Katharo Route


Land Rover Safari Katharo Route


Our route is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology, and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life.

Our first stop is Kritsa, which is a traditional lower mountain village where you get to have a little walk to see the local craft shops and you have time for a refreshment stop. Moving onwards to a magnificent view point of Mirabello Bay, which follows the views of the north and south coast of the island. Then our journey takes us to the plateau of Katharo passing through the biggest forest on the island, where the roads are non-existent, and the mountains reach a height of 1.500 meters, there will be a refreshment stop at a local kafenion somewhere in this wilderness!! We then continue through the dirt tracks and the goat valley, and this is where the journey really gets exciting.

Our next stop gives you the opportunity to take photographs from a helicopter view of the Lassithi Plateau from where we drop down to the plateau for your BBQ lunch, with unlimited wine (vegetarian option available). Our next stop is Zeus’s cave, where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born, where there is a 6- euros entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. Then, on to Lassithi plateau, where time has virtually stood still, the local people are mainly farmers and you will see many donkeys at work.

As we head back to your hotel, we make a small visit to the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree.

This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none and you certainly won’t forget your fun day out with SAFARICLUB!!\


  • Kritsa= Local village
  • Selakano Forest= Largest Pine Forest of the Island/ Viewpoint
  • Katharo= Raki and Honey Tasting
  • Havgas Gorge = Viewpoint
  • Goat Valley= Viewpoint of Lassithi Plateau
  • BBQ = Traditional Cretan Food with local wine and water
  • Zeus Cave= Birthplace of Zeus
  • Krassi= 2000-year-old tree/village spring


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