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Explore cretan “Shepherd’s Hut”

Tour Overview

This is a call to become part of the primitive and challenging life of Cretan shepherds on Lefka Ori Mountain, where shepherds live and produce cheese following the same techniques from hundreds of years ago.

Tour Highlights

  • Have an off-road adventure to a shepherd’s hut
  • Drive through olive, orange and lemon groves and spend time in a picturesque village
  • Discover Cretan cuisine, history and culture


Expert drivers will take you through olive, orange and lemon groves. A few minutes later the urban landscape is far away!
Venizelos Gorge: Our first stop, is in that amazing gorge. Admire and take plenty of photos of wild landscape nature.
Therisso: A picturesque village, a turning point in the local history. The Cretan revolution started right here, in 1905!
Shepherd’s Hut: Things are getting more and more adventurous in our Jeep Safari tour. An off road route is a challenge worth’s living. Half an hour later we reach the shepherd’s hut the traditional “Mitato”, where shepherds live and produce cheese following hundred years old techniques.
Therisso: Lunch time! Taste Greek cuisine, wine and hospitality.
Vatolakos: In our last stop we visit a nice small museum, which was an olive mill in the 19th century. Driving through olive, orange and lemon groves again we will be back to the starting point.

Important Tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • We would recommend to bring with you good walking (closed toes) shoes with non-slippery soles, a camera, hat, sunscreen, comfortable casual clothing, sunglasses.
  • 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

Tips & Useful Info

Items: Bottle of water
Starting point: Chania, Crete Region, Greece
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Hotel pick up and drop off (up to 20km from Chania), English speaking guide-driver, Liability Insurance, all applicable VAT & Local taxes, Entrance fee to museums, Traditional Cretan Snack, Lunch with traditional food and wine (+18y), Tour in Luxury 7 seater Mitsubishi Pajero
Excluded Amenities: Personal Travel & Health Insurance, personal expenses, gratuities, meals not mentioned in inclusions, Airplane (international and domestic) tickets, Hotel transfers to/from airport other than those mentioned in inclusions, meals not stated in the inclusions, optional activities that are not mentioned in inclusions
Minimum number of guests needed: 3
Maximum number of guests: 12
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

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