The rugged mountains and sun-baked plains of Crete are best explored in an access-all-areas 4x4 vehicle. Climb into the Cretan mountains, taking in wonderfully remote villages, such as Mochos, Gonies and Smari before visiting Skoteino Cave, en route to a refreshing swim at the beach near Gouves.
Tour well off the beaten track, losing yourself in the wild tranquillity of rural Crete. Climb up through the craggy mountains along winding roads, stopping for a coffee at the hillside gem-town of Gonies. Explore more of the breath-taking scenery as you rumble off-road on your way to charming Smari, where you'll stop for lunch.
Wash off the heat and dust from a day's exploring with a wonderfully refreshing swim in the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea, but not before a visit to the intriguing rock formations of Skoteino Cave.