Land Rover Safari Crete – Minoan Route
Experience the central part of Crete with its mythology, flora, fauna and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life.
Your day starts from the moment you meet your drivers where they take you to your first stop at the Aposelimi dam. Continuing our journey through paths and olive trees, we reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct of Lyttos.
Raki and Olive Oil tasting
Next stop is the quaint village of Kastamonitsa where we join the locals for Raki and Olive oil tasting. From here the real off-road adventure begins by climbing high into the mountains and following the ancient Minoan path that leads us to a local shepard where you have the chance to feed the goats and try some of the home-made cheese. From here we make our way to a
magnificent view point where we can see the Minoan path and the first siting of the Lassithi Plateau.
Cave of Zeus
Making our way down onto the Plateau we head to Zeus’ Cave (where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born!) there is a 6€ entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. When you reach the top of the cave this gives you the opportunity to take photographs as if with a helicopters view of the Lassithi Plateau from here we cross the Plateau and stop for your delicious BBQ lunch with unlimited wine (vegetarian option available)! As we continue we reach the village of Krassi our last stop of the day, which is famous for a 2,000-year- old plane tree and has a natural spring water source.
This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none, you certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our GREAT ADVENTURE with Land Rover Safari Crete!!
- Aposelimi Dam= The sunken Village of Sfendili
- Lyttos= Roman Aqueduct
- Kastamonitsa= Raki + olive oil tasting
- Sheppard= Goat feeding + cheese tasting
- Minoan Path= View Point
- Zeus Cave= Birthplace of Zeus
- BBQ= Traditional Cretan Food with local wine and water
- Krassi= 2000 year old tree