Day trip

Rethymno Land Rover Safari in Southwest Crete

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete
Day trip

Rethymno Land Rover Safari in Southwest Crete

Activity provider: Safari Club Crete

From US$ 92.31 per person

Explore southwest Crete on a full-day extreme off-road Land Rover safari. See stunning gorges and plateaus that are only accessible by 4WD vehicles, as you pass through remote villages, and stop off for a refreshing swim at Preveli Beach.

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Duration 8 hours
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Pick-up from hotels in Panormo


  • Explore southwest Crete on a full-day extreme Land Rover safari
  • See breathtaking mountain scenery and visit remote villages
  • Buy local handicrafts in the enchanting village of Spili
  • Sample traditional Cretan cuisine at a local taverna
  • Swim in cool mountain water and the sea at the unique and hard-to-reach Preveli Beach
  • Get panoramic views of Rethymno
Full description
Get off the road and out into the wilderness of southwest Crete on this 8-hour Land Rover safari of stunning mountains and remote beaches. A professional driver will navigate the difficult terrain, taking you to places inaccessible to other vehicles, while teaching you about Cretan culture. The day starts with a drive through the wilderness, up to high altitudes, where you will get aerial views of the magnificent gorges. Look out for vultures and eagles high above. Pass through small traditional villages full of character, and make a brief stop for coffee at one of the remote mountain villages. Back in the vehicle, drive through the mountains to the village of Spili, famous for its spring water. Located under the shadow of Mount Vorizi, the village has a Venetian fountain with a row of more than 25 lion heads supplying cold mountain water all year round. Stroll around the small shops selling handmade souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. Continue along dirt tracks and bumpy roads through more villages, where time has virtually stood still. Passing Kerame, guests will see panoramic views of the southern Cretan coast and the Libyan Sea. Stop for a swim at Preveli Beach to wash off the dirt and dust. Fringed with tall palm trees and boasting crystal clear water, Preveli is one of the most beautiful beaches on Crete, and was chosen by Bacardi as an ideal location for its TV adverts. It is also the only beach in Crete where you can swim in cold mountain water or ocean water in the same place! Working up an appetite, walk back from the beach and stop for a traditional Cretan meal with unlimited wine. After lunch, drive back into the mountains for more dramatic scenery, and more photos as you climb through the stunning Gorge of Kroustaliotico. As you head back towards the end of the tour, look at a magnificent panorama of the entire city of Rethymno from the top of a mountain that can only be reached by Land Rover.
  • Hotel pick-up
  • Professional driver/guide
  • Barbecue lunch
  • Unlimited wine
  • Fuel
  • Insurance

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Luggage or large bags

    Know before you go

    • Bring comfortable walking shoes, shoes for the beach, towel, and camera
    • Pick-up times depend on the location of your hotel. The exact pick-up time will be arranged with you after booking
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 20 reviews

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    Die gebuchte Tour hat unsere Erwartungen übertroffen. Die Orte die wir besucht haben sind die Tour wert. Vom Podamon Stausee, über den Priveli Palmenwald bis nach Spili. Das mag aber auch an unserem Guide Georgeous (Schorsch) gelegen haben, der uns mit klasse Infos über Land und Leute sicher durchs Hinterland geführt hat. Alleine er verdient schon 5*. Ps. Das Essen in der Taverne in Preveli verdient übrigens auch 5*. Ein fantastischer Tagesausflug und absolut zu empfehlen. Daumen hoch.

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    March 23, 2023

    Safari stupendo! Abbiamo visto posti impossibili da raggiungere autonomamente. La guida ci ha saputo mettere a nostro agio ed era davvero simpatica. Il pasto ci è stato servito in una piazza con una vista unica. Non ho mai visto niente del genere. Consigliatissimo.

    March 23, 2023

    Superbe excursion grâce à un guide qui a pris le temps de nous partager ses connaissances sur la végétation et les coutumes locale, tout cela en français. Tout ça avec une grande patience pour mes enfants dynamique. Nous garderons tous les 3 de très bons souvenirs de cette journée.

    March 23, 2023

    Product ID: 24227