Combine the highest mountains of the island with traditional villages, caves, plateaus, vineyards, mythology, and the local life here in Crete.
Starting our journey from Gazi we head to the village of Krousonas where we have the opportunity to taste local products such as Olive Oil and Raki. Here we have free time for a coffee to relax and enjoy the stunning views. Continuing our journey towards Livadi Plateau we see some of the many apple orchards in the area and without doubt meet some friendly local goats. As we head to our next stop of the Nida Plateau the highest point of our day, with views of the highest mountain ‘Psiloritis’ which is capped with snow most of the year. You will hear tales of the Resistance and Crete’s checkered history with a visit of a very unusual monument and a traditional Shepherds ‘mitato’ where the cheese was made. Our next highlight is a visit to the Ideon Andron cave, where mythology states that Zeus took refuge here and escaped death.
Building up an appetite we make our way to the famous village of Anogeia where we have a delicious BBQ lunch with unlimited wine (vegetarian option available). Once refreshed go for a short walk where you can visit the center of Anogeia. Before we slowly make our journey back off road to the home of El Greco which is the village of Fodele where you have the chance to relax before we are heading homewards.
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!!
- Krousonas= Raki & Olive oil tasting
- Livadi Plateau= Apple orchards=
- Nida Plateau= Viewpoint/Highest point
- Shepherd mitato= Cheese tasting
- Ideon Andron= Zeus cave
- Lunch stop= Traditional Cretan Food with local wine and water
- Anogeia = Little walk
- Fodele= Coffee break