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LASSITHI PLATEAU AND KNOSSOS PALACE

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EXCURSION TO KNOSSOS AND LASSITHI PLATEAU

You will follow the footsteps of the long-ago Minoan kings on this 10-hour Knossos - Lassithi tour. Travel by air-conditioned bus to the archaeological site of the Minoan Palace of Knossos, see the remains dating back to the 2nd century BC. Explore what were the royal quarters, storage rooms and the central court of the palace, the power base of Europe’s first civilization, and hear about the mythical Minotauros that roamed a labyrinth here as your guide explains the site’s history. Visit also the area of Lassithi and take a real taste of Crete. Includes a monastery, a pottery factory, Dicti cave: where Zeus was born according to different legends.

Highlights/What you will see!

•  Kera Kardiotissa - A monastery dedicated to Santa Maria.

•  Dicti Cave - The birth place of Zeus.

•  Psychro - A traditional Pottery factory.

•  Tzermiado - A traditional Cretan Gastronomy Area.

•  Knossos - A guided tour around the impressive Minoan Palace.

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Duration

Approximately 10 hours.

Schedule

Every Monday and Thursday(exc. May) based on the language you prefer.

The time of departure from your hotel is according to its location and its sometime between 08:00 and 09:00a.m.

Return Time back to your hotel is according to its location and its sometime between 18:00 and 19:00.

Read a full description

Please click on the links below to download our latest brochure for 2019. We print them in 5 languages.

ENGLISH

GERMAN

RUSSIAN

FRENCH

ITALIAN

Location

What is Included.

Air-conditioned bus with professional driver.

Professional guide during the excursion.

Pottery workshop entrance.

The pick-up and drop off from your hotel is included in the price.

All taxes

What is Excluded.

Knossos Palace entrance fee (15.00€ per person) 

Cave of Zeus entrance fee (6.00€ per person) 

Kera entrance fee (2.00€ per person)

(Please note that the above fee are NOT included in the price you will pay online)

For reduced tickets or free ticket option please click here.

Drinks or beverages during the tour.

Anything that is not specified in the program as included

Excursion Schedule in Detail

08:00 - 09:00: Departure from your hotel pick up point.

09:30: Arrival at the Monastery of Kera

10:00: Departure from Kera Monastery

10:30: Arrival at Psichro. One hour and 15 minutes stop. Dicti Cave - Cave of Zeus.

11:30: Departure from Psichro.

11:40: Arrival at a traditional pottery workshop. 30 minutes stop.

12:30: Arrival at the village of Tzermiado.  1 hour and 20 minutes lunch stop.

15:00: Arrival at Knossos. 1 hour and 45 minutes guided tour. 

18:00 - 19:00: Return time back to your hotel pick up point.

Additional Info

Children up to 4 years old are free. All children up to 18 years old must be accompanied by their legal guardians.

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability.

Travelers that buy 2 Tours can have FREE OF CHARGE the Heraklion Market and City Tour.

Make sure you bring with you a good sun protection cream, a hat, a bottle of water and your good mood!

THE CAVE OF ZEUS IS NOT AN EASY TASK FOR ELDERLY PEOPLE.

Voucher Info

You will receive an email with your voucher and all details.

During the departure you will have to show either a printed copy of the voucher you will receive by email, or show it on your smartphone.

Please have with you a copy of your passport.

Cancellation Policy

We accept cancellations as long as they are 7 day before departure. In such case the full amount will be refunded. Otherwise please see Terms and Conditions.

We reserve the right to cancel or alter the date or times or the schedule of the excursion at any moment.

Need Help?

If you wish further information about the excursion please do not hesitate to contact us at info@excellentcrete.com.