Booking for : Lassithi Plateau & The Palace of Knossos‼️ One Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion

Lassithi Plateau & The Palace of Knossos‼️ One Day Tour | Departure from Heraklion

Tour Details

Available from May 2020

Visit the most famous and popular of all the attractions in Crete, the Palace of Knossos. Join your expert guide on a journey back of 5000 years into myths and legends and learn secrets of the oldest civilisation in Europe, the Minoan.    Enjoy a guided tour of the historical site that covers an area of 22.000 m2 on 5 floors with 1.300 rooms, hear all about the legendary labyrinth and the Minotaur (the half-human monster). This day brings history and legend back to life and is a must see on any visit to Crete.

After our visit to Knossos, our first stop on the scenic route towards central Crete is the Monastery of “Kera Kardiotissa”. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary; it is run by nuns and is locally known as Little Lourdes, with people making pilgrimages to pray for relief from their sins.

Then we drive south and reach the Plateau of Lassithi, which may have been the crater of an ancient volcano. It numbers nearly ten thousand windmills. The Plateau is a wonderfully cool and fertile area where you will see small towns and a very warm welcome. Here we will have a short stop to visit the Monastery “Vidiani” which is dedicated to Zoodohos Pigi (The life giving spring). The monastery hosts a small natural history museum, in collaboration with the University of Crete.

After the lunch break in one of the local villages in Lassithi, we will visit the Dicti Cave where Zeus, the father of Greek Gods, was born.

While crossing the villages of the Plateau, we pay a short visit at a traditional potter’s factory, seeing an ancient ceramic art, which completes today more than 8.000 years of history. Leaving the Plateau we will see the views down to Pediada Plain which are truly magnificent. A short photo-stop will complete the day in a perfect way.

? Duration: 10 hours approximately


✅ Hotel pick-up and drop-off (Pick up mainly from hotels at  Amoudara, Malia, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Kokkini Hani is provided. If pick up from your hotel is not possible you will be picked up from the closest pick up point. In case you don’t know the closest pickup point, please contact us).

✅ Transport by air-conditioned luxury bus

✅ Pottery factory entrance

✅ Professional Guide at Knossos

Not Included:

❌ Knossos entrance fee (15.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

Cave of Zeus entrance fee (6.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

Kera entrance fee (2.00€ per person) – Paid on the spot in cash

❌ Pick-up from Heraklion City center  (5.00€ per person) – Paid upon booking

❌ Personal Expenses

Infants up to 2 years old, free of charge without seat in the bus

Children from 3 to 12 years old, 50% discount on tour rate and extras

Remember to bring‼️ Sun Cream, Sunglasses and Hat, Long-Sleeved Shirt for Sensitive skin

Cancellation Policy!!

For cancellations up to 2 days prior to departure date, no cancellation  fees

For cancellations 1 day prior to departure date, 100% cancellation fees

Non-Show, 100% cancellation fees

⚠️ Important Notes!!!

  1. 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 reservation, our partners will contact you in order to receive your Voucher which includes your pick-up point and time info. Please be aware that you will have to bring the Voucher with you during the trip.

For any further clarification, please feel free to contact us.

Why to choose this package!

  • Explore the oldest city & civilization of Europe
  • Learn more about the Cretan Mythology and History
  • Visit Kera Kardiotissa - A monastery dedicated to Holy Mary
  • Explore Psychro and Tzermiado
  • Visit Dikteon Cave - The birth place of Zeus

Additional Info

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