"Explore Idi Mountain of Crete”

Jeep Safari in Shepherd’s Hut “Mitato”


Combine unique panoramic views, traditional Cretan villages and find out all

about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s

hut ‘’Mitato’’. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet

locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, feel our hospitality and taste the

delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

Our Day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through

traditional villages of Milopotamos and arriving at Saint Kiriaki Church in

Garazo Village where our first stop take place. After the church visit we

continue our route and in a few kilometers our adventurous off road route

starts in an area with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The

amazing field and views continues until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that use to be a refuge for Cretan

rebels during civil wars and our second stop takes places. The unique view from the monastery is a great spot for

pictures combing the highest mountain tops of Crete and a farming valley.

Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut “Mitato” you will enjoy the

magnificent panoramic view… If we are lucky… eagles and wild goats will stop for us to take some photos. The road

will lead us up to a traditional Shepherd’s Hut where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and cheese

making process. There the owner welcomes us with a shot of raki and fresh Graviera Cheese.

Leaving Shepfherd’s hut and working up an appetite we arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we

introduce you to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. On our way back we will follow

an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.


01/04/2016 - 01/11/2016: Wednesday - Friday

02/11/2016 - 31/03/2016: On Request


74.00€ Adults Aged 13-up

47.00€ Childs aged from 8-12

*The prices are for Group Participation and we require at least 6 pax to start a tour.

Duration: 6-7 hours.

Distance: 117 Km

Altitude Diff: 550m

Pick up times: 9:00 Rethymnon, 9:15 Platanias, 9:25 Adelianos Kambos, 9:30 Stavromenos, 9:45 Panormos.

Tour starts at 10:00 am.

Price Includes:

  • Hotels pick up and drop off.
  • Multi-language group guide-drivers.
  • Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders.
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”.
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine.
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
  • Don't Forget

    This trip is not recommended for people suffering from car sickness, fear of heights or bumpy roads, disabled people

    or people with mobility problems, children under 8 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could

    have issues joining a Jeep tour.

    *Please make sure that you have read and agreed the Terms and Conditions in the website www.safariadventures.gr before you confirm a tour!


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