Starting our trip from Hersonissos or any other area of Heraklion and we drive south, the first highlight of our excursion is the historical Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, a monastery inhabited and run by nuns, which is located in an idyllic landscape at the heart of Crete. Here you can witness the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes, and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.
Lassithi Plateau, our next destination, is situated 850m higher than the sea level. Surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, it still retains the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the Venetian ditches, the drainage system of the plateau. The most famous village in the Lassithi Plateau is the village of Psychro. In this traditional village, we pay a short visit to a traditional potter’s workshop. This ancient ceramic art completes today more than 8000 years. You will be able to watch the potters making masterpieces in just a few minutes.
Then we visit the Dicteon Cave, the longest in Crete, which is said to have been the birthplace of Zeus, the father of the Greek ancient gods.
Tzermiado, the next place we visit, is the capital of the villages on the Lassithi plateau. In the lovely village of Tzermiado, you can enjoy the natural beauty, the breathtaking views, and the traditional architecture, you can take pictures of the wonderful landscape, rest for a while, and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.
Adult Price: 34€
Child Price (4-12 years): 17€
Children 0-4 years old travel free of charge
Prices may vary for large groups of 8+ people. For special price quotations please contact us direct at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Enjoy a magical bus excursion from the busy tourist places in the mountains of Crete. Take photos of the breathtaking views.
- The Lassithi plateau is known for its thousands of windmills. They were used to pump water from the ground. This is the landmark of the Lassithi plateau.
- Visit the cave of Psychro also called the cave of Zeus. An ancient Minoan sacred cave. Psycho associates with the Diktaean Cave, one of the putative sites of the birth of Zeus.
- Think if you wish to take a ride with a donkey. Please note that it costs extra 10 Euro or more and the entrance to the cave of Zeus is not included in the price.
- Visit for free a traditional pottery workshop, and see how pottery is made by hand.
- We make a stop at the biggest town on the Lasithi plateau “Tzermiadon”. Here you can look around or even enjoy a wonderful meal in one of the best traditional restaurants in the area.
- Part of what makes this excursion so popular is its archaeological and mythological aspects. It is a trip that brings you closer to how the first Greeks were ahead of time. - You get to visit the most beautiful areas of Crete.
- Come prepared. Athletic shoes, sun lotion, a hat, a beach umbrella, and plenty of water.
- It's a full-day excursion. But with many stops for rest and exploring.
- This excursion is suitable for most ages. Please note that if you have serious health issues the Cave of Zeus is not recommended.
07:30-09:00: Bus departure from Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.
Stop at: Kera Monastery (30 min).
Stop at: a traditional pottery workshop (30 min).
Watch the craftsmen making masterpieces and you can try your potter’s skills.
Stop at: Psichro (1 hour and 15 min).
Time to visit the Dicti cave/"cave of Zeus" or the theme Mythology Park.
Stop at: Tzermiado the capital of Lassithi Plateau (1 hour and 30 min).
Walk around the village, or rest and enjoy lunch, tasting traditional dishes of Cretan gastronomy.
16:00-17:30: Approx return time back to Ammoudara/Heraklion/Gouves/Analipsi/Anissaras/Hersonissos/Stalida/Malia.
Different time tables apply for pickups in different areas like Heraklion, Ammoudara, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Stalida and Malia. Our search system will provide you with the correct times. If you have difficulty in finding your pickup point, please contact us at email@example.com.
-Hotel pick up & drop off by the areas of: Heraklion, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gournes, Gouves, Hersonissos, Kokkini Hani, Koutouloufari, Malia, Piskopiano, Stalis.
-Transportation by modern air-conditioned buses.
-Professional excursion guide (live).
-Printed or mobile tour voucher accepted.
-Easy cancellation (Cancel up to 48 hours prior to departure time and receive a full refund).
(Payable on the day of the tour)
-(Optional) 6€ per adult Entrance Ticket to Cave of Zeus / FREE for children under 18 yrs old
-(Optional) 6€ per adult Entrance Ticket to Cretan Mythology Park / FREE for children under 3yrs old
-2€ Entrance Ticket to Kera Monastery
IMPORTANT: During the booking process you will be requested to add your hotel and its address. We understand that names of hotels change every year and that many hotels don't even have an address. In such a case you can do the following:
1. Choose "Other" at Hotel
2. Write "Unknown" at the Address
This way the system will allow you to proceed with your payment.
-The tour to Lassithi Plateau, is subjected to weather conditions. If the tour is canceled due to bad weather you will be fully refunded, or you will be given the option of an alternative date.
-Walking shoes, hats, sunglasses, and sun cream are required.
-Children must be accompanied by an adult.
-You are kindly requested to proceed to the meeting points 10 minutes prior to bus departure time.
In order to make your booking experience easier and more secure, we write below, our very simple way of booking your favorite Cretan tour, excursion, trip, or a cruise.
Step 1: Choose Your Tour
Once you decide which Crete tour you wish to book online, you will have to check the availability of each tour. You only have to click on the “Date” box and there you can choose the date or day that is more comfortable for you. The Dates/days are highlighted. Prices are per adult. Children enjoy a 50% discount.
After choosing your date of departure you add the number of adults and children. Please note the following:
Adults: 13+ years old
Children: 4-12 years old
Infants (free): 0-4 years old
You don't need to enter the infant numbers. Infants do not get a seat. The guardian is responsible for providing protection during the tour.
Once you add the persons you press the ‘Search” button.
Step 2: Add to Cart
You press the “Add to Cart” button. The tour is now available in your purchase cart. You may book the same way two, three, or more tours.
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If you cannot locate your hotel name, please email us the name of your hotel and we will add it to our list. The hotel list includes the following areas of Crete: Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Malia, Gournes, and Kokkini Hani.
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34 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)
70014, Hersonissos, Crete
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2. Serapis Travel Services
141 El. Venizelou Ave (main road)
70014, Hersonissos, Crete
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