CAVE OF ZEUS
AGIOS NIKOLAOS – KRITSA – KATHARO PLATEAU – DIKTAEAN CAVE – KRASI
MONDAY / THURSDAY / SATURDAY
Tour 6-7 hours
The experience starts from the cosmopolitan city of Agios Nikolaos and heads West to the traditional village of Kritsa, a historic village rich in legends, gorges, archeological and religious monuments and monuments. We continue uphill through the pine forest and reach the Lower Plateau (altitude 1250m), a plateau famous for the Cretan dwarf hippopotamus fossils found in the area. The plateau has a wonderful landscape surrounded by many legends and stories dating back to the Ottoman era.
Our next destination is the impressive Lassithi Plateau (altitude 1150m). More than 10,000 traditional windmills operated in the area until a few decades ago. In the 1950s and 1960s, the Plateau was actually one of the first wind farms in Europe. The Diktaio Cave, that is, the birthplace of Zeus, is located in the village of Psychro (altitude 840m).
As we descend, we make a short stop in the village of Krasi and photograph the favorite plane of the famous Cretan writer Nikos Kazantzakis. The perimeter of the plane tree is about 24 meters and is estimated to be 2400 years old. It is also said that each measure of its perimeter corresponds to the age of 100 years.
Optional: entrance to the Cave of Zeus 6 €
What is included:
Free pick up and delivery
driver / guide
Is not included:
Entrance Not Included
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5 – 7 hours
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