8. Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau, Elounda & Plaka Private Tour
Through this route, which is unique, we will visit in one day some of the most famous destinations of Eastern Crete.
Our day begins with ascending to Lassithi Plateau and overlooking the North Cretan Sea with an excellent view, while the first stop will take place at the traditional village of Krasi, at an altitude of 600 m, where we will have the opportunity to admire the picturesque streets and the huge plane tree of the village with an estimated age of at least 2.400 years old and with a trunk perimeter of 24 m, as well as the very old fountains through which natural waters run all year round.
Then we head towards the Cave of Zeus (Diktaean Cave) where we will have the opportunity to visit it and “meet” some of the most ancient parts of Greek mythology.
In the traditional village of Psychro, at an altitude of 830 m, we will have the opportunity to taste traditional Cretan flavours and try the famous Cretan raki.
We slowly descend through a majestic route and reach the lovely serene little town of Agios Nikolaos which is the cosmopolitan capital of the prefecture of Lasithi, with a beauty that really will amaze us. Here we can sight the amazing lake as well as visit the city market, which is enchanting.
In the city of Agios Nikolaos we will also have our meal next to the sea.
After a pause of about 1 hour, we start for a magical destination of Crete, Elounda, which is rightly mentioned as the most beautiful part of Crete.
We definitely be amazed by the majestic view of the route and we will end up in the fishing village of Plaka, where just opposite it and at a distance of about 500 m lies the famous Spinalonga, the leper island, which was recently incorporated as a cultural heritage monument of UNESCO.
In Plaka we will stay for about 45 minutes and there we will have the opportunity to swim in the crystal clear waters of the sea.
Then, through a route with many traditional settlements, we will return to our hotel, full of pictures and memories that will accompany us for all our life.