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Lassithi plateau- Knossos Palace- following the Greek Mythology

Lassithi plateau- Knossos Palace- following the Greek Mythology

240min (approx)

For the island of Crete, Knossos has the same significance as the Acropolis for Athens. The most famous and the most impressive palace of the Minoan era, the biggest and the greatest of the decision-making centers of the Minoan Crete. We are about to hear great myths, relating to the Palace of Knossos, such as the myth of the Labyrinth and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. We are going to walk on Sir Arthur Evans’ steps. We may feel a bit of the excitement and pride he felt when he discovered this exceptional symbol of the Minoan architecture, which even nowadays transfixes everybody with its grandeur. Leaving the marvelous Palace of Knossos, we continue our tour towards the center of the island. We visit the lovely Monastery of Kera Kardiotissa. It was named after a miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. Psychro is mostly known as Dictean Cave. It is considered as the place where Zeus, the father of the Olympians Gods, was born.

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  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance to the cave - 6 euro per person. Children up 18 yrs are free
  • Entrance to Knossos palace - 15 euro per adult. Chidren up 18 yrs old are free.
  • Entrance to Kera monastery - 2 euro per adult. Children up 18 yrs are free

Additional Information

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

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