Southern Escape

Self Driving
Olive Oil Factory
Portela Gorge OFF-ROAD
South Coast Swimming
Impressive Panoramic Views
BBQ Lunch
Pick Up: 8:00 – 9:00
Drop Off: 16:00-17:00 (depends on the area)

Southern Escape

Self-Driving Jeep Safari
Self-drive jeep safari in the enchanting southern Crete! Explore the south of the island with our self-drive Safari by passing through olive forests, traditional villages, visit a local olive oil factory and many more! Off Road descent through the Portela Gorge with a photo stop to the stunning view point. Swim at the crystal clear waters of Keratokampos beach and have your lunch. End your day with panoramic views of the South Cretan Sea. Feel the vibes of Southern Crete enthrall you!

Book your tour

Price Includes

  • Suzuki Jimny / Vitara vehicle & fuel
  • BBQ lunch
  • Coffee/juice / water
  • Tour leader / Guide
  • Instructions for Beginners
  • Pick-up and Drop-off
  • Adventure & Fun

Price Excludes

  • Any Private Expenses
  • Jeep exclusive. You will share the vehicle and its driving time unless you have paid for all 5 of its seats.


  • Car driver’s license + ID (Required)
  • Comfortable shoes (Required)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sea towels
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Camera
  • Jacket


  • Not allowed drinking/eating/smoking inside the vehicles
  • Driver has to be over 23 years old
  • The driver must hold a valid car driver’s license that exists more than 2 years with his ID card in physical form with him in order to participate in the tour (Provisional driving licenses are not accepted)
  • Comfortable closed shoes are required for all the participants in order to participate in the tour

What to expect

  • Self driving
  • Visit a local Olive oil factory
  • Panoramic views of the Libyan Sea
  • Portela Gorge OFF-ROAD
  • South Sea swimming
  • BBQ lunch
  • Coffee (optional)
  • Cretan villages

Route details

Explore South Crete on a self-drive Jeep safari!

Experience the excitement of a self-drive safari with a one-of-a-kind tour in the South of Crete across a route jam-packed with surprises!

Our Experts will teach you everything you need to know about the vehicles, including lessons for beginners, just before we begin on this fascinating self-drive Jeep Safari tour, ensuring that everyone is prepared to explore Crete safely and with a ton of fun and excitement.

We start by exploring the olive forests and traditional villages as we drive along scenic roads
Then we will make a stop at a local traditional village to visit an olive oil factory and learn about the production process.

After that… Get your adrenaline pumping with an off-road drive through the spectacular Portela Gorge, taking in the breathtaking panoramic views along the way.

Take a dip in the crystal clear waters of the South Cretan sea at Keratokampos Beach, where you’ll have free time to swim and soak up the sun.
Finally, enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch in the charming village of Kastri before returning from this unforgettable experience.

On the way back, we will drive an ascent with a panoramic view of the South Cretan sea, an enchanting route that will remain etched in your memory forever!

Pick up areas

  •  Sissi
  • Milatos
  • Malia
  • Stalida
  • Chersonissos – Koutouloufari – Piskopiano
  • Anissaras – Analipsi
  • Gouves – Kokkini Hani
  • Heraklion
  • Amoudara

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