Let's go together to the Heart of Crete and open it's Soul
Traveling to the heart of Crete will show you "the Soul of the Island" - the Cave, where according to the myths Zeus was born.
On the beautiful Lassithi plateau, you will discover mountain villages traditions and way of life.
We will visit the family olive oil factory and pottery workshop.
Donkey riding is available here.
You will also meet with a mighty plane tree - we will make the first stop in a small picturesque village high in the mountains. Here you will see the ancient plane tree - it is already more than 2000 years old, and the circumference of the trunk reaches 20 girths! You will see the centuries-old Venetian laundry.
After that we will go to the heart of Crete!
Art of working with clay and traditional products tasting
Meeting with Crete will be incomplete if we set aside such ancient traditions as pottery, winemaking and the production of olive oil. In the workshop you can try to work with a clay.
You will taste Cretan wines and natural local family olive oil.
Landscapes and atmosphere of the Lassithi Plateau
Moving further, through the mountains, we will arrive on a picturesque plateau, supposedly being the crater of an ancient volcano. This is an unusual place in the middle of the Dikti mountain range - like a patchwork of green and yellow fields, each of which is irrigated by its own windmill. The Lassithi Plateau is one of the most fertile places in Crete, it fascinates with its saving coolness, picturesque villages and the hospitality of the locals.
We will stop in a mountain village for lunch, an orange juice break and souvenirs.
Then you will explore the stalactites and stalagmites in the cave Dikteon Andron, where, according to legend, Zeus was born. If you wish, you can ride a donkey.
Leaving the Lassithi Plateau, you will see picturesque panorama of the province of Pediada.
If You have a specific itinerary please send me a message and the tour can be customized to uniquer for You!
**You need for excursion comfortable shoes, sunglasses, a charged camera
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building, Suggested by Guide: We can start a tour(for FULL DAY TOUR) in Heraklion city, or in the other city of Crete upon request
Duration: 5 hours
HALF DAY TOUR DURATION(Shore Excursion) - 5 hours
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: If You have a specific itinerary please contact me: tour can be customized to unique for You!
This is unforgettable walking-driving tour in Crete where a modern, comfortable, clean vehicle with air conditioning, for 7 passengers at your disposal
EXTRA ADDITIONALLY: Transport for more participants is available under request for extra charge
- Guiding Services
- Private Transportation
Estimated Local Cash Needed
25 Eur - Souvenirs in a shops and other gifts from the island
- Personal Expenses
- Food, Drinks, Snacks
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Anna was punctual and picked us up from our cruise ship in a nice, clean van. We talked about the itinerary and she was flexible based on what we were interested in and what we could accomplish within the set timeframe. Her husband and driver stopped a couple of times to pick up something local for us-- bananas and sage for tea. She is knowledgable about the history and customs of Crete.