The Memorable Day to Zeus Cave & Lasithi Plateau

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Indulge in an exceptional historical tour without breaking the bank, as you embark an off the beaten path experience.

A unique experience

Discover the beauty of Lasithi plateau and experience the unique birthplace of Zeus, the Dikteon cave with a local guide and learn the secrets of the Gods.

History, Myths and Legends

Learn the history & mythology of Crete by the experts and explore East Crete like never before.

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Admire the Aposelemis dam and the unique surrounding environment
  2. See the drowned Sfendili village and learn its history
  3. Visit the monastery of Virgin Mary and discover the religious elements
  4. Enjoy Greek coffee in the traditional Krasi square
  5. Explore Lasithi plateau & and the mythology of Dikteon Cave

Description

Embark on a breathtaking journey through Crete’s stunning landscapes, unveiling the hidden gems of the Lasithi plateau and the mythical birthplace of Zeus in the Dikteon Cave. This enchanting tour seamlessly blends natural beauty, history, and cultural immersion, promising a uniquely memorable adventure. Our adventure kicks off with a visit to the awe-inspiring Aposelemis dam, a marvel of engineering shaping local landscapes and agriculture. Gain insights into the region’s significance and infrastructure. Dive into history and mystique as we explore the submerged Sfendili village, where the past meets tranquil waters, creating an atmosphere of serene nostalgia. The journey takes a spiritual turn at the Monastery of Virgin Mary “Kardiotisa”, offering a place of quiet reflection and historical significance. Culminating in the picturesque Krasi square, indulge in a traditional Greek coffee, savoring the local culture and hospitality. The grand finale awaits as we ascend to the Lasithi plateau, exploring the Dikteon Cave, renowned as Zeus’s birthplace. Guided by our professional licensed guide, you’ll gain a profound understanding of the region, ensuring a fulfilling and immersive experience. This tour serves as your gateway to unveiling the natural beauty, history, and spirituality of the Lasithi region. Book now for a captivating adventure that promises to linger in your heart, creating memories of a lifetime.

Inclusions

  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Licensed professional local guide
  3. Bottled water per person
  4. English speaking, local driver
  5. Dikteon Cave and all other entrance fees
  6. Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  7. Full Traditional Cretan lunch
  8. All taxes, fees and handling charges

Exclusions

  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
Ems
15/04/2024
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
12/04/2024
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
02/04/2024
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
27/12/2023
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
12/12/2023
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Mobile562656
16/11/2023
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
Compass52027796678
03/11/2023
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
ゆか
03/11/2023
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
28/10/2023
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W
24/10/2023

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