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Cretan Truffle Hunting & Authentic Culinary with Cave of Zeus

An idyllic escape to the mountainous East Crete to explore the hidden gems of this uncharted region. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Soak up the natural beauty of the Eastern Crete by collecting Cretan truffles with the assistance of a professional truffle hunter and his dogs in the heart of fertile Lassithi Plateau. Then you will enjoy a delicious Cretan lunch and wine tasting in a traditional mountainous tavern. Last but not least, you will visit the mythical Cave of Zeus and a local ceramic workshop.

per adult from

$1,268

AUD

Duration

8 hours

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

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

    Pass By: Mirabello Bay, Agios Nikolaos, Crete Greece

    In the early morning, enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick-up with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Your private day-trip will start with a memorable journey to the heart of the East Crete by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten path.

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

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

    Pass By: Elounda, Elounda, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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

    Stop At: Krasi, Krasi, Crete

    You will make a stop in a cozy place of the fertile Lassithi Plateau for an authentic Cretan breakfast. There you will also have the opportunity to engage with the local lifestyle and the friendly locals.

    Duration: 45 minutes

    Stop At: Dikti, Lasithi Plateau 720 52, Greece

    The next stop will be at Dikti Mountains, where you will meet your professional truffle hunter and his trained truffle-hunting dogs. Your hunting experience will last for approximately an hour and a half (1.5 hours). You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of truffle-hunting and what it takes to find these elusive gems, by simultaneously enjoying the astonishing beauty of the surroundings and East Crete's unspoiled wild nature!

    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Lassithi Plateau, Crete 72052 Greece

    Then you will be taken for lunch to a traditional Cretan tavern. There will get acquainted with a custodian, who keeps ancient Cretan cooking recipes. He will share with you his secrets on how to cook ancient Cretan dishes (homemade dishes and Ofto Antikristo) with your own collected truffles, which will be cooked with the highest quality olive oil. Also, you will unwind with local wine tasting in a small family wine cellar.

    Duration: 2 hours

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

    After lunch, you will visit the Cave of Zeus, one of the must-see landmarks in Crete Island. Upon request, you can also visit a local family-owned ceramic workshop.

    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Sissi, Sissi, Lasithi Prefecture, Crete

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

    Pass By: Milatos Beach, Coastal Road Milatos, Milatos, Crete 724 00 Greece

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

    Pass By: Malia Palace Archaeological Site, Malia, Malia, Crete 70007 Greece

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

    Pass By: Hersonissos, Hersonissos, Crete

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

    Pass By: Analipsi, Analipsi, Hersonissos, Crete

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

    Pass By: Heraklion 1866, 1866, Heraklion, Crete 712 01 Greece

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

    Pass By: Agia Pelagia, Agia Pelagia, Crete

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

    Pass By: Fodele, Fodele, Crete

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

    Pass By: Bali, Bali, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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

    Pass By: Rethymnon, Rethymnon, Rethymnon Prefecture, Crete

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

  • Departure Point :
    1: Istro 721 00, Greece
    2: Voulisma beach, Agios Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    3: Agios Nikolaos, Greece
    4: Elounda, Greece
    5: Milatos 724 00, Greece
    6: Sisi 724 00, Greece
    7: Malia, Crete 700 07, Greece
    8: Hersonissos 700 14, Greece
    9: Anissaras 700 14, Greece
    10: Analipsi 700 14, Greece
    11: Gouves 700 14, Greece
    12: Kokkini Hani, Greece
    13: Heraklion, Greece
    14: Agia Pelagia 715 00, Greece
    15: Fodele 715 00, Greece
    16: Bali, Greece
    17: Adelianos Kampos 741 00, Greece
    18: Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Enjoy personal pick-ups & drop-offs from your hotel, villa, cruise or any other point Crete island. Please note that the pick-up time is flexible.Airports
    • N. Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, Crete Greece
    Ports
    • Port Police, Koundourou 3, Ag. Nikolaos 721 00, Greece
    • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
    • Rethymno Port Parking, Rethimno 741 00, Greece
    Departure Time :
    Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods. Minibus 9-seats VIP Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    Modern 6-seats Vehicle 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    Limo 3-seats Premium Class 4/26/2020 - 12/31/2021
    Monday - Sunday:07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date 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.

Language

English - Guide

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

9

Organised by Crete Private & Luxury Tours by Snami Travel

Activity ID: V-61532P10

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