• Duration: 11 hours
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Description

Let's visit the little traditional but stunning village of Krasi, freshwater springs, lots of green, and a stunning drive to reach the place. Don't miss to see the oldest 'recorded tree on Crete aging few thousand years of age.  

Monasteries in Greece and of course Crete are important places, full of culture, style and always build in amazing places of beauty and relaxation. Enjoy Vidiani monastery which is one classic example of all that. 

People of Crete are proud of many things and often claim that the father of gods himself choose to be born in Crete. Enjoy Zeus cave for about 1h10min. This is the actual mythical birthplace of the king of gods Zeus and many antiquities were excavated as the place was a holy spot for the Minoans. See the unique stalactites and stalagmites aging millions of years back. 

The history of Ceramics in Crete goes back to the very first era of the first inhabitants of the island. Still, the techniques used are pretty much the same as ancient Minoans used to construct their everyday pots. Enjoy a fascinating visit to a functioning workshop for about 45' to see how pots are made and also see traditional products like olive oil, wine, raki. 

Lunch in a traditional tavern, enjoy a large and authentic variety of local dishes, always made from local products of the Lassithi plateau. Don't miss the chance to try some homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included.) 

Last we visit Knossos palace. The birthplace of western civilization, which was destroyed by the Santorini volcano eruption and 100-meter high sea waves. Our 1hour guided tour will be exciting and interesting, with lots of time for photos.  

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 Ammoudara hotels is 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

Stunning scenery and peaceful unique place of Vidiani monastery , we stop for about 25'. 

Third stop - Zeus cave

Zeus, according to mythology, the father of gods was born in this exact cave. Enjoy the cave for about 1h10min. See the mythical birth place and observe the impressive stalactites and stalagmites. 

Fourth stop - Ceramics workshop

Ceramics have a history of few thousand years in Crete, enjoy a real workshop visit for about 45' to see ceramics and also how traditional products like olive oil, wine, raki are made. 

Sixth stop - Lunch at a local tavern

A traditional tavern for lunch. 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.)

Seventh stop - Knossos Palace

Knossos is the birthplace of Western Civilization and has a history of more than 9000 years. Myths like the Minotaur, Ikaros and Daedalus are originated from this exact fascinating place. There will be a guided tour for about 1hour and free time for photos. 

What's included

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

What's excluded

  • Food & drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Entrance fees to Cave of Zeus:
  • 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)
  • Entrance to Knossos:
  • Entrance fee: 15€.
  • Combo: 20€ (Knossos Archaelogical Site & Knossos Museum).
  • For seniors over 65 years old from Ε.U: 8€ for Knossos site, 6€ for the museum, Combo: 14€.
  • For E.U citizens up to 25 years old, the entry is free by showing your ID.
  • For non E.U citizens from 06-25 years old the ticket is 50% of the price.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Weather-appropriate clothes.
  • Money for personal expenses & entrance fees (you are advised to bring cash in local currency).
  • 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 Ammoudara hotels is 06:50 am.
  • Entrance fees to Cave of Zeus:
  • 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)
  • Entrance to Knossos:
  • Entrance fee: 15€.
  • Combo: 20€ (Knossos Archaelogical Site & Knossos Museum).
  • For seniors over 65 years old from Ε.U: 8€ for Knossos site, 6€ for the museum, Combo: 14€.
  • For E.U citizens up to 25 years old, the entry is free by showing your ID.
  • For non E.U citizens from 06-25 years old the ticket is 50% of the price.
  • 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
  • Deutsch
  • Francaise
  • Russian

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Journey through time!

Out of all the stops we had, the Palace was definitely my favorite. It gave us a real look way back in history. There were a lot of information boards around. Take a hat if going in the summer it's very hot and it gets very busy.

By Emma_S on 1970-01-01

Palace in Crete

The day trip was well structured and had great times. Mostly enjoyed Knossos, amazing to know that the Western Civilization had actually started from her about 9000 years back. Cheers!

By Go go and more on 2019-08-26

A nice tour

Happy that it was not so Archaeological as the title of the day trip says ! Basically you get the chance to see most of the island, safely and with a positive and smiley girl explain what you see....highly recomnded due to low cost , quality and the staff that includes , very happy !

By Sarah Peters and daughter on 2019-06-26

See most of Crete in a day ....

Absolutely great ! Seen so much staff , such a full day...Even our teenage kids (13 and 11) loved it. Guiding in simple English, the staff (bus driver and the lady guide very smiley and friendly), the spots visited quite interesting ....loved the Zeus story and cave , and doorstep drop off safely .. Absolutely good value and fun !

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By Willkings Family on 2019-06-23

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