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Jeep Safari Cretan Life

Jeep Safari Cretan life

Jeep Safari Cretan life

Cretan Life - Experience the Art of Cooking

Experience Authentic Cretan Culture: Live Like a Local for a Day

Price Includes

  • Land rover Defender/Toyota Landcruiser vehicle & fuel
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water
  • Experienced drivers fluent in your language
  • Cooking lessons
  • Pottery lessons
  • Pick-up and drop-off
  • Adventure and fun

Price Excludes

Personal expenses


  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket


  • No eating, drinking, or smoking inside the vehicles
  • Seat belts are mandatory

What to expect

  • Visit a shepherd’s farm for goat milking and cheese tasting
  • See the sunken village of Sfendili and Aposelemis dam
  • Hike in Embassa Gorge and pick wild herbs
  • Take cooking lessons from locals
  • Learn pottery-making in a local workshop (optional)
  • Enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water
  • See the oldest plane tree in Crete and visit a local olive oil factory
  • Spot wildlife, including the Griffon vulture
  • Have coffee at a traditional cafeteria (optional)

Route Details

  • Explore traditional Cretan life through local activities and cooking lessons
  • Start at a shepherd’s farm in Potamies to see goat milking and try traditional products
  • Visit Aposelemis dam and see the sunken village of Sfendili
  • Hike in Embassa Gorge and pick wild herbs
  • Learn to cook Cretan dishes with local ingredients
  • Visit a pottery workshop and try your hand at ceramics
  • Tour the Lassithi Plateau and visit with locals
  • Enjoy a wood-fired meal at a traditional restaurant
  • Stop in Krasi to see the oldest plane tree in Crete
  • Visit an olive oil factory and learn how to extract oil
  • Return to your hotel with unforgettable memories

Jeep Safari Cretan life

Characteristic route to the discovery of the traditional life of our place through the daily activities of the locals and cooking lessons of local flavors.
First stop: Potamies, a traditional shepherd’s farm to see the milking of the goats and many local activities. We will taste traditional products made from milk and flour that we just watched their production.
Second stop: Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. The village of Sfendili is submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. It’s a natural wetland with a variety of birds!
Third stop: Embassa Gorge. Impressive mountains and wildlife nature with unique views. Opportunity to pick local herbs.
Fourth stop: Cooking lessons from local professionals. Participation in the preparation of dishes from pure ingredients and local products.
Fifth stop: Lassithi Plateau. Visit to a pottery workshop for the secrets of ceramic art as well as participate in the course for the creation of your own ceramics! Time for a tour of the Plateau and contact with its inhabitants. Stop at the local cafeteria.
Sixth stop: Enjoy the food from the wood oven in one of the best traditional restaurants.
Seventh stop: Krasi, a picturesque village. Its square is dominated by the aqueduct of the 18th century and the imposing centuries-old plane trees and the oldest plane tree of Crete that is over 2000 years old!
Eighth stop: Tour of an olive oil factory and learning how to extract olive oil. A small taste test will follow!
Return to your hotel full of unforgettable experiences!

Pick up areas:

Elounda, Ag. Nikolaos, Milatos, Sissi, Malia, Stalida, Chersonissos – Koutouloufari – Piskopiano, Anissaras – Analipsi, Gouves – Kokkini Hani, Heraklion, Amoudara.

Reviews by our travelers

a window to the cretan life

amazing cretan mountains to explore in the real cretan life offroad jeep safari tour live the expirierence of cretan cheese factory,uniqe virgin olive oil and magnificent cretan wine factory


Sep 2020


Went for Cretan Mountain tours as it seemed to have everything we wanted to do in one day. It was very authentic and this was as much a cultural tour as Cretan history lesson. We had cheese, olive oil and wine tasting along with a gorgeous Cretan lunch. Thoroughly enjoyed the day and the guide and would highly recommend them.


Sep 2019

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