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WINE & OLIVE OIL TASTING

Travelling deep down the centuries we submerge in the fertile soils of Cretan land, where the roots of ancient vineyards embrace the soil which supported and raised civilizations of unforgotten eras. Their fruits, their essences have created the name of a powerful product: the Cretan Wine. In the Minoan era it was stored in clay jars and ended up in lavish feasts of noblemen and kings. Afterwards, wine used to be poured into the barrels at the cellars of the Venetians and the Ottomans. The roots of the winemakers of Crete are as deep as those of their vines as they have been producing authentic Cretan varieties (Romeiko, Vidiano, Kotsifali, Pluto, Mantilari, Vilana, Dafni, Liatiko, Muscat of Spina and others) for centuries.

Itinerary

The Cretan Olive Oil mill

We will start our tour by visiting the modern "Kanakis" olive oil factory to learn about the process of olive oil production and taste the finest cretan olive oil! The first thing we see when we arrive there, is an ancient olive oil tree, more that one thousand years old. We continue to the innovative olive mill where all production steps and details are described thoroughly by our experts. As during the summer season there is no olive oil production we will not have the chance to see the production in live action but we will get full explanations by the experts.  In the last part we can taste two different servings of the exquisite, extra virgin olive oil: we will try it pure first, with no adding, and then we will taste the old fashion, traditional way with lemon and salt. Little secrets on storage, best use and healthy attributes can be discussed as well. At last, we will enjoy a traditional coffee at their sweet coffee corner

1st Stop :

An authentic Vineyard among the Cretan Villages

After a 10' drive we will reach one of the best wineries of the region where we will enjoy a 30-40' tour, during which, participants will learn about the history, tradition and the latest developments in the production of wine and all information on the particular characteristics of the Cretan “terroir”. You will participate in a fully guided tour of the plantations of the winery,  the cellar, the production area and finally their shop. After the tour,we will continue on to the wine tasting room, where you will be able to taste five types of wine, accompanied by traditional rusks and olives.

2nd Stop :

A small yet picturesque village

Finally we will visit a small yet beautiful village in order to finish our day with a coffee or even better a glass of raki or the Cretan "limoncello", accompanied by

a traditional light snack.

3d Stop :

DETAILS

Tour Duration

4,5 hours

Level Of Difficulty

Easy

Group Size

2-6 people

Schedule

Any day upon Request

Type of Trip

Private

Transportation

Air-conditioned 7-9 seated bus

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