Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau
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Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau

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Stop At: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece

Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, is an Orthodox nunnery dedicated to Virgin Mary, situated near the village of Kera at an altitude of 650m. It is famous for the icon of Mary believed to be miraculous. It is surrounded by fortified walls and the church features murals dating back to 14th - 15th century.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Dikteon Cave, Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52 Greece

The Diktaean Cave is just above the village of Psychro at 1025 meters altitude. According to Greek mythology, it is believed to be the place where Zeus, the father of Greek gods, was kept and fed from Amalthia, a goat, in secret to be protected from his father. The cave for centuries was considered a sacred place of cult worship, where offerings were made and few were allowed to enter. The most impressive sight is the lake at the lowest point, surrounded by massive stalactites and stalagmites.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Crete Ceramic workshop and olive oil factory, Psihro Psihro, Oropedio Lasithiou 720 52, Greece

In the village of Psychro, a local potter is showing all steps of his ceramic art, still alive through centuries at his ceramic workshop. This is a great chance for the brave ones to give it a try.

Duration: 50 minutes

Stop At: Molins de vent de l'altiplà de Lassithi, Chersonisos 700 05, Greece

Driving around the Lassithi Plateau that lies in an area of 130 km², we are going to reach Seli Ambelou at the northern entrance of the plateau. The place is overlooking a panoramic view of the plateau. In the 1950s and 1960s the plateau was one of Europe's first wind farms. There were about 16 thousand windmills pumping the groundwater, which the inhabitants used to feed their crops.Stop at Seli Ambelou for a lunch break.

Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes

Stop At: Platanus Tree, Main Square, Krasi, Crete 700 05 Greece

The tour will then be heading to the village of Krasi.

Krasi, is a small traditional village located 9 km to the south of the village of Malia set on the slope of Selena mountain. In the center of the village, there is a huge ancient plane tree ("Platanus"). The leaves and the branches of the tree provide with shade all over the square in a unique and unspoiled environment. The water springs and the fountains of the village are one of the most beautiful on the island of Crete.

Duration: 45 minutes

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  • Pickup-drop-off Heraklion Karteros Kokini Hani Gouves Analipsi Anisaras Hersonisos Stalis Malia Sisi
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Professional guide
Not included
  • Food & Drink
  • Entry/Admission - Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Dikteon Cave
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers


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