Guided tour

From Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Bus Tour

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Activity provider: TOURLINE

From Heraklion: Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Bus Tour

Activity provider: TOURLINE

From US$ 33.03 per person

Experience the beauty and history of Heraklion on this full-day guided bus tour. Discover the mountains of Dikti Zeus, the plateau of 10,000 windmills, the village of Psychro, Dikteon Cave, and more.

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Live tour guide
English, Russian
Pickup included
Pick-up and drop-off from the main road, partly from the exit of hotels from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara – Heraklion. After booking the tour operator will contact you within 24 hours with a detailed description of your pick-up point and time.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the mystical Monastery of Kera
  • Discover the cave of Zeus
  • Relax in Tzermiado, the biggest and oldest village of the plateau
Full description
The first 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 Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century. Then, you head to Lasithi Plateau, 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. The next stop will be the village of Psychro. You can visit the Dicteon Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth God Zeus was born. Psychro is also well known for its handmade ceramics and the workshop there will leave you with the best impressions after your visit. The last stop, 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.
Includes
  • Live tour guide
  • Pick-up and drop-off from the main road, partly from the exit of hotels from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara – Heraklion, Agia Pelagia
  • After booking the tour operator will contact you within 24 hours with a detailed description of your pick-up point and time
  • Entrance Dicteon Cave 6€ (children under 18 years old free)
  • Entrance Kera Monastery 2€
  • Lunch and Drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Definitely not small group size, guide spoke French and English but messed up some words. The first stop was very short, the cave was amazing and lunch after actually quite good.

May 25, 2022

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The tour was amazing! Compliments to our tour guide. She explained everything thouroughly. Especially in the Knossos palace. We love greek methology and her stories really completed the tour. Also, the cave in Psychro was a great experience

July 5, 2022

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