Lasithi Plateau trip from Heraklion
Activity: Countryside Tours, Sightseeing
Languages spoken: English, German
Duration: 8 hrs
- Available from: 13/06/2023
- Historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa
- Admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary
- Lasithi Plateau
- Zeus Cave
- Kronion Cave
- Enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns
All about the trip
Our first stop is at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, a monastery inhabited and run by nuns, which is located in an idyllic landscape. Here you can
admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.
Then, we head to Lasithi Plateau, one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude of over 800 meters. It is surrounded by the Dikti
Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the Venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.
Τhe next stop will be the village of Psychro. You can visit the Dicteon Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth God Zeus was
born. Psychro is also well known for its handmade ceramics and the workshop there will leave you with the best impressions after your visit.
A legendary cave, the Kronion Cave, is our next stop. Cronus, Zeus’ father, used to live there before Zeus’ mother moved him to the Dictean Cave to rescue him from his father’s rage. It is a cave of great archaeological value, as it was used as a dwelling, a burying site and a place for worship.
Our last stop, Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, its traditional architecture, and its breathtaking views. Here you can take pictures of the wonderful landscape, rest for a while, and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.
What is included in the price
- Professional and Multilingual speaking guide
- Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses
- Free pick-up service from any place between Malia – Ammoudara
What is not included in the price
- Entrance to Cave of Zeus (€ 6.00)
- Entrance to Kera Monastery (€ 2.00)
- Tips and Individual expenses
Please dress according to local weather conditions
This activity is organised by Tourline, Kapodistriou Street 7, Heraklion, 71306, Greece, +30 2810 210908, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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