1-3 people: Upon Request
4 people & more: Every Day Available
On this tour, you will have the chance to experience the mainland of Crete and admire Samaria’s national park from above (we don’t cross the gorge on this tour).
The day begins with a morning pick up from your hotel in Chania or a suitable near location. We drive south through a vast green valley and agricultural areas full of citrus fruits, avocado, kiwis, oranges and lemons. The aromas are coming from the open windows, and stunning, surprising tastings are taking part. We will pass some lovely villages such as Varipetro, Ayia, Alikianos, Fournes and then start climbing on altitude through an off-road route. The blooming vegetation and the surrounding environment will take your breath away as you experience some of the best panoramic views of Chania.
A few time later, we reach an altitude of 1000m. The adrenaline is raising while we drive through our adventurous off-road route in the heart of the White Mountains. We will pass from hidden shepherd’s trails, filling our lungs with fresh air, and the fascinating wild environment is fulfilling our souls. We will arrive at Kallergi Refugee (1680m altitude) at the end of our adventure route. The view of Samaria Gorge is majestic. The highest peaks of the White Mountains around you and the Libyan Sea view in the South will offer you a unique feeling. We will enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch at Omalos Plateau with plenty of local food & drinks. On our way back, we will admire the beautiful and historical village of Lakkoi, where we stop for some photos and information before we return to Chania.
*Please note that during winter (December-March), 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.
If you wish to explore more options return to the Pemium Safari Tours page.
1-3 people: Upon Request
4 people & more: Every Day Available
Approximately 7-8 hours
*We recommend you to be at the pick-up area (your hotel or the pre-arranged meeting point) 5-10 minutes prior to your pick up time. Our driver/escort will be on time to welcome you and show your seat.
Further to the Government’s announcements, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, to keep our guests safe and healthy, our staff will be intensely and detailed trained to meet all the requirements. The company has fully complied with all the Government’s necessary measures, The WHO and the National Public Health Organisation.
Children 8-12 years old: 75€
Children 13-17 years old: 95€
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 30 travelers on a trip but the average is 15-20. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult a Fabulous Crete Specialist before you book your adventure.
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For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travellers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travellers from North America, UK, Australia and Europe
The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.
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Every departure is guaranteed to run. Yup, all of them. Once you’ve booked and paid, that’s it, you’re going. Guaranteed. Your trip won’t be cancelled by us for any reason (beyond harsh weather or safety issues). Promise.
All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.
Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English
You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.
If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.
All entrance fees and costs are included in the tour price except unspecified fees.
If you book more than 2 tours with us, then please contact our friendly staff who will be happy to assist you with your inquiry and see what we can arrange for you at email@example.com
You could lose your seat to a walk-up passenger. We encourage you to arrive at the pickup point a minimum of 15 minutes before departure. Once on the tour, your guide or driver will give you a time that the coach will depart each location. You must be at the coach at least five minutes before this time. If you are late and miss the time given, the coach will depart without you in order to not keep the other passengers waiting. If you are in any doubt about a departure time whilst on your tour, you must ask the guide or driver.
5 days before the tour starts –> 50% refund, no refunds after that
35% Deposit on booking time and final payment 7 days before the tour date.