Knossos & Lasithi Plateau

From 45€

This tour will give travelers the opportunity to explore many places at the Plateau of Lasithi such us the historical Cave of Zeus, the Monastery of Kera, and the traditional village of Krasi. We 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, we 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.

Program:

1st stop:Village of Krasi – 20min – 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!

Bus Drive: 10min

2nd stop: Monastery of Kera – 30min – Explore the Monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary that is situated near the village of Kera.

Bus Drive: 15min

3rd stop: Vidiani Monastery – 25min – A small, male monastery located at the foot of Louloudaki Mountain.

Bus Drive: 20min

4th stop: Psychro Cave (Cave of Zeus) – 1h 10min – Explore the mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus. Admire the unique site decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.

Bus Drive: 10min

5th stop: Ceramics Workshop – 45min – enjoy a professional workshop to see how traditional ceramics are made and why not try to create their own!

Bus Drive: 10min

6th stop: Traditional Tavern for lunch-1h 20min – 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.)

Bus Drive: 1h 20min

7th stop: Knossos Palace – 1h –  our day will end at the Historical Site of Knossos. There will be a guided tour for about 1h as well as some free time to take photos of this unique archaeological scenery.

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Included

Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
Tour Guide
Ceramic Workshop
ALLIANZ insurance

Excluded

Kera Monastery entrance fee: 2 EUR
Cave of Zeus Entrance: 6 EUR
Knossos Palace Ticket: 15 EUR

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