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Knossos Palace, Lasithi Plateau & Zeus Cave [RO]

About this activity

Explore Lasithi Plateau, experience Knossos Palace and the Zeus Cave. Embark on a dual excursion journey through Crete in a single day!

  • Visit the famous knife workshop at the foot of the Dikti Mountains to see how Cretan knives are made.
  • Ascend to the high plateau of Lasithi to explore Zeus’ Cave.
  • Engage in a pottery masterclass.
  • Experience the serenity of mountain monasteries.
  • Explore the ancient Knossos Palace, dating back over 4,500 years, also known as the legendary Labyrinth of the Minotaur.

Full description

Embark on a fascinating journey through Crete with our double excursion program, where you will visit two of the island’s most iconic sites in one day.

First, learn about Cretan craftsmanship at the famous knife workshop located at the foot of the majestic Dikti Mountains. Observe the work of skilled artisans and sharpeners preserving centuries-old traditions.

Next, travel to the Lasithi Plateau, where the mythical Zeus Cave awaits you. Legend has it that this cave kingdom was the birthplace of the ‘father of the Olympian gods,’ offering a glimpse into ancient mythology and geological wonders.

Taste Cretan cuisine in a traditional taverna over a hearty lunch and learn the art of pottery making at a workshop in the village of Psihro. With the guidance of a local artisan, mold your own terracotta clay souvenir.

Enjoy a serene stay at the Kera Kardiotissa Monastery.

To conclude your tour, immerse yourself in the ancient world at the Palace of Knossos, an architectural marvel with over 4,500 years of history, known as the legendary Labyrinth of the Minotaur.

What's Included

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Headsets to hear the tour guide clearly
  • Lunch
  • Entry tickets to Knossos Palace: €15 for adults
  • Entry tickets to Zeus Cave: €6 for adults
  • Entry tickets to the monastery: €2 for adults

Meeting And Pickup

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel entrances or meeting points are within a short walking distance. Confirmation of the exact departure time will be received the evening before the tour.

Available from regions: Istro, Vathi, Ammoudara (Agios Nikolaos), Agios Nikolaos, Elounda, Plaka, Milatos, Sisi, Malia, Stalida, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Kato Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Ammoudara (Heraklion), Ligaria, Agia Pelagia, Fodele, Bali, Panormo, Lavris, Skaleta, Stavromenos, Pigianos Kampos, Adelianos Kampos, Rethymno, Pirgos, Paralia Kourna, Georgioupolis.

Important information

  • The tour begins at 9:30 in the morning (the start time may sometimes vary).
  • Hotel pickup is between 6:30 and 9:30, depending on the hotel’s distance from the excursion’s starting point.
  • Return to hotels is between 19:00 and 21:30, depending on the hotel’s distance from the excursion’s ending point.
  • What to bring: Passport or ID card, comfortable shoes, hat, sunscreen, water, cash.
  • Infants must sit with their parents on the bus and will not have their own seats.

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.


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