Excursions in Crete

Ancient history and mythology

Ancivilizations and Gods

Palace of the earliest Aegean civilizations !

Description

Knossos Palace

The Minoan palace is the main site of interest at Knossos, an important city in antiquity, which was inhabited continuously from the Neolithic period until the 5th c. AD. The palace was built on the Kephala hill and had easy access to the sea and the Cretan interior. According to tradition, it was the seat of the wise king Minos. The Palace of Knossos is connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth, with the Minotaur, and the story of Daidalos and Ikaros.

Excavations were begun at Knossos under Sir Arthur Evans in 1900 and revealed a palace and surrounding buildings that were the centre of a sophisticated Bronze Age culture that dominated the Aegean between about 1600 and 1400 BC.


Lasithi Plateau

Lasithi is a different angle of Crete. The area got its name from the Plateau of Lasithi, located in the mountains of Diktis at an altitude about 850. This is an almost perfect level with a maximum length of 10 km and 5 km wide! It is full of vegetable gardens and has about 10,000 windmills! It is the largest and highest plateau of Greece! The Cave of Zeus (Dikti Cave) is a system of caves located on the slopes of Mount Ida, on the island of Crete, Greece. The deep cave has a single entrance and features stalagmites and stalactites.


This is the most enjoyable excursion. Our day starts by the visit to the place where European civilization began, Minoan palace of Knossos. Here exactly was a labyrinth of Daedalus, here ruled a legendary King Minos, son of Zeus and Europa and was imprisoned in the labyrinth a dreaded Minotaur.

After Knossos Palace you will visit the oldest monastery of Kera Kardiotissa with its famous icon of Holy Mother as well as frescoes from 13th and 14th century. And finally last stop will be at Diktaio Andro, where god Zeus father of all Greek gods, was born.

Don’t miss this excursion, full of antique and mythology!

About The Tour

Schedule (May to October)
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
Places Covered
Knossos (Minoan Palace), Kera Kardiotissa monastery, Psychro, Cave of Zeus (Diktaio Andro)
Pick up Points
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Included
Bus Ticket, Travel Insurance
Not Included
Round transfer from Minos Imperial to the closest pickup point (deliver you to bus) 30.00€ (transfer)
Knossos Palace 15.00€ (entrance)
Kera Kardiotissa monastery 2.00€ (entrance)
Cave of Zeus 6.00€ (entrance)
Tour Guide Languages per day
All available days English, German, French, Russian

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Trip Information

  • Days : Tue
  • Period : May - Oct
  • Departure : 08:00
  • Return : 17:30 (approx)

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