East Crete Around the Mountains Tour 4 to 15 customers

Tour at Lassithi plateau.

per adult from

$508

NZD

Duration

6 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses.
    • Free pick up service from Agia Pelagia area till Mallia area.
    What's excluded :
    • Tips and Individual expenses.
    • There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide
    • Entry/Admission - Lassithi Plateau
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    LASSITHI PLATEAU (The fertile soil of the plateau, due to alluvial run-off from melting snow, has attracted inhabitants since Neolithic times (6000 BC. Minoans and Dorians followed and the plateau has been continuously inhabited since then, except a period that started in 1293 and lasted for over two centuries during the Venetian occupation of Crete. )

    The Lasithi Plateau (Greek: Οροπέδιο Λασιθίου, Oropedio Lasithiou), sometimes spelt Lassithi Plateau is a high endorheic plateau, located in the Lasithi regional unit in eastern Crete, Greece. Since the 1997 Kapodistrias reform, it is a municipality whose seat is Tzermiado, although the biggest village is Agios Georgios. The municipality has an area of 129.976km2.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    The Lasithi Plateau stretches 11 km (6.8 mi) in the E-W direction and 6 km (3.7 mi) in the N-S direction. It is approximately 70 km (43 mi) east from Heraklion and lies at an average altitude of 840 m (2,760 ft). Winters can be harsh and snow on the plain and surrounding mountains can persist until mid-spring. The plateau is famous for its white-sailed windmills, (more accurately, wind-pumps), made to a local design, that have been used for two centuries to irrigate the land. Despite there being around 10,000 in the past, most of them have been abandoned in recent times in favour of modern diesel and electric pumps. Because the water table is close to the surface of the ground, all burials in cemeteries are above ground, in a stone mausoleum, or a stone box with decorations. This is because the plateau is endorheic, and there is impermeable rock just below the surface of the ground.

    All the tours are flexible on your needs.
    *There are not included tickets, entrance rates & tour guide

    Duration: 3 hours

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Free pick up service from Agia Pelagia area till Mallia area.We pick up all travellers from their hotel or near location. Please provide accurate information of where you are staying.
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

15

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Activity ID: V-86342P146

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