The Highlands of Crete

The Highlands of Crete

This tour is taking us up to Psiloritis mountain, visiting its traditional villages and enjoying the stunning view of the original mainland.

Axos – Wooden Museum

Axos is a village located in the area of Milopotamos. It used to be an important ancient city with the same name. The ancient city was naturally fortified, built on terraces 600m above the sea level. Remains of the acropolis walls can still be seen today. A water source in the village center used to be famous because of a legend, according to which king Etearchus used to drink its water as a digestive in the 7th century BC. The village continues to maintain the traditional and old habited way of life. There we will have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Museum and the Workshop and to discover, in addition to the aesthetic and artistic proposal, traditional, folklore, sociological and historical elements.

Anogia – Famous & traditional village

Anogia is considered as one of the most attractive, picturesque mountainous villages of Crete. It stands at an altitude of 750 metres on Mount Psiloritis, the highest mountain of Crete. Due to its secluded location, the village retains its strong authentic character, the local customs, traditional costumes and its old Cretan dialect. It is also famous for its contribution to tradition and culture. The Cretan weavings almost monopolize the merchandise of the stores in central alleys and streets of the village, while the cafes are a meeting point for locals and tourists who make a stop to drink raki and taste Cretan dishes.

Sphendoni Cave

The Sphendoni cave at the foot of Psiloritis is one of the greatest natural architectural creations in Greece. Inside you will find stalagmites and stalactites, formed by the flow of water over the years. By visiting the Cave, you will discover the impressive natural beauty of Crete. It is easily accessible from the village of Zoniana.

Vehicle & Driver Prices

  • Up to 3 pax: 340,00€ (extra hour / 45,00€)
  • From 4-7 pax: 380,00€ (extra hour / 50,00 €)
  • Duration:  7 hours minimum (depending the starting point)

What is included in this tour?

  • Hotel pick up and drop off.
  • Transport by air-conditioned luxury vehicles.
  • Excellent English-speaking Driver 
  • Wi-Fi
  • Child seats upon request
  • Natural mineral water.
  • All legal taxes.

What is NOT included in this tour?

  • Food & Beverages
  • Entrance Sphendoni Cave: 4,00€
  • Entrance Zoniana Museum: 3,50€
  • Gratuites
  • Tour Guide (upon request and availability)

Notes & Terms

  • Free cancellation (cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund).
  • The order of the excursion may change depending on the state of the weather conditions.
  • This tour can also be tailor made to your wishes, depending on availability and time requested.

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