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Truffle Hunting with Culinary Experience & Zeus Cave

East Crete Sightseeing - Lassithi Plateau Truffle Hunting - Cave of Zeus

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950 €


8-9 hours



An idyllic escape to the mountainous East Crete by exploring the hidden gems of this authentic region. Enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick up and drop off by your private local insider guide, with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Soak up the natural beauty of the Eastern Crete by collecting Cretan truffles with the assistance of a professional truffle hunter and his dogs in the heart of the fertile Lassithi Plateau. Then have a delicious Cretan lunch and wine tasting in a traditional mountainous tavern. Last but not least, you will visit the mythical Cave of Zeus and a local ceramic workshop.

  • Hotel, villa or cruise pick up with a premium class vehicle at your full-day disposal
  • East Crete sightseeing chauffeur-driven private tour
  • Authentic Cretan breakfast in a picturesque place
  • Truffle hunting in Lassithi Plateau with a professional truffle hunter and his dogs
  • Lunch and wine tasting in an authentic Cretan tavern
  • Visit Cave of Zeus (Dikteon Andron)

In the early morning, enjoy a personal hotel, villa or cruise pick-up with a premium vehicle at full-day disposal. Your private day-trip will start with a memorable journey to the heart of East Crete by following bespoke itineraries off the beaten path.


You will make a stop in a cozy place of the fertile Lassithi Plateau for an authentic Cretan breakfast. There you will also have the opportunity to engage with the local lifestyle and the friendly locals.


The next stop will be at Dikti Mountains, where you will meet your professional truffle hunter and his trained truffle-hunting dogs. Your hunting experience will last for approximately an hour and a half (1.5 hours). You will have the opportunity to learn the secrets of truffle-hunting and what it takes to find these elusive gems, by simultaneously enjoying the astonishing beauty of the surroundings and East Crete's unspoiled wild nature!


Then you will be taken for lunch to a traditional Cretan tavern. There will get acquainted with a custodian, who keeps ancient Cretan cooking recipes. He will share with you his secrets on how to cook ancient Cretan dishes (homemade dishes and Ofto Antikristo) with your own collected truffles, which will be cooked with the highest quality olive oil. Also, you will unwind with local wine tasting in a small family wine cellar.


After lunch, you will visit the Cave of Zeus, one of the must-see landmarks in Crete Island. Upon request, you can also visit a local family-owned ceramic workshop.

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The hunting experience has to start early in the morning when the mental concentration, which the hunting-dogs have to develop, can effectively be maintained during morning hours.

Do not forget to bring along

Comfortable shoes and proper clothes for hunting in the mountains.


  1. East Crete Sightseeing - Lassithi Plateau Truffle Hunting - Cave of Zeus

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Tailor-made Luxury 1 - 9 1250€

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