Exploring Lasithi and its Villages

Day Trips & Excursions in Greece

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Tour description provided by Viator

• Sightsee around the scenic villages of Crete  • Choose an itinerary tailored to your interests and specifications  • Zero hassle! Your personal guide will arrange everything  • Visit the top wineries of the region to discover unique and hard-to-find wines  • Relax on some of the most beautiful beaches of Greece  • Visit archaeological sites that give an insight to a civilization lost since the remote antiquity • Benefit from the accumulated knowledge of years of experience of our top local guides and sommeliers
This tour will take you from the heights of the rocky Lassithi plateau to the traditional villages tucked away off the beaten path. We start at the village of Krasi where we will visit the huge 2,400-years-old Writer’s Plane Tree, named so because it was beloved by Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the most famous Greek writers of the 20th century. In the same village we’ll get to see how the Cretans used to wash their clothes in the traditional manner. Next up is Panagia Kera, a 13th century Byzantine monastery where you can find among the gorgeous iconography a depiction of the Catholic St. Francis, who is famous in Crete. Afterwards, the tour will ascend to the unique Lassithi Plateau, a rocky and austere long treasured for the beauty of its scenery. There you can visit the Diktaion Andron, an ancient cave believed to be the mythological birthplace of Zeus. You can have lunch a traditional taverna outside Krasi, at your own expense cost.

What’s included

  • Pick up & return luxury transfer
  • Half day private tour with an experienced, friendly local guide
  • Private Chauffeured luxury service

What’s not included

  • Admission fees and guided tours to museums or archaeological sites
  • Wine tasting fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drink expenses, unless specified
  • All Gratuities