Plateau Lassithi and Knossos Palace
The best tour for those who want to get the most information about Crete in one day.
We will begin our tour heading up to the mountains and discover the famous Plateau of Lassithi with its windmills, ditches and traditional villages, where life seemed to be frozen.
On the way we will visit one of the most famous convents of Crete – Kera Kardiotissa located in a picturesque and quiet place. Here you will hear the legend of the miraculous icon and admire the extraordinary frescoes of great artistic and historical value.
Next stop we will make in the village of Psychro – traditional pottery center of Crete. Local craftsmen keep and transmit their knowledge and skills from generation to generation for many centuries. Here you will see how to create a beautiful Greek amphorae and, if you wish, you can make one by yourself. Here we will also visit the mysterious Dictean Cave, considered the birthplace of the main Olympic god Zeus.
After the cave we will visit Dzermiado village, characterized by its natural beauty, breathtaking views and traditional architecture. Here you can take photos of the beautiful landscapes, have lunch or just relax in one of the numerous authentic taverns located in this area.
Leaving the Plateau Lassithi we will head to the main attraction of the island – the Palace of Knossos, based by Minoans about 4 thousand years ago. Our guide will take a fascinating tour through the palace, make you acquainted with its amazing architecture, painting, the ancient water supply system, and of course tell you the myth about the labyrinth of Minotaur. After that you will have enough time to walk around the palace or take a rest in the shade of century-old trees and enjoy the beauty of this place.
- Children 5-12 years old – 50%
- Karteros/Kokkini Hani: 7:45/7:55 – 18:30
- Gouves: 7:55 – 18:15
- Analipsi/Anissaras: 8:10/8:20 – 18:00
- Hersonissos: 8:30/8:35 – 18:00
- Stalis/Malia: 8:40/8:50 – 18:00
The correct pick-up time will be shown on your ticket.
The drop-off time is approximate and delays can occur.
- Bus transfer
- Guided tour
- Kera Monastery – €2
- Zeus’ cave – €6
- Knossos Palace – €15
Entrances are free for:
Сitizens of other Member – States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
University students and students at Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent schools from countries outside the EU by showing their student ID
University students and Students of Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of member states of the European Union, as well as Schools of Guides, upon presentation of their student identity card
Young people, under the age of 18, after demonstrating the Identity Card or passport to confirm the age