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Lasithi Plateau

Lasithi Plateau

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On our way to Zeus Cave (Diktaion Andron), admire the remaining famous windmills of Lasithi Plateau and in Psychro village. On our way back a stop at the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa. The excursion operates every Thursday, with pick-ups: West of Heraklion (starting Fodele through Agia Pelagia/Lygaria). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour Escort. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, German.

 

Tour info

Duration:
1 Day
Transport:
Bus
Tour Type:
Land Excursion
SKU:
VC-03-038
Group size:
~50 pax

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Schedule

10:15: Arrival in Dicteon Cave

11:45: Departure from Cave

12:20: Departure frpm Psychro - ceramics

12:40: Arrival in Tzermiado – Time for lunch (not included in the price)

13:40: Departure from Tzermiado

14:00: Arrival in Monastery of Kera

14:30: Departure from Monastery

16:30: Arrival at the resort

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Description

Lasithi Plateau – Zeus Cave (Diktaion Andron) – Kera Monasteries 

(Disclaimer: Not all the parts shown on this video are scheduled to be visited on this excursion)

Lasithi Excursion: On our way to Zeus Cave (Diktaion Andron), admire the remaining famous windmills of Lasithi Plateau and in Psychro village. On our way back a stop at the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa.

Pick-up’s from:
Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Lygaria. [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Thursday

Languages:
English, French, German: All days

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Tour escort

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Entrance in Kera: 2€, Entrance to Diktaion Cave 6€
Extras payable on our website: –

Tour highlights:
Lasithi tour, Cave of Zeus, Scenic mountain side drive

Direction:
Central Crete

Duration:
8 hours approximately – 120 Km (from/to Agia Pelagia)

Overview:
Lasithi Plateau is one of the few areas in the Mediterranean with permanent inhabitants at an altitude over 800 meters. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the Venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.

Here you can visit the Dictean Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth the father of the Greek ancient Gods, Zeus, was born.

The next stop will be the famous village of Psychro, well known for its handmade ceramics and the workshop that will leave you with the best impressions after your visit.

Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, its traditional architecture and its breathtaking views. Here you can take pictures of the wonderful landscape, rest for a while and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.

Our last stop is at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, a monastery inhabited and run by nuns, which is located in an idyllic landscape. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of the Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old  (Free of charge // No seat reserved)

Booking Guiding Lines:
Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below
► IMPORTANT UPDATE: leave in the comments box, the following information per passenger, as it’s been required by the Greek Law, applicable after July 30th, 2020 due to COVID-19 measurements: Nationality

Pick-up Table
Just to help you see which pick-up suits best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-up’s:

Pick up place Pick up time
FODELE
Fodele Beach & Water Park Holiday Resort 07:00
AGIA PELAGIA
Happy Cretan Suites 07:15
Blue Bay Resort Hotel 07:15
Sea Side Resort & Spa 07:15
SHELL Gas Station (Agios Nikolaos) 07:15
Out Of The Blue Capsis Elite Resort 07:20
Irida Hotel Apartments 07:20
Hotel & Village Panorama 07:25
LYGARIA
CHC Athina Palace Resort & Spa 07:05
Angel Village 07:05

LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

CANCELLATION
1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. VisitCrete.com reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

IMPORTANT INFO
► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.

 

For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560

 

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