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Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau
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Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau

By Crete Wanderer
Recommended by 100% of travellers
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About
Uncover the real Crete with this special experience that takes you deep into the heart of the island's culture and heritage. Our journey is an immersive adventure that lets you see Crete from an insider's perspective, something that you won't easily find elsewhere. We start by visiting the Aposelemis Dam, then we head to Panagia Kera Monastery to learn about its history and art. The Windmills of Lassithi Plateau show you a different side of the island, and the Cave of Zeus takes you to a place of myth and legend. The 2,400-year-old Platanus Tree in Krassi connects you to nature's ancient beauty, and the Omiaia Olive Press offers a taste of Crete's culinary heritage. We finish the journey with a visit to the Palace of Knossos, the largest Minoan site. We've chosen each stop carefully, offering you a chance to dive into history, culture, nature, and local food. It's this mix of unique locations, insider knowledge, and genuine connections that make our adventure stand out from the rest.
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Ages 0-120
Duration: 7–8 hours
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Live guide: English
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  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Bottled water
  • Personal pick-up and drop-off with a flexibly adjusted time
  • USB sockets to charge your devices
  • Liability Insurance and Local Taxes
What's not included
  • Entrance tickets (23€ total)
  • Gratuities
  • Entry/Admission - Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
  • Entry/Admission - Cave of Zeus
  • Entry/Admission - The Palace of Knossos


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • Pick-up from Heraklion region is included for free. Pick-up from Rethimno or Lasithi regions is available at an extra cost.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • N. Kazantzakis Airport, Heraklion, Crete Greece
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Heraklion Port, Pl. Kountourioti, Iraklio 712 02, Greece
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 362650P6

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Most travellers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      Which attractions will I visit with Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau?
      How much is Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau?
      Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau price starts from £278.54. Discover and book Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau on Tripadvisor
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      Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau on Tripadvisor
      Which company provides Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau?
      Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau is hosted by Crete Wanderer. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Crete Wanderer on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Full-Day Private Adventure: Knossos, Zeus Cave & Lassithi Plateau on Tripadvisor

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      Itinerary
      • You'll get picked up
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      • 1
        Aposelemis Dam
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 2
        Kera Kardiotissa Monastery
        Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 3
        Cave of Zeus
        Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • 4
        Platanus Tree
        Stop: 10 minutes
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      • 5
        Omalia Olive Press
        Stop: 20 minutes
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      • 6
        The Palace of Knossos
        Stop: 75 minutes - Admission excluded
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      • You'll return to the starting point
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      • Crete Wanderer
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        Joined in July 2022
      • poorvap2016
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        U professional
        The operator can led the tour ( refunded the money) and didn’t inform us. We waited for the pick up this morning. Called the operator and Viator . No response from operator. Visitor was less than helpful. They saw the refund coming through but never alerted us . Very unprofessional, unreliable extremely rude .
        Written 3 April 2024
      • 863asak
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Nice service
        The car was a family sedan which was modern and clean, the driver was very friendly and drove us to our hotel safely. I would definitely recommend!
        Written 3 April 2024
      • franel2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A journey to paradise
        Setting out on the journey to Balos Beach and Falasarna felt like stepping into a hidden paradise. The water was so clear and vivid, it seemed almost surreal, as if I were entering a painting. From the top, the view was breathtaking, with the vast expanse of the sea blending seamlessly into the sky. Riding in the cars through the rugged terrain added an element of adventure, with each turn offering a new perspective of the stunning landscape. It's hard to truly capture the beauty of these beaches in photos – experiencing it firsthand was an unforgettable moment, one that will forever be etched in my memory.
        Written 3 April 2024
      • murtadai2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Book this without hesitation!
        We weren't sure about going to the beach in March, but with the off-season discount, we gave it a shot. It was a great choice! The beach was almost empty, so we had it all to ourselves. The water was cold but not too freezing, and the drive was smooth with beautiful views. Our driver, Sakis, was really nice and helpful. It was an awesome day and definitely the best part of our trip.
        Written 24 March 2024
      • varlamc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        I would recommend it
        We had an amazing tour, the driver was friendly, helpful and made sure we had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend!
        Written 14 March 2024
      • leahsX4944LH
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing adventure!
        This was an amazing tour!! Leonidas was an excellent guide and driver. He took us to the perfect lunch spot too. We debated renting a car and once we decided not to, we opted in for a full day tour instead. And I’m so glad we did that. Took away the stress of driving and we were able to explore more of Crete than just Chania, so worth every penny. Thank you, Leonidas!
        Written 24 February 2024
      • Daleen L
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth it!
        Leonidas picked us up in Chania for this great tour. He is fluent in English and a very engaging conversationalist, making the 2 hour drive to Heraklion feel really short. He is very knowledgable about modern Greece and we had some great discussions about how young people in Greece perceive the world compared to where we are from- economy, living costs, healthcare, education etc. Leonidas gave us more than enough time to explore the museum and the palace of Knossus and took us to a great place for lunch. We couldn’t visit the cave (closed in winter) and we were given a discount to account for it. The car was very clean and really comfortable and the drive from Chania to Heraklion is very scenic.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Wanderer09144114811
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour of Knossos Palace
        Leonidas was an excellent tour guide. We were on a Viking Cruise and it was much less than offered on the excursion and privately tailored. We visited an amazing cave full of history. The Palace of Knossos was beautiful and filled with history. The lunch we had on our return was amazing. Definitely would recommend him.
        Written 3 February 2024
      • Grant S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A quiet day with the wanderer
        Had a great day traveling around Crete with the wanderer. It was off season but we went to the beach and monastery which had a great view of the ocean. Last stop was the wine tasting which was spectacular. The experience was low key just what we were looking for after many very active tours. I was also able to obtain my souvenir on the trip. Great job enjoyed spending time and talking with you!! Safe travels.
        Written 13 December 2023
      • Sarah S
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A Must-Do!
        The whole experience was wonderful. We were picked up directly from our hotel in Chania and driven to the 1st beach. Because we were here in off season there was hardly anyone else there. We felt like we had a private beach! The second beach was even more secluded, we saw 4 other people who were walking along the beach, so we basically had our own beach! Leonidas was so great and stopped along the way to show us an awesome cave in the mountains and also stop at a roadside vendor. He showed us some sand structures and a really nice lookout point. We highly recommend this excursion!
        Written 12 December 2023
      • aelianar
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Charming Beach
        I really liked the pink beach lagoons. Everything was well set up, and we even checked out a cool cave along the way.
        Written 1 December 2023
      • nilame2023
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Memorable Crete Tour with Leonidas
        Enjoyed a fantastic time in Crete with Leonidas as our tour guide. His excellent driving and wealth of information made the experience truly memorable.
        Written 30 November 2023
      • Aylin34
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Contact Crete Wanderer for a great and relaxing experiencing seeing all the sites!
        Very professional and polite guide! Patient with all extra stops we requested. Highly recommend! He added many stops was not on the itenerrey with no additional costs
        Written 16 November 2023
      • krd0159
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Museum is thx Highlight
        The driver was very fun to talk with and an excellent, safe driver. We really enjoyed our day with him
        Written 15 November 2023
      • 12lakiss
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommended!!!
        Amazing tour company, very fast communication and friendly manner. I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Crete!!!
        Written 11 November 2023
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      ΝΑΝΑ Φ
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      Our experience was extraordinary. From the comfortable vehicle to the well timed stops, this was a well crafted itinerary. Leonidas made the tour even more enjoyable with his unique personality. I would definitely recommend this tour to anyone!
      Written 31 December 2023
      This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
      Thank you for your fantastic review! We're thrilled to hear that your experience with us was extraordinary and that you found the itinerary well-crafted. Providing a comfortable vehicle and well-timed stops is essential to ensuring a memorable journey, and we're delighted that you appreciated these aspects. It's wonderful to hear that Leonidas's unique personality added to the enjoyment of your tour. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Edward K
      Toronto, Canada47 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Family
      Our guide, Leonidas, took us to many interesting places. He explained areas of interest and we took many photos. He is coming back early the next morning to take us to the Diktian Cave of Zeus. We had a wonderful day! We visited Lasithi Plateau, Kritsa, Panagia Kera, Milatos Cave and Agios Nikolaos.
      Written 26 March 2024
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      It's fantastic to hear that you had such a wonderful day exploring with me! Showing you around and sharing the beauty and history of each place is what I love to do. I'm glad you enjoyed capturing memories with photos along the way. Tomorrow's adventure to the Diktian Cave of Zeus sounds like it will be amazing—I can't wait to take you there bright and early for another unforgettable experience. Thanks for allowing me to be a part of your journey through Lasithi Plateau, Kritsa, Panagia Kera, Milatos Cave, and Agios Nikolaos!
      Written 5 April 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Dunstan H
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Couples
      Leonidas provided an exceptional private tour for two during our cruise stopover. The flexibility at various stops, coupled with a comfortable vehicle and water, made the experience truly enjoyable. Along the journey, we appreciated Leonidas' choice to stop for moments to explore unique sights.
      Written 10 December 2023
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      Thank you for your wonderful review! We're thrilled to hear that Leonidas provided you with an exceptional private tour during your cruise stopover. Flexibility is key to ensuring a memorable experience, and we're glad that you found it enjoyable at various stops along the way. Providing a comfortable vehicle and amenities such as water is important to us, and we're delighted that it added to your overall enjoyment. We're also pleased to hear that you appreciated Leonidas' choice to stop for moments to explore unique sights along the journey. Your satisfaction is our priority, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
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      Nicodemus B
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      This is a very well organized tour to minimize time spent on the car and maximize the time spent on attractions. The driver was very friendly and the car was clean and modern. We would definitely recommend this tour to all of our friends who visit Crete.
      Written 24 March 2024
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      Thank you for your kind words! We strive to organize our tours efficiently to ensure you spend more time enjoying the attractions and less time on the road. I'm glad to hear that you found our driver friendly and the car clean and modern. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're thrilled to have provided you with a memorable experience. If any of your friends are planning a trip to Crete, we'd be delighted to show them around as well. Don't hesitate to reach out if you need anything else or want to explore more of what Crete has to offer!
      Written 5 April 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Roshan E
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Friends
      Leonidas was amazing! He shared his time and knowledge generously, making our trip to Crete absolutely unforgettable. We truly felt like we experienced the essence of Crete through his passionate insights. Thanks to him, we got to see and appreciate every bit of this beautiful island.
      Written 22 February 2024
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      Thank you for your wonderful review! I'm thrilled to hear that Leonidas made your trip to Crete unforgettable with his generous sharing of time and knowledge. It's our aim to provide immersive experiences that capture the essence of Crete, and I'm delighted that his passionate insights allowed you to truly appreciate the beauty of the island. Your kind words are greatly appreciated, and I'm grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your memorable journey. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
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      Norbu K
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2023 • Family
      Fantastic journey overall. A big shout-out to Leonidas for crafting an unforgettable experience. Grateful for his exceptional hospitality, as he went above and beyond to ensure the entire family had a delightful trip. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a remarkable adventure.
      Written 9 December 2023
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      Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic journey overall and that Leonidas crafted an unforgettable experience for you. Providing exceptional hospitality and ensuring the delight of the entire family is what we aim for, and we're delighted that Leonidas went above and beyond to achieve this. Your wholehearted recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your remarkable adventure. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      Coeus V
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2024 • Couples
      Our driver, Leonidas, was absolutely fantastic! He knows so much about Crete, and you can tell he really loves sharing that knowledge. We had a blast with him, and not only did we have a great time, but we also learned so many interesting things about Crete. This tour is a must-try for anyone who wants a fun and educational experience on the beautiful island. Highly recommended!
      Written 2 February 2024
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      Thank you for your wonderful feedback! We're thrilled to hear that Leonidas provided you with a fantastic experience during your tour of Crete. It's fantastic to know that his passion for the island and wealth of knowledge made your time with him enjoyable and educational. We're delighted that you had a blast and learned so many interesting things about Crete. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your journey. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
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      Ivette G
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      Fantastic journey overall. Immense gratitude to Leonidas for providing us with an unforgettable experience. His exceptional hospitality is truly commendable. Leonidas went above and beyond to ensure the entire family had a delightful trip. I wholeheartedly recommend his services to anyone seeking a remarkable travel experience.
      Written 24 January 2024
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      Thank you for your heartfelt words! We're thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic journey overall and that Leonidas provided you with an unforgettable experience. Ensuring exceptional hospitality and going above and beyond to ensure your family had a delightful trip is always our goal. Your recommendation means the world to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your remarkable travel experience. If you ever decide to return to Crete or explore other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

      evanL3931SP
      Seattle, WA1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Couples
      This was the perfect way to see all the points on the island I wanted to see! Leonidas was very knowledgeable about not just the sites, but the island and the rest of Greece as well. I learned as much from riding in the car with him as I did at the historical sites. The Cave of Zeus is worth the whole trip on its own. Highly recommend this for the flexibility and comfort of a private tour.
      Written 15 March 2024
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      Dear Evan, Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! I'm thrilled to hear that you found our private tour to be the perfect way to explore the points of interest on the island. It was truly a pleasure to share my knowledge not only about the sites but also about the rich history and culture of Crete and Greece as a whole. I'm delighted that you found the experience enriching and that you learned so much during our time together. The Cave of Zeus is indeed a remarkable sight, and I'm glad it left such a lasting impression on you. Your recommendation means a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to provide you with a flexible and comfortable tour experience. If you ever find yourself back on the island, we'd love to welcome you for another unforgettable journey. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
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      Anni C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Family
      After more than 10 years of traveling and hopping on various tours, I can't stress enough how awesome this tour with Leo was. If you're up for a different take on Crete, soaking in history with a side of entertainment, feeling genuinely taken care of, and having a blast all day, Leo is your go-to guy. No second thoughts – my sister and I did this tour a few days back, and if time allowed, we'd have signed up for more days with Leo. It was just perfect!
      Written 27 January 2024
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      Thank you for your glowing review! We're thrilled to hear that your tour with Leo stands out among your many travel experiences as truly awesome. Providing a unique blend of history, entertainment, and genuine care is what we strive for, and we're delighted that Leo exceeded your expectations. It's fantastic to know that you and your sister had a blast and that the tour was just perfect for you. Your kind words mean a lot to us, and we're grateful for the opportunity to have been a part of your memorable journey. If you ever find yourselves back in Crete or exploring other destinations, we'd be honored to assist you again. Warm regards, Leonidas
      Written 24 March 2024
      This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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