Duration 🌞 Full Day

Lassithi Plateau & The Palace of Knossos! Full-Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion region


Every Monday and Thursday from March 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.


Indicative Time-Table:

09:45    Arrival in Kera Monastery
10:15Departure from Monastery
10:40     Arrival in Psychro – visit to the Cave
12:30Departure from Psychro – ceramics
12:45     Arrival in Tzermiado – Time for lunch
14:00Departure from Tzermiado
15:10   Arrival in Knossos
17.00     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

✅ Whispers

✅Pottery factory entrance


Not Included:

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

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



Children up to 3 years old free of charge and travelling on parents’ lap

Children 4 – 12 years old 50% discount


Cancellation policy:

For cancellation up to 2 days prior to arrival no cancellation fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to arrival 100% cancellation fees

Non-show 100% cancellation fees



  1. For bookings 2 days before departure please contact us in order to check availability!
  2. Please provide fullname, telephone number (country code included), e-mail and accommodation details (hotel name & address) upon booking.
  3. Please arrive on time to the given pick-up point. Unfortunately, there is no option to wait for latecomers. In case of delay, missed pick-up, missed departure time, no refunds.
  4. The travel agency reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour due to adverse weather conditions or insufficient passengers number or force majeure 12 hours prior to departure time with a notification to the traveler.


Upon booking you will receive from us in a separate mail your activity’s voucher with specific pick-up details (please check your spam folder as well)


For clarifications please send us a mail at online@travelid.gr or contact us at +30 2810 335 227

We are at your disposal from Monday to Friday 09:00 am till 20:00 pm and Saturday 09:00 till 15:00 pm