Cretan Products at their birthplaces: Wine-olive oil-Raki

Details

DURATION

5 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

6 people max

SCHEDULE

Tuesday and Thurstday

TYPE

Tour

TRANSPORTATION

Air-conditioned car/van

PICK UP TIME

10am

PICK UP PLACE

Gerakari 4, Rethymno

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Highlights

  • Drive through Mylopotamos: Crete’s most authentic, agricultural and wild region
  • Meet local producers and let them share with you their knowledge, stories and products
  • Visit the first artisanal raki distillery
  • Visit a family-run vineyard and winery
  • Visit an olive oil mill and bottling plant
  • Taste Raki, Wine and olive oil with the people that make it and let them convey to you their love for Cretan land
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

The Cretan spirit

Only minutes away by car from Rethymno’s city center we will find the first artisanal distillery of the island. The sweet smell of freshly distilled raki will get you hooked fom the first moment you will set foot in the distillery. The beautiful golden-colored stills and the barrels are completing the visual part of the magic and the sound of the bottling machines add some industrial touch to the whole experience. The passionate staff of “35N” will share all their secrets about the spirit of cretan grapes and what makes it so special.

1st Stop

The Cretan spirit

2 nd Stop

Into the vineyard

2nd Stop

Into the vineyard

Just in between the shoreline and the foothills of the mountains we will reach the vineyard and winery of Klados family. This is the perfect spot for some of the unique cretan vine varieties that the family cultivates for years providing their winery with the best of grapes for their delicious wines. As you walk through the vineyard you will learn the history and the qualities of cretan varieties. The winemakers will initiate you in their trade. You will conclude your visit with a full tasting of the wines.

3rd Stop

Green gold

After a short drive through Mylopotamos villages you will find your way to the olive oil mill. There you see how the olives are made into the nutrient “green gold”. You will learn how to distinguish poor and high quality olive oil and you will get treated with delicacies made with top quality cretan products.

3rd Stop

Green gold

What’s Included

  • English or French speaking guide
  • Pickup and drop-off for Rethymno region Hotels
  • Distillery tour and raki tasting
  • Vineyard and winery tour and wine tasting
  • Olive oil mill tour and olive tasting
  • Light lunch with top quality cretan products
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges​
  • Lots of spirits and laughter :)
2-4 ADULTS95 EURO P/P
5-6 ADULTS85 EURO P/P
CHILDREN(2-12)50% 
INFANTS(0-2)FREE
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