• Duration: 6 Hours
  • Easy
  • Electronic Voucher

  • Pick up available
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Description

Small but so beautiful, the traditional village of Krasi , locals choice for many reasons, the freshwater springs, the green and the local authentic atmosphere , the oldest tree on Crete (a famous landmark) and the local cafes . 

Vidiani monastery is famous for few reasons. The scenery is stunning and the place is also well known for the miracles that its been associated to.  

Zeus, the father of Gods was born in this cave. You are in the actual mythical birth place of the king of gods and this is a fact supported by many ancient findings in the cave from ceremonies that were held by the Minoans few thousand years back. The cave is famous also for the breath taking stalactites and stalagmites.  

See how traditional products of Crete (olive oil, wine, raki and ceramics) are made. Our visit to a functioning Ceramics workshop will show you how this art has survived through the ages to our modern time.  

The Kera monastery is a historical place of about 1200 years old and its very famous in Crete . Its contribution towards the fights against the Turks was quite important and this resulted in its destruction few times. In our days its a peaceful woman monastery located among lots of green , between amazing natural surroundings.

Lunch in a local traditional tavern. Enjoy a large selection of real authentic food, made from local products of the Lassithi plateau,
Don't miss homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included.) 

Itinerary

First stop - Krasi village

The little traditional village Krasi with its beautiful freshwater springs and the oldest tree on Crete, for about 20'. 

Second stop - Vidiani monastery

Vidiani monastery for about 25'. 

Third stop - Zeus cave

Zeus cave for about 1h10min.The mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus, decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites. 

Fourth stop - Ceramics workshop

Ceramics workshop for about 45' to see how ceramics and traditional products like olive oil, wine, raki and ceramics are made. 

Fifth stop - Kera monastery

The historical Kera monastery for about 30'  

Sixth stop - Lunch at a local tavern

There will be a big variety of local dishes made from local products of the Lassithi plateau, homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. (The meal is not included.) 

What's included

  • Pick up - Drop off services.
  • Multilingual guidance (English-German-French).

What's excluded

  • Food & drinks.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Zeus' cave entrance fee:
  • General admission: 6€.
  • For seniors ( >65 years old) from E.U.: 50% of the price.
  • For citizens up to 25 years old from E.U.: Free admission by showing your ID.
  • For citizens outside E.U. from 06 up to 25 years old: 50% of the price.
  • Kera Monastery entrance fee:
  • General admission: 2€.
  • For people up to 18 years old, entry is free.

What do I need to bring

  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
  • Money for personal expenses.
  • Anything that might be useful to you.

Important information

  • Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. Simply select the pick up place of your preference from the list under the availability section and our driver will be on his way!
  • Please note: If you are staying in Ammoudara, select the "I'll type the address" message and inform us where to pick you up from.
  • Zeus' cave entrance fee:
  • General admission: 6€.
  • For seniors ( >65 years old) from E.U.: 50% of the price.
  • For citizens up to 25 years old from E.U.: Free admission by showing your ID.
  • For citizens outside E.U. from 06 up to 25 years old: 50% of the price.
  • Kera Monastery entrance fee:
  • General admission: 2€.
  • For people up to 18 years old, entry is free.

Categories

  • SIGHTSEEING
  • SIGHTSEEING ATTRACTION
  • BUS OR MINIVAN TOUR
  • CITY TOURS
  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS
  • EDUCATIONAL TOUR
  • HOP ON HOP OFF TOUR
  • MUSEUMS AND EXHIBITIONS
  • PHOTOGRAPHY
  • WALKING TOUR
  • CULINARY
  • PILGRIMAGE OR RELIGION

Guided Language

  • English
  • Deutsch
  • Francaise

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East Crete day

Couldn't book anything else as we only had a day left, so we started with quite a hold back BUT it turned out a very good day. Picked up exactly from hotel, the coach was comfy and cool, the english guide was actually from Bristol too !! Loved it, thanks !

By Bo Scott

Nice hotel and great tour !

Excellent services, very helpful stuff, excursion cool, would do it again without the kids

By Anna Emgles

Nice mainland

Small mess in the pick up place which was sorted quite soon, other than that a great day trip with lots of sights and helpful guide, Germans were very loud but not of huge importance, recommended !!

By Byron Bear

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