Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

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Monday 29 April to Tuesday 28 May
Macedonia
Crete: Lasithi Plateau and Cave of Zeus Off Road Safari Tour

Highlights

  • Have a thrilling off-road adventure through the gorge of Embassa
  • Trek to the plateaus of Lassithi
  • Get a remarkable insight to Greek mythology in the cave of Zeus
  • Visit Sfendili village which is submerged in the waters of Aposelemis
  • Witness the oldest plane tree in Crete that's over to 2000 years old

Description

Discover traditional life in rural Crete by witnessing the daily activities of the locals and visiting the sites where Greek myths were born. Enjoy a tour of Potamies, Aposelemis dam, Empasa, the cave of Zeus, and the beautiful scenery of the plateau. Start with pickup from your accommodation. Visit one of the most characteristic Cretan villages, Potamies, for a tour of a traditional local farm. See the process of milking and cheese-making, meet the animals, and sample their fresh cheese. Next, head to the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. See the village of Sfendili submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. Explore the natural wetlands and spot a unique variety of birds. Continue uphill on the dirt roads to the gorge of Empasa. Enjoy the views of the mountainous landscape and thriving wildlife. Try your hand at foraging for native herbs or relax and take in the panoramic views. Take a trip to Lassithi Plateau to enter Psychro Cave, the fabled birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. Follow the trails of the gods and after that take a tour around the plateau to get a sense of local life. Finally, enjoy authentic food baked in the wood oven in one of the most celebrated taverns in the picturesque village of Krasi. Admire the town square filled with fountains and see imposing plane trees that are up to 2000 years old. Return to your hotel full of unforgettable memories of Crete.

Includes

Pick-up and drop-off to your hotel Land rover Defender/Toyota Landcruiser and fuel Experienced and informative drivers Traditional Cretan lunch with local wine and water

Important Information

  • The activity provider reserves the right to change routes and stops for safety reasons or due to the weather conditions Cave of Zeus ticket prices for EU citizens general (6€)/for students (free)/over 65 years old (3€). For non-EU citizens general (6€)/for students (3€)/over 65 years old (3€)

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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