Minoan Route 2017-12-01T10:49:20+00:00

Minoan Route – Explore the birth place of Zeus


Adults € 79, Child € 45


  • Pick-up from hotel
  • Experienced and Informative Drivers
  • BBQ Lunch with Unlimited wine
  • Fuel and Insurance


01/4 – 10/11:
Every day

Don’t Forget

  • Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you to walk on uneven roads.
  • Camera, for breathtaking pictures.
  • Sun protection; we advise the use of especially during July, August and September.
  • Extra money for personal purchases, think of souvenirs, olive oil products, raki etc.

Our lunch consists of several traditional starters with Greek salad and there is a choice of main course. If you have any specific food requests, in case of vegetarian, religious or food allergies these can be made with our driver at pick-up.

All our drivers are professionally trained with the best driving skills. Through the day you will hear anecdotes and stories about Crete, Traditions, Religious, Flora and Fauna and other relative information.

The tour is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with children, and companies.

Payment options

  • Cash to driver at the day of your Tour
  • Paypal payments, without a Paypal account credit card payments can be made.

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Our day 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.

Your day starts from the moment you meet your drivers where they take you to your first stop at the Potamies Reservoir water dam. Continuing our journey through paths and olive trees, we reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct of Lyttos. Next stop is the quaint village of Kastamonitsa where we join the locals for a coffee break in the traditional cafeneion. From here the real off-road adventure begins by climbing high into the mountains and following the ancient minaon path that leads us to the cave of Zeus, whilst these days we will pass only shepherds and their goats on our travels. At 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. Our next point gives you the opportunity to take photographs as if with a helicopters view of the Lassithi Plateau which is from here where we drop down to the plateau for your delicious BBQ lunch with unlimited wine!

Then on to Lassithi plateau itself where time has virtually stood still, the local people are mainly farmers. You will also see many donkeys at work. We then make our way to Seli, where once again we have an opportunity to take amazing photos of this unique scenery. 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 also 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!!

Pickup Areas

Pickup from any Hotel within the highlighted area.

Not in the area! And would you like to join Minoan Route, call us for the possibilities. Or use the chat on the left bottom.

Call: +302897032666

Frequently Asked Questions

What age is the child price? 2015-05-11T17:25:19+00:00

The Child price is ranged from 2 to 12 years. Children under 2 years of age are free if sat on the lap of an adult, just like with most major airlines!

Is there a repeat customer discount? 2017-01-16T14:00:29+00:00
Should you wish to join us again, please contact us directly to see what we can offer you!
What is the cancellation and refund policy? 2015-05-11T17:23:32+00:00

We kindly ask that as much notice is given as possible should you wish to cancel with the minimum time being 24 hours prior to the start of your tour. Should you cancel on the day of your tour then a refund will issued at our discretion. Refunds will be made within 48 hours.

How do i pay for my tour? 2015-05-11T17:22:47+00:00

You can pay in advance by Paypal or Credit Card, you have the added option of paying cash to your driver on the day of your tour.

Weather conditions on the day 2015-05-11T17:20:51+00:00

Land Rover Safari runs whatever the weather!

Is there an age limit? 2017-01-16T14:00:29+00:00

No! Land Rover Safari is a fun day out suitable for all the family, young or old!

How extreme is your Safari? 2017-01-16T14:00:29+00:00

It’s a fun day out suitable for all the family, for all ages! Yes you will get bumped about and dusty but that’s all part of the fun!

It was truly an amazing day , going up the mountain was a thrill with every twist and turn of the road the scenery keeps changing from one second to the other . But the best was our guide Mr. Darrell, he was such a source of great knowledge and great enthusiasm, in spite of his experience for more than 25 years in the island we shared his excitement as though he was seeing everything with us for the first time . From the many tour guides I’ve met through the years going on holidays he really stood out as being truly genuinely happy to see and tell us about the different plants , trees and animals especially the magnificent Griffen Vulture and then the goat valley and Zeus’s cave. Wonderful trip, wonderful guide, wonderful day Thank you Darrell

Safari adventure Minoan Route, Hadeel J

Riding across the (often remote) countryside of Crete while talking with a passionate and insightful driver is a great way to gain the introduction to this unique and compelling part of the world. I was with Geoff and two other tourists, a nice accident of cancellations meaning front and back seat views in the Land Rover. It was peak flower season, providing an ever more colorful view of the dramatic and historic landscapes in the eastern uplands above Elounta. I wish more countries had this novel way of exposing the people, the history, and the natural history. So much more engaging than the typical sterile tourist interpretations of an area. Safari Club Crete has figured it out and brings it out in a joyful and passionate way.

Cultural and natural history of Crete revealed uniquely, Steve Z Portland, Oregon