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Lassithi Plateau

Created with Sketch. Lasithi-Hochebene, Greece
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Tour Type

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Unlimited

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Languages

English, Francais, German, Polish, Russian

Overview

The plateau is located at the east side of Crete, on the region of Lassithi. A very fertile land, it used to be full of windmills that were used by the residents two centuries ago. Religion, tradition, and mythology are found all together in this place. Start your tour with a visit to the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, with its miraculous icon of Mary and ancient frescoes. Then pass your way through the plateau until the village of Psychro, where the Diktaean cave is located. This is where Zeus, the father of the gods was born. Learn about the fascinating mythology through your visit to the cave. After that, you can make the last stop during your descend to the picturesque village of Krasi. Enjoy a refreshing stroll on the small square of the village and admire one of the oldest and bigger plane trees of the Mediterranean sea.

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1st stop

Traditional small village Krasi for photos of the oldest tree on Crete and toilet about 20′.

2nd stop

Vidiani monastery for about 25′.

3rd stop

Zeus cave for about 1h10min.The mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus.

4th stop

Eco park for about 45′ to see how traditional products are made like olive oil, wine, Raki, ceramic pots etc.

5th stop

Kera monastery for about 30′.

6th stop

In a traditional taverna for lunch. There will be big variety of local dishes made from local products of Lassithi plateau, home made wine and meat from the surrounding mountains.

Included/Exclude

  • Entrance Kera € 2,-
  • Entrance Cave of Zeus € 6,-

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Lasithi-Hochebene, Greece

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