Our journey starts from a visit to Knossos Palace. It’s the drawcard of Crete: King Minos’s
palace and the labyrinth of Minotaur. This object is considered of the European civilization
cradle, the centre of Minoan culture, a place where reality meets with myth.
Next our route will be the centre of Heraklion city where the Archaeological Museum is
located. The museum owns a unique collection of Minoan antiquities, mostly the artefacts
found by Arthur Evans during his excavations in Knossos.
After visiting the Archaeological museum, we continue our trip through the eastern part of
the island and reach Dikti Mountains.
Lunch is served in the Krasi village at a cozy traditional tavern. The village is known for its
ancients springs and a big plane tree.
Then we’ll take a mountain road to Lasithi plateau, the largest valley of the island, so called,
the Plateau of thousand Windmills (the first windpark in history). In the slope of a sacred
mountain Dikti there is the entrance to the Dikteon Andron Cave where, according to the
legend, the great and mighty ancient God Zeus was born.
Additional expenses: Entrance tickets to the Knossos Palace and Archaeological Museum
16€, kids up to 18 years free and adults over 65 years 8€, to the cave of Zeus 8€
The lunch is not included in the tour price