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Jeep Safari in Shepherd Hut (Mitato) [Psiloritis Mountain]

Combine unique panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut ‘’Mitato’’. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel our hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through traditional villages of Milopotamos and arriving at Saint Kiriaki Church in Garazo Village where our first stop take place.

After the church visit we continue our route and in a few kilometers our adventurous off road route starts in an area with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing field and views continues until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that use to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars and our second stop takes places. The unique view from the monastery is a great spot for pictures combing the highest mountain tops of Crete and a farming valley.

If we are lucky ... eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photo stops.

The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s Hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and cheese making process. There the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Graviera Cheese.

Leaving Shepfherd’s hut and working up an appetite we arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.

The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.

Above mentioned prices are for group participation. If you wish to book your own Jeep for a private Jeep Safari tour with only your family or perhaps colleagues, we will be happy to give you prices and ideas for a memorable tour. Please don't hesitate to contact us for a unique offer.

Booking Options

  • phone: , +30 6955857178
  • E-mail: info@destinationcrete.gr
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Jeep Safari in Shepherd Hut (Mitato) [Psiloritis Mountain]

Details

Type
Jeep/4X4/Motorbike, Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
Jeep (4X4) Safari,Gastronomy, Local products
Tags
Idi/Psiloritis Mountain, Cretan lifestyle, wine, Cretan cuisine
location
Idi Mountain/ Psiloritis, Rethymno
Languages
Greek, English

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Indicative Price (Total)
€70 per person
Costs

€74 (Adults & childs aged 13-up)
€47 (Childs aged from 8-12)

(*) Above mentioned prices are for group participation.

Difficulty Level & Required Equipment

Difficulty Level
1 (Very Easy)
Difficulty Level Notes

On Road 60% - Off Road 40%

This trip is not recommended for people suffering from car sickness, fear of heights or bumpy roads, disabled people or people with mobility problems, children under 8 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a Jeep tour.

Wine tasting is not allowed for participants under 18 years old. (Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead).

Don’t forget your comfortable shoes (for example trekking shoes or sandals), camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn we advise you to bring a jacket.

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

Pickup times: 9:15 - 9:45
Tour starts: 10:00
Duration: 6.5-7  hours approx.

On Request
Yes, No
Schedule

Summer Season (1/4 - 1/11): Monday, Thursday, Sunday
Winter Season (2/11 - 31/03): On Request

Services

All inclusive
Yes
Included Services
  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Multi-language group guide-drivers.
  • Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders.
  • Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting.
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”.
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
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Terms & Conditions

Terms & conditions

Our partner reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made in advance, no later than 24 hours before departure. A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from Our partner.

If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, Our partner will refund 100% of made payments.

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