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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)

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  • Visit off-road sites in Crete that would be hard to access alone
  • No getting lost—travel through forests with a guide
  • See the spectacular Lassithi Plateau and Zeus Cave in one day
  • Hassle-free tour with transport and a Cretan lunch included
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Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau (Safari Adventure Offroad Excursion)
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Explore the rugged and wild side of Crete on the off-road adventure tour. You’ll travel comfortably in a Land Rover high up into the Dikti mountain range. By going on an organized tour, you won’t have to worry about getting lost in unmarked rural areas and an experienced driver will drive with confidence on the mountain roads. Highlights include reaching Lassithi Plateau and exploring Zeus Cave. When you’ve worked up an appetite, a delicious local Cretan lunch in a taverna is provided.
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This tour takes you high up into the Dikti Range of mountains to the Plateau of Lassithi (850 metres above sea level).
We will pick you up from your accommodation at 10 am and then go on our way onwards and upwards into the Dikti range. On a steady climb the views will be outstanding and you'll pass through several traditional and very picturesque mountain villages, there will be plenty of opportunities to stop for photos or maybe coffee at a real taverna.
At the Lassithi Plateau you may well see Eagles and Vultures as both nest around this area. You will begin to circle the plateau, soaking up the scenery until we reach the base of Mount Spathi (2,140 metres above sea level) second highest on the island. On the north face of Spathi is the Psychro Cave , the birth place of the greek god Zeus.
From here you have a 15 minute uphill walk to the entrance to the cave , it's a fairly steep climb and may not suit very elderly or disabled people. At the cave there is a small entrance fee to be paid and from there follow the defined path down into the spectacular cave. Again it's steep in and out but there are hand rails and proper steps. The cave is beautifully lit and photos are a must, but please note, No Flash Photography.
After the cave you shall be taken for your traditional cretan meze lunch which includes local wine . Please inform us if you have special dietary requirements.
After lunch you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam Which holds 27,000,000 cubic metres of water, again plenty of photo opportunities. You will then visit the oldest plane tree on the island (2400 yrs old) as well as the male monastery at Selinari.
This tour contains many outstanding views therefore there are a number of stopping points on route, but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's safe to do so.
Inclusive: Land Rover Discovery with air condition, experienced driver, refreshments/water, Cretan Lunch.
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Reviewed today via mobile

It was fantastic. The vehicle was clean, cool and very comfortable. Our tour guide Andrei was very friendly, approachable and knowledgeable. His driving was extremely safe. The group size was perfect. The food and drink was excellant in both taste and amount. I loved the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Charlotte C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went on the Lassithi Plateau/Zeus cave trip yesterday, our guide was Petra. What an amazing day! The knowledge Petra shared with us was fantastic. The sights she showed us were breathtaking! The food, so simple & so delicious! The vehicle, a Discovery Land Rover,...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The first thing I would say would be that I highly recommend the driver I had, Petra. She has loads of knowledge of what is going on in the Lassithi Plateau. We stopped so that she could pick some of the wild herbs to try...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank CyclopsRaki
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really well done tour. Great variety. We had an English tour guide who was super knowledgeable and very friendly. The land rover was comfy and had air con too which was a massive relief as we thought we had booked into a bone shaker defender...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank BillM2850
Management_Adv-Crete, Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Yes, the other companies has "different quality" of cars, you are absolutely right. Thanks for your positive feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An enjoyable family trip. The Land Rover was comfortable and air-conditioned, and our host Michael was an excellent driver. We went high into the hills on dirt tracks where the views were spectacular. A very nice lunch was included, and Michael was extremely knowledgeable as...More

Date of experience: May 2019
1  Thank AnthonyMandy
Management_Adv-Crete, Manager at Adventure Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

thanks a lot for your nice feedback. Regards from Crete

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