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From Heraklion: Day Trip to Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau

From Heraklion: Day Trip to Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau

Activity provider: TOURLINE
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From US$ 46.95 per person

Get back to nature and journey through the Lasithi Plateau of eastern Crete. Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and hear about the Greek gods, ancient civilizations and Byzantine era.

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Duration 12 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup is for outside hotels on the main road only from Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Analipsi, Anissaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Chani, Heraklion, Ammoudara - Heraklion, Agia Pelagia and Fodele Beach. After the booking, the activity provider will contact you within 24 hours with a detailed description about your pickup place and time.


  • Visit the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Caves
  • Get back to nature on the Lasithi Plateau
  • Go to the Minoan Palace of Knossos
Full description
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Lasithi Plateau on a day trip from Heraklion. Admire the remaining windmills and the drainage system that dates back to the Venetian Empire. Pass through traditional villages such as Psychro. Visit the Dikteon Cave, where Zeus is said to have been born. Continue to the village of Tzermiado and enjoy lunch in an authentic tavern before going to the Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, known for its remarkable murals. Next, visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn the legend of the settlement at sites such as the Throne Room and Royal Chambers.
  • Pick-up service from selected areas
  • Transportation by modern, fully air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced drivers
  • Live guide only in English in May
  • from May every day in English, German, French
  • Extras during the coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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 will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a walk uphill of 300 meters to the cave
  • Bring water, a hat and money for lunch and entrance fees
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 /5

based on 21 reviews

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Was a great day one thing the climb to cave is not for the faint hearted but it’s a great achievement once there last fifty yards path is very uneven lunch is at restaurant but no menu or prices really available so ask before you decide Altogether though the day was excellent

September 2, 2021

So big ❤ Thanks to the tour guide Viola, everything told and lived with heart! The only thing, you have to know, after the early meeting we rattled off many hotels for 1.45 hours to collect them all ... nervous. Trip highly recommended. 1 stop monastery 2 stop Zeus cave (scho bisl exhausting) a worthwhile 3 stop Knossos .... there is not much left, a is ok ... just history of Greece. Have fun after traveling

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July 23, 2021

Competent guide - too little time for main attractions

Out of what was described to be a 12 hour day trip, 5 blocks to each of the two main attractions of Dikti Cave and Knossos - the rest of the time 'disappeared' into two smaller stops, a lunch stop at a mass eatery, necessary transport between the sights and at least 3 hours of guest collection and sales at various hotels - the guided part of the tour itself lasted approx. 7 hours, but it was a competent guide. I prefer trips where all participants transport themselves to one common starting point, and will be aware of another time to avoid trips with 'hotel collection'.

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October 9, 2018

Product ID: 74127