Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau

Day Trips & Excursions in Lasithi Plateau

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Definitively one of our best off road-experience in Crete. Explore the mountains and the plateau, visit one of the hotspots, the Cave Zeus. Enjoy the view. Off road in the inlands of Crete.This amazing tour takes you to the inlands of Crete. Through the mountains and the biggest forest on the island. Along the old Minoan paths and civilizations to the unknown Crete. Pure Nature, wild landscapes and breathtaking views. On the highest part of our trip you can even see the Aegean sea in the north and the Lybian sea at the south. One more highlight on your tour is the place where we will serve your lunch. Far away from civilization you will be able to meet our local host and feel what Cretan hospitality really means. On this safari tour you will discover the real Crete. Meet the local people and discover that time truly stopped in some places.inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water and Cretan lunch.
This tour takes you high up into the Dikti Range of mountains to the Plateau of Lassithi (850 metres above sea level).We will pick you up from your accommodation at 10 am and then go on our way onwards and upwards into the Dikti range. On a steady climb the views will be outstanding and you'll pass through several traditional and very picturesque mountain villages, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or maybe coffee at a real taverna.At the Lassithi Plateau you may well see Eagles and Vultures as both nest around this area. You will begin to circle the plateau, soaking up the scenery until we reach the base of Mount Spathi (2,140 metres above sea level) second highest on the island. On the north face of Spathi is the Psychro Cave , the birth place of the greek god Zeus.From here you have a 15 minute uphill walk to the entrance to the cave , it's a fairly steep climb and may not suit very elderly or disabled people. At the cave there is a small entrance fee to be paid and from there follow the defined path down into the spectacular cave. Again it's steep in and out but there are hand rails and proper steps. The cave is beautifully lit and photos are a must, but please note, No Flash Photography.After the cave you shall be taken for your traditional cretan meze lunch which includes local wine . Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements.After lunch you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam Which holds 27,000,000 cubic metres of water, again plenty of photo opportunities. You will then visit the oldest plane tree on the island (2400 yrs old) as well as the male monastery at Selinari.This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of stopping points on route, but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water, Cretan Lunch.

What’s included

  • All inclusive tour
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water

What’s not included

  • Hotel Pick Ups from Heraklion and west of Heraklion (Rethymnon, Chania) area.
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