CHQ04. Private Tour to Cretan Villages of Apokoronas and Prophet Ilias


  • A visit to Profit Ilias and a shepherd’s hut “Mitato” at 1300m
  • Visit Cretan villages of Vryses, Fres, Tzitzifes, Pemonia, Melidoni and Armenoi.
  • Coffee and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
  • Private 4x4 safari tour
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Σύντομη περιγραφή

Explore traditional villages and the Temple of Panagia: Begin your journey in Vrysses Village, nestled beside a tranquil riverbank and ancient plane trees. Immerse yourself in local life, relish traditional flavors, and absorb the historical ambiance. Navigate Nipos, Tzitzifes, and Fres villages, each a tapestry of history. Pause for a coffee break, embracing the unique atmosphere. Uncover the mystical allure of the Temple of Virgin Mary of Two Rocks, where legend and spirituality intertwine amidst awe-inspiring vistas—a testament to the island's heritage.

Off-Road Expedition to a Shepherd's hut: Embark on an off-road journey through the majestic White Mountains, passing Pemonia and Melidoni villages. Traverse rugged terrain, encounter native wildlife, and ascend to the shepherd's hut, "Mitato," at 1300 meters altitude. Discover the shepherd's traditional lifestyle, immerse yourself in the breathtaking Northern Crete panorama, and explore the authentic "Mitato" setting, revealing insights into their heritage.

Cretan Gastronomic Delights in Armenoi Village: Feast on Cretan delights in Armenoi Village. Dive into local flavors and traditions during a delicious lunch. Elevate your cultural experience through the flavors and traditions of the region.

Conclude your odyssey with a leisurely drive back to your hotel, cherishing the mosaic of memories from an immersive day in Apokoronas. Uncharted Escapes ensures a seamless blend of professional service and local allure, crafting an unforgettable expedition.

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CHQ04. Private Tour to Cretan Villages of Apokoronas and Prophet Ilias, Itinerary

  • 00:00 - 00:40: Departure and drive to Vrysses village (40 mintues)
  • 00:40 - 00:55: Photo stop in Vrysses (15 minutes)
  • 00:55 - 01:25: Drive to Panagia of the Two Rocks, Fres village (30 minutes)
  • 01:25 - 01:45: Photo stop at Panagia of the Two Rocks (20 minutes)
  • 01:45 - 01:50: Drive to Fres village for a quick stop (5 minutes)
  • 01:50 - 02:35: Fres village square coffee break (45 minutes)
  • 02:35 - 03:05: Drive to White Mountains (30 minutes)
  • 03:05 - 03:15: Photo stop in White Mountains (10 minutes)
  • 03:15 - 03:40: Drive to Prophet Ilias Shepherd’s huts (25 minutes)
  • 03:40 - 04:00: Visit Prophet Ilias Chapel and Shepherd’s huts (20 minutes)
  • 04:00 - 04:50: Drive to Armenoi village/Drosostalia tavern (50 minutes)
  • 04:50 - 06:00: Lunch stop at Armenoi village (1 hour 10 min)
  • 06:00 - 06:40: Return drive to the pick-up point (40 minutes)

*Please note that timings may vary based on group size and weather conditions.

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What's Included


  • Free hotel pick up and drop off
  • Premium offroad vehicles (5 or 7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • Cretan Villages tour in Apokoronas area
  • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • Coffee or tea and lunch with traditional Cretan platters
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes

Not Included

  • Coffee, beers or refreshments in tavern
  • Gratuities
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Additional Information

Don't Forget

Essential Items for Your Journey: Remember to pack comfortable shoes, such as trekking shoes or sandals, a camera to capture memorable moments, and sun protection. During spring and autumn, consider bringing a jacket to stay comfortable.

Important Considerations: Please note that this trip is not recommended for individuals with car sickness, mobility or kinetic issues, back problems, pregnant women, or children under 7 years old, as we do not provide baby seats. Additionally, individuals taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg may find the trip challenging. Alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited for minors under the age of 18.

Flexibility in Program: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your safety and comfort. We reserve the right to make minor adjustments to the program if necessary, especially in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. Such changes may occur without prior notice, ensuring the best possible experience for our guests.

Reservation Guidelines: To secure your spot, reservations must be made at least 24 hours before departure. Cancellations should adhere to our cancellation policy outlined in our "Terms & Conditions" section. Please familiarize yourself with these policies to ensure a smooth and transparent booking process.

Cancellation and Refund Policy: Late cancellations, made within the specified timeframe in our Terms & Conditions, will not be eligible for a refund. In the event of tour cancellation due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, Uncharted Escapes will refund 100% of all payments made.

For a detailed understanding of our terms and conditions, please visit: Terms & Conditions

Adventure Tips

Immersive Experience for All: Our trip is crafted for those seeking an extraordinary adventure, catering to diverse audiences including youth groups, solo or couple participants, families with older children, and corporate teams. Discover a journey beyond the ordinary.

Thoughtful Guided Stops: Enjoy the journey with guided stops strategically placed every 30-40 minutes, ensuring everyone's comfort and providing ample opportunities to soak in the surroundings.

Customized Culinary Delights: Uncharted Escapes prioritizes your dining preferences. When meals are included, inform us in advance about any vegetarian preferences or dietary restrictions, including food allergies, allowing us to prepare suitable alternatives tailored to your needs.

Traveler's Assurance Amid COVID-19: Your health and safety are paramount. Committed to premium standards, Uncharted Escapes adheres to all government-mandated measures, staying updated with guidelines from The World Health Organization and the National Public Health Organization. Welcoming you responsibly, we ensure you can relax, enjoy, and dream during your holidays with family and friends.

Your Well-Being Matters: Recognizing the importance of your holidays, we are dedicated to ensuring you can unwind, relish, and dream as you wish. Count on us to make your experience not just enjoyable but also secure, reflecting our unwavering commitment to your well-being.

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