Find out how mysterious myths about the Minotaur and the real story are intricately intertwined while visiting famous KNOSSOS PALACE.
Get the experience of traveling on the beautiful mountain routes to the delightful LASSITHI PLATEAU and marvel at the miraculous icon in one of the most revered monasteries from the locals “KERA CARDIOTISA - Our Lady of Heart”.
Descend to the bottom of the ritual DIKTAION CAVE where according to the legend the Zeus was born and enjoy the beauty of the underground lake.Pick-up from your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region (for other regions of the island extra charges may apply).
At the beginning of your journey (5 kilometers from the city of Heraklion) you will discover the most outstanding monument of Minoan civilization, the palace/maze of King Minos, located on the picturesque hill of Kefali.
Further, the bus continues to travel among farmland, approaching the place of a hiking climb. Two paths paved with stone lead up to the "DIKTE CAVE" or better known as the "CAVE OF ZEUS". Climbing on foot (about 20 minutes) or on donkeys for an additional fee. Descend the stairs into the depths of the cave, where you can see skillfully highlighted fantastic compositions of stalactite figures reflected in the mirror surface of a lake.
Upon returning from the LASSITHI plateau (at an altitude of 622 meters), we stop at the Orthodox convent of KERA CARDIOTISSA - the Heart of the Virgin Mary, erected in the 13th century.
At the end of the tour, you will have time to dine in the traditional Cretan tavern or visit a pottery workshop.
Drop-off at your hotel.