Heraklion, Greece
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clock-o8 hours (Approx.)
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Overview

Taste the bounty of ancient Cretan vineyards and olive groves on a delicious, full-day wine tour from Heraklion. Travel with an oenophile and chef guide through the island’s fertile heartland, visiting two wineries for vineyard tours and tastings of 15 different varietals. Sample some of the Mediterranean's finest olive oil at a family-run farm, and indulge in a gourmet chef’s lunch at a local restaurant, complete with plenty of wine! Tour size is limited to 8 for a more personalized, small-group experience.
  • Full-day wine and food tour of Crete from Heraklion
  • Explore the bounty of the fertile Archanes and Peza regions
  • Visit two different wineries for tours and tastings
  • Discover Crete's ancient winemaking history
  • Tour a family-run olive farm and taste exceptional olive oils
  • Includes a 3-course gourmet lunch at a local restaurant, paired with wine
  • Small group ensures personal service
Treat your senses to a full day exploring Crete’s finest wines and olive oils. After morning pickup at your Heraklion hotel, ride in an air-conditioned minivan to the ancient wine-growing regions of Archanes and Peza. Stop at two different historic wineries, where you’ll have a chance to meet winemakers and learn about traditional production methods on a vineyard tour. After learning about the long history of Cretan wine, try some for yourself with a generous, private tasting featuring 15 different wines.
Next, slick your pallet with the silky texture of some of the world’s finest olive oils at a family-run domain, where Crete’s soil and climate combine to create the ideal growing conditions for the crop. Stroll through the olive groves and learn how the fruit is grown, harvested and pressed to create these exceptional oils.
For lunch, head to a local restaurant nestled among the vineyards for a delicious, 3-course meal of typical Cretan dishes prepared by a talented chef. Hand-picked wine pairings round out the feast for an unforgettable gourmet day.

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d
, Jun 2018

great experience -learning about the growing wine country of Crete and experiencing its wines and olive oils was really a memorable experience with a very engaging and knowledgeable guide. Highly recommend the excursion and trying local Cretan wines both on Crete and anywhere else available -definitely in Athens

c
, Dec 2017

The experience was absolutely wonderful!
Our tour guide was knowledgeable and made all of us feel comfortable - plenty of wine and food to go around.
Would highly recommend!

D
, Oct 2017

this was by far the best tour we have been on in25 years, do not pass this one. I gaurentee it will be better than I can describe

m
, Jun 2017

Absolutely fantastic day out!

Pierre was a joy to spend the day with teaching us all about the traditional wine and foods of Crete.

I can't recommend this trip enough, it is wonderful value for money and an experience we will never forget!

E
, Oct 2016

First class in every way.

F
, Oct 2016

We had a great time. Pierre was wonderful.

G
, Jul 2016

What an amazing day! This is a small personal tour, there was only us and one other couple on the trip along with Pierre who runs the tour with his wife. First stop is an olive farm which has given me a new appreciation for good olive oil, then onto the first wine farm - gorgeous views, delicious wines and good company who needs to speak the same language when drinking wine?. Lunch was at a small local restaurant with a mixture of small sharing plates for starters and desserts as well as mouth watering lamb for mains. Of course more excellent wine to accompany. The afternoon is then spent having a snooze while being driven to the next wine farm for more tasting. We ended up buying loads of local produce under no pressure whatsoever which I can't wait to sample while remembering one of the best trips of a holiday ever!


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