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Kera Kardiotisa Monastery, Dikteon Cave, Agios Nikolaos

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The monastery of Kera Kardiotissa is located among olive groves and cypress tress in a fine setting, high in the mountains of Dikti. It is a very old monastery which was in existence during the second Byzantine period (CE 961 to 1204). Inside the church are fourteenth century frescoes and old icons.

The Dikteon Cave (also known as Dikteon Andron) is one of the most important and famous caves in Crete. Its mouth overlooks the broad expanse of the Lassithi Plateau, one of Crete’s most fertile and beautiful plains. At 800 metres above sea level, the plateau is usually cooler than on the coast in summer and has snow cover sometimes in winter.

According to the myth, the Dikteon Cave was where Rhea gave birth to the greatest of the ancient Greek Olympian gods, Zeus, hidden from her husband, Cronus. This was also where Zeus grew up under the protection of the legendary Curetes, cared for by the goat, Amalthea and the nymph, Melissa.

During the course of this excursion, in Lassithi, our vehicle will stop at a traditional Cretan taverna for a light lunch, a selection of Cretan meze. Water and soft drinks are included.

The town of Aghios Nikolaos dominates the beautiful Gulf of Mirambello, on the north coast of Lassithi Prefecture in Eastern Crete. In the Venetian period, the harbour of Aghios Nikolaos had a capacity of 25 galleys, (the main Venetian sail and oar powered military naval vessel) a fairly significant number for the time, and served the needs of Eastern Crete. The town is set around its sea water lake, connected to the sea via a short channel. It is renowned for its many craft based and family owned small shops.

Note: The price for this tour is for the vehicle with a capacity of from 12 to 19 people as participants. Contact us for pricing and arrangements if your group size is of fewer or a greater number of people. If you would like to start or finish this tour in any other place on the island other than in Heraklion or the area around Aghios Nikolaos and Elounda, please contact us for prices and arrangements in that regard.

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Property Price
Price per night: € 1,060
Property Address
Address: Heraklion or Aghios Nikolaos area
County: Heraklion or Aghios Nikolaos area
State: Crete
Country: Greece
Property Details
Property ID: 4077
Property Size: 12 m2
Property Lot Size: 19 m2
Property Features
Kitchen
Internet
Smoking Allowed
TV
Wheelchair Accessible
Elevator in Building
Indoor Fireplace
Heating
Essentials
Doorman
Pool
Washer
Hot Tub
Dryer
Gym
Free Parking on Premises
Wireless Internet
Pets Allowed
Family/Kid Friendly
Suitable for Events
Non Smoking
Phone (booth/lines)
Projector(s)
Bar / Restaurant
Air Conditioner
Scanner / Printer
Fax

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