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From Heraklion: Knossos and Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS

From Heraklion: Knossos and Lasithi Plateau Full-Day Tour

Activity provider: PLATANOS TOURS
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From US$ 48.07 per person

Take a full-day bus excursion from the Heraklion area to visit the Palace of Knossos, the Archaeological Museum, and the Lasithi Plateau.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German
Pickup included
You will receive a separate email sales@platanostours.gr from the local partner with pickup details (check your spam folder). Pickup for this option is only from the areas of Ligaria, Agia Pelagia, and Fodele Beach. Pickup begins earlier than the stated starting time and is done from specific points near your hotel.

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the archaeological museum of Heraklion
  • Explore the Knossos Palace, the center of Minoan civilization
  • Take in the views from the elevated Lasithi Plateau
  • Encounter stalactites and stalagmites in Dicteon Cave
Full description

Depart from your hotel in the Heraklion Area (Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos , Anissaras, Analypsi , Gouves, Gournes, Heraklion, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia / Lygaria, Fodele), heading eastwards along the north coast. Stop first at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, inhabited and run by nuns. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.

Next, head to Lasithi Plateau, situated 850 meters above sea level. Enjoy views surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and quaint villages, and admire the famous windmills and the Venetian ditches.

Then, stop in the village of Psychro. Visit the Dicteon Cave with its fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth God Zeus was born. Encounter Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau with its natural beauty, traditional architecture, and breathtaking views.

Enjoy lunch in one of the local taverns (own expense), before moving onto the Palace of Knossos, the capital of the Minoan state which was the first European civilization. Take a guided tour and learn about King Minos, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth, and other interesting mythologies.

Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off (Malia, Stalis, Hersonisos, Anissaras, Analypsi, Gouves, Gournes,Heraklio, Ammoudara, Agia Pelagia/Lygaria, Fodele)
  • Bilingual guided tour in English and German
  • Bus tickets
  • Entrance fees for the Kera Monastery (€2), Knossos Palace and the Archaeological Museum (€15, children under 18 free, adults over 65 discounted), and Dicteon Cave (€6)
  • Food and drink
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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What to bring

  • Snacks
  • Water
  • Cash

Know before you go

  • You must pay for the entry tickets at Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum by cash on site (20€)
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Die Tour war auf Deutsch gebucht und bestätigt. Leider konnte unsere Reiseleitung nur Englisch und französisch. Die Infos wurden über Lautsprecher abwechselnd erzählt so dass es etwas anstrengend war zu zu hören. Scheinbar waren es 2 verschiedene Tours und vor Knossos wurden eingesetzt Teilnehmer abgesetzt. Dies führte zu einem durcheinander und Unbehagen ob man jetzt noch im richtigen Bus sitzt oder nicht. Das Restaurant in dem wir eingekehrt wurden war von schlechter Essensqualität, stellten Salat und Tzaziki bereit und berechneten dies extra ohne vorher über den Preis aufzuklären. Alles in allem gibt es 3 Sterne weil wir das englisch trotzdem verstanden. Noch mal buchen würden wir es aber nicht.

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May 20, 2022

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