"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.
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!