Mount Juktas, Greece

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Crete: Palace of Knossos Ticket with Audio Tour

1. Crete: Palace of Knossos Ticket with Audio Tour

Enjoy an exciting visit to Knossos Palace, Crete’s most famous historical attraction, with a skip-the-line e-ticket, including a compelling audio tour downloadable on your phone and a detailed map of the site. Lose yourself in the audio tour's storytelling and immerse yourself in history as you walk around this iconic site. Visit the grand capital of Minoan Crete, located just south of Heraklion, and see the evocative setting, complete with impressive ruins and brightly-colored frescoes, come alive through an engaging narrative that sheds light on various elements of Minoan culture. The cupbearers and procession frescoes at the South Propylaeum, which depict scenes from everyday life and the ceremonial activities in Minoan Crete, provide a great insight into the aesthetic ideals of the time. Follow the evolution of Minoan fashion, learn about the popular hairstyles of the people, and discover the beauty products locals used to touch up their look. At the West Magazines, where the storage facilities of the palace are located, gain an understanding of the well-organized bureaucracy that supported the palace organization, the earliest forms of linear writing, as well as the Minoan economy and trade networks. Discover the copy of the “Prince of the Lilies” at the South Entrance Corridor and gaze out on Mount Juktas, perfectly framed by the eroded walls of the palace. Visit the Queen’s Megaron, embellished with famous blue dolphins fresco and equipped with a bathroom and a toilet room, where you can find out everything about the bath habits in the Minoan era.

From Heraklion: Land Rover Safari to Tripiti Gorge & Beach

2. From Heraklion: Land Rover Safari to Tripiti Gorge & Beach

Our day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete from mountains to gorges to a beautiful beach. Our journey starts as we make our way to Mount Juktas with breathtaking views of the blue infinity of the Aegean Sea. God Zeus knew what he was doing by choosing Mount Juktas as his final resting place. From here we take the road through extensive vineyards where the Minoans built a wine press which is the oldest one in the world, to our next stop Charakas, a little mountain village where we join the locals for a coffee break in the traditional cafeneion. We continue on through dirt tracks, bumpy roads over the olive tree dotted hills to our next stop the top of Tripitis Gorge where you have a magnificent view over the Gorge with its different layers of rocks, Cretan wild herbs and the Libyan Sea. Driving down towards one of the most beautiful and pictures Gorges of Crete we stop to give you the possibility to walk thru the Gorge to the narrows place where you find the little church of Panagia which is built into the rocks. Building up an appetite, we drive down to Tripitis beach where we have a BBQ Lunch next to the beach with unlimited wine and water. Now you can enjoy some free time for a refreshing swim in the Libyan Sea where you have crystal clear blue water and the temperature of the water is always higher than in the Aegean Sea. Than we head back towards the South Coast passing through some small traditional villages full of character and interest until we stop for some refreshment and to try our local drink, Raki. This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none, you certainly won’t forget your fun day out with Safari Club Crete.

Southern Crete: Land Rover Safari With Lunch and Wine

3. Southern Crete: Land Rover Safari With Lunch and Wine

See Crete from a different angle on this all-day Land Rover safari tour. Begin the day in Heraklion, where you will get to know your guide and listen to a short presentation of the excursion before heading south, to the foot of Mount Giouchtas, where, according to myth, Zeus is buried. Continue the journey via the provincial roads through some of the oldest and historically rich villages of Crete until you reach Vasiliki. There, have a coffee or soda before heading to Tripiti Beach. Swim in the crystal water of southern Crete, enjoy the sun, and have a drink at a small hippie-style tavern. Later, visit the isolated and lesser known Fylakas Beach, and explore the seabed with a snorkeling mask. Enjoy lunch at an authentic tavern that offers delicious, high-quality traditional Cretan food, located inside the oldest known olive tree grove. Continue the journey toward the village of Krotos, and see the wild beauty of an untouched landscape. After a short drive, reach Panagia Vithano, where you can should be sure to take more photos.

Crete: Land Rover Safari on the Holy Mountain with Lunch

4. Crete: Land Rover Safari on the Holy Mountain with Lunch

Experience an off-road journey to the mythical and sacred mountain of Giouhtas. Explore the unique Cretan landscape surrounded by vineyards and olive groves while you learn more about this regions rich history and many legends. Meet your guide and drive towards the highest peak of Giouhtas through a beautiful pine forest and past the church of Christ the Lord, built in 1443. Absorb the magnificent view of the valley of Archanes, search for herbs and observe the imposing vultures in the steep cliffs. Then enjoy a special tasting session at the Fabrika Wine Experience. Trace the full process of winemaking, from harvesting to maturation and bottling of wine, while getting acquainted with traditional wine-making methods and tools. Finally, drive through the impressive Archaniotiko Gorge to Syllamos village, where you will experience excellent Cretan cuisine in an almost fairytale landscape. Head back to Heraklion along an ancient road passing a Venetian aqueduct built in 1628. Stop for some pictures and discover the structure in all its beauty.

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What people are saying about Mount Juktas, Greece

Very easy process. The service of the customer care department was excellent! very friendly and helpful! Thank you very much. I will definitely recommend it to friends!!

An amazing self guided experience with entry ticket in one of the most important Minoan era sites in Crete- highly recommended! Keep up the good job guys!!!!

It was a great experience, the audio really brought the site to life. Very easy to use and the skip the line feature is great. Would definitely recommend!

Really enjoyed all the experience. Very interesting info and helpful to have the audio guides on your phone.

Fascinating site, really helpful stories and easy app.