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Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

1. Agia Pelagia: Quad Safari-Family Tour

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.

Agia Pelagia: Sunset Quad Trip with Local Products Tasting

2. Agia Pelagia: Sunset Quad Trip with Local Products Tasting

Meet your guide at the Peninsula Hotel and Spa in Agia Pelagia and start with driving tutorial session. Practice driving to ensure that you are confident with your quad bike. Cruise along lonely paths far away from main traffic that wind through scenic vistas.  Explore a cliff path that overlooks the sea and arrive at the traditional village of Achlada. Find out about the background of the village and hear about the ancient and traditional Cretan way of life. Share a special moment with the three last inhabitants of this village. Enjoy a drive and a walk through this village which is not accessible by any other means. Continues through the mountains to the mountain village of Rogdia where yiuo can gaze out at the bay of Heraklion. View the 16th century tower of Modino, a chateau that was once occupied by feudal lords.  Have some free time to watch as the colors of the sunsetting between the sea the mountains. Ride back to the meeting point after the sun sets. Please note that in the month of September the tour is shorter due to the earlier sunset. The return of the tour in September will most likely be at 20:30. There may only be a visit of one village. The tasting and sunset however will still be included.

From Hersonissos: Quad Bike Safari in the Mountains of Crete

3. From Hersonissos: Quad Bike Safari in the Mountains of Crete

Depart Hersonissos on a Quad Bike safari into the mountains of Crete and discover a more authentic side of the island as you get back to nature on small, traffic-free roads. Drive to the traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano and old Hersonissos before heading to the Lasithi plateau. Continue along the riverbed en route to the village of Potamies, and pass small gardens of fruit trees and olive groves along the way. Enjoy the scent of different herbs and listen to the sound of millions of tiny tsitsikia (insects). Visit some small churches and see sheep and goats grazing as you continue to the traditional village of Karouzanos. Stop at a café before driving towards Askous village. Get an amazing view of Lyttos and Kasteli before traveling downhill to the village. Enjoy an authentic tsikoudia (raki) and some tasty snacks. Then, continue downhill to the Aposelemis dam and underwater village of Sfentili en route to the Panagias monastery. 

Crete: Off-Road Quad Safari and Cave Exploring

4. Crete: Off-Road Quad Safari and Cave Exploring

In the city of Gouves, our group of adrenaline enthusiasts undergoes a safety briefing and receives quad bikes and helmets. The trip does not take place on public roads. The entire route is laid out on dirt roads, olive groves, and rough terrain. On this journey, Tez Tour paid maximum attention to safety! The group moved in a column, with drivers maintaining distance and not overtaking each other. On the way, we encounter small ravines and hills, rocky hills, and clay streams. We ride through olive groves and groves of wild carob trees. As we advance, we get further and further away from civilization. Along the way, there are thickets of impassable Mediterranean shrubs and grass. Our path leads deep into the islands, to the cave of St. Paraskeva (Skotino). On the way to the cave, our convoy of quad bikes moves along the upper edge of the Skotino canyon. The landscapes that open up are simply breathtaking. From a bird's-eye view, we see the bottom of the gorge, where we will pass through thickets of green shrubs and reeds on the way back. While moving in a column, guests can enjoy the views and nature, but for full safety, it is not possible to "squeeze out the maximum" potential of the quad bike. Experienced drivers or adrenaline lovers may have a huge desire to try something more. During the stop near the cave, guests can ride "almost without restrictions" on a wide dirt road. Those who have enough adrenaline can also visit two small mountain churches built right above the entrance to the cave. When the group is ready, the guide hands out headlamps and helmets, takes a large flashlight, and we begin an exciting exploration of the underground world of the Skotino cave. First, we discuss safety techniques and then descend to the bottom of the cave. The entrance is hidden in dense green vegetation, and there is no one around except us. The cave is one of the largest in Crete and Greece, about 10 times the size of the famous Zeus cave. The descent is not difficult. Non-professional cavers only need about 1-1,5 hours to explore the cave's stalactites and stalagmites. After visiting the cave, the group of quad bikes returns to Gouves.

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What people are saying about Heraklion

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 11 reviews

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)

We had a great afternoon during this excursion thanks to Stan and his offbeat humor as well as his professionalism. We really enjoy the quads and there are very beautiful landscapes. Good value for money. Nothing to say, go for it!

Such a fun experience! Would definitely recommend. Loved the trails/roads we took and drove past some of the most beautiful spots. Awesome guide as well!

It was great, our guide Andreas was friendly and knowledgeable. He kept the tour entertaining and exciting. 10/10 experience :)

Many discoveries and sensations! Guides passionate about their country, I recommend 100%