From Chania: Cretan Wine and Olive Oil Tour
Join us on a quintessentially Greek tour in Chania, full of wine-tasting and olive-oil sampling; a true gastronomic explosion of flavor.
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.
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 farming and wine production. There, you’ll 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' or 'Spinas’, and international varieties like ‘Grenache Rouge’, ‘Syrah’ and ‘Mouverde’. You’ll even get to pair your wine with an assortment of Cretan goods, including fresh vegetables, cold-cuts, and local cheese!
Following the visit to the winery, you will marvel at the beautiful neighborhoods of the island, heading towards traditional Cretan villages. Your wanderings will lead you to the museum of the oldest olive tree in the world, which is estimated to be around 3000 years old!
Continue the tour with a visit to an alluring winery in the region of Kissamos, where you’ll taste a unique white wine blend made with the combination of ‘Vilana’, ‘Vidiano’, ‘Assyrtiko’ and other delectable wines, always paired with Greek snacks.
Next, visit a local, family-run olive oil factory to learn about the extra virgin olive oil production; a craft the Greeks have perfected over countless years of practice. Concluding the tour, instead of saying goodbye, drink a shot of the award-winning local spirit of ‘tsikoudia’. Trust us, it can’t get any more Greek than that!
What you will taste on this tour:
- A wide range of Cretan and international wine varieties as well as extra virgin olive oil
- An assortment of locally produced products, including vegetables, cold cuts, cheeses, and bread.
- Hotel pick up and drop off with a luxury, air-conditioned minivan
- English speaking, local driver/guide, and wine specialist
- Museum entrance fee
- Wine, olive oil and food tasting
- All taxes and VAT
- 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.
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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!