LASSITHI AND KNOSSOS

2 excursions for the price of 1

Lassithi and Knossos


Our first stop on the scenic route towards central Crete is the Monastery of Kera. It is dedicated to Virgin Mary; it is run by nuns and is locally known as Little Lourdes, with people making pilgrimages to pray for relief from their sins.

Then we drive south and reach the Plateau of Lassithi, which may have been the crater of an ancient volcano. It numbers nearly ten thousand windmills. The Plateau is a wonderfully cool and fertile area where you will see small towns and a very warm welcome.
After the lunch break in one of the local villages in Lassithi, we will visit the Dicti Cave where Zeus, the father of Greek Gods, was born. While crossing the villages of the Plateau, we pay a short visit at a traditional pottery factory, seeing an ancient ceramic art, which completes today more than 8.000 years of history.
Leaving the Plateau we will see the views down to Pediada Plain which are truly magnificent.

Last but not least we will visit the most famous and popular of all the attractions in Crete, the Palace of Knossos. Join your expert guide on a journey back of 5000 years into myths and legends and learn secrets of the oldest civilisation in Europe, the Minoan. Enjoy a guided tour of the historical site that covers an area of 22.000m 2 on 5 floors with 1.300 rooms, hear all about the legendary labyrinth and the Minotaur (the half-human monster). 

This day brings history and legend back to life and is a must see on any visit to Crete.

Highlights
  • Coach excursion
  • Professional guide (GB-DE-FR-RU-POL-CZ-HU-IT)
  • 2 excursions for the price of 1: Knossos & Lassithi
  • Guided tour in the pottery and Knossos
  • Toilets available at the stops and lunch
  • Appropriate dress when entering Kera church
  • A light jacket is necessary as Lassithi is always cool
  • Comfortable shoes for visiting the cave of Zeus
Points of Interest
Price: € 42
Pick up / drop off (Agios Nikolaos till Heraklion)
Coach
Guide on coach
Professional guided tour in pottery and Knossos
Entrance pottery
Insurance
Drinks coach stops 
Entrance monastery Kera
Entrance cave of Zeus
Entrance Knossos
Lunch

To pay on the day at the entrances

Entrance monastery Kera: 2 euro per person
Entrance cave of Zeus: 6 euro per adult, 3 euro per child

Entrance Knossos: 15 euro per person

Reduced admission for: 8 euro per person

  • citizens States of the European Union who are over 65 years old, upon presentation of their ID card or passport for verification of their age and country of origin.
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes or equivalent Schools of countries from outside the European Union, upon presentation of their student ID cards
Free admission for: 
  • Students of University - Higher Education Institutes, Technological Educational Institutes, Military Schools or equivalent Schools of EU member states upon presentation of their student identity card
  • Young people, up to the age of 18, upon presentation of their Identity Card or passport for age confirmation.

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