The White Mountains and Samaria Gorge off-road adventure from Chania
Location: Chania, Crete, Greece
Activity: 4x4 Off-roading
Languages spoken: English, Greek
Duration: 8 hrs
Elevation: 1 680 m
Minimum age: 7
Good to know: You can only buy this activity for 8 persons at a time. If you require more places, kindly place more orders.
- Available from: 05/06/2023
- Minimum number of persons: 4x
- Buy this experience as a gift
- Enjoy a private safari tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
- Admire Samaria Gorge from above
- Visit the Kallergi refuge of 1680m altitude
- Coffee and Lunch with traditional Cretan food
All about the trip
Our day starts from Chania moving south to reach the big orange valley. In a few minutes we will be inside the valley moving southwest through orange trees and farming areas, full of aromas and tastes. Crossing the valley we will encounter the villages of Varipetros, Agia, Alikianos, Fournes and start climbing on altitude through an off-road route, with dense vegetation and the best panoramic view of Chania, we reach Lakoi village for our coffee break.
Reaching an altitude of 1000m our adrenaline will raise while we continue our off-road route through the heart of the White Mountains, crossing the unknown shepherd's paths, filling ourselves with the fresh air and magical scenery of the wild vegetation, livestock and breathtaking landscapes. At the end of our adventure route we will reach the Kallergi Refuge at 1680m altitude above sea level. The view just above Samaria Gorge is unique. Looking towards the south you will get a glimpse of the Libyan Sea and the highest tops of the White Mountains surrounding you. Reaching Omalos Plateau we stop for lunch with local platters in a traditional Cretan tavern.
After lunch as we follow the way back we pass by the beautiful and historical village of Lakkoi, where we stop for some photos and information about the village and then we continue our route back to Chania filled with the essence of Crete.
*Please note that during winter (December-March) the Kallergi refuge may be inaccessible due to dense snow. In that case, we reach Xiloskalo (the entrance of Samaria Gorge) and then we follow alternative off-road routes through mountains and villages.
**Please note that from December to March we travel with snow in the mountains and the route may be altered according to weather conditions…What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Free hotel pick up and drop off
- Private premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
- Coffee and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
- A visit to Kallergi Refuge
- Liability Insurance and local taxes
What is not included in the price
- Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.
Please let us know during the booking of this activity if you require a vegetarian lunch or if you have any food allergies.
This activity is organised by Malaxianakis Emmanouil - Uncharted escapes, Mesologgiou 1, Chania, 73131, Greece, +30 6983830830, email@example.com.
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Do you have a question or need more information about the activity?
You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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