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Argyroupoli Waterfalls, Lake Kournas, Ancient Lappa & Preveli Beach

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Rethymno
May - October
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Trip highlights

Off Road trip Rethymno Crete Safari1
Experience stunning places, led by an expertly trained driver in a 4X4 vehicle.
Panoramic photo of Lake Kournas in Crete Safari2
Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Lake Kournas, the sole natural lake in Crete.
Argyroupolis Waterfalls Safari2
Wander through the lush landscapes of Argyroupoli, adorned with cascading waterfalls and bubbling springs.
Moundros Gorge in Crete Safari2
Venture into the rugged terrain of Mountro Gorge and experience the authentic lifestyle in Mountros Village.
Ruins,Of,An,Ancient,Roman,Necropolis,And,The,Orthodox,Church
Visit the sacred Holy Five Virgins monument.
Preveli Palm Beach Forest Safari1
Revel in the exotic charm of Preveli, where a palm-fringed beach meets a picturesque river estuary.
Kotsifos Gorge Road Rethymno Safari1
Conclude your adventure with the breathtaking vistas of Kourtaliotis Gorge.
Greek Tavern Preveli Damnioni Rethymnon tour
Enjoy a traditional lunch of cretan cuisine (included in price)

Overview

Set off on an exhilarating 4X4 adventure in Crete that takes you through breathtaking landscapes and historical treasures. Argyroupolis Waterfalls is a hidden gem nestled in the lush greenery of Crete. Here, the soothing sound of cascading water and the cool shade provided by the dense foliage create a tranquil oasis. As your guide shares tales of the area's history, you'll feel a deep connection to the natural world around you. The waterfalls, fed by springs, have been a source of life and energy for the region since ancient times, and the nearby ruins offer a glimpse into the past civilizations that thrived here. Holy Five Virgins Monument, a sacred site nestled within a cave adorned with the tombs of the martyred virgins. The presence of holy water trickling from the cave, combined with a quaint church built in their honor, infuses our journey with a profound sense of spirituality and reverence. Moundro and Kourtaliotis Gorge are two of Rethymno's natural marvels, showcasing the stunning beauty and geological diversity of Crete. Both Moundro and Kourtaliotis Gorge exemplify the natural beauty and the rich biodiversity of the Rethymno region. Whether it's the secluded allure of Moundro or the majestic splendor of Kourtaliotis, visitors are guaranteed an unforgettable experience immersed in the natural wonders of Crete. Preveli Palm Beach is where the adventure reaches its climax. The unique landscape where a river flows into the sea, flanked by a lush palm forest, creates a tropical paradise unlike any other in Europe. The short hike to the beach is part of the adventure, revealing stunning views and the chance to immerse yourself in Crete's natural beauty. Once at the beach, the crystal-clear waters invite you to swim, relax, and reflect on the day's journey. Book now online a 4X4 adventure in Crete and get best rates!
Duration of trip
8 hours
Mobile ticketing
Simply present your digital voucher to either the guide or the driver, and they will be ready to assist you accordingly.
Pickup - Available
Pick-up and drop-off service are both included in the price of your booking. After making your booking, we will reach out to inform you about the details and time for the pick-up!
Free cancellation
In order to obtain a full refund, it is necessary to cancel your reservation at least 48 hours before the scheduled event or booking.
Covid 19 requirements
Currently, there are no specific requirements for participating. However, if the government's COVID regulations mandate any specific requirements, we will contact you to inform you accordingly.

Tour schedule

8:00-9:00

Morning Pick-up

Our comfortable 4x4 vehicle will graciously pick you up right at your hotel's entrance. Your personalized pick-up time will be thoughtfully scheduled according to the convenience of your accommodation's location, ensuring a seamless start to your adventure.

Set off on a thrilling jeep journey that weaves through the rich history, vibrant culture, and stunning vistas of Crete. Expect a day packed with laughter, discovery, and awe as we navigate the island's most spellbinding locations.

Lake Kournas: A Natural Wonder

Lake Kournas, Crete's only natural freshwater lake, provides a scenic respite from our historical explorations. The changing colors of the water, from deep blue to turquoise depending on the light, are a sight to behold. Here, you can relax by the water's edge, take a leisurely swim, or simply enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. The lake is also a perfect spot for bird watching, as it's a habitat for various species, adding to the serene atmosphere.

Argyroupoli’s Natural Springs

Moving on, we descend into a valley guiding us to the natural springs of Argyroupoli, a masterpiece of nature framed by verdant greenery and cascades. It's the perfect serene backdrop for a leisurely coffee amidst the wonders of nature.

Sanctuary of the Holy Five Virgins

Continuing, we reach the sacred site of the Holy Five Virgins, where ancient tombs within a cave and a dedicated chapel honor their memory. The flowing holy water adds a touch of serenity to our spiritual journey.

Exploring Mountro Gorge and “To Nisi”

Venturing off the beaten path, we explore Mountro Gorge, enveloped by lush forests, before ascending to the historical remnants of "To Nisi." This deserted settlement beckons us with whispers of its glorious past, inviting exploration.

Life in Mountros Village

As we pass through the picturesque Mountros Village, we delve into the heart of Crete's countryside at the Mitato of Astrinos in Kali Sykia. Here, you'll have the chance to milk goats, craft and sample Crete's traditional feta cheese. The blend of nature's aromas and the vast landscape will awaken our senses. Nestled under an ancient tree, surrounded by stone benches and a refreshing water source, we'll enjoy a delicious meal made from authentic local ingredients.

The Magic of Preveli’s Palm Forest and Beach

We journey next to the magical palm forest of Preveli. A brief walk reveals an enchanting landscape where palms, striking rock structures, and a river meeting the sea create a breathtaking setting, culminating in a serene beach perfect for a relaxing swim.

The Grandeur of Kourtaliotis Gorge Concluding our adventure, we marvel at the Kourtaliotis Gorge, where its vibrant ecosystem and the refreshment it offers embody Crete's natural splendor, perfectly rounding off our exploration of the island's concealed jewels.

This excursion is more than a day out; it's a plunge into Crete's soul, brimming with lasting memories, encounters with nature, and a newfound reverence for its hidden magnificence.

17:00-17:30

Evening Drop-off

As our tour draws to a close, we will ensure a smooth return journey aboard our SUVs, taking you back to the very spots where your adventure began in the morning, completing the circle of a day filled with exploration and discovery.

Extra information

Included
  • Hotel Pick-Up and Drop-Off
  • Comfortable 4X4 Vehicle Travel
  • Off-Road Exploration
  • Lunch with local food
  • Expert driver also doubles as your knowledgeable guide
  • All tour fees and taxes
  • Public Liability Insurance Coverage
Not Included
  • Tips / Personal Expenses
What to bring
  • Sun Protection (hat, sunscreen, sunglasses)
  • Comfortable Clothing & Footwear
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
  • Walking through the paths isn't excessively difficult for someone with moderate fitness, but it does require a certain level of physical activity, especially to navigate uneven ground and potentially slippery rocks. Essential tips include, wearing good walking shoes, carrying water, and being prepared for the heat are important.
  • If you're prone to motion sickness, the winding and bumpy roads might affect you. Consider taking motion sickness medication before starting the tour.
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