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  1. Greece
  2. Crete
  3. Heraklion
  4. Palace of Knossos

From Heraklion: Day Trip to Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau

Product ID: 74127
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Get back to nature and journey through the Lasithi Plateau of eastern Crete. Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and hear about the Greek gods, ancient civilizations and Byzantine era.
About this activity
Duration 12 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German, Russian

Pickup included

Pick-up possible from hotels on the main road of Amoudara, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Anissaras, Analipsi, Hersonissos and Malia.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Caves
  • Get back to nature on the Lasithi Plateau
  • Go to the Minoan Palace of Knossos
Full description
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Lasithi Plateau on a day trip from Heraklion. Admire the remaining windmills and the drainage system that dates back to the Venetian Empire. Pass through traditional villages such as Psychro.

Visit the Dikteon Cave, where Zeus is said to have been born. Continue to the village of Tzermiado and enjoy lunch in an authentic tavern before going to the Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, known for its remarkable murals.

Next, visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn the legend of the settlement at sites such as the Throne Room and Royal Chambers.
Includes
  • Pick-up service from selected areas
  • Transportation by modern, fully air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced drivers
  • Live guide in English, German and Russian every Monday
  • Live guide in English, French, German and Russian every Thursday
What’s Not Included
  • Extras during the coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• This tour involves a walk uphill of 300 meters to the cave
• Bring water, a hat and money for lunch and entrance fees
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.0 / 5
based on 17 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.7/5
Organization
4.0/5
Value for money
4.0/5
Safety
4.7/5

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CretanSpirit

Product ID: 74127