1. Greece
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Lasithi Area: Cretan Culture & Nature Tour

Product ID: 317892
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Admire temples, monasteries, museums and traditional villages on this full-day tour. You will get the chance to meet local shepherds, beekeepers and villagers.
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Duration: 6 hours
Starting time 9:30 AM
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Experience

Highlights
  • Discover traditional villages bursting with history
  • Meet the locals
  • Immerse yourself in the laidback Cretian way of life
Full description
After getting picked up from your hotel, begin your journey along a 100-kilometer route that will show you the best of Cretian culture and history. First, head to the traditional village of Kritsa. Here, stroll around picturesque alleys and admire handmade artifacts or pay a visit to Kritsa Agricultural Cooperative where award-winning olive oil is produced. Afterwards, don't miss a visit to Panagia Kera Church, where you can admire 1000-year old frescoes and murals. Continue towards Katharo Plateau, admiring sheep, goats, and maybe even Cretan vultures along the way.

Afterwards, head to Lassithi Plateau, where you will have the opportunity to visit the birthplace of Zeus at the Diktaean Cave. Then, begin your descent through the village of Potamoi, where you will stop to refresh under the shade of palm trees and drink fresh spring water. Stop for a visit of the Monastery of Kremasta before continuing to the village of Houmeriako where you will visit a Venetian mansion and the home of the Ottoman Pasha.

FInally, cross the plain of Limnes with its vineyards, olive groves, and orchards. Make a stop at the village of Limnes to stretch your legs and meet its kind-hearted residents before beginning the journey back to your hotel.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
What’s Not Included
  • Gratuities
  • Entrance fees
  • Food
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
Know before you go
• This tour is not recommended for people with limited mobility

From £553.10 Per group up to 4