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KNOSSOS - LASSITHI

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Our first stop is at the historical Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, a monastery inhabited and run by nuns, which is located in an idyllic landscape. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.

Then, we head to the Lassithi Plateau, which is situated 850m higher than the sea level. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the Venetian ditches, the drainage system of the plateau. Here you can visit the Dicteon Cave, which is said to have been the place where Zeus, the father of the Greek ancient gods, was born. The most famous village of the plateau is the village of Psychro, where we have our next stop. Psychro is a place full of natural beauty and good friendly people. There is a large outlet with lovely pottery in the village and you can see the potters at work, while performing their traditional craft.

Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, its breathtaking views and its traditional architecture. Here you can take pictures of the wonderful landscape, rest for a while and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.

We end up to Knossos, the landmark of Crete; the place where myth meets history. Knossos was the capital of the Minoan state, which was the first European civilization. Here you will have a guided tour and you will learn about King Minos, his daughter Ariadne, and of course, the mythical Minotaur that lived in a maze, the so-called Labyrinth. The marvelous architectural plan of Daedalus, the rare and luxurious materials, the advanced techniques of construction,the elaborate drainage system and the size of the palace make it one of the most amazing sights on the island.

Knossos - Lassithi Tour

Lassithi Plateau

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