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On the trail of Greek mythology

Plunge into Greek mythology and learn the secrets of the Cretans in the Lassithi plateau, the valley of the 1,000 windmills. Visit. The birthplace of Zeus and be enchanted by the breathtaking scenery.

On the trail of Greek mythology

What You'll Do

  • Experience the sophisticated life of a Cretan family during a walk through a traditional mountain village
  • Explore the Cave of Zeus or of Chronos in the Lassithi plateau, the valley of the 1,000 windmills
  • Learn the secrets and traditions of the Cretans of the new and old time in Lassi Thos Eco Park
  • Marvel at one of the oldest trees on the island
  • Enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch incl. Wine and soft drinks.
  • Benefit from the private and exclusive atmosphere in a modern, air-conditioned minibus

What to Expect

From your hotel, set off in a modern, air-conditioned minibus with your local knowledge and -ansässigen, German-born tour guide in the mountains of Lassithi, the Dikti Mountains. On the way to the top to enjoy the view of the stunning scenery. Past the dam of Aposelemi with its almost sunken village Sfentili, visit a traditional mountain village and a typical Cretan family on the way to Lassithi Plateau, the valley of the 1,000 windmills and the birthplace of Zeus and Chronos.

On the way there you will learn all about the history of God the Father and his siblings

On the way there you will learn all about the history of God the Father and his siblings. Visit one of the caves. Following this, it is in the Lassi Thos Eco Park and learn all about the traditional, centuries-old lifestyle of the Cretans. An experience for young and old. The park is home in his "petting" the animals of the mountains. You'll also learn all about the secrets of Cretan cuisine, such as the method of preparation of homemade jams, honey, wine, raki, and the process of drying and standardization of fragrant herbs. You can find out all about pottery and weaving and the old methods of agriculture.

With a lot of knowledge and new impressions it comes to lunch in a cozy, traditional tavern, where you can still see into the pots. With good food, wine and best "Parea" learn many stories of the villagers. Finally, round off the day with a visit to the mountain village Krassi. Krassi located at about 600 meters and was the summer residence of the most famous personalities of the island, the writer of Alexis Zorbas, Nikos Kazantzakis. Marvel at the 1,500-year-old plane tree and cool off at the source with its magnificent fresh water. After a "Bright Nico", the Greek coffee it comes with many new impressions and exciting experiences back slowly into the hotel.

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Type
Guided Trips/Tours
Activities
History/Archaeology, Gastronomy, Local products
Tags
Cretan history, Mythology, Zeus, Cretan lifestyle & traditions, Culinary
location
Lasithi Plateau, Lasithi/East Crete
Languages
English, French, German

Prices & Rates (per person/per group)

Indicative Price (Total)
€60 per person
Costs

From €57 per person

Minimum No. of persons
1
Maximum No. of persons
10

Difficulty Level & Required Equipment

Difficulty Level
1 (Very Easy)
Difficulty Level Notes

Suitable for All

Personal Equipment

Please bring: fancy the traditional lifestyle of the Cretans, proper footwear, sunscreen, camera, loose change.

Duration/Timetable & Pick up Services

Duration
1 days
Notes

6 hours guided tour

On Request
No
Schedule

Pick-up service: Hotel, port or airport

Services

All inclusive
No
Included Services

Modern, air-conditioned minibus
local knowledge guide
refreshments during the journey
Lunch incl. Wine, water and soft drinks

Not Included Services

Entrance fees for Zeus Cave (6 euros for adults over 18 years; 3 euros for EU citizens over 65 years)

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