Private Tour of Crete with Knossos Palace and Lassithi Plateau

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From $269.38

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 9 hours

Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Embark on a journey of discovery through the stunning and historic island of Crete! Explore the magnificent Knossos Palace, a true wonder of Minoan civilization, and delve into their fascinating way of life. Step into the quaint and authentic charm of Avdou Traditional Village and discover its timeless architecture and traditional way of life. Immerse yourself in the serene beauty of Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, a hidden gem of religious history. Marvel at the mythical birthplace of Zeus in the awe-inspiring Diktaion Andron Cave. Get lost in the magic of Greek Mythology at the interactive and immersive Thematic Park. Create your own piece of Cretan history with a hands-on ceramics workshop experience. This unique and unforgettable excursion offers a captivating blend of culture, history, and natural beauty, all in one tour!

What's Included

2 guides included: 1 licensed guide in Knossos Archaeological site, 1 professional guide - driver

Air-conditioned vehicle

Bottled water

Coffee of Orange Juice near Zeus Cave

WiFi on board

What's Not Included


Kera Monastery Entrance Fee (3 euro)

Knossos Palace ticket (Full: €15, Reduced: €8 - 0-25yo non EU&65+y.o., €0 for EU citizen until 25yo)

Zeus Cave Entrance Fee (Full: €6, Reduced: €3 - 0-25yo non EU&65+y.o., €0 for EU citizen until 25yo)

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 0 - 99

Additional Info

  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Knossos Archaeological Site
The excursion begins with a visit to the Minoan palace of Knossos, located on the outskirts of Heraklion (travel time from pickup approximately 30 min). This important archaeological site is believed to have been the center of Minoan civilization and is a must-see for anyone interested in ancient history and culture. Visitors will have the opportunity to explore the ruins of the palace and learn about the fascinating history of the Minoans.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

You can choose to visit one of the traditional villages: Avdou, Mochos, or Krasi. Any of them has it's own history and unique beauty.
The second stop will be one of many traditional villages (40 min travel from Knossos). Discover the quaint charm of Avdou Traditional Village, where time seems to stand still amid its picturesque streets and timeless architecture. Immerse yourself in the authentic, rural charm of this quaint Cretan village and experience the island's traditional way of life like never before.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
The tour will also include a visit to the Kera Monastery (15 min travel from previous place), which is located in the Lassithi Plateau. This historic and religious site is one of the oldest and most important monasteries in Crete and is a must-see for anyone interested in religion and history. Visitors will have the chance to admire the architecture and learn about the rich history of the monastery.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Take a break from exploring and treat yourself to a traditional tavern in the charming Lassithi Plateau (10 min travel from previous point). Savor the flavors of authentic local cuisine and immerse yourself in the friendly atmosphere of a classic Cretan tavern, making memories that will last a lifetime.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

Diktaio Andro
Another stop on the tour is the Zeus Cave, located near the Lassithi Plateau (20 min travel from previous point). This natural wonder is believed to have been a sanctuary of Zeus, the king of the gods in ancient Greek mythology. Visitors will have the opportunity to admire the stunning geological formations and learn about the mythology and legends associated with the cave.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Not Included

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