Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: Heraklion, Heraklion

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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This is my favorite tour in Crete because you get to see the real Crete, the old wind mills the old villages, Zeus Cave where the king of all the Greek gods was born. His mother gave birth there to hide from his father Kronos. We will see the old traditional windmills and the amazing views from an altitude of around 1000 m above sea level . Then it's off to Lasithi plateau, the biggest one in Crete . Driving through the old villages on the Lasithi plateau you feel that you are traveling back in time, like time stopped long ago.We can visit an olive oil factory ( optional ) where we learn about how olives are picked and how olive oil is made now and how they used to do it in the olden days .
( Flexible pick up from your hotel in Heraklion area ).

What's Included

Liability Insurance

Small-group tour.

Water , coffees

What's Not Included

Cretan traditional lunch,soft drinks,house wine,15 euros per person ( Optional)

Zeus Cave , Diktion Antron ,entrance fee ( 6 Euro for adults, kids up to 15 for free.

Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 1 - 7
  • ADULT: Age: 8 - 99

Additional Info

  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • There is a 15 minutes walking up hill to get to the cave and then around 100 steps to get inside the cave .
  • Walking up to the Cave is optional. At the bottom of the Cave is a cafeteria where you can enjoy some fresh fruit juice ,
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Infant seats are available on request if advised at time of booking.
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • The maximum number of people joining this tour is 7 .
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • 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

Visit olive oil factory to learn about how olive oil is made with the modern machinery and with the old machinery.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Platanus Tree
We visit the village of Krasi , walk around the stone narrow streets and old houses, of course have a few photos at the oldest and biggest Platanus tree in Crete.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Windmills Of Lasithi Plateau
We will see the old wind mills that used to pump the way from the underground to water the crops and the other windmills that used to grain wheat and corn to make flour.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

We visit the Cave of Zeus and can enjoy a refreshing drink .

Note : there is 10-15 min walk uphill to reach to Cave and then we have around 100 steps down explore the Cave and look around to find Zeus . ( I am still looking for him after many years) .

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Alternative Crete
We visit the old village of Mochos with its beautiful churches and narrow streets, old buildings and then we are going to enjoy a Cretan traditional lunch in one of its local restaurants .

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

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