Off road Trip Southern Crete – Asterousia
Driving through the gorge of Ag. Savva and the ”steno faragi” passage, where the gorge becomes so narrow that only one car can pass.
Swimming on the amazing beach of Tripiti and the Libyan Sea.
- 8 Hours
Prepare to be captivated by the remarkable diversity of Crete, with its southern region standing as a pinnacle of awe-inspiring experiences. The untamed beauty of this area will leave an indelible impression on your heart, enticing you from the very first moment. The pristine nature of Asterousia, with its rugged landscapes, sparse population, and untouched wilderness, acts as a magnetic force for adventurous souls and seekers of solitude who have found their haven in this remarkable place.
Our exhilarating journey commences in Heraklion, where you will meet your knowledgeable guide and receive a concise overview of the day’s excursion. We set our sights on the south, beginning at the foothills of Mount Giouhtas, a mountain said to be the resting place of Zeus according to ancient mythology. A brief stopover at the picturesque Epanosifi Monastery, established in 1600, presents a perfect opportunity to capture cherished moments through photographs. Our route then takes us along historic provincial roads, weaving through some of Crete’s oldest and most culturally significant villages until we reach the charming village of Vasiliki. Here, you can savor a delightful coffee or refreshing soft drink before embarking on the off-road expedition leading to Tripiti Beach.
Prepare for an exhilarating off-road adventure as we traverse the breathtaking Agios Savvas Gorge and conquer the narrowest path within Tripiti Gorge, ultimately arriving at the mesmerizing Tripiti Beach. Indulge in a rejuvenating swim in the crystal-clear waters of southern Crete, bask in the warm sun, and relish the laid-back ambiance at the quaint, hippie-style tavern. For those with an adventurous spirit, the neighboring Fylakas Beach beckons, offering an opportunity to explore the vibrant underwater world with a snorkeling mask. After soaking up the sun and replenishing your energy, we proceed to a remarkable local tavern situated amidst the ancient olive tree forest within the revered Gorge of Agios Savvas, where you can indulge in delectable, high-quality traditional Cretan cuisine.
As the day unfolds, our journey continues towards the village of Krotos, navigating the scenic provincial dirt road that unveils the majestic beauty and untouched landscapes of southern Crete, leaving you breathless with every turn. A stop at the photogenic Panagia Vithano allows you to capture the essence of this extraordinary place through your lens. Finally, we make our way back to Heraklion via the new provincial road, savoring the memories of an unforgettable off-road adventure.
- Personal expenses, including coffees and alcoholic drinks
- Anything not mentioned in the “Includes” list
What to Bring
Walking shoes or sandals
Hat – Sunglasses
Swimsuit – Towel
Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
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)
Sunshade (one per car)
- Minimum of 3 participants
- Starting Time 08:00
- Ending Time 16:00
Cancellation Policy - Flexible
- Whenever you cancel 4 days or earlier than the confirmed activity starting date, your fee will be refunded for the entire activity charge.
- In case of cancellation within 48 and 96 hours before the scheduled activity starting date, you'll get 50% reimbursed.
- Those who cancel 48 hours or beyond are considered last-minute cancellations. There will be no refunds