4x4 Off-Road Shephard's Hut/Cheese Making, Rethymnon

4x4 Off-Road Shephard's Hut/Cheese Making, Rethymnon

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  • ExperienceBeginner
  • LocationRethymno, Creta Greece
  • Duration6-7 hrs
  • Opening SeasonApril up to November
  • Spoken LanguagesGreek English

4x4 Off-Road Shephard's Hut/Cheese Making, Rethymnon, Crete Greece

Combine some of the most unique panoramic views, visit traditional Cretan villages near Rethymno and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut called ‘’Mitato’’ whith a small group of 6-8 people in each vehicle. Learn about the history and the traditions of the Island, meet the locals, explore the wildlife of Crete, embrace the renowned Cretan hospitality and taste the delicious Cretan cheese and cuisine.

Our 4x4 jeep safari day starts from Rethymnon city heading south east passing through the traditional villages of Milopotamos (Halepa, Garazo, Faratsi, Veni) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views. The amazing route and views continue until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars where we make our second stop. The unique view from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures combining the highest mountain tops of Crete with the beautiful valley.
Afterwards our amazing off-road route continues and on the way up to the shepherd’s hut called  “Mitato” the panoramic views will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close some wild eagles and goats and 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 the cheese making process. There, the owner will welcome us with a shot of raki and fresh Cretan cheese.
Leaving the shepherd’s hut and already working up an appetite we will soon arrive at a traditional Cretan tavern in Axos village, where we are going to introduce you to the famous Cretan cuisine and heartfelt hospitality with plenty of local food and wine. Enough time for coffee will be provided after lunch for those who wish to enjoy a cup of coffee.
On our way back we will follow an asphalt road that will lead us to the city of Rethymnon.
  • Suitable for 7+
  • Participants up to 60
  • Cancelation Policy
  • Do not forget
    • Sunblock
    • Sport Shoes
    • Sunglasses, hat
  • What is included
    • Insurance
    • Pick up drop off service
    • Premium offroad vehicles 7 seated driven by multilingual escort-drivers
    • Lunch with traditional Greek food and wine
    • A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”
  • What is not included
    • coffee or beers or refreshements in tavern, gratuities
April - November: Select dates by days only: Tuesday - Thursday - Saturday
December - March: On Request

Pick Up Times (the exact meeting time will be arranged with your guide)
8:30 Georgioupoli
8:35 Kavros
9:00 Rethymnon
9:15 Platanias
9:25 Adelianos Kambos
9:30 Stavromenos
9:45 Panormos
Tour starts at 10:00 am
Distance: 117 Km
  • The trip is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.
  • The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, have mobility or kinetic problems or back problems or pregnant or for children younger than 6 years old as we don't provide baby seats.
  • We reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary.
    For example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. 
  • Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. 
  • The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone´s convenience.    
  • In order to arrange lunch with vegetarian alternatives, information is required upon reservation.
  • This also counts for any kind of food allergies, so as to find possible alternatives if possible.

The prices are for group participation with minimum of 4 pax to start.
  • Enjoy the best panoramic view of Psiloritis Peak
  • Embark on the most exciting semi private 4x4 jeep safari tour for up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle
  • Pay a visit to an original shepherd’s hut or else “Mitato”
  • Experience live the cheese making process and taste local cheese
  • Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
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