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Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch

4.9 / 5

61 reviews

Activity provider: Made in Crete

Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch

Activity provider: Made in Crete

From US$ 154.94 per person

Taste 15 different wines from Crete at a private wine tasting for no more than 8 people on a food and wine tour from Heraklion. Go to a gourmet restaurant for an olive oil tasting and immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of the island.

About this activity

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the activity starts.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 15 selected wines from Crete with professionals
  • Learn about the island's wine and grape varieties
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch with the best wines
  • Discover the secrets of olive oil
Full description
Journey through the authentic flavors of Crete at a private wine tasting with professionals from the industry, and sample 15 different wines. Join a small and friendly group of no more than 8 people and learn more about the vines, terroir and gastronomy of Crete. Hear about local produce, such as olive oil and cheese. Benefit from the services of a guide who is a former journalist and restaurant chef, and speaks both English and French. Meet some of the best producers of the island's wines from the central regions of Archanes and Peza, where wine was first made in Crete. Take a tour of 2 of their wineries and vineyards, and then experience the flavors of the wines at a private tasting of 15 wines following a wine presentation. Enjoy a sensational tasting of olive oil and other traditional products from Crete, such as honey, marmalade, wine vinegar and more. Then, meet a selection of chefs at a gourmet lunch in one of the best restaurants in the wine making region; and get ready to be dazzled by their creative talents in the kitchen! 
Includes
  • Food
  • Wine and water during lunch
  • Entrance and tasting fees
  • Hotel pick-up and transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • You can contact the local operator at least 48 hours in advance with any specific needs or dietary requests for lunch (vegetarian etc)
  • This tour is only available from the Heraklion region (North coast, from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos, including Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Gouves, Kokkini Hani, Gournes, Hersonissos, Malia, Sissi, Agios Nikolaos and Elounda)
  • Entrance and tasting fee for 2 of their wineries and vineyards is included in the tour
  • Cost of any additional drinks beyond the tasting is not included
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 61 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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My husband and I very much enjoyed our wine tour and lunch. It was a great way to see and taste more of Crete than we would have experienced on our own. The lunch was amazing! It was in a cute little town and more food than we could eat, and it was all delicious. The wine on the tour was also good, a variety of whites and reds.

October 7, 2022

The trip was an amazing experience showing us Cretan cuisine, wine, oil and honey. Our guide Pierre was irreplaceable, he told not only about wine and olive oil, but also about Crete itself. His knowledge of wine, flavors and aromas is enormous and thanks to that we understood what we prefer. We recommend this wonderful journey through the land of wine and olive oil to everyone!

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July 1, 2022

This was a great way to get a wonderful feel and taste for the wine, olive oil and food in Crete. Our tour guide, Pierre, was so knowledgeable of the wine, the food and the history. Everyone involved worked together to make sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to others.

October 15, 2019

Product ID: 69886