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Pickup-drop-off Heraklion Karteros Kokini Hani Gouves Analipsi Anisaras Hersonisos Stalis Malia Sisi
Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
Food & Drink
Entry/Admission - Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
Entry/Admission - Dikteon Cave
Cleaning and safety practicesSee all
- Vehicles and venues disinfected
- Personal safety equipment
- Social distancing
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Stop At: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece
Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, is an Orthodox nunnery dedicated to Virgin Mary, situated near the village of Kera at an altitude of 650m. It is famous for the icon of Mary believed to be miraculous. It is surrounded by fortified walls and the church features murals dating back to 14th - 15th century.
Duration: 45 minutes
Stop At: Dikteon Cave, Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52 Greece
The Diktaean Cave is just above the village of Psychro at 1025 meters altitude. According to Greek mythology, it is believed to be the place where Zeus, the father of Greek gods, was kept and fed from Amalthia, a goat, in secret to be protected from his father. The cave for centuries was considered a sacred place of cult worship, where offerings were made and few were allowed to enter. The most impressive sight is the lake at the lowest point, surrounded by massive stalactites and stalagmites.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Stop At: Crete Ceramic workshop and olive oil factory, Psihro Psihro, Oropedio Lasithiou 720 52, Greece
In the village of Psychro, a local potter is showing all steps of his ceramic art, still alive through centuries at his ceramic workshop. This is a great chance for the brave ones to give it a try.
Duration: 50 minutes
Stop At: Ἀνεμόμυλοι Σελί Ἀμπέλου, Chersonisos 700 05, Greece
Driving around the Lassithi Plateau that lies in an area of 130 km², we are going to reach Seli Ambelou at the northern entrance of the plateau. The place is overlooking a panoramic view of the plateau. In the 1950s and 1960s the plateau was one of Europe's first wind farms. There were about 16 thousand windmills pumping the groundwater, which the inhabitants used to feed their crops.Stop at Seli Ambelou for a lunch break.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Stop At: Platanus Tree, Main Square, Krasi, Crete 700 05 Greece
The tour will then be heading to the village of Krasi.
Krasi, is a small traditional village located 9 km to the south of the village of Malia set on the slope of Selena mountain. In the center of the village, there is a huge ancient plane tree (“Platanus”). The leaves and the branches of the tree provide with shade all over the square in a unique and unspoiled environment. The water springs and the fountains of the village are one of the most beautiful on the island of Crete.
Duration: 45 minutes
Cleaning and safety practices
Enhanced cleanliness measures
- High-touch surfaces cleaned and disinfected
- Vehicles and venues cleaned with disinfectants
- Social distancing measures in place
- Personal protective equipment worn by staff
- Temperature checks given to staff
- Masks provided
- Hand sanitizer provided
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