This route is one of the most popular in Crete, it combines two standard excursions. You will visit the famous archaeological site of the Minoan culture – Knossos Palace. Walking around, you will be struck by the sophistication of a civilization that reached its peak 4,000 years ago. From the excavations of British archaeologist Arthur Evans at the turn of the 19th century, you will learn that this was actually the second Minoan palace on the site, replacing an earlier palace destroyed in an earthquake on the island of Crete in around 1700 BC.
After getting acquainted with the labyrinth palace, our path will lie to the plateau of Lassithi, hidden from prying eyes by an impregnable mountain ring. Here, at an altitude of 1025 meters above sea level, the cave of Zeus, glorified in mythology, is located. After the visit the cave of Zeus, we will make a stop for lunch in a rustic tavern, where you can taste the traditional homemade dishes of the Cretan cuisine.