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Cave of Zeus & Knossos Palace - VIP Small Group from East Crete Regions

An exclusive chauffeur-driven VIP small group tour that combines all the “must-see” world-famous landmarks of Crete Island – the iconic Knossos Palace, the mysterious Cave of Zeus, and an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Lassithi Plateau). You will enjoy a personal pick-up and drop-off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal by experiencing maximum comfort, and maximum privacy like a true VIP. You will also receive skip-the-line accesses in all archaeological areas, key pieces of information, extra-personalized attention, and engagement with the Cretan local lifestyle. Last but not least, you will visit off-the-beaten-path eateries to taste traditional local delicacies and get the best recommendations for an authentic Cretan lunch!

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8 hours


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  • What's included :
    • Archaeology specialized private guide
    • Wi-Fi, USB sockets & hygiene vehicle amenities
    • Chauffeured premium vehicle on disposal
    • Mineral water, fresh fruits and nuts of Crete island
    • Personal pick-up and drop-off
    • Private local insider guide
    • VIP skip-the-line accesses
    What's excluded :
    • Admission fees
    • Drinks and meals
    • Wine tasting expenses (if requested)
    • Entry/Admission - Knossos Archaeological Site
    • Entry/Admission - Dikteon Cave
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Knossos Archaeological Site, Knosos, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    Enjoy a personal pick-up with a premium vehicle at your full-day disposal, at any defined time of the day. Your VIP small-group day trip will start with a visit to the iconic archaeological landmark Knossos Palace (King Minos/Minoa Palace), where you will receive all the informative highlights with highly personalized attention.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    Next you will experience an authentic journey to the mountainous East Crete (Dikti mountains), with your private local insider guide customizing for you bespoke itineraries. You will visit ancient Cretan villages, engage with locals and their authentic lifestyle, and you will deeply connect with East Crete's stunning landscape. Furthermore, you will make a memorable coffee stop under an ancient plane tree at the traditional village of Krasi.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Dikteon Cave, Mount Dicte range in East Crete, Crete 720 52 Greece

    Your journey will continue deeper into the heart of the ancient fertile Lassithi Plateau by exciting more and more your senses on what you will see, feel and savor. At the entrance path to the Cave of Zeus (Diktaean Cave), you will have the opportunity to reach the Cave on donkeys! Do not forget to take as many unique photos as possible of the dramatic panoramas that will unveil in front of your eyes!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Heraklion, Crete Greece

    On the way back, you will visit a family-owned traditional ceramic workshop and a Byzantine monastery, renowned for its beautiful frescos and the “miraculous” icon, where you will deeply engage with the history of Byzantine Christianity.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Lasithi, Greece

    Finally, don’t forget to receive the best recommendations by your local insider guide for a delicious traditional lunch in the mountains, and let your personal chauffeur take you to an authentic Cretan tavern, which will be away from mass tourism and big crowd buses.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Ammoudara, Ammoudara, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Istron, Istron, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Agios Nikolaos, Agios Nikolaos, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    This is one of the potential regions for your personal pick up and drop off.

    Pass By: Plaka, Plaka, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

    One of the potential regions of your personal pick up and drop off.

  • Departure Point :
    1: Ammoudara 721 00, Greece
    2: Istro 721 00, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    4: Elounda, Greece
    5: Plaka, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    - Enjoy personal pick up and drop off from your hotel, villa, or cruise.- Please note that you will be personally informed about the final pick up time upon the group formulation.Ports
    • Port Police, Koundourou 3, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. 7/1/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday:07:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Infant seats available
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Face masks provided for travelers
    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.



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Organised by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

Activity ID: V-61532P53

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