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Chania Tour to Apokoronas Villages and Profit Ilias Off-Road Tour


  • A visit to Profit Ilias and a shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1300m
  • Visit Cretan villages of Vryses, Fres, Tzitzifes, Pemonia, Melidoni and Neo Chorio.
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • Semi private safari tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • 7 - 8 Hours Approx.

  • Distance

    120 km

  • Difficulty
  • Altitude Dif:

    1300 m

Pick Up Times

  • 8:15 Kolymvary
  • 8:30 Platanias
  • 8:35 Agia Marina
  • 8:50 Chania
  • 9:10 Kalives
  • 9:30 Almirida
  • 10:00 Georgioupoli
  • 10:05 Kavros


Whole Year Round: Daily on Request

Price Includes

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium offroad vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities


Combine panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most famous areas of Crete, ‘Apokoronas” in a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island by visiting the villages, speak and hang out with locals and taste local dishes with the Cretan hospitality that characterizes us. Our day begins with a stop at Vrysses Village close to the river side and under plane trees. We continue our route around the traditional villages of Nipos and Tzitzifes and Fres, Following a visit in the temple of Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Two Rocks. Once a rock detached from the mountain and rolled down the slope. On the top of the rock, the church of Panagia was built. Adjacent there, is another rock, both forming an impressive scenery.
Our amazing off-road adventure begins after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through villages of Pemonia and Melidoni which are situated at the foothill of White mountains. On the way up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Northern Crete and if we are lucky, eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. A bumpy rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of 1300 meters altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original "Mitato".
On our way down to the villages, we will have our lunch stop at Neo Chorio Village. Lunch will include a Cretan platter with wine.

Fully refreshed we then continue our tour, following an easy asphalt route back to your hotels.

Our escort drivers with the help of the premium off road vehicles of Uncharted Escapes will offer you the most exciting day in Apokoronas Villages, allowing you to take in the best panoramic views of Northern Cretet, embrace the local hospitality while enjoying the professional yet relaxed service.

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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 fully refund 100% all payments.

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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. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old and for the specific tour.

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.

Travelers Info: COVID-19

Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff wellbeing, having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government.

Ready to welcome you again, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. We know that holidays with your family and friends are very important to you, so are here to make sure you relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

In detail:

Before Your Tour:

  • We recommend that you should be at the pick-up area (your hotel or an indicated point near your hotel) 10 minutes prior to your pick up time and our escort will be on time welcome you and show your  seat, in order to keep social distancing guidelines.
  • Our vehicles are filled up according to governmental covid-19 law of their capacity. For the time our 9-seater vehicles can accommodate 4 guests and our 7-seater 2 guests. These limitations maybe exceeded by families travelling with children younger than 18 years old or if governmental laws and regulations against covid-19 infections change.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those participating in the tour ( escort, driver, staff) will be monitored daily, excluding, and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.

On Board:

  • Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.
  • Sanitizing dispensers are available at each vehicle.

During Your Tour:

  • All those taking running the tour and service (escort, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • Sealed Lunch Boxes will be given during some of our day tours and on day tours which include lunch in restaurants will be provided at restaurants that follow all the hygiene protocols.

Cleaning Standards:

Enhanced Vehicle Cleaning:

  • The average cleaning time is doubled both during the day and after the end of each tour.
  • All sensitive touch areas such as seats, armrests, sidewalls etc. are intensively cleaned and sanitized daily before and after tour.

Air Circulation On Board:

Our vehicles are equipped with A/C (and when used internal air circulation is turned to OFF) but as our safari tours are mainly operated in country side we strongly recommend the tours to be conducted with open windows for continuous fresh air circulation and to feel the freshness of the countryside.

Our People:

Our staff is trained in the latest hygiene protocols and cleaning procedures. They use personal protective equipment (face masks/shields and optional gloves) to ensure a safe travel experience for you and themselves.

Greece is well known for its long history and unique hospitality throughout the centuries.  We remain confident that our services are of high value and will provide the most memorable experience in Greece to you, family or friends. We look forward to escape the ordinary with you!