Luxury living is just one part of the travel journey. The other and maybe the most memorable is the experiences – all these unique moments we live and we tend to remember for lifetime. Crete – as the biggest island of Greece – has plenty of hidden treasures to explore. Discover the island, guided by locals and transform your regular holidays into a magnificent travel experience that you will always talk about it.
And who knows… it could a reason to visit Crete again.
Psiloritis is the mountain that according to mythology, Zeus was raised by the Kourites and the nymph Amalthea. Today, Psiloritis has been a UNESCO-recognized Geopark since 2001. Within its boundaries, you can see faults, fossils, caves, gorges, and plateaus, which host many endemic species of the island and have shaped the culture of the locals.
Our day starts in Heraklion. After getting to know your guide and a short presentation of the excursion, you will head to the Livadi plateau. The mountainous, provincial road climbs the eastern slopes of Psiloritis and offers incredible views of Heraklion and the Cretan Sea. Soon we reach Krousonas and through a dirt road, which runs parallel to the homonymous gorge, to the plateau. The place is beautiful with thousands of pear and apple trees scattered all over. If you visit it in the spring, you will see them in bloom. The dirt road will lead us to the location “Vromonero”, where we can enjoy a picnic, with Cretan products, under the shade of the oak trees.
After enjoying the picnic, we continue our off-road route to the plateau of Nida, where we will visit Idaion Andron, the cave where Zeus was raised. On the way back, we will stop at Ancient Zominthos, which was only discovered in 1982, but it is one of the most important archeological discoveries in Crete!From there, we will head to Anogia for a traditional meal.
The return to Heraklion will be through the provincial road Heraklion – Anogia.
- Experienced, English speaking driver
- Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
- Free Wi-Fi
- Land Rover Discovery 3 – fuels
- Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
- Two Bottles of water and one juice box per person
- Binoculars (2 pairs per car)