• Region: Lasithi
  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Concept: cognitive, active, adventure, safari, nature
  • Tour days: daily
  • Travel style: escorted safari touring
  • Places visited: Lasithi Plateaus, Christian Church of Agia Anna, Cave of God Zeus, Kastamonitsa Village, Seli Village, Krasi Village

Distance: 140 km.
Altitude Dif: 1150 m.

Through this trail, we will explore the central part of Crete and we will walk on 2 plateaus reaching an altitude of 1150 meters. We will learn several things regarding the local mythology and receive more information on Crete and the local way of life. This day will be full of surprises and will surely fill you with beautiful memories for the rest of your life.

Tour highlights:

  • Explore the central part of Crete during a 4×4 safari tour
  • Visit the Cretan villages of Kastamonitsa, Seli and Krasi
  • Walk on 2 plateaus reaching an altitude of 1150 meters
  • Enjoy an authentic meal, typical of the traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the best local taverns

How to prepare:

  • Comfortable clothing & trekking shoes or sandals
  • Sun hat & Sunglasses
  • Sunscreens
  • Jacket (during spring and autumn)
  • Cash for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 2 days or less: no refund
  • 14-3 days: 50% cancellation fee
  • 15+ days: full refund

9:30 AM:

Your private escort driver, with a comfortable off-road vehicle, will pick you up from the hotel. We will follow a beautiful route through lush olive groves and reach the ruins of the Roman aqueduct in Lyttos and then we will make our first stop at the traditional village of Kastamonitsa where we will have coffee at a local traditional coffee shop. You will have the opportunity to walk in the narrow streets and get to know the architectural tradition of central Crete.

Afterwards, we will start our ascent using dirt roads and enjoying stunning views, and passing by the monastery of Agia Anna we will reach the Limnakaro Plateau at an altitude of 1150 meters, where you will also get to know the architecture of “mitata”, the stone made refuges of the local shepherds. The view from there is amazing and will reward you.

We will learn several things regarding the local mythology and receive more information on Crete and the local way of life.

Our next stop is the cave of ZEUS where mythology says that the father of the gods was born.

Right after you will enjoy an authentic meal, typical of the traditional Cretan cuisine in one of the best local taverns. Then we will go through Seli where you will be surely enchanted by the landscape and the pictures you will take from this point will be the best of your holiday.

After some time we descend and reach the traditional village of Krasi with its 2000-year-old plane tree and the ancient natural water spring.

5:30 PM

Finally, through a beautiful route with a very nice view, we return to the hotel full of memories.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Premium offroad vehicles driven by multilingual escort drivers
  • Authentic meal
  • Liability insurance
  • Local taxes
  • Entrance fee to Cave of Zeus
  • Gratuities

Important notes:

1. We recommend that you be at the pick-up area (your hotel or another indicated point nearby your hotel) 10 minutes before your pick-up time.

2. We reserve the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.

3. Please follow all the instructions given to you by your guide.

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