Full Day Sacred Paths Wine Tour
Durations: 5 Hour(s)
Group Size: 1-8
Be transported to a magical world of wine, monasteries, chapels and scenic villages. Take the Sacred Paths to wonder!
The tourâ€™s first stop is the historic winery of the Monastery of Tzagarolon, this beautiful monastery is set in the picturesque Akrotiri peninsula of Chania. The temple features admirable Byzantine architecture, a folklore museum and an ancient library of rarities. Sample select wines from the monasteryâ€™s production while admiring and learning about the wine equipment of the past on display.
Enjoy a picturesque drive to the family-owned Dourakis Winery in Apokoronas to learn about viticulture and the winemaking process and taste their wine.
The next stop is to a well-hidden old-style village, and in it is the last â€˜sacredâ€™ stop to meet the key holder of a treasured chapel to explore its beautifully painted Byzantine art interiors.
Day 1 : Winery & Monastery - Our Tour Begins!
The tourâ€™s first stop is the winery of the Monastery of Tzagarolon, this beautiful monastery is set in the picturesque Akrotiri peninsula of Chania. The temple features beautiful Byzantine architecture, a museum and an ancient library of rarities. Weâ€™ll be sampling select wines from the monasteryâ€™s production while we admire and learn about the wine equipment of the past on display.Explore the Wonderful Wines of Crete
Explore the wonderful cellars, gardens and production houses of the Dourakis Winery in Apokoronas, a truly Cretan winery, to learn about viticulture and the winemaking process as we taste their wine. Taste 5 wines.Beautiful Chapels, Byzantine Art & Greek Coffee
Our last stop is a visit to a charming and hidden little village with a beautiful central chapel that dates back to the Byzantine era adorned with artistic icons. Right next door is a small family owned kafeneio where we indulge in traditional Greek coffee.
Bites - Traditional Greek/Cretan meze style bites with your wine
Alcoholic beverages - 8 wines to be tasted
WiFi on board
Visit the monastery of Agia Triada
Visit a local Cretan winery
Visit a beautiful hidden village
Explore Byzantine art at a beautiful small chapel
Entry/Admission - Holy Trinity Monastery (Agia Triada)
Entry/Admission - Winery Dourakis
Entry/Admission - Maza Village - Saint Nickolas Chapel
We will communicate pick up times prior to Departure. Generally, pick up from Rethymno's central meeting point is at 9:00 am and 10:00 am from Chania.
- Most travellers can participate. Please dress modestly to enter the monastery.
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers.
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- Not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for travellers with back problems.
A cover to enter the monastery and chapel during all season.
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses and a light jacket for spring.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 50% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event