The Wine and Olive Oil Experience - Crete, Greece

Tasting
Wine, Olive Oil, Local Food
Activity
Food Pairing
Meet The Maker
Tour
Cellar Tour
Included
Meal, Pick up, Tour guide
Languages
English
Theme
Outdoor
Family-friendly
Countryside
Cultural
Minimum Drinking Age
18
$
83
38
/ Person
Ioannis F
Activity Overview
Wine tour to family wineries, olive oil factory and magnificent places to admire the nature’ s miracle…

Tour Highlights
  • Taste different varieties of Cretan and international wine
  • Details about wine making traditions in Crete and the art of food pairing
  • Walk through the pure nature
  • Delicious gastronomy experiences
  • Explore the cellars of each winery and see where the wine is bottled and matured
  • Visit the oldest olive tree in the world and admire incredible museum exhibits
  • Visit the art gallery of the first winery
  • 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
Description

Today we'll explore the breathtaking landscape of the Kissamos Mountain Range while visiting a traditional family winery. Under the olive trees, we'll dive deeply into award-winning wines like Vidiano and Muscat of Spinas. We'll also sample some international blends like Grenache Rouge, Syrah, and Mouverde that offer exceptional taste because of the local Terroir.

Leaving the winery with a delicious taste lingering on our palates, we'll trace a path through the Cretan villages. In winter, we'll smell the humid lands, but in summer, we'll enjoy profuse vegetation. In an ancient village museum, we'll witness olive trees that are said to be over 3,000 years old while enjoying a variety of expressions of the noble grapes with equally delicious food.

We'll then head to a winery in the Kissamos region to sample local white wines like Vilana, Vidiano and Assirtiko. After trekking through an idyllic landscape, we'll visit the family factory to learn about extra virgin olive oil production. Tasting wine with extra virgin olive oil creates a sensation your palate will never forget. We'll then say goodbye in the traditional Cretan way -- with a final sip of award-winning Tsikoudia.
 
Practical information
Terms & 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. A cancellation must be done 7 days before the tour. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, Tasting Escapes will refund 100% of the made deposit.

Children 2-6 years old: Free
 
Included
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide and wine specialists
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Olive oil 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
Group-size:
Up to 14 people
Rates
Per
Price
Person
$
83
38
Children
Per
Price
Pricing Info
Child
$
53
95
Children 7-12 years old
Timing
Dates
Start Time
Weekly on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday9:15 AM
Duration
6 H
More Info
Cancellation Policy
Strict
  • 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
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Our guide was delightful and escorted us to EXACTLY the kind of places and scenes we desired. It really gave us insight into how the locals live, worship, and relax. Plus the trikkes were fun. I would highly recommend this to families. Informative and most reasonably priced.
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Excellent wine tour also olive oil with history and museums within the tour!!! Amazing value for money and excellent customer service!!!
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