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.
Participants up to 60
Do not forget
- Sport Shoes
- Sunglasses, hat
What is included
- 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