• Duration: 8 hours
  • Easy
  • eTicket

  • Pick up available
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Description

Small but so beautiful, the traditional village of Krasi, locals choice for many reasons, the freshwater springs, the green and the local authentic atmosphere, the oldest tree on Crete (a famous landmark) and the local cafes. 

Vidiani monastery is famous for few reasons. The scenery is stunning and the place is also well known for the miracles that it's been associated with.  

Zeus, the father of Gods was born in this cave. You are in the actual mythical birthplace of the king of gods and this is a fact supported by many ancient findings in the cave from ceremonies that were held by the Minoans few thousand years back. The cave is famous also for the breathtaking stalactites and stalagmites.  

See how traditional products of Crete (olive oil, wine, raki, and ceramics) are made. Our visit to a functioning Ceramics workshop will show you how this art has survived through the ages to our modern time.  

The Kera monastery is a historical place of about 1200 years old and it's very famous in Crete. Its contribution towards the fights against the Turks was quite important and this resulted in its destruction few times. In our days its a peaceful woman monastery located among lots of green, between amazing natural surroundings.

Lunch in a local traditional tavern. Enjoy a large selection of real authentic food, made from local products of the Lassithi plateau,
Don't miss homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included in the price.) 

Please note: This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off services. Simply select the pick-up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
For the Ammoudara area in Heraklion, please select the relevant rate and type your hotel name and address in the booking questions. Pick up time for all Ammoudara hotels is at 06:50 am.

Itinerary

First stop - Krasi village

The little traditional village Krasi with its beautiful freshwater springs and the oldest tree on Crete, for about 20'. 

Second stop - Vidiani monastery

Vidiani monastery for about 25'. 

Third stop - Zeus cave

Zeus cave for about 1h10min.The mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus, decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. 

Fourth stop - Ceramics workshop

Ceramics workshop for about 45' to see how ceramics and traditional products like olive oil, wine, raki and ceramics are made. 

Fifth stop - Kera monastery

The historical Kera monastery for about 30'  

Sixth stop - Lunch at a local tavern

There will be a big variety of local dishes made from local products of the Lassithi plateau, homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included in the price.) 

What's included

  • Pick up - Drop off services.
  • Multilingual guidance (English-German-French-Russian).

What's excluded

  • Food & drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Zeus' cave entrance fee:
  • ENTRANCE 6€
  • Pensioners above 65 from the E.U. get 50% reduction.
  • For E.U. citizens until 25 years old, Entrance is free with proof of ID.
  • For citizens outside the E.U. from 6-25 years of age, the tickets are reduced by 50%.
  • NO MORE STUDENT DISCOUNT BUT THE AGE LIMIT WAS RAISED FOR EVERYONE
  • (ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED)
  • Kera Monastery entrance fee:
  • ENTRANCE: 2€
  • People up to 18 years old enter for free.
  • Greek citizens enter for free.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick-up and drop-off services. Simply select the pick-up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
  • For the Ammoudara area in Heraklion, please select the relevant rate and type your hotel name and address in the booking questions. Pick up time for all Ammoudara hotels is at 06:50 am.
  • Zeus' cave entrance fee:
  • ENTRANCE 6€
  • Pensioners above 65 from the E.U. get 50% reduction.
  • For E.U. citizens until 25 years old, Entrance is free with proof of ID.
  • For citizens outside the E.U. from 6-25 years of age, the tickets are reduced by 50%.
  • NO MORE STUDENT DISCOUNT BUT THE AGE LIMIT WAS RAISED FOR EVERYONE
  • (ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED)
  • Kera Monastery entrance fee:
  • General admission: 2€.
  • For people up to 18 years old, entry is free.
  • For Greek citizens, entry is free
  • Please note that from 13/09 in order to enter archaeological sites you will need to present one of the following:
  • COVID-19 vaccination certificate.
  • COVID-19 certificate, if you have been infected and recovered (it should be for the past 6 months).
  • COVID-19 rapid test (maximum 48 hours prior to the departure)
  • COVID-19 PCR test (maximum 72 hours prior to the departure)

Cancellation policy

  • Cancellation fee of 0% if cancelled

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WALKING TOUR
  • CULINARY
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION

Guided Language

  • English
  • Francaise
  • Russian
  • Deutsch

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East Crete day

Couldn't book anything else as we only had a day left, so we started with quite a hold back BUT it turned out a very good day. Picked up exactly from hotel, the coach was comfy and cool, the english guide was actually from Bristol too !! Loved it, thanks !

By Bo Scott on 2019-06-25

Nice hotel and great tour !

Excellent services, very helpful stuff, excursion cool, would do it again without the kids

By Anna Emgles on 2019-06-19

Nice mainland

Small mess in the pick up place which was sorted quite soon, other than that a great day trip with lots of sights and helpful guide, Germans were very loud but not of huge importance, recommended !!

By Byron Bear on 2019-06-12

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