Every Monday and Thursday from April till October
From Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia every Monday and Thursday
From Sisi every Monday
Duration 10 hours approximately / Stay in Kera Monastery 30 minutes / Stay in Psychro approximately 2 hours / Stay in Tzermiado 1 hour and 15 minutes / Stay in Knossos approximately 2 hours (guided tour)
Our first stop is at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, inhabited and run by nuns. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of
Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.
Then we head to Lasithi Plateau, which is situated 850 m. higher than the sea level. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.
The next stop will be the village of Psychro. You can visit the Dicteon Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to
the myth God Zeus were born.
Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, it’s traditional architecture and its breathtaking views. Here you can relax and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.
Our last stop will be the palace of Knossos, the capital of the Minoan state which was the first European civilization. Here you will have a guided tour and you will learn about King Minos, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and other interesting mythologies. A must for Crete, one of the most amazing sights on the island.
||Arrival in Kera Monastery
||Departure from Monastery
||Arrival in Psychro – visit to the Cave
||Departure from Psychro – ceramics
||Arrival in Tzermiado – Time for lunch
||Departure from Tzermiado
||Arrival in Knossos
||Departure from Knossos – Arrival Heraklion
The timing of the program will be approximate, depending on traffic and weather conditions as well as the unexpected overcrowding.
✅ Pick-up & Drop-off service (mainly from hotels at Agia Pelagia, Ammoudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Gournes, Gouves, Heraklion city center, Karteros, Kokkini Hani, Malia, Sisi, Stalis is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point)
✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus
✅ Proffesional Guide
✅Pottery factory entrance
❌ Knossos entrance fee***
❌ Kera entrance fee (2€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Cave of Zeus entrance fee (6€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Whispers (2€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash
❌ Personal Expenses
*** Knossos Palace Entrance Fees:
EU citizens 0 – 5 years old free / Non EU citizens 0 – 5 years old free
EU citizens 6 – 24 years old free / Non EU citizens 6 – 24 years old 8€
EU citizens 25 – 64 years old 15€ / Non EU citizens 25 – 64 years old 15€
EU citizens over 65 years old 8€ / Non EU citizens over 65 years old 15€
Μust show ID / Passports to the ticketing office of Knossos