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ZEUS ROUTE  WITH LAND ROVER 

Krasi Village - Plane Tree

Κrasi is a village, at an altitude of 600 metres above sea level in the Northwestern foothills of Mount Selena, which has an altitude of 1559 m, at a distance of 46.3 klm. from the city of Heraklion.

The main occupation of the inhabitants is olive growing and livestock. At the highest point of the village is the "great fountain", a source with abundant water, which irrigate a large area, with lots of fruit trees, especially walnut.

Krasi taps are one of the nicest water complexes in Crete. Near the source is huge plane tree with a trunk circumference of 24 metres and extensive dims square where the accommodation during the summer months are pleasant and organized social events. The plane is known for its size and for the age of which is estimated by the residents is over a thousand years, between 1.800 and 2.000 years.


Diktaio Andron cave

Diktaio Andron cave is located on the north side of the Dikti mountain in Crete over the village in the municipality of “Psichro” Plateau Crete, at an altitude of 1020 meters. It is considered the most important internationally known caves, with large mythological and archaeological interest.

There Rea, concealed from the fury of Cronos begat Zeus. The cave has garnered the interest of Greek and foreign archaeologists crowd that occasionally have excavated its interior. Findings Neolithic, Minoan, Late Minoan, Geometric, Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic and Roman show its continuous use by humans, mainly for religious. The cave has an area of ​​2,200 square meters and can be visited. The total length of the tourist route is 250 m.

Inside there is rich decoration of stalactites, stalagmites, Diktaio Andron is the cave in which he fled Rea to give birth to the future father of the gods Zeus, fear and Saturn devoured and this son who would give birth (there was an oracle saying that Saturn will be killed by his son and thereby Saturn protect himself). But Rea tricked him and, instead of the baby, gave him a rock wrapped in baby diapers. Then left him there to Zeus in the Dikteon raise Curetes, secretly from his father.

Also, in the ancient sources, the Diktaio Andro: The Aghiali nymph gave birth to Idaean ring Minos came every nine years, or at any other time, and met his father Zeus to the dictates of the wise Zeus under a plane tree consummated love with Europe which had abducted from Phoenocia. He fell asleep for too many years the sage, prophet and soothsayer Epimenidi.


Katharo Plateau

Κatharo is the plateau of Lassithi, located at an altitude of 1200 meters and is located 16 km from Kritsa and 12 km from the plateau of Lassithi. Mainly inhabited in summer by shepherds who bring their flocks to the plateau by the end of May and live there until the end of November. The electricity generated only from generators and photovoltaic systems. The winter snowfalls are common.

Every August we have two local celebrations: on August 6th celebration of Lord Christ and "the shepherd's feast". In this area they have found bones that indicate a small-sized hippopotamus today rescued some of them.


Kritsa Village

Kritsa is a village located in Lasithi and is built at the foot of Kastellos mountain at an altitude of about 365 meters. In the village live about 1,300 inhabitants inventoried. It is one of the oldest villages of Crete and retain significantly more intact its old architectural physiognomy

 

Tour Price

79,00€

* Discounts for groups & children

Highlights!

Diktaio Andron cave is located on the north side of the Dikti mountain in Crete over the village in the municipality of “Psichro” Plateau Crete, at an altitude of 1020 meters.

It is considered the most important internationally known caves, with large mythological and archaeological interest.

Price includes

  • Pickup from Hotel
  • Experienced drivers
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Traditional cretan lunch
  • Unlimited wine

Price does not include

  • Entrance to museums
  • Entrance to churches
  • Entrance to caves

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Kritsa Traditional Cretan products

The ladies of the village of Kritsa have created an association to make traditional Cretan products, using honey, oil and other natural produce from the area. They follow the recipes handed down over the generations. It is well worth a visit, to see (and to buy!) some of the typical local products.


The Katharo Plateau

The Katharo Plateau is situated 16km. from the village of Kritsa, 1200 metres above sea level. During the summer months, May to November, it is used by many shepherds, for the production of milk and cheese. It is also used for the cultivation of fruit and vegetables. During the winter the altitude ensures that it is covered in snow.

There are two local festivals celebrated in the summer – the Feast of Christ and the Feast of the Pastor. The bones of small ancient hippopotami have been found on the plateau. They are preserved in the museum of Agios Nikolaos. Electricity on the plateau is produced by solar panels.


Selakano Forest

The forest of Selekano is one of the most important ecosystems in Crete. It is part of the Natura 2000 programme. The pine forest is 35km. northwest of Ierapetra and extends to Mount Dikti. The flora and fauna are wonderful, with rare trees and wild birds.

In the region known as Mellisokipos (honey garden), bees have created a whole world of their own! It is the area of the greatest production of honey on the whole island.


Sarakina’s Gorge

It is a small gorge located near the village of Mythos, 22 km west of Ierapetra, in the southeast foot of Mount Dikti. Its length reaches 1.5 km. The width ranges from 10 to 3 meters and its walls reach a height of 150 m. Features despite the compact size, giving the landscape particularly impressive appearance. For the descent requires one hour of hiking and its output to the wide riverbed,which after a few kilometers flows into the seaside village of Mirtos.

In bed almost all year rolls the Kryopotamos, who allows his passing with only summer walk, the natural environment in the bed is magical. During passage of the visitor will meet rich vegetation of big trees, oleanders, myrtles and wickers and ponds and waterfalls that will need to cross with some caution.


Mirtos

The name of the village of Mirtos in Lassithi province comes from the blueberries in the area and the wonderful smell produced by the bakeries using them. It is in area full of banana trees, near the banks of the river Krio.

It is located 15 km. from Ierapetra and is the southernmost beach in Europe. It is well developed in terms of tourism. There is a museum in the village.


Gournia Palace

Gournia is a Minoan palace complex located near Pahia Ammos. It was excavated in the early 20th century by the American archaeologist Harriet Boyd - Hawes. The ancient settlement dating from the Late Minoan I period ( 1550-1450 BC ) and preserved in good condition , so called " Pompeii of Minoan Crete ".


The present archaeological site gives a picture of the daily life of the Minoans, who were engaged in fishing, agriculture, animal husbandry and pottery.

 

Tour Price

79,00€

* Discounts for groups & children

Route Preview

 

During passage of the visitor in Sarakina Gorge will meet rich vegetation of big trees, oleanders, myrtles and wickers and ponds and waterfalls that will need to cross with some caution.

Price includes

  • Pickup from Hotel
  • Experienced drivers
  • Fuel and insurance
  • Traditional cretan lunch
  • Unlimited wine

Price does not include

  • Entrance to museums
  • Entrance to churches
  • Entrance to caves

 

 

 

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