Combine panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most famous areas of Western Crete, “Apokoronas” in a private tour. Learn about the history and the traditions of the island by visiting the villages, speak and hang out with locals and taste local dishes, all accompanied by the Cretan hospitality that characterizes us.
Our day begins with a stop in the village of Vrysses close to the river side and under plane trees. We continue our route around the traditional villages of Nipos and Tzitzifes and Fres for a coffee break. Following we will visit the temple of Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Two Rocks. Once a rock detached from the mountain and rolled down the slope. On the top of the rock, the church of Panagia was built. Adjacent there, is another rock, both forming an impressive scenery.
Our amazing off-road adventure begins after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through villages of Pemonia and Melidoni which are situated at the foothill of White Mountains. On the way up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Northern Crete and if we are lucky, eagles might appear and wild goats could stop for us to take some photos. A bumpy rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point of 1300 meters altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original "Mitato". On our way down to the villages, we will have a stop in Armenoi village for lunch with Cretan delicacies platters. Fully refreshed we then continue our tour, following an easy asphalt route back to your hotels.
Our escort drivers with the help of the premium off road vehicles of Uncharted Escapes will offer you the most exciting day in Apokoronas Villages, allowing you to take in the best panoramic views of Northern Crete, and to embrace the local hospitality while enjoying the professional but relaxed service.
PICK UP TIME:
Pick up point will be outside the hotel .
If the vehicle can not reach your exact location we will inform you via mail for the nearest pick up point to you
8:30 - 9:00
Different times upon request and according to availability.
A visit to Profit Ilias and a shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1300m
Visit Cretan villages of Vryses, Fres, Tzitzifes, Pemonia, Melidoni and Armenoi.
Coffee and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
Private 4x4 safari tour
Free hotel pick up and drop off
Premium offroad vehicles (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
Cretan Villages tour in Apokoronas area
A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
Coffee or tea and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
Liability Insurance and local Taxes
**Price Does Not Include
Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
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, 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. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.
***price of 105.00 euros is per person!
Time Schedule Tour & Stops Points
00:00 - 00:40 Pick up and drive to Vrysses village
00:40 - 00:55 Photo stop in Vrysses
00:55 - 01:25 Drive to Panagia of the Two Rocks, Fres village
01:25 - 01:45 Photo stop Panagia of the Two Rocks
01:45 - 01:50 Drive to Fres village for coffee stop
01:50 - 02:35 Fres village square coffee stop
02:35 - 03:05 Drive to White Mountains
03:05 - 03:15 White Mountains photo stop
03:15 - 03:40 Drive to Prophet Ilias Shepherd’s huts
03:40 - 04:00 Prophet Ilias Chapel and Shepherd’s huts visit
04:00 - 04:50 Drive to Armenoi village / Drosostalia tavern
04:50 - 06:00 Armenia village lunch stop
06:00 - 06:40 Drive back to pick up point
* Time schedules may vary depending on group size and weather conditions