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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

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    What to Expect
    This tour takes you high up into the Dikti Range of mountains to the Plateau of Lassithi (850 metres above sea level).
    We will pick you up from your accommodation at 10 am and then go on our way onwards and upwards into the Dikti range. On a steady climb the views will be outstanding and you'll pass through several traditional and very picturesque mountain villages, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or maybe coffee at a real taverna.
    At the Lassithi Plateau you may well see Eagles and Vultures as both nest around this area. You will begin to circle the plateau, soaking up the scenery until we reach the base of Mount Spathi (2,140 metres above sea level) second highest on the island. On the north face of Spathi is the Psychro Cave , the birth place of the greek god Zeus.
    From here you have a 15 minute uphill walk to the entrance to the cave , it's a fairly steep climb and may not suit very elderly or disabled people. At the cave there is a small entrance fee to be paid and from there follow the defined path down into the spectacular cave. Again it's steep in and out but there are hand rails and proper steps. The cave is beautifully lit and photos are a must, but please note, No Flash Photography.
    After the cave you shall be taken for your traditional cretan meze lunch which includes local wine . Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements.
    After lunch you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam Which holds 27,000,000 cubic metres of water, again plenty of photo opportunities. You will then visit the oldest plane tree on the island (2400 yrs old) as well as the male monastery at Selinari.
    This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of stopping points on route, but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.
    Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water, Cretan Lunch.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We loved the tour. Michel the tour gide was simple amazing, he was so helpfull, interested and made this day perfect for us. So thank you Michel 🙃 The entire tour was well organized, planned perfectly according to the stops and we would recommend it...More

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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Would highly recommend this trip to anyone wanting variety and to see lots of the island. Zeus’ cave, goats, vultures, olive oil factory, ancient trees, an absolutely fantastic lunch and even the opportunity for a little shopping. Andre our guide was excellent, adding colour to...More

    1  Thank quatrebras
    Management_Adv-Crete, Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    thanks for your fantastic feedback ! Hope to see you again here in Crete

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Andre was our guide, and he was absolutely terrific. We loved every moment of this tour — meeting the goats on the plateau was my children’s favorite part of Crete. The car was roomy and spotless. Water is provided. The traditional meal was suburb. If...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank 807genevievem
    Management_Adv-Crete, Owner at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    thanks a lot for your fantastic feedback ! Hope to see you again here in Crete

    Reviewed July 16, 2019

    Absolute fantastic tour of the Lassithi Plateau! Our tour guide made the trip - easy to chat to, shared loads of stories and had everyone on the tour laughing. There was 7 of us on the tour, which was the perfect size to get the...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    4  Thank Charlotte B
    Reviewed July 12, 2019 via mobile

    Picked up on time in a very comfortable LR discovery by the bubbly Petra we headed off to the mountains. Goats, wild herbs, signs with gun shots and fab veiws with plenty of inside info from Petra. A Greek taverna where they made everything inc...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    2  Thank Neil W
    Management_Adv-Crete, General Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 16, 2019

    Thank you a lot for your positive review. see you again in Crete !

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