Jeep Safari to Sarakina Gorge

Kritsa Village-Katharo Plateau-Sarakina Gorge-Voulisma Beach
9 hours

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Through this jeep safari to Sarakina gorge we explore the southeastern Crete.

We head to Agios Nikolaos and stop in the traditional village of Kritsa. Kritsa is one of the most famous villages of Crete with its narrow picturesque alleys and its traditional shops.

Afterwards we ascend through a beautiful route with magnificent views and end up at the Katharos Plateau at an altitude of 1250 meters where we stop for coffee in a traditional cafe.

Later on we cross the forest of Selakano and end up in the Sarakina Gorge. It will surprise you with its beauty. Continuing and after our amazing meal, we reach , the village of ISTRON with its amazing beach where you can have a swim in the crystal clear waters of Voulisma beach.

Returning through a very beautiful route we arrive at your hotel.

The Jeep Safari to Sarakina Gorge will leave you with the very best memories.

Distance: 170Km

Altitude: 1250m

Sarakina Gorge

Sarakina Gorge, nestled in the eastern part of Crete, Greece. It is a natural wonder that captivates visitors with its breathtaking beauty and rugged terrain. Carved over millennia by the Sarakina River, this narrow gorge winds its way through towering limestone cliffs. Creating a dramatic landscape of sheer walls and cascading waterfalls. As you traverse the winding paths and navigate through narrow passages, the air is filled with the soothing sound of flowing water and the scent of wild herbs that cling to the rocky slopes. The journey through Sarakina Gorge offers not only a physical adventure but also a spiritual one.

Pick-Up Locations

The Sarakina Gorge Jeep Tour is conveniently offered from a multitude of locations across Crete. This ensures accessibility for travelers throughout the island. Visitors staying in Hersonissos (Chersonissos), Koutouloufari, Piskopiano, Malia, Stalida (Stalis), Anissaras, Agkisaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara, and Agia Pelagia can easily partake in this experience. With such widespread availability, participants can seamlessly enjoy the rich cultural and natural wonders of Crete. Regardless of their chosen base location. For better understanding of our pick up points please visit the following page: Pick Up Points. Please note that cause of the size of the page the list is only visible on big screens.

Itinerary and Important Information


Below you can read the timetable and schedule of the activity you are viewing. We do everything in our power to be always on time and avoid any long delays.

08:00: Jeep Safari departure.

Stop: Kritsa village – 40 min stop.

Stop: Arrival at the Katharo Plateau – 40 min stop for coffee.

Stop: The entrance of Sarakina Gorge. Beginning of the walk. 30 minutes walk to reach the south coast.

Stop: Voulisma Beach. Time for swimming and sunbathing. 1 hour and 10 minutes.

Stop:  Lunch stop. 1 hour.

17:00 – 18:00: Jeep Crete Safari. Arrive back.

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Hersonissos, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our Customer Service will provide you with the correct timing and a google map pin point for its exact location.



Days and Languages

Wednesday: English, French, German.

Sunday: English, French, German.


The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing.

Services and Products Included

✅ Hotel pick up & drop off area: Heraklion, Hersonisos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis, Ammoudara.

✅ Transportation by modern Land Rover jeeps.

✅ Lunch is included in the price.

The meal is not predetermined, but during the journey after driver’s question, can each choose his lunch. For example, there are vegetarians, as there are people who do not eat pork and so on.

So everybody can choose the meal they wish.

Food menu includes:

4-5 first dishes

Main dish



Raki and unlimited wine

✅ Professional tour guide/driver (live).

✅ Free time for swimming.

✅ Insurance cover.

✅ Printed or mobile tour vouchers accepted. -Instant confirmation.

✅ Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).


We have tried our best in avoiding any hidden costs for our customers. In the event that any hidden costs appear, through one of our suppliers, please contact us and we will solve the matter with no further discussion.

Services and Products Excluded from this Activity and payable if occur by the client:

❌ Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest.

❌ All meals & drinks, unless mentioned otherwise in the tour description or the included section above.

❌ Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary. – Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

Not Suitable

This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties.

You have to be able to walk approximately 45 minutes, at a slow pace, on uneven surfaces and steps.

What to Bring With You

Must Bring:

Comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.

A swimming suit, a towel, a hat, sun glasses, and sun cream.

Optional and Advices:

Don’t bring too much money.

Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.

Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.

Water, lip balm, insect repellent, and anti-bacterial hand wipes/hand sanitizer are sometimes essential.

Leave your valuables at your hotel. Bring your personal medication and prescriptions.

You must always carry a copy of your passport with you. Although not required it’s always a good idea.

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