Rethymnon Tour "Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives"

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Rethymnon Tour
Duration

Durations: 6 Hour(s)

Group Size

Group Size: 1+

Languages

Languages: English

Discover the long-kept secrets of wine and olives and Cretan tastes as you travel through Cretan villages in a semi-private group of 6-8 persons in each vehicle.

From £ 72.54 per person

  1. Tour Overview

    Discover the long-kept secrets of wine and olives and Cretan tastes as you travel through Cretan villages in a semi-private group of 6-8 persons in each vehicle.

    Our day safari in the secrets of the Cretan tastes and culture begins with a visit to Klados winery in Panormos. There we will be welcomed by the owner of the winery for a wine tour and a mouthwatering wine tasting experience unraveling the secrets of high longevity in Crete. Continuing our day we follow a route through traditional villages of Milopotamos (Dafnedes, Apladiana, Agridia) and areas with dense vegetation, fresh aromas and unique views until we reach the historic Halepa Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars. The unique view of Psiloritis and Mylopotamos area from the monastery will inspire you to take pictures, combining the highest mountain top of Crete with the beautiful valley. Afterward, our amazing off-road route continues with panoramic views that will take your breath away. If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close at some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. Continuing our route through picturesque villages nestled amongst lush vegetation we will have plenty of opportunities to take photos of picturesque chapels, sheep, goats, sprawling vineyards and gorgeous olive groves. An asphalt route will lead us to a traditional and modern olive mill in Melidoni village in Rethymnon. There you will have the chance to be guided in three different olive oil factories (ancient handmade production, by the help of diesel engines and modern production with a centrifuge) learn everything about olives harvesting, olive oil production and taste some local olive oil.

    Working up our appetite we arrive at a small village tavern in Melidoni, where we will introduce you to the Cretan cuisine with plenty of Cretan delicacies and let you feel the very essence of the renowned Cretan hospitality. On the way back we will follow an easy asphalt route through the national road before we reach back into Rethymnon town.

    A unique wine and olive escape, an exciting adventure to embrace the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoy the sights and professional and relaxed service!!!

  2. What's Included

    • Free hotel pick-up and drop off
    • Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
    • Entrance fees for the olive mill tour and olive oil tasting
    • Entrance fees for the winery tour and wine tasting
    • Linch with traditional Cretan delicacies
    • Liability Insurance and local taxes

  3. What's Excluded

    • Personal expenses 

  4. FAQs

    Please Note:

    Don’t forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

    The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women, or for children younger than 7 years old as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under the age of 18 years old. Uncharted Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without any prior notice.

    Adventure Tips

    The trip is ideal for everyone who's looking for an experience beyond the ordinary, for example, youth groups, single or couple participants, families with older children, and companies.

    The trip has guided stops every 30-40 minutes, for everyone's convenience.

    When meals are included, Uncharted Escapes can arrange vegetarian alternatives, but the information is required upon reservation. This also counts for any kind of food allergies, in order to find suitable alternatives if possible.

    Travelers Info: COVID-19

    Being always concerned about our guests’ and staff's wellbeing and having as a priority your health and safety, we remain committed to our premium standards, fully complied with all necessary measures set by the Government. Always ready to welcome you, we act with responsibility. We stay up to date following the guidelines set by The World Health Organisation and the National Public Health Organisation. We know that your holidays with family and friends are very important to you, so we are here to make sure you can relax, enjoy and dream the way you want to.

  5. Requirements

    Don’t forget your face masks, comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.

  6. Cancellation Policy

    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
    • We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event