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Knossos – Lassithi Plateau – Zeus Cave

(2 Reviews)
  • Friday & Sunday
  • 09:00 - 19:30
  • Pickup: Panormo Village & Bali Village
  • EN, FR, DE, RUS

Visit the palace of King Minos, the plateau of Lassithi, the cave where Zeus was born, Kera’s orthodox monastery,traditional villages, unique landscapes!

We are going to visit many important and different places in eastern Crete.

Our first stop is at the most important archaeological site in Crete, the famous Minoan Palace of Knossos, the economic, political and social centre of Minoan civilization and the seat of the wise king Minos.

We will learn the history of this magnificent place and the thrilling legends, such as the Labyrinth with the Minotaur.

In a short stop at the Aposelemi dam, we will admire the beauty of the landscape and we will take unique photos of the abandoned half-submerged village in the waters of the artificial lake.

Near the village of Kera, in Kardiotissas Monastery, run by nuns, we will admire the paintings, the Byzantine icons and the wondrous image of the Virgin Mary; a peaceful and powerful place with a magnificent view.

Lasithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude of over 800 meters, we will see the farmers working on the land and we will admire up close the remaining windmills.

In one of the 18 small villages of the plateau and in a traditional tavern, we will stop for a delicious and inexpensive meal from the Cretan cuisine. (Lunch is not included in the price of the excursion)

In Psychro Village, we will visit the “ancient Bethlehem”, the cave where Zeus, the father of gods was born. This impressive cave rich in stalactites and stalagmites is located at an altitude of 1025 meters with a unique view to the plateau.

Departure & Return Location

Panormo Village & Bali Village.

Also, we pick up from the hotels of area Panormo village: Europa Resort, Stella beach, The Royal Senses Resort & Spa Curio Collection by Hilton, The Royal Blue Resort, Grecotel Marine Palace & Aqua Park, Iberostar Creta Panorama & Mare, Iberostar Creta Marine, Creta Royal, Akontio, Panorama SeaFront, Lameriana Secret Village and from all Panormo’s Villas, Apartments, Studios and Suites.

From the area Bali – Vlichada village also we pick up from the hotels: Ormos Atalia, Filion Suites Resort & Spa, Evita Beach, Stone Village, Valentino Apartments and Studios, T- hotel Premium Suites, Pantheon Villas & Suites and from all Bali – Vlichada Villas, Apartments, Studios and Suites.

Duration

09:00 – 19:30

Express*

By our express mini & midi buses, we drive directly to the destination, without tedious passenger pick-ups, saving up to two hours on journey time.

Included

  • Hotel Pick up / Drop off from areas supported
  • Transportation with modern A/C busses
  • Professional (live) guided tour in languages supported
  • Insurance Coverage
  • All transportation in destination location

Excluded

  • Lunch & Personal Expenses
  • Entrance Fee to Knossos: 15€ | Kids until 18 years free | Above 65 years old 8€
  • Entrance Fee to Cave: 4€
  • Entrance Fee to Monastery: 2€

Don’t forget

  • Comfortable shoes and clothes
  • Sun Protection (hat, sunglasses, sunscreen)
  • Light Jacket (for the cave)

Note

The above excursion or more destinations could be offered also for private groups.  

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2 Reviews
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Paul

Family Traveller

It is amazing to actually walk around the labyrinth from ancient Greek mythology!

20/05/2023

Tomas

Solo Traveller

A wonderful historical place. I highly recommend it to everyone!

13/05/2023
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