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Combined Guided Tour to Lasithi Plateau & Knossos Palace

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  • 9 hours (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Maximize time in Crete with a full-day combination guided tour. Get picked up at your hotel and set out on a coach sightseeing tour focused on archaeology and culture. See popular landmarks including the Kera Kardiotissa Monastery, Dikteon Cave, and the Palace of Knossos. Admire panoramic views from Seli Ambelou Lasithi Plateau, visit an olive oil factory, and go inside a ceramic workshop to see a potter at work.
  • Cover ground quickly in Crete with a full-day tour
  • Learn about history at landmarks like the Knossos Palace
  • Connect with local culture at an olive oil factory
  • Hotel pick-up is included

What's Included

  • Pickup and Drop off from hotels and designated meeting points
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach or minivan
  • Professional Guide
  • Admission fee to Dikti Cave 6 EUR per adult - People up to the age of 25, from EU member states free
  • Admission fee to Kera 2 EUR per adult - People up to the age of 25, from EU member states free
  • Admission fee to Knossos 15 EUR per adult - People up to the age of 25, from EU member states free
  • Food & drinks

Meeting And Pickup

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Pickup details

Pickup and Drop off provided from the areas of Sissi, Malia, Stalida Hersonissos, Anissaras, Analipsi, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Heraklion, Amoudara. Pickup time depends on the location of the accommodation hotel. The exact pickup time and location will be sent via email.

What To Expect

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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
Operated by Altino Travel Services

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • 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.

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26 reviews
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Great tour
Taylor_M, Sep 2022
Great to see the history and sites! Tour guide was amazing and informative. Only downside was our tour group was a little rude and were impatient and pushing to get off the bus. No fault of the guided tour. Still worth a go!
Intense but worth it
Marta_K, Sep 2021
It’s a very intense trip, it could be narrowed only to Lasithi Plateu, Dikteon Cave, Knossos and lunch break. However, still recommend it
2 travelers found this review helpful
$40 down the drain
Jeanine_G, Aug 2021
This tour was not impressive at all. The guide was all over the place. She didn’t seem very knowledgeable. And if she was she was so animated that it barely came across. It was almost like she thought it she spoke big then we would feel it more. I do not like that every other minute is a stop to some sort of shop to spend money. The restaurant we went to was very delicious. That I liked. The coolest part of this trip was the cave in the beginning. Definitely very cool. Knossos was the worst part of the tour. About a third of the group, including myself, walked off to wander in our own directions. Her screaming through the headsets was too much. Then half of it was “just imagine This and that, I can’t tell you exactly what or how much but let’s say it was like this. You can imagine”. I’m not making this up. I couldn’t! I was so over it. $40 down the drain.
Response from Host, Aug 2021
Thanks for your feedback. We are really sorry that you were not impressed. We handpick all of the guides that work for us based on the quality of the content they convey as well as their engagement and interaction with the guided group. We are really sorry that this didn't work in your case. There are shops at the place where the pottery workshop is but the purpose of the stop is to witness the art of pottery in action. We are really sorry that it felt like a shopping stop.
Good intense combo
Kolos_K, Jul 2021
The tour was a very good combination of sightseeing, little bit hiking, history and culture. The tour guides explained everything in 3 languages. The bus is cool and comfortable. Be prepared for a really long day, especially if you are picked up early, the complete tour took us 12 hours. It was informative, the guides explained much more about each site compared what is written onto standard tourist signs. Well organized.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great day to spend in central Crete
Zilvinas_M, Jul 2021
Was very good expidrence. Guides were very knowligible and we saw a lot in One day. We saw Knossos, had pottery class,lunch in vilige was great.
Very touristic, but for people who want to see a lot in little time
Eileen_A, Sep 2020
I liked the vatiety of the stops. It was is good mix and I learned a lot about the Greek history. I wished we had more time at the palace and more information about the history. For me could have cancelled the stop at the Taverne. Food was good, was feeling to be forced to eat there, because it was the only thing there, didn’t suit me.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Erstklassige Reiseleitung
Ulrike_K, Oct 2021
Uns hat die Reise sehr gut gefallen! Besonders die Reiseleitung war richtig Klasse. Wir haben sehr viel mitgenommen auch wenn es für einen Tag viele Eindrücke waren. Etwas mehr Zeit beim Essen hätten wir uns gewünscht!
Toller Ausflug
Karoline_Z, Oct 2021
Die Reiseleitung war einfach super!! Alle waren super freundlich und es war sehr informativ. Auf Fragen aus der Gruppe wurde direkt eingegangen und alle Fragen wurden beantwortet. Ich habe mich sehr gut aufgehoben gefühlt und kann es nur jedem weiter empfehlen.
Kreta's Berge erleben
Michael_B, Sep 2021
Es war ein langer Tag, aber wir haben einen guten Eindruck bekommen können, was Kreta zu bieten hat. Die Reiseleiterin war kompetent, die Organisation sehr gut. Einziger Kritikpunkt wäre, dass man teilweise wenig Zeit hat, was bei der Zeus-Höhle stressig wurde.


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