Then enjoy a special tasting session at the Fabrika Wine Experience. Trace the full process of winemaking, from harvesting to maturation and bottling of wine, while getting acquainted with traditional wine-making methods and tools. Finally, drive through the impressive Archaniotiko Gorge to Syllamos village, where you will experience excellent Cretan cuisine in an almost fairytale landscape. Head back to Heraklion along an ancient road passing a Venetian aqueduct built in 1628. Stop for some pictures and discover the structure in all its beauty.
Includes
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • Free transport from Heraklion area
  • Fuel costs
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Wine, soft drinks, 2 bottles of water, and 1 juice per person
  • Binoculars (2 pairs per car)
  • Private expenses and extra drinks
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with pre-existing medical conditions
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • 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 must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts, or a negative rapid test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Sandals
  • Camera
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs
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Product ID: 400070