• Duration: 10 hours
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Description

This tour will give travelers the opportunity to explore many places at the Plateau of Lassithi such us the historical Cave of Zeus, the Monastery of Kera, and the traditional village of Krasi. Participants will also attend a workshop and learn more about the making of the famous Ceramics aging back to the Minoan Civilization,as well as how local drinks (wine and raki) and olive oil are produced from locals. The day will continue in a traditional Cretan tavern where, people will enjoy a delicious lunch which will be prepared for our group. Our day will end with a guided tour at the word wide famous Archaeological Site of Knossos, the capital of ancient Minoan civilization, the first in Europe.

Highlights:

· Get the most out of Lasithi Region

· Visit the Village of Krasi with its water springs and home of the biggest tree of Crete and enjoy time in nature

· Visit the Historical Monasteries of Kera &Vidiani

· Explore the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Cave

· Attend a Ceramic Workshop and create your own pot

· Discover the Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn more about the most famous archeological site of Crete

Itinerary

Morning pick up

We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning.

Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus drive from the last pick up: 30 minutes

1st stop:Village of Krasi – 20 minutes

This little traditional village with the beautiful freshwater springs and the oldest and biggest tree on Crete, will be our first stop for about 20 minutes. Enjoy our time in Cretan nature!

2nd stop: Monastery of Kera – 30 minutes

Explore the Monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary that is situated near the village of Kera.

3rd stop: Vidiani Monastery – 25 minutes

A small, male monastery located at the foot of Louloudaki Mountain will be our next stop.


4th stop: Psychro Cave (Cave of Zeus) - 1 hour 10 minutes

Explore the mythical birthplace of the king of gods Zeus. Admire the unique site decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.


5th stop: Ceramics Workshop – 45 minutes

Our participants will enjoy a professional workshop to see how traditional ceramics are made and why not try to create their own!


6th stop: Traditional Tavern for lunch-1hour 20minutes

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


7th stop: Knossos Palace – 1 hour

Leaving the beautiful region of Lasithi behind, our day will end at the Historical Site of Knossos. There will be a guided tour for about 1hour as well as some free time to take photos of this unique archaeological scenery.


End of the tour – Return to resorts:

Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning.

Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Pick up locations

What's included

  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • Ceramic Workshop
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by  ALLIANZ

What's excluded

  • Monastery of Kera Entrance: 2€
  • Cave of Zeus Entrance: 6€
  • Knossos Palace Ticket: 15€
  • Lunch in Traditional Tavern

What do I need to bring

  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Comfortable  shoes
  • Water
  • Money for personal expenses & entrance fees (you are advised to bring cash in local currency).

Important information

  • We offer pick-up from various points such us hotels and bus stops.
  • As soon as you complete the booking, we will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.
  • Passengers are required to bring and wear face masks in indoor places and while travelling by bus, as long as it is requested by the government covid regulation
  • Entrance fees:

► ARCHAEOLOGICAL PLACE  OF KNOSSOS PALACE

ENTRANCE: 15€

COMBINED TICKET: 20€ (KNOSSOS-MUSEUM)

Pensioners above the age of 65 from the E.U. pay 8€. (8€ for Knossos & 6€ for the Museum and combined ticket 14€).

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%.

(ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED)

► ZEUS CAVE (DIKTI CAVE)

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%.

(ID OR PASSPORT REQUIRED)

► KERA MONASTERY

ENTRANCE: 2€

UNTIL 18 YEARS FREE

GREEK CITIZENS FREE

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

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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 2020-07-15

Travelling in Crete!!!

My friends and I loved this tour! It's not expensive and it shows you many great places too. :)

By Andrea on 2021-06-30

Minoan civilization

We were always fascinated by the Minoan civilization so we couldn't miss visiting Knossos on our vacation in Crete. After contacting DayTrip4U, they suggested this activity combining Knossos and Lasithi as well. We didn't feel like visiting Lasithi but we decided to give it a go since we could combine two places at one price. Knossos was absolutely amazing and pretty well preserved given the age of the monuments. I was stunned to see the beautiful colors of the walls and the frescoes because they are very different from what we saw in other Greek monuments, such as Parthenon, which do not have bright colors. Lasithi was also great and I was impressed to find out that the cave we visited was the birthplace of Zeus! The weather did not make the tour easier since it was about 100°F but thankfully the bus was airconditioned. ­

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By Bianca Hen. on 2021-08-13

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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