The Palace of Knossos, Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa and Lasithi Plateau tour by bus from Heraklion
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- Knossos – the center of the Minoan civilization
- Remnants of the architecture and beautiful murals
- The Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa
- Lasithi Plateau with traditional windmills
- The traditional village of Psychro
- The Dictean Cave where Zeus was born
All about the trip
Explore the center of the ancient Minoan civilization. The palace of Knossos testifies to this day to its advancement and grandeur. Discover the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa located in an idyllic landscape and hiding Byzantine icons and other valuable pieces of art. Enjoy a beautiful view of traditional windmills at the Lasithi Plateau. And visit the cave where Zeus – the mythical father of Olympian gods – was born.
We will travel in an air-conditioned bus to the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and decorated with beautiful murals.
Our journey takes us to the Lasithi Plateau with the picturesque windmills and impressive Venetian drainage system that turned the arid area into a fertile region.
We will visit the traditional village of Psychro where we can watch craftsmen making traditional pottery. And there is also the Dictean Cave – the birthplace of Zeus.
We can enjoy our lunch in one of the authentic taverns in the village of Tzermiado and admire the natural beauty and exquisite landscape around.
And our last stop will be the palace of Knossos. There you can soak in the atmosphere of the rich Minoan culture. You can visit the Throne Room and a stone-built theatre and admire the fascinating murals.What Wikipedia Says
What is included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels between Malia and Agia Pelagia
- Transfers with air-conditioned bus
- Multilingual tour guide
What is not included in the price
- Pick-up and drop-off in hotels outside of the area between Malia and Agia Pelagia
- Entrance to Knossos (€15.00, free under 18 yrs, reduced over 65 yrs)
- Entrance to the Cave of Zeus (€6.00)
- Entrance to the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa (€2.00)
Pick-up time and location near your hotel will be specified to you after the booking. Please note that it may be up to several hours sooner than the actual tour start.
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You can reach our European office between 9am and 5pm CET on weekdays and between 11am and 5pm on weekends and holidays.
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