Project Description

Wine, olive oil tasting

THE CONCEPT & WHAT YOU DO

This wine and olive oil tasting gastronomic excursion is perfect for the wine lover and epicureans, however it is not necessary to be a wine expert to appreciate and enjoy the day! In a small and friendly group with a maximum of 8 people you have the opportunity to discover and learn about the land, wines, gastronomy, cretan food and the local products such as olive oil. During this private day tour, you will be accompanied by a former journalist and restaurant chef (French and English speaking). A true unique experience!

Wine tasting

WITH PROFESSIONAL WINEMAKERS

We bring you to the best winemakers of the winelands of central Crete. The region of Archanes and Peza, where wine was born in Crete. During this tour, you will meet two winemakers who will guide you trough their winery and domain.  Then, after a wine presentation,  you will experience a unique private  15 different wines tasting (red and white)!

Olive oil tasting

LOCAL QUALITY PRODUCTS

Crete is the island of olive oil. Here you can find some of the best olive oils in the world. We bring you to a sensational olive oil tasting in a small family domain where people care about olives. You will also be able to make a round in the domain to learn more about the olive oil traditional process.

Cretan  food

TRADITIONAL |&|MEZZES

For who want to discover the traditional cretan cooking, we bring you to selected mezze bar for a real cretan food. This means: get prepared for plates and plates on the table. You will enjoy cold and warm selection of traditonal mezzes (small plates to share).  A  fantastic gstronomy experience  in a cosy, friendly atmosphere. Of course, best meals always go with good wine! We will continue our wine tasting there. And also raki tasting to aide digestion.

About the tour

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Your day will start with pick up from your hotel (the time will be given at the time of reservation) where we travel to the Archanes region and take you on a discovery walk on a vineyard and a recreational introduction to the Cretan wines. Discover the wines’ aromas with a blind-fold game and professional set. We meet with a wine producer from this region who will explain about the different secret ways of production. During this first step we will taste 5 to 6 different wines commented by your guide and the producer. We will also sample small traditional snacks including cheese, olives, Cretan barley rusk and more.We then take a guided visit with the owner of an olive oil press where we sample a range of first quality of extra-virgin olive oil.

Continuing our tastes of Crete we enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch with a variety of cold and warm mezze and a further wine tasting! Our meal will be followed by an assortment of desserts and a Raki to aide digestion.

After the lunch, a small walk to explore the picturesque village of Archanes which has a rich past in winery culture. We end our day with a visit to a second winery with a selection of another 5 to 6 different wines for you to try.

Book now

How to use  the calendar  to reserve online

1 Pick a date. Available dates for tour are marked in blue.

2 Fill the book items (for adults)

3 Pick up in dropdown list children tickets, if necessary

4 Fill the contact form. Name, first name, email and phone number are necessary. You can also let us some specific message ( for instance if you have some allergy, vegan food, … for lunch.)

5 Click on the book now button. You will be redirected to paypal page. There you can choose to pay with your paypal account. If you don’t have one, you can click on pay with credit card button. Fill the informations needed and then click on “Pay now”

Important: this tour is only available from Heraklion area

For groups of more than 6 persons, it’s possible to make it from other areas on demand. Please contact us.

Schedule

AND PLEASE DON’T FORGET

Departure from Heraklion at 08:30 (every pickup will depend of the location of each hotel, your time will be confirmed at the reservation). Return time to Heraklion at 18:00 Available every Tuesday and Thursday from  April until 31st October

Included within the price:

  • transport (pickup and return from your hotel included)
  • an English speaking driver-guide during all the day
  • all the entrances and tasting fees for wine and olive oil

Not Included: Extra beverages purchased during lunch such as coffee, beer or soda.

Please do not forget:

A camera,  hat ,  sun protection, some pocket money (for any purchases you wish to make throughout the day)