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Exciting Day Out in Lassithi: Cave of Zeus, Lassithi Plateau, Elounda & Spinalonga

    You and your family will have an amazing full-day experience on the east side of Crete. This tour offers you the chance to visit some of the most iconic places on the island while discovering its rich history and beautiful coastline.

    Cave of Zeus

    Your adventure starts at the mythological Cave of Zeus on the Lassithi Plateau. This is where Zeus was born, according to legend, and it used to be a sacred place of worship in ancient times. Today, you can explore its vast chambers and check out the stalactites and stalagmites with your guide. This is a super experience for both young and old and one you will remember long after you leave.


    Elounda is undoubtedly one of the most attractive regions in Crete and your next stop. The small town offers breathtaking views of the many small bays and has retained all of its bygone charm. You will have time to explore Plaka, Elounda’s small picturesque harbor, and grab some lunch there. Afterward, you will take the short boat ride to the tiny islet of Spinalonga, which sits just across the bay.


    The rocky headland of Spinalonga has a long and fascinating history, recently receiving worldwide attention when it featured in the novel “The Island” by award-winning author Victoria Hislop. Apart from its fascinating architecture and unique landscape, the island played a crucial role in the history of Greece and its Venetian fortress was later used as a leper colony. Today, it is a famous tourist attraction where you can still see the remains of the fortress, making it an extremely interesting place to visit.

    When your tour ends on Spinalonga and you return to Plaka, you will depart for your hotel.

    If you are interested in tailoring your Diktaean Andron – Cave of Zeus and Lassithi Plateau Family Tour to meet specific needs or see certain attractions, contact us via email or online chat. We would love to help!

    Families should know

    • There is a steep climb to the cave which takes about 15 minutes
    • You should wear comfortable shoes, sunblock, take some water, and leave any heavy bags behind
    • A specialized English speaking licensed guide is included
    • The ferry tickets to Spinalonga are included
    • The tickets admissions to the Cave of Zeus and Spinalonga are excluded
    Address: Diktaean Cave in Psyhro, Lassithi, Crete, Greece

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    Kids will love

    • Visiting a mysterious cave of stalactites and stalagmites
    • Seeing the birthplace of Zeus from the Greek Myths
    • Playing at the Eco Park

    Parents will love

    • Showing their kids a cave – maybe for the first time?!
    • Views of the Lassithi Plateau
    • Trying delicious traditional products
    map Explore the map

    Best season to visit

    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter
    • spring
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