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Crete: Dikti Mountains and Lasithi Plateau Tour by SUV

4.9 / 5

55 reviews

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete

Crete: Dikti Mountains and Lasithi Plateau Tour by SUV

Activity provider: Safari Experts Crete

From US$ 79.34 per person

Explore the wild side of Crete on a guided tour and safari. Follow the mythical trails of the Greek Gods by visiting the cave of Zeus and reaching one of the highest mountains of Crete.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, German, French, Greek, Russian, Dutch
Pickup included
Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. Drivers will wait no longer than 10 minutes after the scheduled pickup time.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Have a thrilling off-road adventure through the gorge of Embassa
  • Trek to the plateaus of Lassithi and Limnakaro at 1250m high
  • Get a remarkable insight to Greek mythology in the cave of Zeus
  • Visit Sfendili village which is submerged in the waters of Aposelemis
  • Witness the oldest plane tree in Crete that's over to 2000 years old
Full description

Discover traditional life in rural Crete by witnessing the daily activities of the locals and visiting the sites where Greek myths were born. Get picked up from your accommodation for a tour of Potamies, Aposelemis dam, Empasa, and the Dikti mountain range.

Visit one of the most characteristic Cretan villages, Potamies, for a tour of a traditional paddock. See the process of milking and cheese-making, meet the animals, and sample their fresh cheese.

Next, head to the Aposelemis dam, the largest water supply project in Crete. See the village of Sfendili submerged in the waters of the dam with its impressive old houses fading on the surface of the water. Explore the natural wetlands and spot a unique variety of birds.

Continue uphill on the dirt roads to the gorge of Empasa. Feel in awe of the mountainous landscape and thriving wildlife. Try your hand at foraging for native herbs or relax and take in the panoramic views.

If your group all agrees, take a trip to Lassithi Plateau to enter Psychro Cave, the fabled birthplace of the Greek God Zeus. Venture further up the route to an altitude of 1250m in the Limnakaro Plateau, where you can fully appreciate the majesty of the vast mountains.

Finally, enjoy authentic food baked in the wood oven in one of the most celebrated taverns in the picturesque village of Krasi. Admire the town square filled with fountains and see imposing plane trees that are up to 2000 years old. Return to your hotel full of unforgettable memories of Crete.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport between sights
  • 4WD tour
  • Lunch with wine and water
  • Ticket to the cave of Zeus
Not suitable for
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Medical mask

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • The route may change due to seasonal weather conditions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 55 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5

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This tour was fantastic and the best way to see the natural beauty of Crete. Travelers rarely go beyond the beach so this is a great opportunity to see the real Crete. All of the tour guides are excellent and can speak multiple languages. The SUV's were divided by spoken language which made the narrative easy to understand for the participants. All of the activities - including goat milking, wild herb gathering, viewing the new dam and more - lead up to the most delicious lunch. It was just a perfect tour and day on Crete. Shout out to tour guides Vagelis and Nikos. Simply the best!

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September 24, 2022

Our experience with Safari Experts was amazing from start to finish ! We were picked on time at our hotel and George our guide made the whole experience fun and entertaining. !On the way to the cave, George stopped at different photo stops so we can take pics. He picked different types herbs and explained what they were. He also picked fresh fruits along the way. Zeus cave was awesome. and our lunch was delicious. We stopped at farm and milked a goat and had fresh cheese. It was the best part of our trip ! Thank you!

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September 12, 2022

We had an incredible time, our guide (I think he’s name was Andreas) was so happy to be able to show us around it almost felt like it wasn’t a job for him, just something he loves to do! Even when we arrived to Zeus Cave and learnt it was closed he was quick to think on his feet and took us high up in the mountains to admire truly amazing views so we didn’t even feel like we missed out on anything! One of the best day trips I ever been to!

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September 3, 2022

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