Land Rover Adventure Greece in Crete – 6 Days of adventure and magic landscape
Here is my story about the fabulous adventure in Crete with the best group!
After a short flight from Berlin to Heraklion i drove about 40 minutes to Daios Cove Luxus Resort.
Its a huge area with small bungalows and villas located in the north-east of crete set at the Vathi beach.
You can take the golf car to the room or..
Take one of the elevators which are going directly to the selected floor where your find the rooms.
This was my perfect one bedroom villa with two floors and a private pool.
Each floor has a separate terrace with a direct view to the beach.
Just sit down a enjoy the view or… what i did of course 🙂
jump into the pool and get used to it.
The view is more than fabulous – made me speechless. Just wait for the amazing sunset picture from my room .
The next Day: The first day of the tour starts around 9 o’clock meeting in front the hotel to meet the group and the cars.
We got all important advices by two instructors which take care of the group and the cars all the time
6 Cars and 12 people exploring the island – As first days is always very special and exciting – we stopped after 30 minutes to take some photos.
Here i am – yes i was driving the car on my own. Each car is for two people reserved, so that everyone gets the chance to enjoy the tour and get used to the car and its functions.
The first days started with a kind of simple offroad track to learn how to use certain technical functions of the Land Rover Discovery – like the Hill Descent control.
During the tour you will be fascinated by the nature – that why some of us are catching every moment while driving 🙂
For safety reasons you have to keep distance to the front car and wait for the one behind you.
The route of the first day is exploring the wild coast in the southeast of crete.
Yes we stopped quite often as the scenery was very impressive.
Beautiful hills, small villages, picturesque bays and foggy mountains – thats what you can find driving around.
The day started very sunny – by the time we arrived also at a completly different part of crete.
A foggy and magical landscape surrounded by big hills and long roads leading to the top.
Well, thats not the top of the Island but already high enough to enjoy this beautiful and sunny view.
Exploring crete with the Land Rover Adventure Greece tour is not only about beautiful landscape…
it’s also about discovering new guest crossing our way. Just take care as the goats are crossing quite often the streets during the tour.
After few hours of the first off-road experience we made a lunch stop.
Welcome to the cretan family tavern which is located directly at the beach. Not bad, huh ?
What i didn’t expect was to see mountains still covered with snow.
Even more: Mount Psiloritis is the highest mountain in crete and still covered with snow.
Off-Road trails like this are best for practise as you have to look out for edgy stones which can damaged the tires. Watch out 🙂
The Land Rover Adventure Greece tour is the best way to explore the real crete as you have the chance to see hidden parts of the island.
Here they are again – guess they were just waiting for us to get a chance to capture another special moment 😛
What do you think does the car look inside after crossing that dusty part ?
The next day we drove to the small village “Plaka” to go on a special journey.
We arrived in the afternoon at the Hotel and went for swimming.
The next day we should expect a very special adventure . We were allowed to drive a small way which was quite difficult to handle, but with the professional help of the instructors it was easy going. Just take a look and image to sit in the car while trying to balance the car like this.
After 2 hours driving we finally arrived at private beach where we stayed the night and slept in luxury tents.
We didn’t had a five star hotel, we just had the basics, but this was the special adventure to discover the real life.
I was glad to have a Coco-Mat mattress in the tent – just for luxury dreaming. Siting at the fireplace and listening to the ocean. Can you imagine what a special feeling this is ? Pure relaxing moments at the private beach. You have to try this one day.
Next day we stopped on the way back at Sifis Dinner fro breakfast with a gorgeous view and a typical green feeling.
Passing by a wonderful scenery again – Just the ocean and the view over a fantastic bay.
As i mentioned before you can expect funny moments during the tour. We came across that Mountain goats again, which were waiting to be captured.
Samaria Canyon is one of the main sights of Crete. Every tourist who visits Crete will have heard of this beautiful gorge or soon will. We passed the canyon with the cars crossing more impressive views of Crete.
I would say, this is one of my favorite views – the view from my room. Can’t get enough of it.
The journey is almost over, but the last day we had the chance to visit that small town called ” Kritsa” with traditional Greek shops. Some of us went shopping and some of us just enjoyed a coffee.
For lunch we had a special invitation. Mrs. Argyro was waiting for us with the best cretan lunch. We were even allowed to prepare the food (of course she was helping a lot). This day was like a family & friends lunch.
These are my last impressions from the Tour and Daios Cove with a beautiful Sunset.
Hope to see you again this year!
I will miss the group & the daily tours. This was a very special tour which i can recommend to everyone who wants to see more of Crete and of course test his driving skills and have fun at the same time. Leaving a big Thank you to Christos Tassakos from Daios Cove Luxury Resort & Villas, who was a very friendly host during the tour & the Land Rover Team (Especially Marcus & Peter, the Instructors for having so much patience with us).
If you are interested to book one of the tours -just visit : www.landrover-experience.de
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