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A unique wine tasting experience

The concept & what we do

 
This wine tasting tour is perfect for the wine lover 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 9 people you have the opportunity to discover and learn about the land, vines, gastronomy and most importantly the local products such as olive oil, cheese and more. During this private day tour, you will be accompanied by a former journalist and restaurant chef (French and English speaking). A true unique experience!
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Wine tasting

With professionals 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!
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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.
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Cretan food

Traditional & creative mezzes
For who want to discover the traditional cretan cooking, we bring you to selected mezze bar for a real cretan lunch.
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 experience  in a cosy, friendly atmosphere.
Of course, best meals always go with good wines!
We will continue our wine tasting there. And also raki tasting to aide digestion.
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About the wine tasting tour

 

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The gourmet wine tasting tour in Heraklion

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. Every couple or guest of ours will receive a bottle of wine, a gift from us as a souvenir of your experience.

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Olive oil and wine tasting in Heraklion, Crete. Child price
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Included within the price

  • transport (pickup and return from your hotel)
  • an English and french speaking driver-guide during all the day
  • all the entrances and tasting fees for wine and olive oil
  • Traditional cretan lunch including wine, water, Raki

Schedule

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. Also depend on your hotel. Available every Tuesday and Thursday from 1st April until 31st October

Do not forget

Please don’t forget to take with you   hat , some  sun protection, some pocket money (for any purchases you wish to make throughout the day or extra drinks like coffee, beers, softs,…). Don’t forget your camera for the walk in picturesque village

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Wines & terroirs
Taste about 15 differents wines,
visit a family oil factory, taste olive oil,
enjoy cretan gastronomic food in selected restaurant
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Awarded best Eco tour of the year 2017 for Europe, Crete
Recommendé par le guide Petit Futé Crète

Recommended on ``Petit Futé``

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