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Highest Altitude

1150

 meters

Difficulty

10

 %

Excitement

100

 %

Krasi Village - Plane Tree

Κrasi is a village, at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level in the Northwestern foothills of Mount Selena, which has an altitude of 1559 m, at a distance of 46.3 klm. from the city of Heraklion.

The main occupation of the inhabitants is olive growing and livestock. At the highest point of the village is the "great fountain", a source with abundant water, which irrigate a large area, with lots of fruit trees, especially walnut.

Krasi taps are one of the nicest water complexes in Crete. Near the source is huge plane tree with a trunk circumference of 24 metres and extensive dims square where the accommodation during the summer months are pleasant and organized social events. The plane is known for its size and for the age of which is estimated by the residents is over a thousand years, between 1.800 and 2.000 years.


Diktaio Andron cave

Diktaio Andron cave is located on the north side of the Dikti mountain in Crete over the village in the municipality of “Psichro” Plateau Crete, at an altitude of 1020 meters. It is considered the most important internationally known caves, with large mythological and archaeological interest.

There Rea, concealed from the fury of Cronos begat Zeus. The cave has garnered the interest of Greek and foreign archaeologists crowd that occasionally have excavated its interior. Findings Neolithic, Minoan, Late Minoan, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman show its continuous use by humans, mainly for religious. The cave has an area of ​​2,200 square meters and can be visited. The total length of the tourist route is 250 m.

Inside there is rich decoration of stalactites, stalagmites, Diktaio Andron is the cave in which he fled Rea to give birth to the future father of the gods Zeus, fear and Saturn devoured and this son who would give birth (there was an oracle saying that Saturn will be killed by his son and thereby Saturn protect himself). But Rea tricked him and, instead of the baby, gave him a rock wrapped in baby diapers. Then left him there to Zeus in the Dikteon raise Curetes, secretly from his father.

Also, in the ancient sources, the Diktaio Andro: The Aghiali nymph gave birth to Idaean ring Minos came every nine years, or at any other time, and met his father Zeus to the dictates of the wise Zeus under a plane tree consummated love with Europe which had abducted from Phoenocia. He fell asleep for too many years the sage, prophet and soothsayer Epimenidi.


Katharo Plateau

Κatharo is the plateau of Lassithi, located at an altitude of 1200 meters and is located 16 km from Kritsa and 12 km from the plateau of Lassithi. Mainly inhabited in summer by shepherds who bring their flocks to the plateau by the end of May and live there until the end of November. The electricity generated only from generators and photovoltaic systems. The winter snowfalls are common.

Every August we have two local celebrations: on August 6th celebration of Lord Christ and "the shepherd's feast". In this area they have found bones that indicate a small-sized hippopotamus today rescued some of them.


Kritsa Village

Kritsa is a village located in Lasithi and is built at the foot of Kastellos mountain at an altitude of about 365 meters. In the village live about 1,300 inhabitants inventoried. It is one of the oldest villages of Crete and retain significantly more intact its old architectural physiognomy

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79,00€

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Highlights!

Diktaio Andron cave is located on the north side of the Dikti mountain in Crete over the village in the municipality of “Psichro” Plateau Crete, at an altitude of 1020 meters.

It is considered the most important internationally known caves, with large mythological and archaeological interest.

Price includes

  • Pickup from Hotel
  • Experienced drivers
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Traditional cretan lunch
  • Unlimited wine

Price does not include

  • Entrance to museums
  • Entrance to churches
  • Entrance to caves

Pickup Points

  • Ierapetra
  • Istron
  • Ag.Nikolaos
  • Elounda - Plaka
  • Sisi - Malia
  • Stalida
  • Hersonissos
  • Anissaras
  • Gouves
  • Kokkini Hani

Reservations Policy

Cancellations

Cancellation notice at least 24 hours before the start of the tour, return the entire amount.

If there is a cancellation within the 24 hours, the refund will be at our discretion. Refunds will be made ​​within 48 hours.


The meal is not predetermined but during the journey after drivers question, can each choose his food. For example there are vegetarians as there are people who do not eat pork and so on. So everybody can choose the meal they wish.

Food menu includes

  • 4-5 first dishes
  • Main dish
  • Salad
  • Desert
  • Raki and unlimited wine
  • Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you
  • Camera
  • Hat & Sunglasses
  • Towel & Swimwear
  • Extra money in case you desire to buy souvenirs, local products etc
  • English
  • German
  • French
  • Russian
We operate from April till October
  • Unknown Crete: 09:30 - 17:30
  • East Crete: 09:30 - 19:30
  • Zeus Route: 09:00 - 17:30

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