The Lassithi plateau is located at the east side of Crete, on the region of Lassithi. A very fertile land, it used to be full of windmills that were used by the residents two centuries ago. Religion, tradition, and mythology are found all together in this place.
Start your tour with a visit to the monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, with its miraculous icon of Mary and ancient frescoes.
Then pass your way through the plateau until the village of Psychro, where the Diktaean cave is located. This is where Zeus, the father of the gods was born. Learn about the fascinating mythology through your visit to the cave.
After that, you can make the last stop during your descend to the picturesque village of Krasi. Enjoy a refreshing stroll on the small square of the village and admire one of the oldest and bigger plane trees of the Mediterranean sea.
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The little traditional village of Krasi with its beautiful freshwater springs and the oldest tree on Crete, for about 20 minutes
The Monastery of Vidiani is located on the Lassithi plateau in Crete, Greece. It was built in the 14th century and is one of the oldest monasteries in the area. The monastery is dedicated to the Virgin Mary and is known for its impressive frescoes and intricate architecture. It is considered a place of pilgrimage for many Greeks and is visited by thousands of people every year. The monastery is surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty and offers a peaceful retreat from the bustling city life. About 20 minutes stop
Zeus Cave for about 1 h 10 min. The mythical birth place of the king of gods Zeus, decorated with impressive stalactites and stalagmites.
Ceramics workshop for about 45 min to see how traditional products like olive oil, wine, raki and ceramics are made.
The historical monastery of Kera for about 30 min.
A traditional tavern for lunch. There will be a big variety of local dishes made from local products of the Lassithi plateau, homemade wine and meats from the surrounding mountains. ( Meal not included)