Discover the legend of the Cretan Minotaur on this excursion to the Palace of Knossos. You'll also visit Lasithi Plateau, where you'll find the Cave of Zeus. A fascinating way to explore the island!
Palace of Knossos & Lasithi Plateau Excursion
At 7:30 am on the morning of the tour, you will be picked up from the arranged meeting point in Malia. We will head towards Heraklion to visit the Palace of Knossos, one of the most emblematic sites in Crete!
Journey back in time as you wander through the palace complex belonging to the former King Minos, boasting over 1,500 interconnected rooms. As you explore the throne room, the royal quarters and the stone theater, you'll learn all about the legend of the Cretan Minotaur.
You'll also see the stunning murals conserved inside, the most important remnants of the Minoans, who were considered Europe's most sophisticated ancient culture. Once we have made our way through the Palace of Knossos, we will return to the bus and go to Lasithi Plateau to get a taste of Crete's natural beauty.
We'll stop at the Keras Kardiotissas Monastery, famous for its mural paintings, and then continue to the interior of Lasithi to see the iconic windmills from the Venetian era.
On the final stretch of the excursion, we will visit Diktaean Cave, also known as the Cave of Zeus. As the legend goes, this cave is said to be where the king of the Greek gods was born. After marveling at the magic and mysticism of the grotto, the group will visit the small village of Tzermiado, where you will have an hour of free time to get a bite to eat at a local restaurant.
At the end of the tour, you will be taken back to the meeting point in Malia, arriving around 6:30 pm.
|Adults||Children 7-12 years old||Children under 7 years old|
Children 7-12 years oldUS$ 22.50
Children under 7 years oldFree
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The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English and other language.
Transport by minibus.
English speaking guide.
Entrance to the Palace of Knossos: € 15 (US$ 15.40) per person
Entrance to the Cave of Zeus: € 6 (US$ 6.20) per person
Entrance to the Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa: € 2 (US$ 2.10) per person
When to book?
You can book up until 18 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
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No printing of documentation required.
Frequently asked questions
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Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 2 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
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