Discover The Cretan Vineyard - Crete, Greece

Wine, Local Food
Meet The Maker, Food Tour, Walking Tour
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Countryside, Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
/ Person
Ioannis F
Activity Overview
Let us introduce you the Cretan Vineyard, a unique tasting journey.

Tour Highlights
  • Unique tasting of different varieties of Cretan and international wine
  • Walking tour of the Old Town
  • Visit a traditional family winery
  • Details about wine making tradition in Crete and the art of food pairing
  • Delicious gastronomy experiences
  • Explore the cellar of the winery inside an old cave near the heart of the mountain
  • Discover the Cretan tradition and admire the unique museum exhibits
  • Walk through the winery’ s herbal garden
  • Visit the art gallery of the winery
  • Food Safari and Cretan gastronomy introduction
  • Learn about local viticulture, grapes, and vine-growing
  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Learn how to properly taste wine and sample organic varietals paired with locally produced meat or cheese
  • Discover the history and mythology of Crete

Crete has a wine-making reputation over the years. Since the ancient Minoan days until today, the Cretans have produced, stored and traded excellent wine, making the renowned Cretan wine brand. The Crete's terroir enables the production of a variety of grapes, which make high-quality wine. On this excursion, visitors will have an opportunity to taste wines from different regions of Crete and discover the wine varieties including; Vidiano, Vilana, Kotsifali, Mantilari, Liatiko, and Romeiko.
The first tasting will be at the center of Chania. Then a mini-walk tour around the streets and decorated neighborhoods followed by a food safari. As we walk through Chania market, we will taste some famous Cretan products like "graviera," "anthotiros," "mizithra," and "kalitsouni"
Afterwards, we will visit a wine shop with a specialist, who will guide us on a remarkable journey of the past. We will taste different Cretan wine varieties from Heraklion, Lasithi, and Rethimnon, learn about wine producers of those regions, as well as particular wine-making processes they use.
We then drive to the East of Chania to visit a traditional family winery, situated in the foothills of the White Mountain. This family winery produces original Cretan wine and has a beautiful view of the White Mountains and an impressive art gallery. There we'll find specialists of the awarded ''Romeiko'. It is produced uniquely with a mind-blowing taste. We will also see an ancient treadle, walk around the herbs garden and see the cellar in a cave and cylinder bottles covered with rocks.

Children 2-6 years old: Free

Practical information
Terms and conditions:
Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
Reservations must be made 24 hours before the tour.
If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the deposit will be refunded except of the payment processing fee.
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide & wine specialists
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Small-group tour
Not Included
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Travel insurance
Up to 14 people
Pricing Info
Children 7-12 years old
Start Time
Daily8:15 AM
6 H
Frequently Asked Questions
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travelers on a trip but the average is 8-10. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult the tour provider before you book your adventure.
The most of our company’s vehicles are Mercedes-Benz and VolksWagen 7-9 seaters.
For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travellers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travellers from North America, UK, Australia and Europe
Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English
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Cancellation Policy
  • Cancellations made 7 days before will be fully refunded.
  • Cancellations made at a later date will not be refunded.
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Overall Experience
(5.0 of 5)
We booked this tour on line prior to our cruise. Our tour guide Yiannis was at the port waiting for us. We then proceed to have a fantastic one day tour which included a visit and walk (400mts) through the old town, 2 museums, a monastery with wine tasting (4 glasses and finger food). During the tour Yiannis spoke passionately about the history of Crete and it's people. We then stopped for a substantial ... more four course lunch (no dinner required) Tour included all entry fees, wine tasting and lunch. Yiannis also returned us to the port with plenty of time prior to ship's departure.
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