4x4 Off Road Safari and Boat Tour to Spinalonga Island in East Crete

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4x4 Off Road Safari and Boat Tour to Spinalonga Island in East Crete


An adventure tour with a 4x4 Land Rover vehicle AND a private boat ride to some of the area's best local attractions, for mountain and sea thrill seekers!

Visiting Places: Off road vehicle trails close to Elounda and Plaka area, Spinalonga island - Lasithi, Crete
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

One of the most unique and fun things to do close to Elounda, Agios Nikolaos and Plaka in East Crete, this 4x4 safari adventure and private boat combo will get you to the hot spots of the region from both sea and land! Your experienced guide will lead you to the mountains and valleys of the area where you will be able to grasp great views. You will be driven through small villages with old churches in the mountain, passing goats and sheep, in locations where time seems to have stopped a long time ago! In certain exquisite locations, you will get the chance to stop for some photos and see up close the old way of life. Then, driving down the mountains to the village of Plaka, your adventurous guides will sail you with speed boats to one of the most important landmarks of Greece, Spinalonga island (former leper colony). There, you will have plenty of time to wander around and discover this unique location. Last but not least, during this adventure you will spend some time in a state-of-the-art olive oil production farm to learn the basics of how olive oil is made.
Although this adventure tour is scheduled for a cross-over to Spinalonga island via speed boat, your extraordinary and professional guides will give the chance to the most adventurous to cross over by other means (e.g. canoe) instead, upon request. 

Special Features

  • Off-the-beaten path experience in Crete ashore and at sea.
  • Mountain and sea adventure tour, ideal for first time visitors.
  • Activity in small and private group ensures personal service.

Why we like it

This is a unique travel experience which combines an authentic mountain and sea adventure with highlights of the area in just a few hours, away from tourist crowd, ideal if you visit Elounda and east Crete for the first time.

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Thursdays (other dates upon request) | 2pm from Elounda

Duration: Approx. 4 hours (return to Elounda at approx. 6pm). 

Group size:  Max. 6 adults per vehicle in max. 2 vehicles. Activity available for private groups, upon request. 

Meeting Point: Elounda village, Crete

Pace: Easy.

Included: 6-Seat Land Rover Discovery with air-condition, fuel, insurance, experienced driver, refreshments/water and speed boat transfer.

Excluded: Other beverages, entrance fee to Spinalonga island (approx. EUR 8/EUR 4).

Note: Light clothes, comfortable shoes, swim suit, sun-block and hat highly recommended. This tour can be available for private parties upon request. Special car seats for children available upon request.

Discounts for Young Travellers: Infants 0-2 years (0-23 months): EUR 16 | Children 2-11 yrs: EUR 39 | Children 12-16 yrs: EUR 63

Vendor: Adventure-Crete

Cancellation Policy

Full refund possible for cancellations up to 17 hours before the activity starting time.

Additional Info

  • Bookings accepted until 9pm on the day before the preferred activity date (subject to availability)
  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination and exact meeting point, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

Customer Reviews

"A quick note of great appreciation from us for a wonderful time. The guide , Paul was very informative , patient , professional , and polite . Had a superb time !" - Haroon, FL USA

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