Southern Crete Asterousia


The visitor cannot be left unmoved by the diversity of Crete. Southern Crete in particular is the area that creates the most intense emotions. A place of wild beauty that you will love at first sight. The pristine nature of Asterousia, with its wild, rugged and sparsely populated environment, is an attraction for many lovers of adventure and solitary life, who made this place their home.


After getting to know your guide and a brief presentation of the excursion we will head south. Our adventure begins at the foot of mount Giouhtas where you get the chance to admire the mountain, where according to myth, Zeus is buried. Soon after, we will reach the monastery of Epanosifi that was built in 1600 where we will make a short stop for some pictures. Then we will continue our journey via the provincial roads through some of the oldest and most historically rich villages of Crete, until we reach the village of Vasiliki. There you will be able to have a coffee or soft drinks before we head out to the off-road route leading to Tripiti beach. From there our off road trip begins and through gorge of Agios Savvas and after crossing the narrowest path of Tripiti gorge we reach Tripiti beach.
There you can have a swim in the crystal waters of southern crete, enjoy the sun or have a drink at the small hippie style tavern.
After you are full of sun and ready to go, we will go and have lunch at a great local tavern that offers delicious high quality traditional Cretan food and is located next to the Gorge of Agios Savvas, inside the oldest known olive tree forest.
Αfter we finish our meal, we will board our vehicles to start our return, to the hotel. The last stop of our excursion is the church of Panagia Vithanou, which is built in a cave and is dated at 1765.


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• Driving through the gorge of Ag. Savva and the ”steno faragi” passage, where the gorge becomes so narrow that only one car can pass.
• Swimming on the amazing beach of Tripiti and the Libyan Sea.


• Total tour duration: 8 hours
• Family friendly: Yes

PricePrice includesPrice excludesWhat to bring
Minimum number of participants, 3 persons
• Experienced, English speaking driver
• Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
• Free Wi-Fi
• Land Rover Discovery 3 – fuels
• Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
• Two Bottles of water per person
• Binoculars (2 pairs per car)
• Scuba mask
• Sunshade (one per car)
• Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)
• Anything that it is not mentioned at the “Price includes” list
• Walking shoes or sandals
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Hat – sun glasses
• Swimming suit – towel

Designated Pickup area

Pickup from any hotel within the highlighted area



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