Milia Mountain, wine and olive tasting jeep adventure
This is a guided jeep safari tour, with door to door pick up, where you will have the chance to life in Cretan village, olives pick, olive oil production, Cretan wine, honey production, distillation of “raki” - “tsikoudia”, and Cretan cuisine, culture, history and tradition.
First stop is at Ano Vouves, to the unique 3000 years old olive tree which is still productive, here you will have time for a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice.
Our next stop is at Anoskeli, where you will learn all about the production of olive oil, as we visit Anoskeli's olive mill and winery. Taste the organic extra virgin olive oil, spread on warm bread with oregano, salt and lemon juice. Continue with a winery experience by trying 5 different labels of local wine, accompanied by Cretan snacks.
We then head on to Mesavlia - Deliana Gorge, which is a unique example of wild Cretan nature. After the recent storms the road has been destroyed and all the scenery has changed. You will be able to take photos at gorge's entrance and a few minutes later you will enjoy the gorge's view from above. If your in luck you will see local mountain goats and watch the vultures fly from their nests up to the sky.
After having an adventurous off road Jeep Safari experience we arrive at Milia Mountain Retreat, where time stops. The place is an authentic 17th century mountain settlement, with no electricity, which has been transformed into an eco-friendly tourist complex, one of the top 50 worldwide choices of National Geographic magazine, concerning eco-tourism and agro-tourism. Enjoy your lunch with Cretan cuisine and local wine.
Last stop before we drop you off to your hotel is Topolia Gorge. Admire the wild scenery of Topolia gorge and take plenty of photos of wild landscape nature.
Inform us if you or another member of your group is vegetarian or if there is a food allergy. If you do, we may arrange a different menu for them.
Must be able to step in and out of a 7 seater Mitsubishi Pajero jeep. This adventures is not recommended for people with mobility or kinetic problems, fear of heights, back issues, overweight that can’t afford to have a normal seat in car or can’t access in a 3rd row of seats in a Mitsubishi Pajero Jeep , nor people taller than 190cm (6,23 ft) for comfort reasons to the 3rd row of seats.
This is a small group tour of max 6 guests per guide and min 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children participants. Less than that cannot book this tour.
What to bring:
Sunglasses, hat, sun cream, a jacket (depending on the weather conditions). Sport shoes or sandals recommended.