As one of the most popular destinations in Greece, wine tours in Crete are both varied and exciting. Along with the classics, wine connoisseurs should also seek out the very best in sweet Malvasia wines.
Crete’s wine production dates back over 4,000 years and remains at the heart of Cretan culture. Wine is more often than not, served at every mealtime, whether that’s a family dinner or a casual lunch. It is also customary that good wine should always be shared, as the Greek’s rarely drink alone.
Discover the rich historic world of Cretan wine and the passion that goes behind every bottle. Book one of our wine tours in Crete and visit the most stunning vineyard landscapes as you explore the vineyards.
On this amazing day tour you will visit three fabulous sites – Firstly, an organic herbal garden farm, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the agronomy of Cretan herbs. You will be shown by the owner and agronomist exactly how the herbs are processed in a traditional and natural way.
The herbal farm is literally metres away from the famous Samaria Gorge, and this will be your next stop to enjoy the views and take some photos. The gorge is one of Europe’s largest canyons, and is 16 kilometres in length and is situated in a stunning national park. One area of the gorge is known as the Iron Gates, which at it’s narrowest is merely four metres wide, yet ascends reach up to a height of 500m.
Last but not least – is the visit to the renowned Manousakis winery, a top winery of Greece, that has been producing organic wines under their brand name of Nostos since 1997. Here you will experience a tour of the winery and taste the various wines with a healthy lunch in their lavish gardens.
On this six-hour tour, you will explore the different grape varieties in two stunning vineyards- the vineyard of Lyrarakis and the Paterianakis sister’s vineyard. You will be accompanied by a private sommelier/guide, and enjoy 8-10 wine samples. The views in the Heraklion wine region are simply amazing!
You will visit the cellars in both wineries, and hear interesting stories about their wine production. Afterwards, enjoy a healthy lunch pairing, with wine that has been designed entirely for you prior to the information you gave prior to the tour!
There is plenty of time to enjoy a leisurely stroll to visit the ancient wine presses and see the fascinating Byzantine churches. Some of which are over a thousand years old and many of them house impressive frescoes.
Private Wine Pairing for Brunch
This is a four-hour tour that includes an exclusive pairing of wine with a healthy breakfast, complete with local produce.
The winery is in a beautiful location, and you will tour both the vineyard and cellar. After which, enjoy a homemade breakfast, served in clay crockery handmade by a local ceramist.
Afterwards, if time permits, there is a small stop at a traditional pottery village, gorge or a Cretan café.
This tour is one of our ‘best sellers’ and guided by local wine experts. Ensuring guests learn everything about the region, the blend of wines, culture and local life.
You will enjoy superb Cretan flavours at an up to date winery in the Heraklion area. You will be given a tour of the winery’s excellent facilities and learn all about wine production. Afterwards, you will tuck into a delicious authentic lunch.
If you love wine and art – then this is the tour for you! This wonderful experience will introduce you to a world exhibiting local artist and ceramist. Where you will meet in his own garden, for a private viewing of his work on display.
Along the way, the tour will pass through Chania’s wine region, before reaching a local winery. Here you can explore the fabulous Dourakis gardens, visit the wine cellar and learn about the wine production.
Afterwards, a private lunch of Greek Meze will be waiting for you in the little village of Paidochori. Where the host will be that of a world-famous ceramist.
The meal will be served in the stunning gardens, sampling five different types of wines from a private sommelier.
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