Quad Safari Crete

  • duration icon. 6 hours
  • location icon. East Crete
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Our outing begins with getting picked up from the hotels in Hersonissos and taken to the quad bike base. After a safety briefing on learning all the detailed instructions on operating your ATV, we start our adventure by visiting the Minoan Palace of Sarpedon, at the archaeological site of Malia. After a short pause, we leave the Palace and drive through beautiful landscapes and olive groves, we meet an old watermill, which is one of the best-preserved in Crete. Heading south, we will experience a high adrenaline off-road ride, and Juddering down dirt tracks and muddy paths, we will discover the secrets and the unique beauty of Crete's countryside. Our next stop is the old Monastery of Saint George Vrahassotis, a monument of religious and archaeological importance, which dates back to the 16th century. You can admire its wonderful relief, depicting Saint George killing the dragon, at the south end of the temple, feeding the wild sheep of the area, and climbing the biggest and oldest (over 900 years) Oak tree on the island, for some beautiful photos.
Our next highlight will be the “Vasilakis family” olive oil factory, producing olive oil since 1865. You will enjoy a 50’ guided tour, learning the secrets of how olive oil is produced. Our visit will be completed with an “extra virgin olive oil” tasting experience.
A delicious lunch will be served, in a local tavern in the charming village of Sissi, before we reach our last stop, the beach of Potamos in Malia, where you will have time for a refreshing swim.

Adult Price: 110€

Child Price (4-12 years): 55€

Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge

*The price is for a seat on a two-seater quad together with another person.

Things to Do & Things to See

- Visit the Minoan Pαlace of Malia.
- Photo stop at one of the best-preserved watermills in Crete.
- Hear about the history of St George's Vrahassotis Monastery and feed the sheep.
- Climb the oldest and biggest oak tree in Crete and capture unique photos.
- Learn how olive oil is produced at an olive oil factory and experience oil, raki, and wine tasting.
- Enjoy an authentic Cretan meal at the village of Sissi.
- Swimming at the beach of Potamos in Malia.

Trail: 80Km

Altitude: 350m

Is this Crete Quad Safari from Hersonissos right for you?

- Part of what makes this island so appealing is the warm weather, so it probably won’t come as a surprise that Jeep Safari can be hot and humid. 
- This Crete Quad Safari from Hersonissos offers lots of free time so that you're able to experience the beauties of Crete the way you imagined. 
- Our tour guide will be there to help you with anything you might need.
- This Crete Quad Safari from Hersonissos is designed for travelers aged 1 to 99. It is full of fun, flexibility, and plenty of free time to explore at your own pace.
- Come prepared. Athletic shoes, a pair of flip flops, sun lotion, a hat, swimming suits, and make sure you have a good long beach towel with you.
- Buy a large plastic bottle of water and ask your hotel to position it in the freezer a day before departure. The ice will melt slowly during your tour and the water will always be cold.
- Bring with you some plasters, or bite cream. You never know.

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


09:00 - 09:30: Departure from Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia. Pick up from your hotel by minivan.

10:00: A short operating briefing

Stop at:  the Minoan Palace of Malia – 10 min stop

Stop at: an old water mill – 25 min photo stop

Stop at:  the Monastery of St George Vrahassotis. 30 min stop to feed the sheep and climb the oak tree

Stop at: Vassilakis olive oil factory. 50 min guided tour, olive oil, raki, and wine tasting

Stop at: the village of Sissi. Lunch stop

Stop at: Potamos beach. Swimming 45 minutes stop.

16:00 - 16:30: Arrival back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.

Different timetables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida, and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty finding your pickup point, please contact us at info@tourscrete.com.

Important Pre-Departure Information for Quad Safari

To help you prepare for your trip, please ensure you understand the following:

Tours are often the best days of your vacation. Most of our customers look forward to this day for weeks or months! That's why it is important that you mind some basic rules to keep the day trip safe and enjoyable for you and the other guests!

Be Smart

Bring comfortable walking shoes with rubber soles for good grip.
Be at the pickup point at least 10 minutes earlier. Check your ticket for the correct time.
Don’t bring too much money. Credit/Debit cards are accepted almost everywhere.
Limit your luggage. Too much weight is always a problem.
A hat, sunglasses, sun cream, and a swimsuit are required in most cases.
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.
Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Suitable for drivers holding a full driving license for at least 2 years
Minimum age of passengers is 6 years old

The Quad Safari experience is subject to Crete's weather conditions. If the trip is canceled due to bad weather conditions you will be refunded the price of the ticket or you will be given the option of an alternative tour date or choosing one of our other tours in Crete.

The following list contains everything that is included in the activity you are viewing. Services and products included here are included in the price and no extra charge will occur.

With regards to food and drinks, we always try to have sufficient shares for each client but not unlimited.

Services and Products Included

-Hotel pick up & drop off by the areas of Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis.
-400cc brand new ATVs.
-Gasoline fuel.
-Professional tour guide (live).
-Traditional Cretan Lunch. 1 Main dish, 1 small salad, and a bottle of water.
-Insurance cover.
-Printed or mobile vouchers accepted.
-Instant confirmation.
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 24 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).

*The price is for a seat on a two-seater quad together with another person.

Everything that is not mentioned in the Included section is excluded. we have tried our best and we have succeeded 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 discussion.

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

1. Entrance Tickets to Archaeological Sites or Places of Interest. 

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

3. Accommodation for tours and activities longer than 1 day.

4. Personal expenses as a result of misconduct or miss understandings.

5. Any other destination not mentioned in the itinerary.

6. Any services or activity charges other than those included in inclusions.

7. Sunbeds and umbrellas.

IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that the names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:

1. Choose "Other" at Hotel

2. Write "Unknown" at the Address

This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.

How to book this excursion to Quad Safari Tour

To make your booking experience easier and more secure, we write below, our very simple way of booking your favorite Cretan tour, excursion, trip, or cruise.

Step 1: Choose Your Tour

Once you decide which Crete tour you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult. Children enjoy a 30% discount.

After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:

Adults: 13+ years old

Children: 4-12 years old

Infants (free): 0-4 years old

You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour. 

Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.

Step 2: Add to Cart

You press the “Add to Cart” button. The tour is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more tours.

Step 3: Visit the Cart

The cart is situated in the top right corner. Press on the “Cart” image. This will provide you with a list of the tours you have chosen. Check the total price, the number of persons, the name of the tour, and the date. If you wish, you may erase the tour by clicking the “X”(delete) button and restarting the procedure. When you are ready you press the “Checkout” button.

Step 4: Checkout

Here you will need to fill out the form with your details and press “Continue”. The personal information that we collect from you is stored by us, on databases protected through a combination of physical and electronic access controls, firewall technology, and other reasonable security measures. We will neither sell nor release your registration, personal, and usage data to outside organizations.

If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.

Step 5: Payment

 After pressing the “Continue to Payment” button you will be redirected to a secured Eurobank e-commerce environment. Here you fill in your card details. Once your payment is made, you will receive a confirmation of your payment and the tours you have purchased. Within 24 hours you will receive a boarding voucher/ticket for each tour in Crete you have purchased with all the details, including the exact pickup point with "Google map location" and time-based on your hotel selection.

In case you wish to know more about Quad Safari, please feel free to communicate with us before booking online. Our travel consultants will try their best to provide you with the correct answers to your questions. Send all Inquiries to info@tourscrete.com

If after receiving your voucher/ticket, you still have questions, or you wish to cancel or alter the date please call us at +30 2897021106 or email us at reservation@tourscrete.com.

If you are currently in Crete our travel shop is located in Hersonissos. Feel free to pass by one of them and get the answers to your questions and even more.

Hersonissos Excursion shops Location

Serapis Travel Services

141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)

70014, Hersonissos, Crete

Click on this-link  Google Map Location