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Secret of Cretan
Olive oil and wine

An olive oil and wine tour where we bring you to the some of the best winemakers of the vinelands of central Crete, in Heraklion area. The region of Archanes and Peza, where wine was born in Crete. During this semi private day tour, you will be accompanied by a former journalist and restaurant chef (French and English speakingDuring this tour, you will meet a promising and dynamic winemaker who will guide you trough his winery and domain. You will have a chance to enjoy a private guided tour in the facilites, from wine alcoholic fermentation area to tanks, press machine, bottling facilities, and of course the cellar where wine is aging in oak barrels. Then, after a wine presentation, you will experience a unique private 5 different wines tasting from the most promising grape varietals of the island!Crete is the island of olive oil. Here you can find some of the best olive oils in the world. Partake in a sensational visit of a family estate and a traditional olive mill in the Protected Designation of Origin Archanes. The owners will lead you to their production area and introduce you to the fantastic world of extra virgin olive oil, from olive harvest to different ways to produce this traditional olive oil. This will be followed by some olive oil sample tasting where you will be learn how to really taste extra virgin olive oils. You will also have a chance to taste other local products. For who want to discover the traditional cretan cooking, we bring you to selected mezze restaurant for a real cretan lunch. Because a wine tour is not perfect without good food.This means: get prepared for plates and plates on the table. You will enjoy cold and warm selection of traditonal mezzes (small plates to share) as salads, grilled cheese, olive fritters, different meat and vegetable plates.A fantastic experience in a cosy, friendly atmosphere.Of course, best meals always go with good wines!We will continue our wine tasting there. And also sweet desert wine to aide digestion.

ABOUT THIS PRIVATE TOUR

secrets of cretan olive oil and wines

Your day will start with pick up from your hotel (the time may change according to your pickup place and a final pickup time will be given 48 hours before tour on the provided email) where we travel to the Archanes region and vineyards.We will first visit one of the last small olive oil domain in Crete producing the extra virgin olive oil with their own press. Crete is the island of olive oil. Here you can find some of the best olive oils in the world. Partake in a sensational visit of a family estate and a traditional olive mill in the Protected Designation of Origin Archanes. The owners will lead you to their production area and introduce you to the fantastic world of extra virgin olive oil, from olive harvest to different ways to produce this traditional olive oil. This will be followed by some olive oil sample tasting where you will be learn how to really taste extra virgin olive oils. You will also have a chance to taste other local traditional products.Then, we will join a wine producer from this region who will explain about the wine process while having the chance for a private guided tour in the winery and facilities like cellar and barrel room, bottling area, tank and wine production area,…. During this first step we will taste 5 wines commented by your guide and the producer and paired with cheese, tomatoes, rusk bread, smoked meat,….Our day will end with traditional and creative cretan food lunch with a variety of cold and warm mezze, salad, cheese, meat,… and a further wine tasting! Our meal will be followed by an assortment of desserts and sweet desert wine to aid digestion. A perfect day for food and wine lovers.

SCHEDULES
Departure from Heraklion at 08:30 (every pickup will depend of the location of each hotel, your time will be confirmed at the reservation). Return time to Heraklion at 18:00. Also depend on your hotel. Available every Tuesday and Thursday from 1st April until 31st October Please don’t forget to take with you hat , some sun protection, some pocket money (for any purchases you wish to make throughout the day or extra drinks like coffee, beers, softs,…). Don’t forget your camera for the walk in the picturesque village of Archanes
PICK UP
This tour is aimed to be run from North coast Heraklion area toll east side of north coast, in Agios Nikolaos (Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Hersonnissos, Stalida, Analipsi, Anissaras, Malia, Sissi, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda,). Due to Covid 19 safety rules, tour is temporary not available for more than 4 persons. Pick up from other places like Chania or Rethymnon are available, with extra cost depending on distance pick up and transfer. Please do not hesitate to contact us for more details.
Included 

This tour include private transport with mini van.  Pick up is organized from your hotel, and return back to your hotel at the end of the day.. An English and french speaking driver-guide will join you during all the day to entertain, guide and drive you. Price include all the entrances and tasting fees for the winery with wine tastings. Price include olive oil family mill visit entrance fees and oliv oil tastings, with some local products tastings.  Traditional cretan lunch including 5 glasses of wine to pair with food, water.

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OUR PHILOSOPHY

Taste local!

We design tours for food and wine enthousiasts. From wine tastings, olive oils trastings, walking tours with pic-nic and wine tasting in the vineyards, mountain bike tours in the vineyards and stunning landscapes of Heraklion wine area with wine tastings and pic-nics,… We are happyto promote local tourism, local products because we deeply believe that’s the real flavors of Crete

 

To love a country you have to taste it, drink it and hear it singing

Michel Déon

AUTHOR

FOCUSING ON

Wine

Treat your senses to a full day exploring Crete’s finest wines and olive oils. ride to the ancient wine-growing regions of Archanes and Peza. Stop at two different historic wineries, where you’ll have a chance to meet winemakers and learn about traditional production methods on a vineyard tour.

Food

Restaurant carefully selected by our former chef and food lover. Because we believe that good wines deserve the best food made with love and fresh local ingredients. And Crete is proposing a lot: goat and sheep cheeses, fresh vegetables, meat,… All theses ingredients cooked with care, traditional or creatively twisted

Olive oil

Crete is having a very long story with olive oil. This is part of cretan diet, daily use, family production, and standards of extra virgin olive oil are very high on the island. Join us to discover the secrets of the mediterranean golden liquid,: how we produce it, how we taste it, tips to store it, to cook with,..