Our day is the perfect way to explore the southern part of Crete with mountains and gorges to beautiful palmbeaches.
Our journey starts as we head towards the wilderness and high altitudes where you have a helicopter view of one of the magnificent gorges and a chance to see the vultures, which are now an endangered species. 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 thelocal drink, Raki.
Everyone will be impressed with the village of Spili. This is most famous for its spring water, over 50 lion head fountains have cold mountain water running all year round. The journey continues on along dirt tracks and bumpy roads passing through villages, where time has virtually stood still. After the village of Kerame our guests can see the panoramic view of the southern Cretan coast and the Libyan sea. Having spent the morning getting dusty and dirty, a swim at Preveli Beach will be very welcomed!!! (Please be aware that walking shoes are needed to reach the beach)
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 water or ocean water 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 the Kourtaliotiko Gorge.
This is a day full of many surprises. The excitement is second to none!!! You certainly won’t forget your fun day out with SAFARICLUB !!!
- • Prasses Gorge= Eagle viewpoint
• Potamon dam = viewpoint
• Agios Antonios = National Park
• Spili = 50 Lion’s Head Fountain
• Kerame = viewpoint
• Preveli beach = swimming (1 hour) + lunch
• Kroustaliotiko gorge = viewpoint