Zeus Cave-Traditional-Villages-Old Wind Mills-Olive Oil Factory-Small Group.

346 Ratings
  • Live Guide
  • Day Trip
  • Pickup Service
  • E-Ticket
  • 8 hr

This is my favorite tour in Crete because you get to see the real Crete, the old wind mills the old villages, Zeus Cave where the king of all the Greek gods was born. His mother gave birth there to hide from his father Kronos. We will see the old traditional windmills and the amazing views from an altitude of around 1000 m above sea level . Then it's off to Lasithi plateau, the biggest one in Crete . Driving through the old villages on the Lasithi plateau you feel that you are traveling back in time, like time stopped long ago.We can visit an olive oil factory ( optional ) where we learn about how olives are picked and how olive oil is made now and how they used to do it in the olden days . ( Flexible pick up from your hotel in Heraklion area ).

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Explore Real Crete

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By:

Visit olive oil factory to learn about how olive oil is made with the modern machinery and with the old machinery.

Stop At: Platanus Tree

We visit the village of Krasi , walk around the stone narrow streets and old houses, of course have a few photos at the oldest and biggest Platanus tree in Crete.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Windmills Of Lasithi Plateau

We will see the old wind mills that used to pump the way from the underground to water the crops and the other windmills that used to grain wheat and corn to make flour.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At:

We visit the Cave of Zeus and can enjoy a refreshing drink . Note : there is 10-15 min walk uphill to reach to Cave and then we have around 100 steps down explore the Cave and look around to find Zeus . ( I am still looking for him after many years) .

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Alternative Crete

We visit the old village of Mochos with its beautiful churches and narrow streets, old buildings and then we are going to enjoy a Cretan traditional lunch in one of its local restaurants .

Duration: 1 hour

Pass By: Hersonissos

Pass by without stopping or it can be a location where we can pick you up .

Pass By: Malia

Pass by without stopping or it can be a possible picking up location.

Pass By: Gouves

Pass by without stopping, or a possible picking up point.

Pass By:

Pass by without stopping or a possible picking up location.

Pass By: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery

We pass by without stopping.
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