Minoan Route

///Minoan Route
  • Zeus cave lassithi

Product Description

Our day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life.

Your day starts from the moment you meet your drivers where they take you to your first stop at the Potamies Reservoir water dam. Continuing our journey through paths and olive trees, we reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct of Lyttos. Next stop is the quaint village of Kastamonitsa where we join the locals for a coffee break in the traditional cafeneion. From here the real off-road adventure begins by climbing high into the mountains and following the ancient minaon path that leads us to the cave of Zeus, whilst these days we will pass only shepherds and their goats on our travels. At Zeus’ Cave (where mythology says that Zeus, the father of all the gods was born!) there is a 6€ entrance fee and walking shoes are recommended. Our next point gives you the opportunity to take photographs as if with a helicopters view of the Lassithi Plateau which is from here where we drop down to the plateau for your delicious BBQ lunch with unlimited wine!

Then on to Lassithi plateau itself where time has virtually stood still, the local people are mainly farmers. You will also see many donkeys at work. We then make our way to Seli, where once again we have an opportunity to take amazing photos of this unique scenery. As we continue we reach the village of Krassi our last stop of the day, which is famous for a 2,000-year-old plane tree and also has a natural spring water source.

This is a day full of many surprises and the excitement is second to none, you certainly won’t forget your fun day out on our GREAT ADVENTURE!!

Don’t Forget

  • Walking shoes or ones that are comfortable for you to walk on uneven roads.
  • Camera, for breathtaking pictures.
  • Sun protection; we advise the use of especially during July, August and September.
  • Extra money for personal purchases, think of souvenirs, olive oil products, raki etc.

Tips
Our lunch consists of several traditional starters with Greek salad and there is a choice of main course. If you have any specific food requests, in case of vegetarian, religious or food allergies these can be made with our driver at pick-up.

All our drivers are professionally trained with the best driving skills. Through the day you will hear anecdotes and stories about Crete, Traditions, Religious, Flora and Fauna and other relative information.

The tour is ideal for everyone who´s looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with children, and companies.

 

The best way to explore the real side of Crete

Payment options

  • Cash to driver at the day of your Tour
  • Paypal payments, without a Paypal account credit card payments can be made.

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Minoan Route

Explore the birth place of Zues

Our day is the perfect way to explore the central part of Crete with two different plateaus, mythology and lots of fun and interesting information about Crete and the local life.