Nida route

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Our day is the best way to explore the highest mountains of the island with traditional villages, caves, plateaus, rolling vineyards, mythology and the local life here in Crete. Starting our journey from Gazi we head straight off road along the river bed to the picturesque village of Pendamodi, for a short stop to see the quaint church and natural spring. We wind our way through the vineyards of the largest wine producing area on the island to the village of Krousonas where we have the opportunity to taste local produce 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 no 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 chequered history with a visit a very unusual monument and a traditional Shepherds ‘mitato’ where you can experience the traditional way of cheese making. Our next highlight is a visit to the Ideon Andron cave, where mythology states that Zeus took refuge here and escaped death.
Now for lunch! A delicious meal consisting of starters and a traditional main course from the oven (vegetarian option available) all to be accompanied with unlimited local Cretan wine and bottled water and with views of the highest plateau on the island. Once refreshed we continue our journey through the village of Anogeia for a short walk before we slowly make our journey back we have amazing photo opportunities with views over Heraklion and Almiros Gorge, from here we even see the ancient palace of Knossos in the distance. This day is packed full of amazing photo opportunities with excitement second to none. You certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our Great Adventure!

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.
  • Towel and swimwear is essential!
  • Extra money for personal purchases, think of souvenirs, olive oil products, raki etc.

Tips
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.

 

The best way to explore the real side of Crete

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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Nida route

The Heart of Crete

Our day is the best way to explore the highest mountains of the island with traditional villages, caves, plateaus, rolling vineyards, mythology and the local life here in Crete.

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