Unforgettable experience of East Crete on 1000 m with amazing sea views and domestic food private tour

Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Nature and Wildlife, Museums / Culture, Day Trip / Out of Town


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.
With a help you will be able to get in and out of a car.

Maximum travelers: 6



Serbian (fluent), Italian (conversational), Slovene (fluent), Greek (basic), Croatian (fluent), German (advanced), English (fluent)

Cretan highest plateau, traditional village, handicrafts, domestic food, amazing views, pine forest, beach

From Agios Nikolaos port a half an hour drive will bring us to traditional village of Kritsa, known for its handicrafts.
After a short stroll through the village we will continue uphill drive through unspoiled nature, to reach the highest island's Plateau of Katharo (in Greek this name means clean). There we will stop at the traditional mountain taverna to taste some delicious local snacks (meze) on 1000 m above sea level!

On the way back the drive will lead us through the biggest Cretan pine forest with breathtaking views over the Mirabello bay.
Before returning to the Agios Nikolaos town, we can make (optionally) a short swim stop at the nearby beach.

Please do note: I can create a customized tour for you in case you have special requests or if you are more than 6 amount of people and need a larger vehicle.


Tour highlights:
- Traditional village, known for its handicrafts
- Genuine nature of the highest island's Plateau of Katharo
- Delicious domestic snacks (meze) at the traditional taverna on 1000 m above sea level
- The biggest Cretan pine forest
- Optional stop at a beach for a short swim
- Taking a moment, I will give you a (hi)story of the area

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: We will meet at the Agios Nikolaos port entrance or other mutually agreed location.

Please note: If your location is not within a radius of 10 km - for example Irakleion (air)port - by request.

End location: The same as the start location.

Duration: 5 hours 30 min.

The duration of the tour is ca. 5 to 6 hours, depends on time spend in taverna.


You'll be driven by the Mitsubishi Outlander jeep.
Please do note: 2 back seats are less comfortable / smaller than the other 4 seats.
If you are more than 6 persons and you need a larger vehicle, please do let me know.

What’s Included

The price includes the transfer by a private jeep, organization of the tour and my guiding.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

3 euros - For the entrance fee at the Panagia Kera church and max. 10 euros / person for food and a drink.

What’s Extra

Snacks / meal, beverages and to cover your personal expenses are not included in the price.

Contact this Guide

Questions about the tour? Not seeing exactly what you’re looking for? Contact this guide with questions, or to create a custom itinerary for you and your travel companions.

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