Krousonas Psiloritis


Psiloritis is the mountain where according to mythology, Zeus was raised by the Kourites and the nymph Amalthea. Psiloritis has been a UNESCO-recognized Geopark since 2001. Within its boundaries, you can see faults, fossils, caves, gorges, and plateaus, which host many endemic species of the island and have shaped the culture of the locals.


Tour description

Our day starts in Heraklion. After getting to know your guide and a short presentation of the excursion, you will head to the Livadi plateau. The mountainous, provincial road climbs the eastern slopes of Psiloritis and offers incredible views of Heraklion and the Cretan Sea. Soon we reach Krousonas and through a dirt road, which runs parallel to the homonymous gorge, to the plateau. The place is beautiful with thousands of pear and apple trees scattered all over. If you visit it in the spring, you will see them in bloom. The dirt road will lead us to the plateau of Nida, where we will visit Idaion Andron, the cave where Zeus was raised. On the way back, we will stop at Ancient Zominthos, which was only discovered in 1982, but it is one of the most important archeological discoveries in Crete!
From there, we will head to Anogia for a traditional meal.
The return to Heraklion will be through the provincial road Heraklion – Anogia.


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• Our off-road route to Livadi.
• The Idaion Andron.
• The amazing Cretan cuisine.


• Total tour duration: 8 hours
• Family friendly: Yes

PricePrice includesPrice excludesWhat to bring
Minimum number of participants, 3 persons
• Experienced, English speaking driver
• Free transport from/to your hotel. (as long as you are within the predefined pick-up area)
• Free Wi-Fi
• Land Rover Discovery 3 – fuels
• Lunch (wine, soft drinks, water)
• Two Bottles of water per person
• Binoculars (2 pairs per car)
• Tickets to museums and archaeological sites
• Specialized guides for museums and archaeological sites
• Private expenses (coffees, alcoholic drinks etc.)
• Anything that it is not mentioned at the “Price includes” list
• Walking shoes or sandals
• Camera
• Sun Screen
• Hat, sun glasses

Designated Pickup area

Pickup from any hotel within the highlighted area


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