Includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Full time guided tour, transfr with air-conditioned luxurious buses
Tour Highlights: Lassithi tour, Cave of Zeus, Scenic mountain side drive.
Duration - Directions: 7 hours approximately - 140 km, Center Crete.
Discover the myths of Knossos Palace
We are about to hear great myths, relating to the Palace of Knossos, such as the myth of the Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Icarus.We are going to walk on Sir Arthur Evans’ steps. We may feel a bit of the excitement and pride he felt when he discovered this exceptional symbol of the Minoan architecture, which even nowadays transfixes everybody with its grandeur.
The miraculous icon of Virgin Mary
Leaving the marvelous Palace of Knossos, we continue our tour towards the centre of the island. We visit the lovely Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa. It was named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. In an idyllic landscape, the monastery, run currently by nuns, is known for its artistic and its historical importance, as well as its remarkable murals.
The famous windmills of Lasithi Plateau
Moving on inland and driving up to the Lassithi Plateau, we have the chance to admire the remaining famous windmills. The ditches, the “linies” as they are known, the Venetian drainage system of the plateau that turned the arid area into the most important grain-growing region of Crete and of course the small traditional villages that still keep the scent of another era.
Dictean Cave: the place where Zeus was born
The most famous of all small traditional villages is the village of Psychro. We can admire the primeval traditional art of pottery-making by the remaining craftsmen and of course we have the opportunity to visit a very significant place for religious worship of the Minoan era, the cave of Psychro.
Psychro is mostly known as Dictean Cave. It is considered as the place where Zeus, the father of the Olympians Gods, was born.
Tzermiado village is known for its ideal climate which offers the healthiest life conditions for its residents.
Our next stop is Tzermiado, a village that stands out not only for its natural beauty and its breathtaking view, but also for its traditional architecture. Here we can use our cameras to immortalize the exquisite landscape, get a rest or enjoy our lunch in one of the numerous authentic taverns of the area.
EVERY MONDAY TOUR IS ON EN- RUS – DE
EVERY THURSDAY TOUR IS ON EN-DE
Entrance Knossos 15.00€,Cave of Zeus 6,00€, Kera 2,00€