Wine and Olive oil Tasting from Rethymno

Details

DURATION

4 - 5 hours

DIFFICULTY

Easy

GROUP SIZE

2 - 6 persons

SCHEDULE

Every Friday and Saturday

TYPE

Small group tour

PICK UP TIME

10:30 (Depending on your hotel)

PICK UP PLACE

Hotels in Rethymno district

Price List
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 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 tall mountains
ITINERARY

Every Stop a Unique Experience

1st Stop

Explore the world of Cretan Olive oil

The modern Olive oil factory kanakis and its experts will be happy to welcome us and share their knowledge about olive oil production process. Upon arrival we’ll meet the ancient olive tree, standing there for over hundreds of years, providing 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, there is no need to rush! Let's enjoy a traditional greek coffee, or an orange juice first. The calm and quiet atmosphere of this little coffee corner inside the facility, is just ideal for us to relax and take a moment before we start our informative tour. From the beginning, the olive oil experts will describe to us step by step the production process. Of course after that, they wouldn’t let us leave without giving us a good taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil! At first we will taste it with no additives, to be able to enjoy its pure smell, taste and texture. Right after that, it will be served to us the way ancient Cretans preferred it; infused with salt and lemon. Little secrets on the storage, best use and healthy attributes can be discussed as well.

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! - all the information about 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 plantations of the winery, which are full of grapes of different colors, and its 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 rusks and olives couldn’t be missing from this tasting journey.

3rd Stop

Time for lunch!

Finally we will visit the small and beautiful Nipos or Vryses village, according to the weather and the day, in order to end our tour. In Nipos, the taverna situated on the tall hill, will offer us its magnificent view of the village as a side dish to all the amazing plates in the menu. In Vryses, the idyllic scenery of the running waters under the shade of tall trees, will create a calm and serene atmosphere, in which our meal will take place. As we have our traditional lunch, we will discuss about our experience and share our memories.

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 :)

ADULTS

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