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Unveiling Crete’s Charm: Explore Elounda, Lasithi Plateau, Zeus Cave, and Olive Mill Adventures

Crete

Lasithi

Duration

8 h

Availability

Up to 4 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 4 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Description

Embarking on an adventure through Crete with a knowledgeable local guide promises an enchanting exploration of the island’s rich culture and history. Your journey begins at the picturesque Lasithi Plateau, situated 835 meters above sea level, where you’ll be treated to breathtaking views and a glimpse into ancient archaeological sites. The highlight of this stop is the mystical Psychro Cave, revered as the birthplace of Zeus, adding a touch of mythology to your experience and making it an essential destination for those fascinated by the island’s legends.

Undoubtedly, the culinary highlight of the day awaits you at a traditional tavern, where you’ll savor a hearty lunch crafted from authentic recipes passed down through generations. The dedication of the local cooks, particularly the older women, to preserving these time-honored cooking techniques not only tantalizes the taste buds but also offers a genuine connection to the heart of Cretan culture.

Your journey continues with a visit to Krasi Village, where you’ll encounter the oldest and largest Platanus tree on the island. This majestic tree serves as a living testament to local legends and natural wonders, further enriching the narrative of your exploration and deepening your understanding of Crete’s cultural heritage.

Overall, this day promises more than just a typical tour—it offers a truly immersive journey into the vibrant local life and captivating myths that have shaped Crete’s identity over centuries. With each stop, you’ll unravel another layer of the island’s story, leaving you with unforgettable memories and a deeper appreciation for its unique allure.

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Highlights

  • Lasithi Plateau

  • Psychro Cave

  • Traditional Tavern Lunch

  • Krasi Village

  • Included

  • Air-conditioned vehicle

  • Private tour with private transportation

  • All Fees and Taxes

  • Bottled water

  • Snack Box, bottle of water, juice

  • Pickup Service

  • Not Included

  • Kera Kardiotissa Monastery entrance 2.00€

  • Cave of Diktaion Andron entrance 6,00€ for 8 years old and older and 3.00€ for kids up to 7 years

  • GREEK MYTHOLOGY PARK (Admission Fee from (10-99) 8.00 Euros and for (4-10) 4.00 Euros

  • Lunch (At your own expense)

  • Important Notice

    1. Not wheelchair accessible 2. Not stroller accessible 3. Not suitable for pets 4. No public transportation nearby 5. Infants must not sit on laps 6. Infant seats unavailable 7. Bring: A wonderful hat, comfortable clothes and shoes, camera, extra money in case you desire to buy souvenirs, local products, etc., a great smile and leave the rest to us 8. Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the experience begins.

    Timeline

    Departure

    Lasithi

    09:30

    Arrival at Lasithi Plateau

    Lasithi plateau

    10:30

    Arrival at Psychro Cave

    Psychro Cave

    12:00

    Lunch

    13:30

    Arrival at Omalia Olive Mill

    Omalia olive press

    15:00

    Arrival at Krasi Village

    Krasi

    16:30

    Return to the hotel

    Lasithi

    17:30

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    Tour Languages

    Greek, English

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