Jeep Safari to Historical Therisso Village with Lunch

Jeep Safari to Historical Therisso Village with Lunch
Price: $129.00
There are a maximum of 6 guests per guide.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeCultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration7 Hours
Activity LevelEasy
Shore Excursion Leaves FromCruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage ProvidedLunch
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to step in and out of jeep. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for people with mobility or kinetic problems, fear of heights, back issues or unable to access a 3rd row of seats in a jeep (if guests would not be able to be seated normally because of weight/size). Guests who are taller than 6' 3" are not recommended for comfort reasons. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate.
Tour Details

Jeep Safari to Historical Therisso Village with Lunch

Most people visiting Crete think of beautiful beaches and bright sun waiting in this beautiful corner of the Mediterranean. But, are you aware that the true soul of Crete is hidden in the mountains? During this full-day guided safari tour with a maximum of 6 guests per guide, you will see firsthand what life is like for the Cretan shepherds.

High mountain tops stand stately in endless blue sky and may appear rough and unfriendly, but in the mountains an ancient tradition is passed from generation to generation for over thousands of years. Animal herding in Crete was a popular profession at one time, today animal herding is still important and although people do not have a goat in their household anymore, shepherds remain a popular profession. Follow them along the 1,400-meter high White Mountains and visit the traditional Mitato, or shepherd's hut. You will discover how they live, what challenges they face and how they produce cheese using a centuries-old method called graviera.

From there you will make your way to Therisso gorge for an easy nature hike amid spectacular scenery and wildlife. The nearest gorge to the city of Chania, this is the only one which can be crossed by car. The beauty of the village of Therisso, built at the foot of the White Mountains, will provide an unforgettable site to behold. Visit the picturesque village of Therisso where the Cretan revolution began in 1905 and changed the local history and enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch accompanied by delicious local wine.

On your way back to port your guide will explain Cretan life, culture and traditions as you wind through charming traditional villages. There is mythology surrounding the notion of the shepherd on the island considered to be people that have their own perception on life, authority, honor, social life, etc.

Your delicious lunch will consist of a traditional Cretan flavor with Cretan salad, wine and dessert.

Forego the typical tourist spots for an unforgettable sneak peek at a side of Crete few people get to see where people of the mountains preserve and continue a culture that has managed to keep the people of Crete alive for thousands of years.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step in and out of jeep. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for people with mobility or kinetic problems, fear of heights, back issues or unable to access a 3rd row of seats in a jeep (if guests would not be able to be seated normally because of weight/size). Guests who are taller than 6' 3" are not recommended for comfort reasons. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate.
5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  5 ReviewsReview This Tour
Authentic, fun, and educational
September 26, 2019
Our driver, Stellos, shared excellent information on the history of Crete, the ancient mythology, and even the shifting of tectonic plates impacting Crete. Lunch was amazing at a gorgeous restaurant with indoor/outdoor seating and loads of shade. Visiting the shepherd's summer home and seeing this traditional way of life was amazing. I absolutely loved this tour.
Reviewer: Julia Sayre
5 Stars
A Wonderful Day
August 31, 2019
Our day in Crete was one of the best tours we've taken. We were particularly impressed with the Visit to the town of Therisso and to the sheepherder's mountain home. We love engaging with the local people and learning about their life style. We also love beautiful scenery. The tour was excellent and we've already told many friends about it.
Reviewer: Glenn Coffman
5 Stars
A Wonderful Day
July 21, 2019
Dimitri gave us a great tour of the beautiful mountains. He gave us a lot of information about the area. The lunch was good, and the time at the shepherd's cabin was interesting. Loved seeing the goats and sheep.
Reviewer: Patty
5 Stars
Great tour to Shepherd's Hut with Lunch
June 27, 2019
We had a fabulous day with Dimitris and George on our family tour with 7 people. Seeing the mountains of Crete was a beautiful experience. The lunch was some of the best food that we had on our entire trip. George and Dimitris are full of knowledge and charm. They kept our whole group from ages 13-77 safe and happy.
Reviewer: Beverly Wood
5 Stars
Great tour to Shepherd's Hut with Lunch
June 26, 2019
We had a fabulous day with Dimitris on our excursion for our family of 7 in our 2 comfortable jeeps. The mountains and views were breathtaking. The lunch was some of the best food we ate on our 2 week trip to Italy and Greece. We were on the Princess cruise and our only regret is that we missed the port of Chania. This is an excellent company!
Reviewer: Beverly Wood
5 Stars