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Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
Hotel pickup included
Private guide for a more personalized experience
A la carte dinner included
After the morning's pickup from your accommodations, the journey will start as you head toward the wilderness and high altitudes where you get a bird's eye view of one of the magnificent gorges, where you can see the vultures soaring high on the thermals.
Pass through small traditional villages full of character and interest. Make a brief stop to take photos of the beautiful scenery at the Potamon Dam. From here, make the short journey to Patsos Gorge with its imposing rock faces and interesting features, where you'll take time to enjoy a coffee and sample the local drink, Raki.
Afterward, it's back in the vehicles again and through the mountains to your 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, and small shops sell handmade souvenirs and traditional handmade crafts. Continue on through dirt tracks, bumpy roads and quaint villages, where time has virtually stood still. After passing through Kerame, you can take-in 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 as you walk back from the beach. Stop for a traditional Cretan meal with unlimited wine. After lunch, start the climb back up into the mountains for more dramatic scenery, and more photos as you drive through Kroustaliotico Gorge. As you head back, view the entire city of Rethymno from the top of a mountain which can only be reached by your 4x4 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 this great adventure.
Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant rates apply provided they do not occupy a seat
Wheelchair accessible, please advise at time of booking if wheelchair assistance is required
Your area hotel
After booking is made you will receive a confirmation e-mail with exact pick up time
Times are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.