Day trip

From Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau, Cave of Zeus & Knossos

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Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau, Cave of Zeus & Knossos

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey
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Get picked up from Heraklion for a wonderful mythological day trip. Explore the ancient site of Knossos, discover the Keras Monastery, and delve into the Psychro Cave of Zeus on the Lasithi Plateau.

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Duration 11 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
We offer pick-up from various points such us hotels and bus stops. We will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.


  • Guided tour in the Minoan Palace of Knossos
  • Get the most out of Lasithi Region Countryside & Village of Krasi
  • Visit the Historical Monasteries of Kera & Vidiani
  • Explore the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Cave
  • Attend a Ceramic Workshop and create your own pot
Full description
Morning Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the morning. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ. Bus Drive from the last pick up: 30 minutes 1st stop: Village of Krasi – 20 minutes This little traditional village with the beautiful freshwater springs and the oldest and biggest tree on Crete, will be our first stop for about 20 minutes. Enjoy our time in Cretan nature! Bus Drive: 10 minutes 2nd stop: Monastery of Kera – 30 minutes Explore the Monastery dedicated to Virgin Mary that is situated near the village of Kera. Bus Drive: 15 minutes 3rd stop: Vidiani Monastery – 25 minutes A small, male monastery located at the foot of Louloudaki Mountain will be our next stop. Bus Drive: 20 minutes 4th stop: Psychro Cave (Cave of Zeus) - 1 hour 10 minutes Explore the mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus. Admire the unique site decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. Bus Drive: 10 minutes 5th stop: Ceramics Workshop – 45 minutes Our participants will enjoy aprofessional workshop tosee how traditional ceramics are made and why not try to create their own! Bus Drive: 10 minutes 6th stop: Traditional Tavern for lunch - 1hour 20 minutes There will be a big variety of local dishes made from local products of the Lassithi plateau, homemade wine and products from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included.) Bus Drive: 1 hour 20 minutes 7th stop: Knossos Palace – 1 hour Leaving the beautiful region of Lasithi behind, our day will end at the Historical Site of Knossos. There will be a guided tour for about 1hour as well as some free time to take photos of this unique archaeological scenery. End of the tour – Return to resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants in the morning. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ. Bus Drive from Knossos: 1 hour
  • Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
  • Professional Driver
  • Tour Guide
  • Ceramic Workshop
  • All the legal taxes
  • Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ
  • Monastery of Kera Entrance: 2€
  • Cave of Zeus Entrance: 6€
  • Knossos Palace Ticket: 15€
  • Lunch in Traditional Tavern

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Water
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • We offer pick-up from various points such us hotels and bus stops.
  • We will contact you in order to let you know the exact place and time of the Pick-up which is closer to your place of staying.
Customer reviews

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3.8 /5

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The great guide Janni did his best to make the trip even more attractive. Lots of interesting stories, great organization and a hint of humor. The time was quite tight, the pace of sightseeing was quite high, so only for those who are more agile - OK. Visiting the cave required a quick climb up (race against other tours to buy a ticket, see the cave and go down to the parking lot). This is probably the only drawback of this program. My option included Knossos, I find it worth listening to the guide and better understanding what you are looking at. Strong recommendation.

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August 3, 2022

It was a tiring day Certainly from our hotel Aggie Pelaghia I first sat in the bus for two hours before it started In the end a wonderful experience, especially the cave of Zeus very impressive and knossos also very interesting The lunch you could choose yourself and of course pay was super tasty Only we were 12 hours away from the hotel that was very long The guide had to get going for a while but after that it was fine We saw a lot ourselves, but actually I think the program was too full

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June 22, 2022

We did the excursion from Agia Pelagia, but sat in the bus for almost two hours because we picked up other participants across the island. The guide was super nice and the trip is very worthwhile! On the way back we were divided into smaller buses so that the transport route wasn't that long. Gladly again.

June 22, 2022

Product ID: 419184