Tour Details

Mount Psiloritis is a mystical place situated in the center of Crete. It is a symbol, the symbol of Crete, the symbol of manliness and freedom. Psiloritis is not only an area of natural beauty but also of historical and cultural value.

The mountain is considered as the birthplace of the king of Gods Zeus, as according to the mythology his mother took him there as an infant to hide him in a cave until he became a man only to rescue him from the wrath of his father Kronos.

Today, the visitor is still fascinated by its beauty. Here, the traditions and skills of shepherds and cheese-makers, manifested in the characteristic “mitata”, have been preserved since Minoan times. A rich tradition of folklore and culture flourishes in the beautiful villages, which surround the mountain, through which the genuine and unaltered art, the wisdom and the civilization of the earlier inhabitants of Crete are continued.

The jeep tour starts at 09:00 from Gazi.Driving towards the foothill of the Mountain and to the gorges of Thylisos. The first stop pause is in the small village of Korfes where we visit a traditional church. We continue our drive to one of the highest points of Crete, Kroussonas, from where we have the beautiful view of the capital Heraklion.

We have the opportunity to pass some small dairies where famous Greek cheese, Kefalotiri, is handmade.

As we drive up the mountains, we are increasingly surrounded by rocks but as we get closer to the top of Psiloritis, the highest mountain of Crete with 2.456m, we are ready to prepare our barbeque lunch at 1.500m altitude in the middle of a wooded plateau, near old chapel. After our barbeque we begin our descent trough the village of Anogeia which is famous for its heroic resistance during the II World War. We continue and drive until Zoniana Village where we visit the cave Sfendoni.


Gazi, Heraklion, Crete (Google Map)

Departure Time

9:00 am

Price Includes

  • 4x4 jeeps,cabriole (Suzuki vitara,Suzuki Jimny).
  • All cars are insured.
  • Multilingual personnel-guides : German,English,French, Italian,Russian,Spanish,Dutch.
  • 2 Coffee stops,mountain Barbeque [ Greek salad, wine, water, soft drinks, bread, steak or chicken.
  • Pick up from and to your hotel!
  • Souvenir from the tour you have enjoyed!

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Entrance fees to archaeological areas


  • Walking/Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
What to Expect
  • Driving to gorges of Tylisos.
  • Visit the small village of Korfes and a traditional church.
  • Visit Kroussonas and have the beautiful view of the capital Heraklion.
  • Drive up Mount Ida and have barbeque lunch at 1.500m altitude.
  • Descent trough the village of Anogeia.
  • Visit the cave Sfendoni near Zoniana Village.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
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