SANTORINI 1 DAY TOUR
ferry “SEA JET”
11/07/2020
GASTRONOMY PRIVATE TOUR CENTRAL CRETE
01/03/2019

KNOSSOS PALACE & PLATEAU OF LASSITHI

LASSITHI PLATEAU - DIKTAION CAVE - ORTHODOX MONASTERY KERA CARDIOTISSA - KNOSSOS PALACE
Category: KNOSSOS - LASSITHI - Group tour on Crete.

Included in the price:
  • Transfer service.
  • Pick-up and drop-off at your hotel or any other place within North Heraklion region: Amudara, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Carteros, Kokkini Hani, Hersonissos, Malia, Stalida.
  • Experienced guide, speaking your language.

Exclusions
  • ENTRY TICKETS:
  • Entrance ticket of Knossos 15 €.
  • Pensioners above the age of 65 from the E.U. pay 8 €.
  • 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%. Now also including United Kingdom.
  • Kardiotissa Monastery 2 €- (up to 18 years old - free).
  • The cave of Zeus 6 €- (up to 18 years old - free).
  • For pick-up NOT from Heraklion region, extra charges may apply.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday.
  • 7 to 9 hours, depending on your location.
  • English, German, French.
    By bus (up to 2 hours one way).
  • Cancellation 48 hours prior to the tour date and earlier - 100% refund.
  • Cancellation 24-48 hours prior to the tour date - 75% refund.
  • No refunds in case of cancellation less than 24 hours prior to the tour date.
  • GREAT CHANCE DURING THE DAY:


    See the main attractions of the island and learn a lot of interesting information about the customs of the local population.


    Enjoy panoramic views of the scenic route in the mountains and visit a fantastic natural sight.

  • 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.
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