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Chania Shore Excursion to the White Mountains

Highlights

  • Visit the White Mountains and enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania
  • Embark on a semiprivate safari tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • Pay a visit to an original shepherd’s hut or else “Mitato” at 1350m
  • Savor coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • 7 Hours Approx.

  • Distance

    110 Km

  • Difficulty
    3.0
  • Altitude Dif:

    1350 m

Pick Up Times

8:15 Souda Bay Cruise Terminal

8:15 Chania Old Harbor Katehaki Square

Schedule

Daily Whole Year Round On Request

Price Includes

  • Souda or Chania Old harbor port free pick up and drop off
  • Premium off road vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • Liability Insurance and local taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern
  • Gratuities

Description

Combine a unique safari tour to the White Mountains of Crete where you can take in the panoramic views, explore the traditional Cretan villages, learn the history and the traditions of the Island, and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd during your visit to an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from an altitude of 1350m and discover the wildlife of Crete with the help of our premium off road vehicles, driven by specialized multilingual escorts.

Our amazing off-road adventure begins by crossing a valley full of orange trees, avocados and vegetables gardens. Climbing up the foothills of the White Mountains and passing through the Cretan villages of Nteres, Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva, and Therisso, you will get a taste of mountainous Crete and then we will make our coffee stop at Nteres to enjoy the morning. Coffee or mountain tea will be offered for free to our guests enjoying the village life far away from mass tourism. Continuing our tour we will follow the off road route up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” far away from tourist areas, where only a four wheel driver can approach, to enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, if we are lucky ... take photos of some wild eagles and goats.

A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of1350 meters altitude in the heart of the White Mountains of Crete, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd. We will learn where the famous Cretan “Graviera” cheese was produced and explore an original Shepherd's hut called "Mitato".

On our way back we will enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania from above, until we arrive at Therisso village where we will visit a small traditional family Cretan tavern. There, we will be welcomed by the owner who will introduce us to the Cretan cuisine with plenty of delicious local food and wine and let us feel the true Cretan hospitality.

After our lunch break we will follow the road through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us to the city of Chania.

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Don't Forget

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.

The Trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats or people taller than 1,95cm or heavier than 130 Kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old.

Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be granted from Uncharted Escapes.

If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of made payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: http://www.unchartedescapes.com/terms-conditions.

Adventure Tips

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.    

In order for Uncharted Escapes to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to find possible alternatives.