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Katharo Route Tour from Agios Nikolaos

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    Get picked up from your hotel in the morning, traveling up into the rugged mountains in the island’s interior to explore the beautiful scenery, laid-back rhythm of daily life in small villages, and tasty local food products.

    Start at the Aposelemis basin reservoir, where you can explore an ancient Roman aqueduct, then head into the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. You’ll visit the village of Kastamonitsa, where you can enjoy a Cretan-style breakfast accompanied by the local liquor, Raki. After breakfast, continue off road higher into the mountains, stopping at a shepard’s “mitato,” a typical lodge or inn, where you can sample traditional cheese.

    Drive deeper into the mountains and pause a local overlook, offering dramatic views of the Lassithi Plateau and Crete’s north coast. Proceed from the overlook to Diction Cave, reported to be the home of Zeus in classic mythology (entry fee at own expense). When you finish in the cave, take a break for lunch, which will feature three courses of local Crete specialties (vegetarian option available). You’ll also enjoy unlimited wine during your meal.

    After lunch, continue to the Lassinthos Eco Park, an area where you can browse for traditional handicrafts and get a taste for daily life in the island’s small farming villages. Make a brief stop in Seli for photos before heading to the village of Krassi, which is known for its ancient tree and natural spring. Begin heading back down toward the coast, passing through groves of olive trees as you descend out of the mountains. You’ll eventually be dropped off back at your hotel.
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    My family and I went on the 4X4 safari trip with Gary as our driver on Tuesday 13th August. We were excited to go on this relatively new tour as our TUI rep had told us how popular it was. The trip was from Elounda...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Caroline M L
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    If there is one thing you need to do when you're in Crete, take the Katharo Route and ask for Arjan Vera to guide you. You will be amazed about the beauty this island contains. The views are picture perfect. Also our guide was amazing!...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank eva0397
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    We had a great day on the 4x4 day trip with Gary the goat killer (though seemed more like Gary the goat whisperer, see photos). We had been on three trips during our stay in Elounda; Spinalonga & Aghios Nickolas, Knossos & Heraklion and 4x4...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank HannahLR
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We booked our excursion through TUI. This was a full-day safari, picking up from Agios Nikolaos. We were out between 9.15 and 17.15. A good feature of this trip was the small group size, which allowed interaction between clients and our guide at all times....More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank BPR144
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    We have recently got back from our holiday to Agios Nikolaos in Crete. We went on the Safari Club trip into the mountains and our tour guide was Geoff. The trip was fantastic, and we got to see more of the island than we could...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Lily H
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    Sorry for late reply, but if you go on their web-site, it should provide a list of pick ups.
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