A trip in the region of Lassithi: Knossos, Psychro, Tzermiado - Leaving from Heraklion and its surrounding area

3 Bewertungen

Das werden Sie genießen

  • Discovering Knossos and the mainland villages of Crete

  • Stories from your local guide

  • Exceptional archeological and historical sites such as the Kera monastery

  • The beauty of the landscapes and picturesque villages of Crete

Wichtige Informationen*

Dauer 10 Std.

Besichtigung mit Erklärungen

  • Deutsch
  • Englisch
  • Französisch
  • Russisch

Beginn 08:00

* Weitere detaillierte Informationen werden Ihnen bei der Reservierung mitgeteilt


Dsicover the archeological sites of Knossos, the plateau of Lassithi and its surrounding picturesque villages wuth your local guide!

You will meet your guide and the rest of the group, then you will head on to Knossos. During the trip, you will enjoy the view of the valley and the big open spaces at the heart of the island.

The history of the city goes back to the Neolithic era. Moreover the Knossos Palace was constructed under the reign of King Minos (ticket not included). You will learn of the archeologist Arthur Sir Evan's' discoveries. Your guide will tell you off the ancient myth of the minotaur, which originates from this region!

You will go to the Kera monastery (ticket not included), outside of the city before continuing your trip in mainland Crete. You will stop in Psychro, a village that has an incredible views of the plains and is home to numerous craftspeople. You will then be able to  discover the caves of Psychro. From all the myths that have been passed down over the centuries, it is said that Zeus himself was born in one of these caves (ticket not included)!

You will then stop at Tzermiado of which the local architecture is unique. This village's authenticity is representative of the way of life of people from Crete.

At the end of the day, your guide will take you back to Heraklion. You will be able to choose the option of having a transfer from your hotel to the departure point of the tour in Heraklion city centre, in which case you will  be brought back to your hotel at the end of the day.


While ccompleting your reservation, you will be asked to choose between:

  • leaving from Heraklion city centre at the Historical Museum.
  • leaving from your hotel, in which case, you will have to indciate your hotel's address in so that our partner can plan the transfer from your hotel or from a nearby address.
  • a list of places with good transport links from your hotel: Amoudara, Gouves, Analipsis, Anissaras, Hersonissos, Stalis, Malia and Heraklion city centre.


If you choose to leave from your hotel, the exact pick-up time and area will be confirmed once your reservation is cmpleted.

Gut zu wissen

  • Seasonal activity: from May to October
  • Availability (ecluding exceptional dates) :
    • Monday and Thursday : english, allemand, allemand et russe
  • Departure time: 8am (from Heraklion city centre)
  • Departure location: Heraklion Historical Musem, or from your city centre hotel and the surrounding area (according to your chosen option)
  • Maximum van capacity: 50 passengers
  • If you're leaving from a hotel, the exact pick-up time and location will be confirmed with you after havign completed your reservation
  • Tickets to the following sites aren't included: Knossos Palace (about 15€ per person), the Kera monastery (about 2€ per person), the Psychro caves (about 6€ per person)
  • Animals are not allowed

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

General terms and conditions of sale

Im Preis enthalten

  • The guided tour of Lassithi, mainland Crete: Knossos, Psychro, Tzermiado
  • A guide
  • Pick-up from your Heraklion city centre hotel and the surrounding areas (depending on your chosen option)

Nicht im Preis enthalten

  • Meals
  • Tickets to mentioned sites: Knossos Palace, the Kera monastery, the caves of Psychro
  • Tips (optional)
  • Any other extras


3 Bewertungen
  • Très belle excursion
    Pascale C.
    am 02.06.2022
  • nectarios a été excellent
    serge C.
    am 03.08.2021
  • Top ! Activité complète qui permet de découvrir les alentours d'Héraklion en une journée si vous manquez de temps ! En période COVID, notre visite a été un peu adaptée mais nous avons particulièrement apprécié les commentaires de la guide à Knossos (nous avions choisi la visite en anglais) ! En somme, cette visite permet d'avoir un bon aperçu de la région !
    Elisa C.
    am 02.09.2020