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CAVE OF ZEUS

Created with Sketch. Crete, Lasithi, Greece
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Duration

8

Tour Type

Specific Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Francais, German, Italian, Polish, Russian

Overview

SAFARI TOURS

CAVE OF ZEUS

AGIOS NIKOLAOS – KRITSA – KATHARO PLATEAU – DIKTAEAN CAVE – KRASI

MONDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY

7-8 Hour Tour

The experience starts from the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos and heading West to the the traditional village of Kritsa, a historical village rich in legends, gorges, archaeological and religious monuments and sites. We continue uphill through the pine forest and we reach Katharo Plateau (altitude 1250m), a plateau famous for the Cretan dwarf hippopotamus fossils found in the area. The plateau features a magnificent landscape surrounded by numerous legends and stories that date back to the Ottoman era.

Our next destination is the impressive Lassithi Plateau (altitude 1150m). More than 10,000 traditional windmills operated in the area until some decades ago. In the 1950’s and 1960’s, the Plateau was actually one of the first wind farms in Europe. The Diktaean Cave, that is, the birthplace of Zeus, is located at the village of Psychro (altitude 840m).

As we descend, we make a brief stopover at the village of Krasi and take photos of the famous Cretan author Nikos Kazantzakis’ beloved plane. The plane tree’s perimeter is approximately 24 metres and it is estimated that it is 2400 years old. It is also said that each metre of its perimeter corresponds to 100 years of age.

FOOD INCLUDED

Optional:  Cave of Zeus entrance 6€

What is Included:

Free Pick Up and Drop Off
Driver/ Guide
Lunch
Not included:

Entrance fee
Be sure to bring:

Sunscreen
Camera
Charger

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Discover the traditional village of Kritsa, Panagia Kera Byzantine Church, and the Ancient Lato.
  • Admire amazing view of Gulf of Mirabello from 1000m altitude
  • Visit the Katharo and Iassithi Plateaus
  • See mountain wildlife including eagles and goats
  • Visit the Birth Cave of Zeus

Included/Excluded

  • Free Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Driver/ Guide
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fee

Durations

5 – 7 hours

Languages

English
Francais
German
Italian
Polish
Russian

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Crete, Lasithi, Greece

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sfyk

23/03/2021

Amazing experince

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Extras
  • Extra Children sit - booster(€20,00)
  • Entrace for the cave(€6,00)

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