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Jeep Safari Mitato

On this jeep safari, you will have the opportunity to learn about the history and the traditions of Crete, meet locals, explore the wildlife, hospitality & tastes of Cretan cuisine.

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. Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view… If we are lucky… eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. 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.

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 shoes, a camera, a hat, suncream
  • 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

Starting point: Chania, Χανιά, Ελλάδα
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Hotels pick up and drop off, Multi-language group guide-drivers, Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders, A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”, Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine, Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
Excluded Amenities: Personal expenses, Transportation to the meeting point, Air tickets to/from Greece, Personal Travel & Health Insurance not included, Tips, anything not specified in the inclusions section
Minimum number of guests needed: 6
Maximum number of guests: 14
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

Reviews & Comments (1)

Jeremy M
Athens , 10
5 out of 5

Thanasius and crew took us on a most amazing safari tour of a side of Crete we would have otherwise never have seen -- we got to experience amazing views from the hilltop vineyards, drink fantastic wine and see the inner workings of a Cretian vineyard, but most impressive was the window into a Shepard life, eating their home food (amazing!) and going up to their mountain house and seeing how and where they live. Breathtaking. Simple. Very real. Absolutely authentic. These sorts of experiences are rare these days, and in this case, were only open to us because of the good will and long-cultivated relationships built by our guide. Thanasius was just incredible -- the best safari guide ever! Thanks friends. I will see you again!

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