Our wine tour includes 6 full excursions which combine visits to the most famous vineyards all over Crete. Visitors will have a chance to see the production methods of wine and taste several Cretan varieties such as the ones below:
Wine tour description
DAY 1 Arrival – Meeting with Guide&Transfer to the hotel (Iraklio city)
DAY 2 Visit to Knossos archeological site. Next stop PEZA wineries for wine testing, guided tour in vineyards, and souvenirs. Tour continues to traditional Village Thrapsano for a tour in the traditional pottery making of Crete.
DAY 3 Visit to Lassithi Plateau and Dicti Cave. Next stop the “Lyrarakis” wineries where the tour includes a visit to the medieval celars of the area, a visit to the wineyeards, and finally wine testing of some of the most famous Cretan varieties. Our wine tour continues to traditional village Arhanes with the unique Cretan architecture.
DAY 4 Guided tour in Iraklio city and some of the most important sites (Venetian walls and castle, Catholic churches, main market). Wine tour continues to “Boutari” winery in Skalani for a complete tour of wine testing in one of the most famous and best-seeling wineries of Greece.
DAY 5 Tour starts at the archeological site of Tylissos and continues to the picteresque village of ZAROS and its wonderful natural lake. Next stop will be the “Zaharioudakis” winery in the village of Plouti where participants will have a guided tour in the wineries and the chance to test the local wines. Final stop of the day will be in Rethymno where group will spend the night.
DAY 6 Day 6 starts at the postminoan cemetery of Armeni village and continues to the maginificent lake of Kournas. During miday group will have the chance to visit the “DOURAKIS”wineries for a complete tour in the wineyeards, cellars and main unit of the factory.
DAY 7 Last day of this programme will be oriented to the region of Chania. First stop will be Akrotiri and the graves of Venizelo family, probably the most important politician in the modern Greek history. Tour continues to the monastery of Agia triada, before visiting the “NOSTOS”wineries in the village of Vatolakos. Last stop will be Chania where group will the chance to wander around the old city.
DAY 8 Transfer to airport. Departure.
Prices from 411.00 per person on full board basis.