Exploring Lasithi and its Villages

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Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This tour will take you from the heights of the rocky Lassithi plateau to the traditional villages tucked away off the beaten path. We start at the village of Krasi where we will visit the huge 2,400-years-old Writer’s Plane Tree, named so because it was beloved by Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most famous Greek writers of the 20th century. In the same village we’ll get to see how the Cretans used to wash their clothes in the traditional manner. Next up is Panagia Kera, a 13th century Byzantine monastery where you can find among the gorgeous iconography a depiction of the Catholic St. Francis, who is famous in Crete.

Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the unique Lassithi Plateau, a rocky and austere long treasured for the beauty of its scenery. There you can visit the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the mythological birthplace of Zeus.

You can have lunch a traditional taverna outside Krasi, at your own expense.

What's Included

Bottle of water

Half day private tour with an experienced, friendly local guide

Pick up & return luxury transfer

What's Not Included

Admission fees and guided tours to museums or archaeological sites

All Gratuities

Food and drink expenses, unless specified

Personal expenses

Wine tasting fees

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Οur vehicles are meticulously cleaned & sanitized upon departure, arrival and in between the morning and afternoon slots. Additionaly, a patented Air Sanitizer system is installed, eliminating 99.9% of bacteria, viruses & allergenic substances. It is nois
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Minimum age is 18 years
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Platanus Tree
sightseeing of Krasi village

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Diktaio Andro
Explore the area deeply embeded in the Cretan history and mythology.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Panagias Keras Church
A monastery with ancient rootes and a spiritual environment.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

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