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Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

Activity provider: Quad Safari Peninsula

Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

Activity provider: Quad Safari Peninsula

From US$ 79.07 per group up to 2

Explore otherwise inaccessible spots, breathtaking views, and untouched nature on this quad safari.

About this activity

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Greek

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the beauty of untouched nature far away from local tourism
  • Enjoy breathtaking views over Agia Pelagia and Heraklion from the highest point in Agia Pelagia.
  • Learn about the history of the abandoned ghost village, walk its roads and meet its only two inhabitants
  • Visit the birthplace of El Greco and one of the most popular local villages, marvel at local handicrafts and try the region's famous orange juice.
Full description

Begin the tour at the Peninsula Resort and Spa with a short theoretical introduction and a quad driving lesson before the adventure begins.

Follow a beautiful off-road cliff path along the sea and into the heights of Achlada away from traffic and in the midst of the most beautiful nature the area has to offer.

Enjoy breathtaking views over Agia Pelagia until reaching Heraklion, then continue to the ancient and abruptly abandoned ghost village of Achlada. 

Find out more about the background of the village and the traditional Cretan way of life and share a special personal moment with the last two remaining inhabitants of the village. Stroll through this otherwise inaccessible village at leisure.

From the heights of Achlada, pass in between the mountains surrounded by breathtaking nature before continuing to Fodele, a traditional Cretan village, also called the village of the oranges and birthplace of the famous painter El Greco. 

Explore Crete’s culture and marvel at its local handicrafts. Take some time for shopping and a visit to the museum or to the village’s orthodox churches.

Sit back and enjoy a famous freshly squeezed orange juice made from the local orange trees for a more relaxing experience.

Return to the hotel at 1.00 p.m., just in time for lunch.

Includes
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English, German, French, Greek

  • Transport
    • Transport by atv

  • Food & drink
    • Not included: food & drink

  • Equipment
    • Helmet

Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People over 264 lbs (120 kg)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Date

Meeting point

Arrive 15-20 minutes before the activity starts. The meeting point is on the official parking of the Peninsula Resort and Spa. After passing the sign "Peninsula Resort and Spa" and the baby pool with slides, turn right onto the Parking. Look for "Quad Safari Peninsula". Your guide's name is Stan.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Driver's license
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • The activity is suitable for drivers aged 18 years old and above with a valid driver's license
  • The tour price is per quad.
  • Each quad can carry a maximum of two people.
  • No more than 120kg per quad.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 148 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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The tour was really fun! After an introduction to quad handling, we set off on an adventurous and fun route on paved and unpaved paths. During the tour there was a stop and a guided tour of the ghost town and then a little stop in the small village of Fodele, where freshly squeezed orange juice awaits you. Photos and videos will be taken during the tour, which can be purchased for free if you have your own USB stick with you! Otherwise you can buy one there for 10€, 8GB. We can really recommend this tour to anyone who wants to experience Crete's landscape in a different way!

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October 11, 2022

For us it was the first time on a quad! The guides were nice and involved the group a lot! In addition to the tour in the mountains and inland, the beauty of the tour is that we went down and explored ancient villages whose history they explained to us! At the end of the tour there is the possibility to have photos and videos (bring a key in advance to get them for free, otherwise you have to buy it at 10)

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September 30, 2022

We spent a nice half day on a quad. Riding through the mountains was awesome. The landscapes are magnificent. It was also very enriching. Stan told us lots of great stories about his island and its traditions. He has a very strong sense of humor, do not hesitate for this activity you will have a good time!

August 29, 2022

Product ID: 226459