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Jeep Safari to a Shepherd’s Hut in Rethymnon Area

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Panoramic views of Psiloritis Peak, a live demonstration of cheese making, a shepherd’s hut visit and plentiful meal and local wine make a really special and unforgettable day in Rethymnon area!
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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Children, Culture, Discovery, Ecotourism, Family, Food & Wine, Guided, Tasting
  • Activity Level Medium
    2/8
  • Group Size Small Group
    6-9
All about the Jeep Safari to a Shepherd’s Hut in Rethymnon Area.

Jeep Safari to a Shepherd’s Hut in Rethymnon area

A combination of unique panoramic views, a visit to a honey factory and taste, traditional Cretan villages and information about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut ‘’Mitato’’. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, experience the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

Our day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east through the coast line road until Melidoni Village and “Apithano” Honey factory where we make our first stop for a guided tour in the factory and taste some honey. After our morning stop we drive through the traditional villages of Milopotamos (Melidoni, Apladiana, Doxaro, Agridia, Tsaxiana) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing route and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars where we make our second stop. The unique view from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures, combining the highest mountain tops of Crete with the beautiful valley.
Afterwards, our amazing off-road route continues on the way up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” where the panoramic views will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. The road will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and the cheese making process.

Leaving the shepherd’s hut and already working up our appetite we will soon arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we are going to introduce you to the Cretan cuisine and heartfelt hospitality with plenty of local platters.

Enough time will be provided after lunch for those who wish to enjoy a cup of coffee.

On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us back to the city of Rethymnon.

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The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Special Equipped 4×4 Jeeps (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multi-language escorts-drivers
  • Visit to an original shepherd’s hut and live demonstration of cheese making
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Coffee, personal expenses etc
  • Anything not mentioned above
  1. Pick up Time Let us know your hotel of stay

    Please let us know your hotel or villa of stay and we will get back to you with the pick up time.

  2. Food Restrictions Allergies or others we need to know about

    Please let us know if any food restriction or allergy we need to know about.

  3. What to take with you Essentials
    • Your comfortable shoes (eg trekking shoes or sandals)
    • Your camera
    • Sun protection
    • A bottle of water, snacks etc.
    • A jacket during Spring and Autumn
  4. Other notes Useful info
    • The operating company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary without prior notice.
    • The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don’t provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg.
    • Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old.
    • The operating company 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 any prior notice.
    • The trip is ideal for everyone who is looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.
    • The trip includes guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.
Detailed Pricing
  • Participants over 13 years old pay €95
  • Participants from 7 to 12 years old pay €75

Participants under 7 years –the participation of a child younger than 7 years is not recommended

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.
Included:
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Special Equipped 4×4 Jeeps (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multi-language escorts-drivers
  • Visit to an original shepherd’s hut and live demonstration of cheese making
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes
Excluded - Extras:
  • Coffee, personal expenses etc
  • Anything not mentioned above