Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

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74 reviews

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete

Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete
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From US$ 94.32 per person

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Explore the wild side of Crete on a guided tour and safari. Follow the mythical trails of the Greek Gods by visiting the cave of Zeus and reaching one of the highest mountains of Crete.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Greek, Russian, Dutch
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Have a thrilling off-road adventure through the gorge of Embassa
  • Trek to the plateaus of Lassithi
  • Get a remarkable insight to Greek mythology in the cave of Zeus
  • Visit Sfendili village which is submerged in the waters of Aposelemis
  • Witness the oldest plane tree in Crete that's over to 2000 years old
Full description

Discover traditional life in rural Crete by witnessing the daily activities of the locals and visiting the sites where Greek myths were born. Enjoy a tour of Potamies, Aposelemis dam, Empasa, the cave of Zeus, and the beautiful scenery of the plateau.

Start with pickup from your accommodation. Visit one of the most characteristic Cretan villages, Potamies, for a tour of a traditional local farm. See the process of milking and cheese-making, meet the animals, and sample their fresh cheese.

Next, head to the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. See the village of Sfendili submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. Explore the natural wetlands and spot a unique variety of birds.

Continue uphill on the dirt roads to the gorge of Empasa. Enjoy the views of the mountainous landscape and thriving wildlife. Try your hand at foraging for native herbs or relax and take in the panoramic views.

Take a trip to Lassithi Plateau to enter Psychro Cave, the fabled birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. Follow the trails of the gods and after that take a tour around the plateau to get a sense of local life.

Finally, enjoy authentic food baked in the wood oven in one of the most celebrated taverns in the picturesque village of Krasi. Admire the town square filled with fountains and see imposing plane trees that are up to 2000 years old. Return to your hotel full of unforgettable memories of Crete.

  • Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel
  • Land rover Defender/Toyota Landcruiser and fuel
  • Experienced and informative drivers
  • Traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water
  • Personal expenses
  • The ticket to the cave of Zeus
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Medical mask

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The activity provider reserves the right to change routes and stops for safety reasons or due to the weather conditions
  • Cave of Zeus ticket prices for EU citizens general (6€)/for students (free)/over 65 years old (3€). For non-EU citizens general (6€)/for students (3€)/over 65 years old (3€)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 74 reviews

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This tour was fantastic and the best way to see the natural beauty of Crete. Travelers rarely go beyond the beach so this is a great opportunity to see the real Crete. All of the tour guides are excellent and can speak multiple languages. The SUV's were divided by spoken language which made the narrative easy to understand for the participants. All of the activities - including goat milking, wild herb gathering, viewing the new dam and more - lead up to the most delicious lunch. It was just a perfect tour and day on Crete. Shout out to tour guides Vagelis and Nikos. Simply the best!

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April 1, 2023

Our experience with Safari Experts was amazing from start to finish ! We were picked on time at our hotel and George our guide made the whole experience fun and entertaining. !On the way to the cave, George stopped at different photo stops so we can take pics. He picked different types herbs and explained what they were. He also picked fresh fruits along the way. Zeus cave was awesome. and our lunch was delicious. We stopped at farm and milked a goat and had fresh cheese. It was the best part of our trip ! Thank you!

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April 1, 2023

We had an incredible time, our guide (I think he’s name was Andreas) was so happy to be able to show us around it almost felt like it wasn’t a job for him, just something he loves to do! Even when we arrived to Zeus Cave and learnt it was closed he was quick to think on his feet and took us high up in the mountains to admire truly amazing views so we didn’t even feel like we missed out on anything! One of the best day trips I ever been to!

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April 1, 2023

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