Wine and Olive oil Tasting

Details

DURATION

4 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

2 - 6 persons

SCHEDULE

Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday

TYPE

Small group tour

PICK UP TIME

10:30 (Depending on your hotel)

PICK UP PLACE

Hotels in Rethymno district

Price List

Highlights

  • Discover the real Cretan virgin olive oil and learn the ways in which the locals taste it 
  • Have a traditional greek coffee in the olive oil mill
  • Enjoy a fully guided tour in the Dourakis winery
  • Become a wine expert for a day 
  • Explore the wonderful natural grape and unique soil aromas accompanied by rusks
  • Enjoy the sweetness of a limoncello or the intense taste of raki 
  • Have a light meal under the dew of the plane trees and running waters of the river
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Explore the world of Cretan Olive oil

At first we will visit 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 tree, more than one thousand years old. We continue to the innovative olive mill where all production steps and details are described thoroughly by our experts. In the last part, we will taste two different ways of serving the exquisite, extra virgin olive oil: we will try it pure at first, with no additives, and then we will taste it in the old fashioned, traditional way of serving it, with salt and lemon. Little secrets on storage, best use and healthy attributes can be discussed as well. Before we proceed to our next stop, we will have a cup of greek coffee and discuss about what we've seen.

1st Stop

Explore the world of Cretan Olive oil

2 nd Stop

Taste unique Cretan Wine varieties

2nd Stop

Taste unique Cretan Wine varieties

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, the latest developments in the production of wine and of course 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 to the wine tasting room, where you will be able to taste five types of wine and train your palates on the delicious wine paths. Of course, mezedes like traditional rusks and olives couldn’t be missed to accompany this tasting journey.

3rd Stop

Time for lunch!

Finally we will visit the small and beautiful Nipos or Vryses village in order to end our day. The tour will be finished with a glass of raki or the Cretan "limoncello", accompanied by a traditional light meal discussing and remembering your favorite moments of the day.

3rd Stop

Time for lunch!

What’s Included

Hotel pick up and drop off (Only Rethymno district)

English or French speaking guide

Local driver/guide​

Transport by air-conditioned car​/mini bus

Olive oil tasting and coffee on spot

Traditional greek coffee

Guided tour in the winery

Tasting of different wine varieties

Lunch (vegetarian option included)

All taxes, fees and handling charges​

Lots of wine and laughter :)

ADULTS

90 EURO P/P
CHILDREN (3-12)50%
INFANTS (0-2)FREE
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