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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

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US$ 101.04
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    What to Expect
    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.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    1: Elounda, Greece
    2: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    3: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    4: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    5: Stalida, Greece
    6: Ierapetra 722 00, Greece
    7: Pachia Ammos Beach, Greece
    8: Sisi 724 00, Greece

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pickup directly from your hotel
    Departure Time
    10:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • All inclusive tour
    • Lunch
    • Bottled water
    • Hotel Pick Ups from Heraklion and west of Heraklion (Rethymnon, Chania) area.
    • Zeus Cave Entrance Fees
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • none
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 18 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    My daughter and I took this tour today and it was excellent. We were lucky enough to have Michael as a guide who really made the trip for us with his expansive knowledge of the subject matter and his obvious passion for Crete as well as his work. The sights and scenery were
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    We were picked up from hotel by our driver Darrel, who made sure we were all safe and comfortable before setting off. Once off the main roads Darrel got us all to introduce ourselves so we knew our fellow companions. He provided expert comentary of each area visited,
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    A great itinerary and excellent value, this was made really exceptional by the huge knowledge of our guide, Michael. From Greek mythology to the Byzantine empire, his knowledge was encyclopaedic! Great experiences en route included feeding the goats, and an absolutely superb,
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    We went on tour with Michael who is a great guide. He knew lots of things about the island and the Greek mythology. The tour is super if you want to see Krete from its best side. There are a lot of stops for pics of the landscspe along the way and time to feed the goats ;) the
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    We spent a day with Petra our guide - she is absolutely fantastic! She’s so incredibly knowledgeable about everything! From modern Crete, to ancient mythology, to Ancient Greek to being able to answer any and all questions we had - she is an incredible guide and so good at what
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    Key Details
    • Adventure Crete
    • Duration: 7h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Dutch, French, German, Russian
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