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Duration: 7 – 8 Hours
Distance: 125 km
Difficulty: 4.0
Altitude Diff: 1100 m up to 1680 m

Highlights

  • White Mountains tour and Samaria from above
  • Visit to Kallergi refuge 1680m altitude
  • Semi private safari tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.

Schedule

Whole Year Round On Request

Pick up times

Kalives08:00
Chania Town08:15
Kolymbari08:15
Golden Beach08:30
Agia Marina08:40
Platanias08:45

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Price Include

  • Free hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Premium offroad vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingualescort-drivers
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • A visit to Kallergi Refugee
  • Liability insurance and local taxes.

Price Does Not Include

  • Coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern, gratuities.

Description

Discover the inland of Crete and Samaria national Park in a unique semi private tour up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle…

Our day starts from the center of Chania moving southwards to reach the big orange valley of Chania. In a few minutes we will be inside the valley moving southwest through orange trees and farming areas, full of aromas and tastes. Surprises are always welcome there!

Crossing the valley and a river with our premium offroad vehicles, we move through villages of Varipetros, Agia, Alikianos, Fournes and start climbing on altitude through an off-road route, with dense vegetation and the best panoramic view of Chania.
Reaching an altitude of 1000m our adrenaline will raise following an off-road route through the heart of the White Mountains, crossing the unknown shepherd’s paths and fill ourselves with fresh air, wild vegetation, livestock and breathtaking views.
At the end of our adventure route we reach Kallergi Refugee at 1680m altitude above the sea level. The view is unique just above Samaria Gorge. Looking towards the south we have the view of the Libyan sea and around us the highest tops of White Mountains.
From the balcony of Samaria we will be welcomed by the owner of the Refugee with a hot cup of mountain tea, and afterwards a Cretan lunch will be offered with plenty of wine and warm Cretan hospitality. Raki shots won’t be missing from our lunch break.

With a lot of photos and views we continue our off-road route for 5 kilometers in order to reach Omalos Plateau and Xiloskalo where is the entrance of Samaria Gorge. A quick stop for photos and then we follow the asphalt road to Chania.
On the way back we pass by the beautiful and historical village of Lakkoi, where we stop for some photos and information’s about the village and then continue our route back to Chania full of memories, photos and amazing views.

*Please note that during winter (December-March) the visit in Kallergi refugee may be inaccessible due to dense snow.
In that case, we reach Xiloskalo (the entrance of Samaria Gorge) and then we follow off-road routes until we reach Therissos Village where lunch is served.
After lunch we follow the road back through Therisso gorge and we reach Chania town.
**Please also note that from December to March we travel with snow in the mountains and the route may be altered according to weather conditions…

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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, for childs younger than 6 years old and we don’t provide baby seats.
We reserve 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 made from Uncharted Escapes.
If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

For more information about our terms and conditions please follow this link: 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. Wine consumption is not allowed under 18 years old.

The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.    

In order for us to arrange lunch or dinner with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, and if it’s possible to find suitable alternatives.

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