Knossos Palace and Plateau of Lassithi from Heraklion Region

Great chance to visit the highlights of the Minoan civilisation in this full day tour and learn more about Cretan traditions, enjoy panoramic views of the scenic route in the mountains and visit a fantastic natural sight in the end.
• See the main attractions of the island and learn a lot of interesting information about the customs of the local population.
• Find out how mysterious myths about the Minotaur and the real story are intricately intertwined while visiting famous KNOSSOS PALACE.
• Get the experience of traveling on the beautiful mountain routes to the delightful LASSITHI PLATEAU and marvel at the miraculous icon in one of the most revered monasteries from the locals “KERA CARDIOTISA - Our Lady of Heart”.
• Descend to the bottom of the ritual DIKTAION CAVE where according to the legend the Zeus was born and enjoy the beauty of the underground lake.
At the end of the tour, you will have time to dine in the traditional Cretan tavern or visit a pottery workshop.

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8 to 9 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Pick-up from your hotel (at the specific tourist bus stop, outside of the hotel)
    • Transfer with air-conditioned bus
    • Certified tour-guide
    What's excluded :
    • Single entrance ticket to the Knossos palace - 15 euro (up to 18y.o. free)
    • Entrance to Kardiotissa Monastery 2 euro (up to 18
    • Entrance to the Zeus Cave - 6 euro (up to 18
    • Lunch - No meals or drinks are included in the price, free time will be provided to have a lunch in the tavern.
    • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos
    • Entry/Admission - Dikteon Cave
    • Entry/Admission - Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: The Palace of Knossos, Knosos, Crete 714 09 Greece

    Knossos, is the largest Bronze Age archaeological site on Crete and has been called Europe's oldest city. Visit the famous Palace of Knossos, where mysterious myths about the Minotaur and the real story are intricately intertwined.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    Get the experience of traveling on the beautiful mountain routes to the delightful Plateau of Lasithi, a spectacular panoramic plain set high in the mountains in the eastern region of Crete. 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. The plateau is famous for its white-sailed windmills, (more accurately, wind-pumps), made to a local design, that have been used since the early XXth century to irrigate the land.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Dikteon Cave, Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52 Greece

    Diktaean Cave is an ancient Minoan sacred cave in Lasithi plateau in the Lasithi district of eastern Crete, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus. Descend the stairs into the depths of the cave, where you can see fantastic compositions of stalactite figures reflected in the mirror surface of a lake.
    Visit of the cave of Zeus requires walking on the sloping path up, about 20 minutes. It may seem difficult for people with sore legs and even very small children - donkeys can be used on this section of the road (10-15 euros).

    Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

    Stop At: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    The Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa is located 50km southeast of Heraklion, in a wooded area of ​​North Dikti Range, next to the road leading to the Plateau of Lassithi. This is a historic monastery, after which the nearby settlements of Kera and Ano Kera Kera have been named.
    The beautiful stone-built church of the monastery is dedicated to the Nativity of Mary (celebrates on September 8). The present church is built in four phases. Originally there was a single aisled temple that was later expanded with two rooms and a smaller chapel. Typical are the old frescoes of the 14th century, quite damaged by time.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up at the specific tourist bus stop, up to 800m walking from your hotel. We will contact you after booking to inform you about the pick-up location.
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Pick-up Area 1 5/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
    Monday - Thursday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    5/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Thursday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Pick-up Area 2 5/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
    Monday - Thursday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    5/1/2021 - 10/31/2021
    Monday - Thursday:07:00 AM - 09:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Infant seats available
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • If an infant does not sit on lap in the bus, It is necessary to pay a child ticket.
    • Pick-up from the specific bus stops next to the hotels. From Area 1: all the villages between Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Xeropotamos(West Heraklion), Area 2: Heraklion Center and East, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Hersonissos, Stalida, Malia, Sissi.
    • After booking we will contact you to arrange the pick-up. Please, note, if you do not provide your pick-up details up to 24 hours before the tour, we do not guarantee the pick-up. For pick-up from different location, please, contact us.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 80 travelers
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


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Activity ID: V-121353P16

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