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Crete: Follow in the Footsteps of Greek Mythology

Product ID: 58092
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Immerse yourself into Greek mythology and learn more about the secrets of the Cretan's on the Lassithi Plateau, the valley of the 1,000 windmills. Visit the birthplace of Zeus and be amazed by the breathtaking landscape.
About this activity
Duration 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, German

Pickup included

Pick-up will be available from your hotel, the harbor or the airport in Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Kokkini Chani, Gournes, Gouves, Analipsi, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Stalida or Malia.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn more about the secrets and customs of the Cretans and explore old traditions and new ways of living in the Lassinthos Eco Park
  • Hear about the daily life of a typical, Cretan family during a walk through a traditional mountain village
  • Explore the Cave of Zeus or the Cave of Chronos on the Lassithi Plateau and enjoy Cretan delicacies at lunch
Full description
During your stay in Crete, explore the mountains of Lassithi and enjoy the magnificent view of the amazing landscape on your way up. Pass the reservoir of Aposelemi and the village of Sfentili, which has almost completely sunk, and visit a traditional mountain village and a typically Cretan family.

Learn everything about the story of the father of the gods and his siblings. Visit one of the caves before heading to Lassinthos Eco Park to hear everything about the Cretan traditional way of living. Learn more about the secret of Cretan cuisine and their special delicacies.

Enjoy a refreshing lunch in a cosy, traditional tavern and listen to amusing stories about the villagers while feasting on good food and delicious wine. Round off the day with a visit to the mountain village of Krassi at 600 meters above sea level. Krassi used to be the summer residence of one of the island's most famous personalities, the author of Alexis Zorbas, Nikos Kazantzakis. Marvel at a 1,500-year-old sycamore tree and cool off at a spring with amazing freshwater. Enjoy a Greek coffee and return to your hotel at leisure and with many new impressions and memories.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Modern, air-conditioned minibus
  • Local guide
  • Refreshments during the drive
  • Lunch including wine, water and softdrinks
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fee for the Cave of Zeus (6 EUR for adults from the age of 18; 3 EUR for EU citizens from the age of 65)

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Jacket
  • Cash
Know before you go
• Please bring an interest in the Cretan traditional way of living, suitable shoes, sunscreen, camera and some change
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.8 / 5
based on 19 reviews
Review summary
Service
4.4/5
Organization
4.6/5
Value for money
4.4/5
Safety
4.6/5

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CretanSpirit

Product ID: 58092