Lassithi plateau is a dreamy destination on the inland of Crete where the 10.000 white-sailed windmills, which still make a splendid sight against the mountains, used to break the otherwise green landscape.
Located in a peaceful and fertile region, it is surrounded by the wild mountains of Dikti and several smaller plateaus. The views of the surrounding mountains of Selena and Afendis Christos are majestic.
The altitude ranges from 800 to 850m, making Lassithi one of the few residential areas in the Mediterranean at such a high altitude. The 18 villages of the plateau are built at the foot of the surrounding mountains, leaving the plains free to be cultivated, and they are connected by road.
Actually, this beautiful route is ideal for cycling as there are no large hills and, along this, we’ll have the chance to visit all the attractions of the plateau.
The most important attraction of Lassithi is the Cave of Psychro, mainly known as Diktaean.
The cave has played an important role in ancient times, due to a myth that put the birth of Zeus here. Also, according to the legend, inside that cave, Zeus mated with Europa, who gave birth to Minos, the King of Knosos.
The tour ends in the beautiful traditional village Plati. Every season in this area has its particularity and it has something unique and special to offer to the visitor.
(*) We are able and always at your disposal, to design together routes that will meet any experience of your dreams. This route can be tailored upon request to fit your needs!
- type: Biking
- activities: Cycling (lifestyle)
- tags: Lasithi Mountains (Dikte), Lasithi Plateu, Cretan villages
- duration: 1 days
- on request: Yes, No
- location: Lasithi Plateau at Dikte mountain, Lasithi/East Crete
* 2-4 participants: €110 per person, 5-8 participants: €97 per person, 9-20 participants: lower prices as number of people increases, communicate with us for more details
* This is an all inclusive package. Check included services for details
Easy tours allow you to experience a new activity and culture in a relaxed environment. If you are after a peaceful holiday with a light introductory focus on one or more activities an easy tour is a great option. Routes chosen will be easy and often ridden entirely at your own pace. This biking is suitable for most families.
Fitness required: An average level of fitness is required.
1 day tour
On Summer season (June - September): Monday - Wednesday - Friday
Upon Request (All year round) - prior communication required
- Wilier mountain bike & helmet
- Tour guide(s)
- Transfer from / to Heraklion
- Drinking water while riding
- A support vehicle with all equipment follow the team during the tour
(*) Meals included:
- Personal expenses and drinks
- Entrance fees to Museums and other sites
Your safety is our partner's priority. However, all adventure tourism involving road cycling, mountain biking s inherent risks, dangers and hazards. While we will ensure your trip is as safe as possible, not all risks, dangers and hazards can be anticipated or avoided.
We ask you to carefully read and fully understand the "Terms and Conditions" and "Customer Declaration" section on your tour booking form. Your signed consent to these terms is required to complete your reservation.
Multiday trips only: A deposit of 20% of the tour price is required for us to reserve your place on your tour. On receipt of your deposit, we will email you a confirmation letter to verify your travel arrangements and advise final payment details.
Booking forms - Customer Declaration
Our partner requires all tour participants to complete a booking form in full. Failure to provide full details of your travel plans may result in miscommunications of your exact travel specifications. Also customers must complete a Customer Declaration form in order to accept the terms of the tour.
Multiday trips only: The balance for all our partner tours must be paid no later than 20 days prior to tour departure.
Inclusions and Exclusions
All tours have some basic inclusions and exclusions. There can be some changes in order the booking suits your needs better.
Tour cancellation policy
Multiday trips only: All tour cancellations will require notification in writing to our partner reservations by the person participating on the tour in case unforeseen circumstances force you to cancel your tour.
- Cancellations received 60 days or greater prior to tour departure will result no loss of the tour deposit.
- Cancellations received between 60-30 days prior to tour departure will result in full loss of tour deposit per person.
- Cancellations received between 30–20 days prior to tour departure will result in a 50 loss of the full tour price per person.
- Cancellations received less than 10 days prior to tour departure will result in 100 loss of full tour cost per person.
Our partner will in most circumstances allow the transfer of the deposit or tour payment to another tour departure (subject to availability).
Our partner does not give any refunds for unused hotel rooms, meals, sightseeing trips or services not used.
Our partner reserves the right to modify tour itineraries in situations such as adverse weather, or to better suit client requirements. Our partner shall not be held responsible for any damage, expense or inconvenience caused by late arrival of public transport, schedule changes, strikes, vehicle breakdown, Acts of God, or other conditions beyond our control.
As a traveler you have the responsibility to a trip appropriated to your interests and ability. Our partner guides reserve the right to reject any participant from a tour for reasons of inability or behavior endangering the safety and the welfare of him/herself or others, without this being a reason for refund. By making the deposit payment you are deemed to have accepted our partner Terms and Conditions.