CHQ01. Explore the White Mountains of Crete


  • Visit the White Mountains and enjoy the best panoramic view of Chania
  • Embark on a semiprivate tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • Savor coffee or tea or juice in a traditional coffee shop
  • Pay a visit to an original shepherd’s hut or else “Mitato” at 1350m
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan platters

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Exploring the Valley and Foothills: Embark on a scenic odyssey through fertile valleys abundant with orange and avocado trees, offering a glimpse of traditional Cretan agriculture. Ascend the foothills, making a refreshing stop at Deres village for panoramic views and a delightful coffee break.

Venturing Through Authentic Villages: Discover the charm of Cretan villages—Vatolakos, Alikianos, Fournes, Meskla, Zourva, and Therisso—each unveiling unique facets of mountainous Crete's rich cultural tapestry. Explore their authenticity and historical significance.

Ascending to the Secluded Shepherd's Hut: Experience an exclusive ascent to the secluded shepherd's hut ("Mitato"), delving into the authentic lifestyle of Cretan shepherds. Traverse uncharted terrain, encountering wild eagles and goats amid breathtaking northern Crete vistas.

Culmination at the Shepherd's Hut: Reach an elevation of 1350 meters, discovering the historical importance of the shepherd's hut in the production of Cretan "Graviera" cheese. Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this original dwelling, steeped in cultural significance.

Return Journey via Therisso Village: Marvel at panoramic views of Chania while journeying back via Therisso village. Take a leisurely stroll through its historic streets before relishing a sumptuous lunch at a charming Cretan family tavern.

Join us on an amazing journey beyond the usual, as we explore the stunning White Mountains of Crete. Experience the wonders of nature, immerse yourself in local culture, and finish your adventure in Chania, where you'll treasure unforgettable memories of this enchanting experience.

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CHQ01 Explore the White Mountains of Crete, Itinerary:

08:00 - 09:00: Pickups (1 hour)

09:00 - 09:30: Drive to Deres village (30 minutes)

09:30 - 10:00: Deres coffee stop (30 minutes)

10:00 - 10:45: Drive to Meskla village (45 minutes)

10:45 - 11:05: Meskla photo stop (20 minutes)

11:05 - 11:40: Drive to mountain viewpoint (off-road) (35 minutes)

11:40 - 11:50: Mountain viewpoint photo stop (10 minutes)

11:50 - 12:25: Drive to the Shepherd’s Hut (off-road) (35 minutes)

12:25 - 12:55: Shepherd’s Hut “Mitato” visit (30 minutes)

12:55 - 13:30: Drive to Therissos village (35 minutes)

13:30 - 14:45: Lunch stop at Therissos tavern (1 hour, 15 minutes)

14:45 - 15:45: Drive back to pick-up points (1 hour)

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

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What's Included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  • A visit to an original Shepherd's Hut "Mitato"
  • Coffee or tea, lunch with traditional Cretan food
  • Liability Insurance and local Taxes.

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Additional Information

Price Does Not Include

> Beers or refreshments or coffee in tavern

> Gratuities

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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