GoXplore – ATV Quad Safari in Crete

Explore the unknown parts of Crete with our ATV quad safari tour for real off-road adventures!! the first and best rated quad safari tour in Crete.

Quad safari tour in Crete

An adventure you don’t want to miss. Our tour leader is a true professional with over 40 years of off-road experience. He will guide you through the olive groves and tiny hillside villages that make up the real Crete behind Hersonissos. You will drive a well-maintained quad, and crash helmet, and we will drive along a private track that avoids the main road traffic.

We will pass through several small villages and later on we stop for a break, and maybe some photos of the amazing landscapes. You will be taken through villages occasionally, so narrow the quads just fit between the walls, to have a coffee stop where birds nest inside the cafe with a total village population of 9 people. At the whole safari tour, you will see majestic views of the hills and valleys, and enjoy a lunch at a family owned restaurant in a traditional small village.

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One of the top things to do in Crete!

The Nature tour (Half day adventure) will cover a total of 65km  and take approximately 5 hours. 80% will be ‘off road’ in all different terrains.

We start at 09:30 am at our main office in Hersonissos. After the instructions from the very professional guide Andreas on how to operate and use the Quads, we will go straight to the mountain. Using the very small road (no traffic) so you can try steering the Quad, accelerating, and braking. Our journey towards the beautiful traditional villages of Koutouloufari, Piscopiano and old Hersonissos. Then continue onto the nearby mountains toward Lasithi plateau.

Just before Potamies village, we will drive through small riverbeds (and if we are lucky – also through water) and pass by small local gardens of orange, lemon, apples, pears, almond, and walnuts trees, plus grapes and olive groves, smelling the beautiful aroma of the many different herbs of the famous Cretan mountains. You’ll be able to listen to the sound of the millions of little tsitsikia (insects) which they will fly next to us all the way (they are not biting and not dangerous at all). We will drive up to 400m. height driving through a hunting area, visit a few small churches and have the opportunity to see stables of sheep and goats on the way to traditional Karouzanos village, inhabited by 15 people. Here you can have a Greek café, drink, or ice cream, rest and of course make some photos in this fantastically unique place.

Want more adventure on unexplored wild Cretan terrain?

Then we will drive up to 600 m. height towards Askous village. There we will have the opportunity to see the beautiful view of Lyttos and Kasteli area from the top. Halfway, we will start the entertaining downhill route from the beautiful little church to Askous village. We will stop to taste the authentic Cretan tsikoudia (raki) and share some tasty and pure snacks that traditionally accompany this drink in this part of Crete. Then we continue downhill to the Aposelemis dam and view Sfentili village (now underwater). This is the faster and extremely part of the tour at a place that looks like you are in a jungle until we reach the Panagias monastery.

Should take: Driving license, sunglasses, sun protection, a small bottle of water and you can buy the GoXplore bandana for the dusty moments, or the special offer with the GoPro film.!!!!!

Quad choices: 300-450cc  for 2 persons (driver and passenger can switch during the tour) = 75€ per person

                              300-450cc for 1 person = 150€ per person

We know Crete better than anyone else and we will take you to places no one else can. We are off-road experience in Crete for 36 years. Enjoy exciting, unforgettable, safe off-road driving without problems.


Dale Rodgers reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star

This was the third time (my wife’s fourth!) I’ve done the Quad Safari with Andy. The tracks are fun and challenging but the quad bikes are easy to use and soak them up. Andy is professional but very relaxed. The lunch in the mountain taverna is an excellent break in the day and somewhere you would never discover on your own. Thank you!

Roger Mandy Barnes reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star

We have just had the most amazing time on a quad safari, I would absolutely recommend this highly. Not only for the wow factor of the quad safari but also for the wonderful local people we met on our stops. A fantastic local family runs the business with an amazing guide, being the proprietor, with all local knowledge. Don’t just read it, BOOK IT!

Mario Laplante reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star

One of the best safari tour ever. Andreas made our safari fun, enjoyable and memorable. Thanks, Andreas from the 3 Quebec, Canada team.


Parwini Mangre reviewed GoXplore Tours — 5 star

The quad safari was without a doubt the best thing of my whole vacation!! Not only did I see the most beautiful things on Crete but the people from the GoXplore team were the nicest people I met on the Island! It was definitely an experience to never forget! Lots of love Parwini


  • Small launch & drinks
  • Guide
  • Equipment such as helmets and complete instructions for beginners
  • 300-450cc for 2 persons (driver and passenger can switch during the tour).

Not Included:

  • Transfer from and to your hotel

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Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 23 reviews
August 15, 2017

By far, the best day of our holidays in Hersonissos!!! extreme tour, friendly guide and the traditional villages and nature made it an unforgetable excursion for me and my wife.

August 15, 2017

this year it was my third time I did the quad safari tour and I enjoy it like it was my first time!!! See you next summer…

September 8, 2017

Amazing adventure! I was happy to see the real Crete with you guys! All those traditional villages, mountains, breathtaking views and Greek hospitality will leave a trace in my heart! Definitely will come back and do it again!

October 8, 2017

What an excellent day out we had, right from booking to returning back to our hotel we were delighted with the staff, and friendly helpful responses.

We had looked at booking quadbikes ourselves to hire out, but unfortunately you cannot go offroading on these, and the insurance can be a bit whiffy. When we came across this tour however we were over the moon! A long day of quadbiking in and out of olive groves and farmland, through tiny villages and up upon mountains with the birds of prey- we didn’t have to plan our own routes and we could just think about enjoying ourselves!

We would never have found a tour like this without the reviews on trip advisor, and as said above we would not have been able to have done it ourselves. I can thoroughly recommend this tour, it is great value for money (others would happily charge nearer €200+ for the same experience!), the lunch is delicious- local home grown and cooked produce (and raki!- don’t worry though, you won’t be forced to drink anything you don’t want to!). All this is served in a cafe/restaurant with incredible mountain views and relaxed daily atmosphere. Most importantly of all though the quad biking is safe, guided and fun.

My partner and I have both been quadbiking before, but for me some of the terrain was a welcome new experience! My partner said it was the most fun he’d had on a quadbike and he is still talking about it!

Thankyou to the whole team at go explore who made it possible, and gave us a try taste of Crete island and local life.

All the best,
Lauren and Steve

March 24, 2018

Most of the time we were driving off-road. Perfect for couples or if you have kids as well. The food at the local place was very nice!!

April 5, 2018

A quad biking experience my family and I will never forget and a wonderful guide, very patient and clear with instruction we were well looked after and shown crete in a different light from a very high mountain. Stopping to visit locals who live in the mountains and see how they live its amazing!!! The food was a great experience also very tasty and all made so fresh and with natural ingredients from their surroundings. I’m so happy my family and I got to experience this quad bike tour and would love to do it again! Amazing thankyou 🙂

May 17, 2018

This is the third time we have been out with Andreas and we had yet another great time! Our friends had never ridden quad bikes but they enjoyed it so much they also said they would do it again. Andreas is patient and full of information about the area. The scenery is beautiful and the villages would be almost impossible to find on your own. We had lunch in a small village on the terrace with lovely views. Everybody said it was the best day of their holiday. Thankyou.

May 21, 2018

We were recommended this tour by friends of ours who have actually been on this tour 4 times now.
We were not disappointed.It exceeded all our expectations.
There were 11 of us altogether as a group. Some of us had had passengers and some rode solo so we had 7 quads in all. Andreas went through all the safety advice and showed everyone how to operate the quads. He started the tour from behind his shop on a lane and as slow as the slowest rider and made sure everyone was comfortable. Later on Andeas let the riders who wanted to go faster and ride more intense the chance to do this.

We rode high up in to the mountains via rough tracks and through olive and fruit plantations zig-zaging up and down giving everyone an adrenaline rush as well as giving us a chance to see the real Crete countryside. We rode through un spoilt villages stopping at one for coffee and another for a genuine Cretian lunch which is included in the price.
Andeas throughout the whole tour gave us facts and information about the Island and the history of the villages. This was an experience we will never forget and we will definately go again when we get the chance. We highly recommend this tour and would like to thank Andreas for making this the most enjoyable day of our holiday.

July 1, 2018

BEST TOUR EVER! We booked this tour on very short notice (i.e. 9 hours before the start because our boat trip (for my dads birthday) was cancelled due to weather conditions) and Dimitrios and Andreas made it possible. We drove all the way from Chania to Chersonissos (a 2-hour drive) for this trip and it was worth every mile… Andreas gave us (my parents and sister) an unforgettable trip through the mountains of Chersonisson. We visited a small village with only 9 inhabitants, passed several goats and other species. It was amazing; as was the lunch (at Eleni’s tavern). My dad had the best birthday he could wish for. We are very thankful to Andreas and his beautiful family to make this possible! If we are blessed to ever visit Crete again we will definitely go on this trip again!

August 15, 2018

Great Day Out! Our family with three teenage boys (13,16,19) decided to go and explore Crete outside Koutouloufari on quad bikes but did not want to do it on our own , so we found this tour…and the day was fantastic with loads of off- road driving (my oldest son really enjoyed it), beautiful scenery and good lunch. We could see places we never would by travelling by car or bus, our tour guide Andreas was very funny and knowledgeable. Would definitely go again!

August 21, 2018

Le 9 août nous avons fait ce superbe safari avec nos 2 ados ! ils ont adoré, les paysages d’oliviers, le passage dans de tous petits villages crétois ou la vie s’est arrêtée et puis des rires, l’apéro crétois et l excellent fromage de la taverne nous ont laissé un super souvenir, merci Andreas

August 23, 2018

Great tour! We booked it only 1.5 days in advance and still were able to make it. The place where you start is incredibly easy to find, easily accessible and if needed there are taxis right next door. The tour guide is incredibly friendly and kind, looked after us the entire trip. The best thing about the trip are the views – simply unforgettable, especially the village with only 11 permanent residents. The ATVs were in impeccable condition, comfortable and plenty fast enough. Greatest suggestion is to wear clothes which you wouldn’t mind getting a tonne of dust on. My white linen shirt turned out tan by the end. All the village residents are incredibly friendly too, most wave hello and kids high five you. I honestly think the price even for 1 person per ATV is incresibly worth it, considering the 5 hour length or the journey. 5/5, will definitely go again.

October 8, 2018

Wir waren heute zu Zweit mit Andreas unterwegs.
Super Tour, super netter Guide, super Quads.
Wir sahen tolle Landschaften und schnuckelige kleine Dörfer mit wahnsinnig netten Bewohnern incl. sehr leckerem landestypischen Mittagessen in einer kleinen Taverne.
Am coolsten sind wohl die Tempo-Strecken über Teer und die langsamen offroad-Passagen, bei denen man z.T. wirklich überlegen muss, wie man woher fährt….
…alles aufgezeichnet auf der GoPro.
Herzlichen Dank auch dafür.
Wir sind wirklich begeistert und würden den Trip sofort wieder buchen.
5,5 / 5 Punkten.

June 2, 2019

Von der Buchung bis zum Abschied war es ein rundum gelungenes Erlebnis. Es war ein Geburtstagsgeschenk für meine Frau ( ihr erstes Quaderlebnis). Für Einsteiger im Quadfahren war es schon etwas anspruchsvoll, aber mit unserem Guide Andreas war das kein Problem, einfach ein super Typ. Es gab mehrere Pausen, eine leckere griechische „Brotzeit“in einer kleinen Taverne in den Bergen und nicht zu vergessen eine super Tour über Straßen, unbefestigte Wege, durch kleine Dörfer und durch Olivenplantagen. Also nur zum Weiterempfehlen!!! Im Übrigen, die Quads waren der Strecke absolut gewachsen!!!!! Tolle Tour und gerne wieder!,,,

July 12, 2019

Die Quad Safari ist ein Erlebnis, welches man unbedingt erfahren haben sollte, um Kreta einmal wirklich zu sehen abseits vom Tourismus. Die Quads sind auch für Anfänger sehr einfach zu bedienen und durch die erfahrene Führung stellen die Streckenabschnitte keine Probleme da. Ein typisch griechisches Mittagessen ist inklusive und war ein Highlight der Tour.
Auch der Tourguide war sehr nett und zuvorkommend, einfach zu verstehen und sehr erfahren.
Also eine super Tour, wir würden es jeder Zeit wieder tun. Es ist den Preis absolut wert und nur weiterzuempfehlen.

August 2, 2020

Absolutely amazing!
We were a group of 6 people with ages from 12 to 71 and we had the best time with Andreas!
The ride is beautiful in different terrains with breathtaking views, words can’t describe, you will have to go and see for yourself.
Best day of our holiday in Crete on the hottest day !
Thank you Andreas, hopefully we will see you next year !

August 16, 2020

Nous avons effectué cette activité le 5 août, nous avons adoré. Cette balade est génial au milieu des oliviers dans les montagnes et le passage dans des petits villages. Nous avons passé un agréable moment dans une taverne le midi, dégustation de plats traditionnels de Grèce .
C’était une première en quad pour mon amie et elle en ressort ravie.
Merci beaucoup pour cette agréable safari en quad.

September 6, 2020

For having done a lot of safari in different countries around the world this remains by far the BEST … The ride is a pure pleasure, you take full view the landscape is breathtaking … Andreas is an excellent guide and you really feel safe … The quality / price ratio is exceptional … A 6h ride of such quality for less than 100euros is unheard of Really I highly recommend this activity, do not hesitate !!!
Oh The Cow
Pour avoir fait beaucoup de safari dans différent pays du monde entier celui reste de loin le MEILLEUR…La ballade est un pur plaisir, vous en prenez plein la vu le paysage est a coupé le souffle…Andreas est un excellent guide et vous vous sentez réellement en sécurité…Le rapport qualité/prix est exceptionel…Une ballade de 6h d’une telle qualité pour moins de 100euros c’est du jamais vu Vraiment je recommande fortement cette activité, n’hésitez pas !!!
Oh La Vache

October 14, 2020

Hundertprozentig empfehlenswert! Ein Highlight unseres Kreta-Urlaubes
Mein Freund und ich haben im September 2020 an der Quad Safari Tour teilgenommen. Es war einfach genial! Wir bekamen einen Helm, Schutzhaube und ein Quad für zwei Personen gestellt. Auch das Mittagessen war in der Tour enthalten. Insgesamt haben wir pro Person 75€ für die Tour (5 Stunden, 65 km, 1500 Höhenmeter insgesamt) bezahlt. Auf keinen Fall zu teuer, es hat sich hundertprozentig gelohnt. Die Tour war überwiegend Off-Road, was einfach super viel Spaß gemacht hat. Auch für Quad-Anfänger sehr gut geeignet.
Während der Tour sind wir durch viele Oliven-Plantagen gefahren, haben in malerischen Dörfern kurze Pausen gemacht und in einem der Dörfern dann auch mit allen Tourteilnehmern zusammen Mittag gegessen. Wir waren insgesamt nur zwei Zweierquads und unser Guide Andreas. Beim Essen kam man gut ins Gespräch. Es gibt dort übrigens sehr leckeren Raki 😉
Wir konnten zwischendurch immer wieder den Fahrer wechseln, sodass jeder die Chance hatte, selbst Quad zu fahren. Es ist allerdings kein Muss. Auch insgesamt war die Atmosphäre sehr locker, es wurde viel gelacht und Späße gemacht.
Am Ende der Tour hatte man das Bedürfnis, mit Klamotten in den Hotelpool zu springen, weil man komplett zugestaubt und orange war (weiße Kleidung bietet sich besonders gut für einen Farbwechsel an), aber das gehört einfach dazu.
Es bietet sich allerdings an, eine Brille/Sonnenbrille oder einen Helm mit Visier zu nehmen, weil der aufgewirbelte Staub sonst in die Augen kommt.
Alles in allem eine geniale Tour, die ich wirklich jedem sehr empfehlen kann. Es lohnt sich!
Vielen lieben Dank an Andreas, du hast die Tour mit deiner herzlichen, sympathischen und humorvollen Art zu einem ganz besonderen Erlebnis gemacht! Wir wünschen dir alles Gute!
Fabienne & Patrick aus Germany

October 15, 2020

So good we did it twice
This is the best tour in crete…
So good we did it twice. Andreas is such a lovely man who generally enjoys what he does.
Great experience, brilliant senery so much information.
Can’t recommed this company and Andreas enough, had a lovely day with a really nice lunch and saw and experienced things that we wouldn’t have done any other way. Family bussiness all very helpful, were looked after from start to finish.
If you don’t do anything else whilst you are in crete then you must do this tour. we definitely will be doing it the next time we visit.
Well done goxplore..

June 5, 2021

This was our first time in Crete and after vising the historical monuments and beautiful beaches we wanted to try something different than the usual tourist attractions. Luckily for us we found Andreas and the Go Xplore team, which offered a safari tour with the powerful off-road quads and we decided to join a group of other 3 couples.
Let’s say this directly – we enjoyed every single minute of this wonderful experience!
The day starts early when Andreas the guide explains you the basics of driving the quad – making it very easy for us beginners to gain confidence with the controls. Soon afterwards the tour brings you through beautiful small villages over the hills of Hersonissos and we were amazed with the scenery – the views looked straight out from a movie! Andreas knows his way around the hills like the back of his hands and knows that the path – while being challenging at times – can be approached safely by everybody. We especially enjoyed the tight twisty corners in the sandy paths and the tight uphill and downhill through the very narrow and fast dirt trail. We crossed small rivers, mud, gravel, we navigated around big and small rocks, tree roots and branches, exactly like we imagined a safari would be! The trail is mostly uphill until we reach a small village not too far from Kastelli.
Time really flies when you are having this much fun riding a quad, so much so that we didn’t even realize that around noon it was time for our planned lunchtime stop. The food was served in a local taverna where Andreas reserved the tables for the whole group. We had a wonderful time together on the terrace where we were served all locally produced food, from cheese to lamb to tasty appetizers – and of course plenty of raki! It was also an opportunity to socialize and to get to know each other, Andreas is a very friendly and easy to approach person – he really listens and likes to know more about everyone in the group.
After lunch it’s time for the downhill section of the safari, which is the fastest and more technical part of the tour, where you can feel that Andreas is really keeping an eye on everyone making sure that everything is going well. After passing next to the dam of Aposelemis, we had our last stop before the end of this wonderful experience and we took some amazing pictures to remember this adventure for years to come.
When we arrived back at the starting point, we wanted to do this tour again! Thank you Andreas and Go Xplore for this wild adventure, we look forward to meet you again next time we are in Crete. Regards, Anne-Marie and Jacopo.

October 1, 2021

if you want to discover the steep paths of Crete through a sublime walk with Andreas, the best guide, go for it, you will only be amazed !

October 18, 2021

Best tour ever
Wow, wow, wow
The best tour in crete but also ever been on.
This was our 4th time with Andreas, he is the best guide and makes the day so memorable.
If you don’t do anything else make sure you go on this tour. You won’t be disappointed and will have a brilliant day.
Lunch in the cretan cafe is wonderful and such lovely people. You will also get your day videoed for free.
Brilliant time, lovely man,we will be back.

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