A mountainous route that passes through traditional villages, beautiful landscapes and must-see sights.

A mountainous route that passes through traditional villages, beautiful landscapes and must-see sights.

The route climbs up Mount Selena, offering splendid views of the Hersonissos coastline. The first stop is in Krasi, a traditional mountain village built in a verdant landscape with holm oaks, olive trees, plane trees, and walnut trees. A 2400 year- old perennial plane tree dominates the main square together with the old stone-made fountain that spills fresh water all year round.
Our journey continues to Panagia Kera, a historical monastery linked to a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary and many legends.

Next, we visit Lassithi Plateau in an altitude of 800-850m to enjoy a mountainous landscape of unique beauty with traditional windmills, picturesque villages and -of course- the legendary cave Dikteon Andron where Zeus was born, according to mythology.

We complete this wonderful journey with good food and relaxation in beautiful Krasi.

Price includes

  • Hotel pick-up / drop off
  • A luxury vehicle
  • English-speaking driver
  • Fuel
  • All taxes
  • Water and snacks

Price excludes

  • Entrance fees to monuments, museums & other sites
  • Professional tour guide
  • Meals & drinks
  • Tips
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Useful tips

Comfortable clothing & shoes

Summer in Crete can be hot and during our tours we may need to walk around. For this reason, we suggest you wear comfortable and light clothes and shoes suitable for walking.

Sun protection

The Cretan sun is strong, so please take all necessary measures to protect yourselves. A hat, sunglasses and sunblock are your best friends! Do not forget to drink water frequently to stay hydrated.

Photography

Photographs are allowed throughout the tour, unless indicated otherwise by a sign in restricted areas.

Accessibility & Special needs

If you are a person with special needs or of restricted mobility, please inform us beforehand in order to adjust the tours accordingly and take care of all the details that will make your trip comfortable and pleasant.

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