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Day Tour to Lasithi Plateau: Cave of Zeus, Krasi Village, Monastery & Olive Oil Mill Farm

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Trip highlights

Lasithi Plateau Knossos Palace Lasithi Plateau
Spend time exploring the picturesque Plateau of Lasithi on a scenic road trip
Lasithi Countryside Knossos Palace Lasithi Plateau
Get a taste of the authentic village life, in Krasi.
Kera Monastery1 tour to Lasithi Cave of Zeus Kera Krasi Vidiani
Explore the historic Monastery of Kera
Kera Monastery2 tour to Lasithi Cave of Zeus Kera Krasi Vidiani
Explore the scenic Vidiani Monastery nestled in nature.
Cave of Zeus2 tour to Lasithi Cave of Zeus Kera Krasi Vidiani
Discover the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Caves
Cretan Farm Outdoors Olive oil festival experience in Creete
Embark on a journey to a Cretan Olive Mill Farm for a truly immersive experience.

Overview

Don't miss a day tour to Lasithi Plateau. The Plateau of Lasithi is a high plain located in the eastern part of the island of Crete, Greece. It is situated in the Lasithi regional unit, which is part of the larger administrative region of Crete. The plateau is surrounded by the Dikti mountain range and is characterized by its fertile agricultural land and picturesque landscape. The plateau is known for its agricultural activities, particularly the cultivation of fruits, vegetables, and grains. Olive trees and windmills are also common in the area.  The plateau is surrounded by hills and mountains, offering stunning views of the Cretan landscape. The scenery is dotted with traditional villages, making it a popular destination for tourists. The plateau is known for its traditional windmills, which were historically used for various agricultural purposes, including milling wheat and pumping water. The area is rich in biodiversity, with various plant and animal species. Visitors may encounter a variety of wildflowers, herbs, and birds.

Cave of Zeus

The Dikteon Cave, also known as the Cave of Zeus, is a major attraction in the region. According to mythology, this is where Zeus was born and raised. The cave has stalactites and stalagmites, adding to its natural beauty and historical allure. The Plateau of Lasithi attracts both nature enthusiasts and those interested in experiencing the traditional Cretan way of life. It provides a peaceful and scenic escape from the coastal areas of Crete and offers opportunities for hiking and exploration.

Explore a Cretan Olive Mill Farm for an unforgettable experience.

Learn about the traditional and modern practices in olive oil production, a cornerstone of Mediterranean culture. See how olive soap and honey are made with dedication, showcasing Cretan heritage. Enjoy a highlight meal made from local produce, embodying Crete's culinary richness, against a backdrop of wild aromas and Aegean Sea views. Note: Meal cost is extra. Book now a day tour to Lasithi Plateau and meet a less touristic side of Crete. With a tour to the historic MonasteryVidiani. Explore the Cretan nature, the Cretan biodiversity and the Cretan mountains. Enjoy a day tour full of history, tradition, nature and Cretan way of life.
Duration of trip
Total Duration of the tour: 7.5 - 10 hours The trip duration varies depending on the location of your hotel.
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Simply present your digital voucher to either the guide or the driver, and they will be ready to assist you accordingly.
Pickup - Available
Pick-up and drop-off services are both included in the price of your booking. Our pick-up service covers different points, including hotels and bus stops. After making your booking, we will reach out to inform you about the specific location and time for the pick-up that is convenient for your accommodation.
Free cancellation
Cancel up to 48 hours in advance to receive a full refund.
Covid 19 requirements
Currently, there are no specific requirements for participating. However, if the government's COVID regulations mandate any specific requirements, we will contact you to inform you accordingly.

Tour schedule

6:25-8:20

Participants will be collected from designated pick-up points within the specified time frame. The exact pick-up time will be determined based on the location of your accommodation.

During this thrilling tour, we'll maximize your time in the Lasithi region, guaranteeing a rich and engaging experience. Here's a detailed itinerary:

Psychro Cave or Cave of Zeus

Get ready for an adventure in myth and history as we spend 1 hour and 30 minutes exploring the legendary Psychro Cave, famously known as the Cave of Zeus. Delight in the awe-inspiring stalactites and stalagmites as we journey through the mythical birthplace of the king of gods.

Vidiani Monastery

Our next destination is Vidiani Monastery, where we'll spend the next 25-30 minutes. Situated at the base of Louloudaki Mountain, this small male monastery offers serene surroundings for exploration and a chance to immerse yourself in its spiritual atmosphere.

Village of Krasi

Our next stop introduces us to the picturesque village of Krasi, well known for its freshwater springs and the oldest and largest tree on Crete. Enjoy 20 minutes to soak in the beauty of the Cretan landscape, stroll through the village's traditional streets, and marvel at the historic landmarks.

Olive Oil Mill Farm - 2 hours

Embark on a journey to a Cretan Olive Mill Farm for a truly immersive experience. Discover the ancient traditions and modern techniques behind the production of olive oil, a staple of the Mediterranean diet and culture. Witness firsthand the care and passion that goes into creating olive soap and harvesting honey, products deeply rooted in Cretan heritage. The highlight of your visit will be the chance to savor a meal prepared with the freshest local ingredients, a testament to the rich culinary traditions of Crete. As you dine, let the fragrant aromas of the surrounding wilderness and the stunning views of the Aegean Sea enhance your experience. Please remember that the cost of the meal is an additional expense.

16:00 - 17:00

Upon the conclusion of the tour, participants will board the buses and head back to their respective points, where they were originally picked up in the morning. The duration of the return journey to each hotel may vary depending on traffic conditions and the individual pick-up locations for each participant.

Extra information

Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Travel in comfort aboard our air-conditioned bus, driven by a professionally trained driver.
  • Experienced tour guide to provide insightful information
  • Local Olive Mill Farm visit
  • All applicable taxes and legal fees
  • Participants covered by Public Liability Insurance
Not Included
  • Cave of Zeus Entrance: 6€
  • Buffet Lunch at the farm 15€
What to bring
  • Hat / Sunglasses / Sunscreen
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Cash for entrance fees at sites
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  • People traveling with pets
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