Our first stop is at the historical monastery of Kera Kardiotissa, inhabited and run by nuns. Here you can admire the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary, plenty of frescoes and a variety of other icons, dating back to the 14th century.
Then we head to Lasithi Plateau, which is situated 850 m. higher than the sea level. It is surrounded by the Dikti Mountains and 18 quaint villages, which still retain the atmosphere of another era. You can admire the remaining famous windmills and the Venetian ditches, the drainage system of the Plateau.
The next stop will be the village of Psychro. You can visit the Dicteon Cave with the fantastic stalactites and stalagmites, where according to the myth God Zeus was born. Psychro is also well known for its handmade ceramics and the workshop there will leave you with the best impressions after your visit.
Tzermiado, the capital of the villages on the plateau, will amaze you with its natural beauty, its traditional architecture and its breathtaking views. Here you can relax and enjoy your lunch in one of the local taverns.
Our last stop will be the palace of Knossos, the capital of the Minoan state, which was the first European civilization. Here you will have a guided tour and you will learn about King Minos, the Minotaur, the Labyrinth and other interesting mythologies. A must for Crete, one of the most amazing sights on the island! 10:00 Arrival in Kera Monastery

10:30 Departure from Monastery
10:50 Arrival in Psychro – visit to the Cave
12:30 Departure from Psychro - ceramics
12:50 Arrival in Tzermiado – Time for lunch
14:00 Departure from Tzermiado
15:10 Arrival in Knossos
17.00 Departure from Knossos – Arrival Heraklion
ROUTE: 140 km
DURATION: 10 hours
STAY IN PSYCHRO: app. 2 hours
STAY IN TZERMIADO: 1 hour and 15 min.
STAY IN KNOSSOS: app. 2 hours (guided tour)

ΕXTRAS: Entrance Dicteon Cave 6.00 € Entrance Kera Monastery 2.00 € Entrance Knossos: 15.00€ (Children under 18 years old free Entrance & reduction for adults over 65 years old) INCLUDED: Disposable Earphones for the guided tour in Knossos Palace

Lasithi Plateau – Knossos Palace Excursion

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Welcome to Crete Welcome to Car And Travel – Rent a Car Crete – General Tourist Office :

who we are.

Car and Travel is not only a Car rental company in Crete but also a General Tourist Office.
We are located in the capital city of Heraklion in the center of the island of Crete one of the most popular destinations for holidays in Greece.
Car and Travel provide services all over the island.
We are a family-owned business specializing in hiring cars and minibuses.
Car and Trave also organize excursions in Crete and Santorini and ticketing for all domestic and International boats and airlines.
For car rental, we offer reliable service with the best low price.
We operate a large fleet of the latest models of cars to rent in Crete. Moreover, you can Choose between a wide selection of convertible cabriolet cars, automatic cars, manual transmission cars, open-top cars, economy cars, jeeps, and mini-buses up to 9 persons.
Furthermore, all our cars are new and checked by reliable mechanics very often so we provide safe and comfortable travel all around the island of Crete.
CAR AND TRAVEL is one of the oldest local companies in the tourist market in Crete.
Our legal License number is “1039 E 81000264401” CAR RENTAL LICENCE and (General tourist office) “1039e6000291801 issued from E.O.T. (Greek Organization of Tourism).
Since our office is near to Heraklion airport, you can rent your car even at the last moment with just a call. For example, you can call from Heraklion Airport, the port, or your hotel and get a last-minute offer Call +30 6932430390.

Our Services:

Our services are:
Above all Car and travel is a car rental company in Heraklion Crete. “ Autovermietung Kreta” “autonollegio”.
We offer free delivery/collection services to airports, ports, and hotels, unlimited mileage, full insurance without self-risk, personal insurance for drivers and passengers, 24-hour road assistance, baby seats, booster seats, free road maps, and GPS navigators. In short, all our rates are total without hidden costs or extras to pay upon arrival.
No Credit card is required.
Although we accept all major credit cards, for your payment we do not require it.
Except for the car rental from our site, you can book all major excursions in Crete.+
We provide service in the areas of Fodele, Agia Pelagia, Amoudara (Heraklion), Heraklion City, Karteros, Kokkini Chani, Gournes, Gouves, Anissaras, Chersonissos, Stalida, and Malia.
Our excursion program is Santorini one-day trip from Heraklion, Balos Beach, Samaria Gorge, Spinalonga BBQ, West Crete ( Chania Rethimno Arkadi ), Lassithi Plateau – Knossos Palace, Lasithi Plateau & caves, Grambousa – Balos, Knossos Palace & Heraklion city tour, Imbros Gorge, Matala Hippie Beach, Preveli tropical beach. Cretan Night, Agios Nikolaos – Plaka – Elounda.

We also issue tickets.

For: Minoan Lines, Anek Lines, Blue Star ferries, Seespeed Lines, Sea Jet, etc
All Domestic and International Airlines and charter flights.

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