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Join us on a quintessentially Greek tour in Chania, full of wine-tasting & olive-oil sampling; a true gastronomic explosion of flavor.

  • #Sightseeing
  • #Culinary
  • #LocalExperience
Duration
6 hours
Availability
Daily
TRIP ADVISOR RATING
Group Type
Small Group or Private

Small Group Tour: Every Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday at 9.30 am       Private Tour: Daily, starting time can be customized

FROM
55/Person

Tour Highlights

Appreciate the beauty of Crete’s scenery by taking a trip to the mountains of Kydonia and Kissamos region, where you’ll be introduced to the different varieties of wine, as well as the luscious olive oil the Cretan land has to offer.

Taste varieties of Cretan and international wine along with delicious meze

Learn details about wine making traditions in Crete and the art of food pairing

Visit the oldest olive tree in the world and admire incredible museum exhibits

Chauffeured private tour for a more relaxing experience

What you will taste on this tour:

  • A wide range of Cretan and international wine varieties
  • An assortment of locally produced products, including vegetables, cold cuts, cheeses and bread.

What you can expect?

For the first stop of your tour, your expert guide will take you to a traditional family winery, established in 1993, unique due to its refreshing approach to wine-making, consisting of contemporary processes of farming and wine production. There, you’ll have the opportunity to experience Crete’s nature first-hand, walking along rows of olive trees and tasting award-winning wines, such as the local varieties of ‘Vidiano’, ‘Muscat of Spinas’, and international varieties like ‘Grenache Rouge’, ‘Syrah’ and ‘Mouverde’, carrying the distinct flavor the local Terroir has gifted them. You’ll even get to pair your wine with an assortment of Cretan goods, including vegetables, cold-cuts and cheeses!

Following the visit at the winery, and with the sweet taste of wine still in your mouth, you will take a walk through the beautiful neighborhoods of the island, heading towards traditional Cretan villages. Your walk will eventually take you to the museum of the oldest olive tree in the world, which is estimated to be around 3000 years old. Its imposing presence will award you with one of the most magical sights of your life. The miracle of nature and life will stand before you with its signs of age proudly displayed; a treat to your eyes and soul!

We will make the promise of wine abundance a reality by continuing the tour with a visit to an alluring winery in the region of Kissamos. There, you’ll get to taste a one of a kind, local white wine blend made with the combination of the varieties of ‘Vilana’, ‘Vidiano’, ‘Assirtiko’ and other delectable wines, always paired with Greek snacks.

Next, you will visit a local, family-run olive oil factory, where you will become familiar with the extra virgin olive oil production; a craft the Greeks have perfected over the countless years of practice. The wine-tasting along with the consumption of first-class extra virgin olive oil and local, organic products will make for an exquisite experience that you will treasure for years to come. To complete the tour, instead of saying goodbye, you will drink a shot of the award-winning local spirit of ‘tsikoudia’. Trust us, it can’t get any more Greek than that!  

Inclusions

  • Hotel pick up and drop off by luxury, air conditioned minivan
  • English speaking, local driver/guide and wine specialists
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Wine, olive oil and food tasting
  • All taxes and VAT

Exclusions

  • Any additional orders or purchases

Know before you go

There is a minimum of 2 adults that are required to book for a small group tour.

FAQs

Are there any extra costs?

No. The costs include a 6-hour tour with an enthusiastic guide and all wine & olive oil tastings! 

 

Reviews

  • Highly recommended! Not only did Jim give us a fantastic wine and olive oil tour in Chania, he also enriched us with local cretan traditions and local anecdotes. We were brought to the oldest olive tree in the world and experienced some of the local delicacies. Both wineries were very enjoyable and our guide was really knowledgeable. Highly recommended!

    - Gavin

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The "Back to Basics: Cretan Wine and Olive Oil Tour" is available as a private tour, in order to further customize your experience to fulfill your specific needs & expectations. Simply tell us your preferences in the booking form below.
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