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Full-Day Tour of Katharo Route in Crete

Price USD$93.60


Full-Day Tour of Katharo Route in Crete
Spend 8-hours riding through and visiting the beautiful Cretan wilderness traveling high into the mountains where only the goats and donkeys usually go. See wild animals, flowers and meet local Cretans inhabitants and enjoy their genuine hospitality. Also enjoy a cheese tasting and lunch with unlimited wine.

This is the best way to explore central Crete with its plateaus, ancient paths, and wildlife. Begin from your hotel traveling though the spectacular mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis basin reservoir and an ancient Roman aqueduct. From here, visit the village of Kastamonitsa nestled in the foothills of the Afendi mountains where you will experience breakfast Cretan style and be introduced to a local product, Raki.

Now brace yourselves for dirt tracks, following the Minoan path going through mountain passes, experiencing spectacular wildlife, unbelievable scenery, mythology, history and enjoy seeing the local nature at its best. Here, up high in the mountains you\'ll stop at a shepherds\' Mitato where you can feed the animals whilst seeing shepherds produce cheese the traditional old fashioned way, and even taste this fresh, rich delicacy.

Next stop is a birds-eye view of the plateau of Lassithi and the North coast, a great photo opportunity not to be missed. Continue towards the Diction cave, the birth place of Zeus. (There is a 4€ entry charge and walking shoes are recommended). After building up and appetite head for lunch at a local tavern where you will have the opportunity to try a selection of traditional local starters and main courses (vegetarian option available) and enjoy a glass or two of the unlimited wine.

Once refreshed, continue on to Lassithi visiting the Lassinthos Eco park where traditional handicrafts and the local way of life can be experienced. Then on to Lassithi plateau where time has virtually stood still, the local people are still mainly farmers. Next go to Seli, where once again you\'ll have an opportunity to take photos of this unique scenery. Continue driving, reaching the village of Krassi, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source. Leaving Krassi, meandering down the mountain roads and past just some of the many olive tree farms on the island you will again see the spectacular coastline and deep blue sea. This is a day full of many surprises. Upon completion of the tour you will be returned to your place of pickup.

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Spend 8-hours riding through and visiting the beautiful Cretan wilderness traveling high into the mountains where only the goats and donkeys usually go. See wild animals, flowers and meet local Cretans inhabitants and enjoy their genuine hospitality. Also enjoy a cheese tasting and lunch with unlimited wine.