From Heraklion: Day Trip to Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau

4.1 / 5

17 reviews

From Heraklion: Day Trip to Knossos and the Lasithi Plateau

From $54.68 per person

Get back to nature and journey through the Lasithi Plateau of eastern Crete. Visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and hear about the Greek gods, ancient civilizations and Byzantine era.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Mobile ticketing
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Duration 12 hours
Starting time 7:45 AM
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up possible from hotels on the main road of Amoudara, Heraklion, Kokkini Hani, Gouves, Gournes, Anissaras, Analipsi, Hersonissos and Malia.


  • Visit the birthplace of Zeus at the Dikteon Caves
  • Get back to nature on the Lasithi Plateau
  • Go to the Minoan Palace of Knossos
Full description
Discover the breathtaking beauty of the Lasithi Plateau on a day trip from Heraklion. Admire the remaining windmills and the drainage system that dates back to the Venetian Empire. Pass through traditional villages such as Psychro. Visit the Dikteon Cave, where Zeus is said to have been born. Continue to the village of Tzermiado and enjoy lunch in an authentic tavern before going to the Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, known for its remarkable murals. Next, visit the Minoan Palace of Knossos and learn the legend of the settlement at sites such as the Throne Room and Royal Chambers.
  • Pick-up service from selected areas
  • Transportation by modern, fully air-conditioned coach
  • Experienced drivers
  • Live guide in English, German and Russian every Monday
  • Live guide in English, French, German and Russian every Thursday
  • Extras during the coffee breaks
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

Know before you go

  • This tour involves a walk uphill of 300 meters to the cave
  • Bring water, a hat and money for lunch and entrance fees
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.1 / 5

based on 17 reviews

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Plateau is beautiful but I expected more. Road to get there impressive and beautiful. Cave. : Refreshing, good little climb at 36 degrees. ... Short visited, ok for the price stop dinner. Perfect Kronososs Palace: mmm, kronososs ruins more appropriate because there are not so many things still standing. 3 piece at most. Beautiful giant jug. Bus: deficient air conditioning and insufficient cleaning. Everyone can't wait to get out. 1 hour 50 min. To pass to gather everyone at the start of the day.

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July 13, 2019

Competent guide - too little time for main attractions

Out of what was described to be a 12 hour day trip, 5 blocks to each of the two main attractions of Dikti Cave and Knossos - the rest of the time 'disappeared' into two smaller stops, a lunch stop at a mass eatery, necessary transport between the sights and at least 3 hours of guest collection and sales at various hotels - the guided part of the tour itself lasted approx. 7 hours, but it was a competent guide. I prefer trips where all participants transport themselves to one common starting point, and will be aware of another time to avoid trips with 'hotel collection'.

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October 9, 2018

Guide’s English extremely hard to understandwas hard to

Great driver, safe and competent. Pick up of fellow passengers took 1hour 45 min before tour started as I was at Vanisko hotel, no pee breaks until almost three hrs after pick up, way too long in morning. Guide spoke mono tone and her accent was very hard to understand, PA sound system was distorted. At end of day some of our group was misinformed by guide as to a sudden bus transfer needed, we were very confused.

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September 26, 2018

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