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Crete: Full-Day Cretan Wine, Olive Oil, and Food Tour

1. Crete: Full-Day Cretan Wine, Olive Oil, and Food Tour

Join a tour with all of Crete's most iconic products. All the areas that you will visit are famous for their vineyards, the olive groves, and their wine production since the Minoan era. Even today they are considered the largest areas in Greece for cultivating grapes and high-quality olive oil. Stop at a local olive mill and take a tour of the olive grove and after the olive mill where you can taste fresh olive oil. The second stop is a family-owned winery that uses organic methods for cultivating. You will get a tour around the vineyards and the winery and taste 4 wines. The next stop is a unique distillery and then an ancient wine press. Raki is the most famous Cretan spirit. Take a tour of the distillery and enjoy a traditional lunch before finishing off the tour with a visit to a pottery studio located in a traditional village that is famous for its pottery.

Rethymno: Winery and Olive Oil Mill Tasting Tour with Lunch

2. Rethymno: Winery and Olive Oil Mill Tasting Tour with Lunch

Learn about traditional Cretan olive oil and wine on this tasting tour through the island of Crete. Begin your tour at the Kanakis olive oil mill, and learn all about the process of making olive oil. Hear experts describe the steps of production and afterward, enjoy a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil. Continue on to one of the best wineries of the region, Dourakis Winery. There, enjoy a half-hour guided tour to learn about the history, tradition, and production of Cretan wine. After the tour, move to the wine tasting room, where you can taste up to five types of Cretan wine. Finally, end the tour with a visit to either the village of Nipos or Vryses (depending on the weather and the day). Both villages offer up beautiful natural views alongside a traditional delicious lunch.

The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

3. The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

Travel through stunning natural landscapes up into the mountains of the Kissamos region on this 7-hour tour from Chania. Stop at a traditional family winery, established in 1993, and learn about the varieties of wine they produce and their ideas for modern farming processes and wine production. Taste award-winning local Vidiano, Muscat of Spina and some international varieties such as Grenache rouge, Syrah and Mourvèdre that each have a unique taste due the local terroir. Next you’ll visit a traditional village and see the oldest olive tree in the world, with an estimated age of 3,000 years. This is a day filled with tasting different wine expressions of noble grapes and a variety of delicious foods. Head to another winery in the Kissamos region to taste a special local blend of white wines with Vilana, Vidiano and Assyrtiko varieties. Walk through the idyllic landscape of the vineyards and visit the family’s olive oil factory. Learn about extra virgin olive oil production. The wine tasting here will be accompanied by a tasting of extra virgin olive oils and local pure products, creating combinations your palate will never forget. You’ll also learn the Cretan way of saying goodbye drinking the award-winning Tsikoudia.

Kissamos: Greek Night with Buffet Dinner and Beer Tasting

4. Kissamos: Greek Night with Buffet Dinner and Beer Tasting

Come and experience a Greek Night with traditional cuisine, traditional Cretan dances and learn more about the history of Cretan food and culture. Our outdoor seating venue is located in the center of Kissamos in an old cobble stone road. At night you will see an old church close by being lit up while we eat, laugh and dance! Break a Plate with us while dancing like a local! ** Starting time: 18H00 / 6 PM We will kick off the evening with local Cretan Beer & Wine tasting at 6pm (Please be at the venue 10 minutes prior, to secure we start on time) This Experience is held at The Greek Cook Out. The Venue was first an old Greek Prison and is now transformed into an experience to dance, enjoy Cretan cuisine, and make new friends. Welcome to our table, the longest dinner table in Greece - 15,3m We can't wait to meet you!

Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop

5. Rethymno: Old Town Walking Tour with Meal & Phyllo Workshop

Take your taste buds on a journey on this guided walking tour of Rethymno's Old Town. Eat like a local as you step into a local café for breakfast. Learn how to taste honey, olive oil and raki like a Cretan. Uncover the secrets to making paper-thin phyllo. Have a feast under a lemon tree.  Start you tour at a Greek style kafeneio café in the heart of the city. Sit down in a square next to a running fountain and orange trees. Indulge in an authentic Cretan breakfast of a traditional Greek coffee or fresh juice and a handmade sfakianopita cheese pie coated with a layer of handmade jam. During breakfast, discuss the historical sites on your tour, the local traditions and customs, and how all these are connected to Cretan gastronomy. Learn how to distinguishing between high and low quality honey, olive oil, and raki with a tasting experience. Make your way to a 17th-century Venetian mansion house of Yorgos Hatziparaschos who has been making phyllo dough by hand for over 63 years. Be memorized by how the simple ingredients of flour, water, and salt are masterfully worked into the thin dough used in Greek desserts like baklava. Continue to a restaurant hidden in an Ottoman-style inner garden. Feast on Cretan meal under the lemon trees. Savor traditional dishes, cooked with fresh local ingredients and served in a stylish, modern way. Reflect on how the past connects with modern Cretan life with your host. End your tour at your meeting point.

Crete: Land Rover Safari with Sunset Viewing, Dinner, & Wine

6. Crete: Land Rover Safari with Sunset Viewing, Dinner, & Wine

Explore the Cretan mountains outside of Heraklion from the seat of a Land Rover during a guided day tour. Witness a stunning sunset over the Lassithi Plateau before stopping off for a local-style BBQ dinner with wine. Begin your journey with hotel pickup and make your way through the magnificent mountains of Crete. Visit the Aposelemis Dam and an ancient Roman aqueduct as your guide shares interesting insight. Next, stop off in the picturesque village of Kastamonitsa, nestled in the foothills of the Afendi Mountains. Enjoy the chance to sample local products such as olive oil and raki, a distilled alcoholic drink made with grapes and anise. Back in the vehicle, brace yourself as you venture down dirt tracks and follow the Minoan path through mountain passes. Catch spectacular views of wildlife and unbelievable scenery, learning about mythology and history along the way. Take a break to relax over a glass of prosecco and fresh fruit salad while admiring the sunset. Be sure to take plenty of photos to share of the amazing backdrop. After building up an appetite, head to a local tavern for a delicious Cretan-style meal that will include appetizers and main courses as well as vegetarian options. Wash down the food with unlimited wine served with dinner. Make your way back down the mountain roads as you head toward your hotel, marveling at the views of the moonlit coastline and illuminated towns along the way.

Moires: Cooking Class and Meal at a Family Olive Farm

7. Moires: Cooking Class and Meal at a Family Olive Farm

Explore an authentic Greek farm, taste delicious local vegetables, and sample local wine with your dinner. Afterward, take away the leftovers of your 4 culinary creations to consume later on. Arrive at the farm and explore the outdoor cooking space. Admire the layout with it being situated between two olive trees, covered in a wooden roof to protect from the sun. Cook with pure and natural ingredients from the farm. Learn all about the cuisine of Crete as you learn techniques from your host. Enjoy an experience where all the equipment and your personal apron are provided. Sip on local homemade refreshments and water as you prepare the food. Then, get ready to dine on your culinary creations, accompanied by some local wine. After the meal, receive your packed leftovers to take away. You'll also receive an e-mail with photographs and the recipes from your day, so you can show off your experience and new skills when you get back home.

Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

8. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

Crete: Small Group Olive Oil, Cretan Wine, Raki & Meze Tour

9. Crete: Small Group Olive Oil, Cretan Wine, Raki & Meze Tour

This tour was created for nature and wine lovers. Would you like to learn all about locally produced products such as Wine, Olive oil, and Famous Raki? This tour has been created just for you. Be open to tasting local wines, and exploring rural Crete this tour it's for you. We visit one family winery in the Heraklion area where we take a tour of the cellar of the winery, learn how different wines are made, and then taste up to 5 different indigenous varieties. We will visit a family-run olive mill, having an olive grove tour, olive mill tour, and olive oil tasting. Finally, we will drive to a small village and to an undisclosed location, not open to the public, and learn all about Raki Distillation. At the end of the tour, we will get on our 4WD SUV and head to the mountain top at 850 meters to observe the Cretan fields from the top and the beautiful colors created on Mother Earth.

From Heraklion: Cretan Village, Dance Show, Dinner & Pickup

10. From Heraklion: Cretan Village, Dance Show, Dinner & Pickup

Explore a traditional Cretan village in the evening, try Greek cuisine, and watch a lively show of dancing and music on this entertaining trip. Begin with a beautiful drive through the mountains and arrive at the small village of Karouzanos. Enjoy free time to stroll around the narrow streets and old neighborhoods of the village. Take photos of the local architecture and gaze at the fantastic view of the Cretan mountains. Next, experience an unforgettable show as local musicians and dancers perform. Join in and learn how to dance traditional dance moves. Savor typical Cretan food at the local restaurant and sip on a glass of wine. Finally, after the show, head back to the bus for your journey back to your accommodation.

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based on 131 reviews

Highly recommend this Ecobike tour with wine tasting! We had never ridden ecobikes before, but we got used to them pretty quickly. Alex and Marina were very communicative prior to the tour. Marina was our guide for the day and we thought she was fantastic: friendly and informative. We stopped by three different restaurants in town to sample delicious mezzes and five glasses of wine. Because Marina is a professional sommelier, we learned a lot about local wines. Alex joined us at the last stop and they shared anecdotes and local recommendations; it felt like hanging out with friends and we had a blast!

Our guide Kostos made the tour informative, fun, interesting and very enjoyable . His knowledge of local and country history, architecture and Greek mythology , traditions of Creten life, families / communities helped us appreciate and enjoy our time here all the more. The food was amazing , we will buy honey and olive oil with knowledge now and of course the sampling of local alcohol . We thoroughly recommend this tour to add depth and fun to your holiday in Rethymno . Brilliant fun

Alex and his wife are wonderful people. It is a very relaxed atmosphere as you bike through the streets, and hear about the history of the city. The motorized bikes are very fun, and only took a few minutes to feel comfortable operating. The wine tasting was very informational and delicious! Both hosts make you feel like family, and made the whole experience worth it. Honestly, it was our favorite activity while visiting Crete.

Incredible tour of Chania followed by one of the best meals of the trip. The sunset location was perfect. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us additional great recommendations for the rest of our trip.

Eva was incredible. Tasty spots, good pacing, funny interactions- just a very enjoyable day.