We will pick you up from your accommodation in the morning and then go on our way
onwards and upwards into the Dikti range.
The first stop will be at an olive factory where you can learn a lot about the different tastes
and qualities of Cretan olive oil. Visit the natural herb garden and check how products
will be packed with a lot of handwork and love.
On a steady climb, the views will be outstanding and you'll pass through several
traditional and very picturesque mountain villages, there will be plenty of opportunities
to stop for photos or maybe a visit a local old Greek lady producing her own cheese and
At the Lassithi Plateau, you may well see Eagles and Vultures as both nests around this
area. You will begin to circle the plateau, soaking up the scenery until we reach the
base of Mount Spathi (2,140 meters above sea level) second highest on the island. On
the north face of Spathi is the Psychro Cave, the birthplace of the Greek god Zeus.
From here you have a 15-minute uphill walk to the entrance to the cave, it's a fairly
steep climb and may not suit very elderly or disabled people. At the cave, there is a
small entrance fee to be paid (Children €0) and from there follow the defined path
down into the spectacular cave. Again it's steep in and out but there are handrails and
proper steps. The cave is beautifully lit and photos are a must, but please note, No
After the cave, you shall be taken for your fantastic fresh natural, and traditional Cretan
lunch which includes local wine. Please inform us if you have special dietary
After lunch, you'll continue around the plateau and then descend taking in views of the
north coast and the impressive Aposelemis Dam Which holds 27,000,000 cubic meters
of water, again plenty of photo opportunities. You will then visit the oldest plane tree on
the island (2400 yrs old) as well as the male monastery at Selinari.
- This tour contains many outstanding views, therefore, there are a number of stopping
points on the route, but the driver will be happy to stop anywhere you choose provided it's
safe to do so.