Knosos palace and Lassithi plateau

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LASSITHI PLATEAU, KNOSSOS PALACE

Visit Crete’s landmark, Knossos.

It is impossible to come to Crete on vacation and not visit its landmark. For the island of Crete, Knossos has the same significance as the Acropolis for Athens.

The most famous and the most impressive palace of the Minoan era, the biggest and the greatest of the decision-making centers of the Minoan Crete.
Our tour in the majestic site travels us back to the past, getting us to know:

the Neolithic settlement,
the new imposing palace,
the four wings of the building with the ceremony chambers,
the public warehouses,
the Throne Room,
the Corridor of Procession with the amazing murals,
the Propylaea with the famous Double Horns of Consecration,
the Royal Chambers, the servants’ dormitories,
the storehouses of the palace,
the various workshops,
the Reservoir Basin,
a stone-built theatre.

Discover the myths of Knossos Palace

We are about to hear great myths, relating to the Palace of Knossos, such as the myth of the Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Icarus.

We are going to walk on Sir Arthur Evans’ steps. We may feel a bit of the excitement and pride he felt when he discovered this exceptional symbol of the Minoan architecture, which even nowadays transfixes everybody with its grandeur.
The miraculous icon of Virgin Mary

Leaving the marvelous Palace of Knossos, we continue our tour towards the center of the island. We visit the lovely Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa. It was named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. In an idyllic landscape, the monastery, run currently by nuns, is known for its artistic and its historical importance, as well as its remarkable murals.
The famous windmills of Lasithi Plateau

Moving on inland and driving up to the Lassithi Plateau, we have the chance to admire the remaining famous windmills. The ditches, the “linies” as they are known, the Venetian drainage system of the plateau that turned the arid area into the most important grain-growing region of Crete and of course the small traditional villages that still keep the scent of another era.
Dictean Cave: the place where Zeus was born

The most famous of all small traditional villages is the village of Psychro. We can admire the primeval traditional art of pottery-making by the remaining craftsmen and of course we have the opportunity to visit a very significant place for religious worship of the Minoan era, the cave of Psychro.

Psychro is mostly known as Dictean Cave. It is considered as the place where Zeus, the father of the Olympians Gods, was born.
Tzermiado village is known for its ideal climate which offers the healthiest life conditions for its residents.

Our next stop is Tzermiado, a village that stands out not only for its natural beauty and its breathtaking view, but also for its traditional architecture. Here we can use our cameras to immortalize the exquisite landscape, get a rest or enjoy our lunch in one of the numerous authentic taverns of the area.
What’s Included

• Professional and Multilingual speaking guide.

• Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses.

• Free pick up service from any place between Malia — Agia Pelagia.
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Price
Knosos- Lassithi
€38
per person
children 2-12
€19
per person
For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What is included in activity

Professional and Multilingual speaking guide.
Transfers with air-conditioned luxurious buses.
Free pick up service from any place between Malia – Agia Pelagia.

What is not included

Entrance to Knossos (15.00€).
Entrance to Cave of Zeus (6.00€).
Entrance to Kera Monastery (2.00)
Children up 18 yrs old are free.
Lunch at the tavern. ( optional)

Activity schedule

Every Tue and Thurs

What places will you see

Knosos Palace, Zeus cave, Lassithi plateau, Monastery of Vergin Mary Kera, pottery workshop.

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 9 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
English, Russian
Directions to meet your guide

The nearlest pick up point to your hotel

How long your tour will be
7 h.
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