Our day is the perfect way to explore the southern part of Crete from mountains and gorges to beautiful palm beaches.
Our journey starts as we head towards the wilderness and high altitudes where you have a helicopter view of one of the magnificent gorges, where you can see the vultures soaring high on the thermals.
We pass through small traditional villages full of character and interest where we make a brief stop for our guests to take photos of the beautiful scenery at the Potamon Dam. From here we make the short journey to Patsos Gorge with its imposing rock faces and interesting features, whilst here we have time to enjoy a coffee and sample the local drink, Raki. Back in the vehicles again and through the mountains we come to our next stop. Everyone will be impressed with the village of Spili, famous for its spring water. Over 25 lion head fountains have cold mountain water running all year round, small shops sell handmade souvenirs and traditional hand crafts.
We continue on through dirt tracks, bumpy roads and quaint villages, where time has virtually stood still. After passing through Kerame our guests can see the panoramic view of the southern Cretan coast and the Libyan sea. After getting dusty and dirty a swim at Preveli Beach will be very welcomed?! Preveli is one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. Its tall palm trees and crystal clear water were even chosen to advertise Bacardi on television, it is the only beach where guests can swim in cold mountain and ocean waters in the same place.
Working up an appetite, walking back from the beach we stop for a traditional Cretan meal with unlimited wine. After lunch, we start the climb back up into the mountains for more dramatic scenery, and more photos as we drive through Kroustaliotico Gorge. As we head back everyone can see the entire city of Rethymno from the top of a mountain which can only be reached by Land Rover® vehicles.
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!!
- Wilderness = Eagle
- Potamon dam = lookout point
- Patsos Gorge = coffee break + raki tasting
- Spili = 25 Lion’s Head Fontainen
- Kerame = lookout point
- Preveli beach = swimming + lunch
- Kroustaliotico gorge = lookout point
- Rethymno view