Wine and Olive oil Tasting with lunch at Apokoronas (from Rethymno or Chania)

Details

DURATION

4 - 5 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

2 - 6 persons

SCHEDULE

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday

TYPE

Small group tour

PICK UP TIME

10:30 (Depending on your hotel)

PICK UP PLACE

Hotels in Rethymno district

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Highlights

  • Discover the real Cretan extra 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 an expert in the Cretan wine varieties
  • Explore the wonderful natural vineyard and unique soil aromas 
  • Enjoy the sweetness of a limoncello or the intense taste of raki, accompanied by rusks
  • Have a light meal near the sound of running waters of the river or by the view of the Cretan mountains
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Explore the world of Cretan Olive oil

Kanakis modern Olive oil factory and its experts will welcome us and share their knowledge concerning olive oil production process. Upon arrival we’ll meet an ancient olive tree, standing there for over hundreds of years, gifting generously its olives to locals and visitors. After a few steps, we are inside the facility, where the innovative olive mill will be waiting for us; but, no need to rush! Let's enjoy a traditional Greek coffee or some fresh juice first. The calm and quiet atmosphere of this little coffee corner inside the facility is just ideal to relax and take a moment before we start our informative tour. The experts will walk us step by step through the production process. Of course after that, they won’t let us leave without offering us a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil! At first we will taste it with no additives, to be able to enjoy its smell, taste and texture in its purest form. Right after that, it will be served to us the way ancient Cretans preferred it; infused with salt and lemon. At the end they will let us know the secrets on storage, best use and healthy attributes of the olive oil.

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, to learn - and taste – everything concerning the Cretan wine. There, we will enjoy a 30-40' tour, during which we 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”. We will participate in a fully guided tour of the cellar, with the strong smell of wooden barrels and maturing wine. After the tour, we will continue to the wine tasting room, where we'll be able to taste five types of Cretan wine and train our palates on the delicious wine paths! Try assyrtiko, vidiano, malvazia and other varieties amongst the best of Crete. Of course, mezedes like traditional paximadia and olives couldn’t be missing from this tasting journey.

3rd Stop

Time for lunch!

Finally we will visit either the small and beautiful village of Nipos or Vryses, depending on the weather and the day, in order to end our tour on a tasteful note. In Nipos, we will enjoy all the amazing plates in the menu with a side dish of a spectacular mountain view thanks to the position of the taverna. In Vryses we will take our lunch surrounded by the idyllic scenery of the running waters under the shade of tall trees. In the meantime we will share our impressions and best memories of the tour.

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
  • 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 :)
  • 24 hours full refund cancellation policy

ADULTS 

95 EURO P/P
CHILDREN (3-12)70 EURO P/P
INFANTS (0-2)FREE

CANCELLATION POLICY

UP TO 24 HOURS: FULL REFUND
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