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Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

1. Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

Learn about traditional Cretan olive oil and wine on this tasting tour through the island of Crete. Begin your tour at the Kanakis olive oil mill, and learn all about the process of making olive oil. Hear experts describe the steps of production and afterward, enjoy a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil. Continue on to one of the best wineries of the region, Dourakis Winery. There, enjoy a half-hour guided tour to learn about the history, tradition, and production of Cretan wine. After the tour, move to the wine tasting room, where you can taste up to five types of Cretan wine. Finally, end the tour with a visit to either the village of Nipos or Vryses (depending on the weather and the day). Both villages offer up beautiful natural views alongside a traditional delicious lunch.

Crete: Private Wine Pairing and Brunch

2. Crete: Private Wine Pairing and Brunch

Escape on the most romantic and exclusive of Cretan brunch journeys with your beloved one or a group of friends. Marvel at the beautiful handy work of ceramists in the picturesque village of Margarites, or enjoy the tranquility of a sacred gorge on your way to your brunch in a winery. Once at the winery, you'll explore their vineyard, cellar, and other production facilities before diving into a homemade Cretan brunch. On the menu you will discover fresh eggs form the hen coop, local cheese, fresh tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, an aunty’s pie, sheep’s yogurt, and honey from the Psiloritis Mountains. Cold cuts from a small producer and homemade rusks will also be available, and your brunch will be served in hand-made natural ceramic plates and dishes for an elevated experience. Once having finished brunch, you will be returned back to your tour starting point.

Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

3. Chania: Far West Private Day Trip with Food Workshop

Leaving Chania, you will venture into a completely different landscape, going deep into the unique region of Sfakia. The White Mountains will be your stomping ground for a day of activities for the whole family. Your first stop of the day is at a family owned small-scale cheese factory for a Cretan cheese and yoghurt tasting. You will learn about the traditional local production from this expert cheesemonger, and have the opportunity to sample what locals consider to be the best yoghurt on the island. Afterwards, you’ll head to Askifou Plateau at an altitude of 730m, a picture-perfect valley surrounded by the White Mountains. From there, you’ll start your hike into the 8km Imbros Gorge. It is an easy walk for the whole family with multiple stops for photos and discussions around the flora and fauna in the area. The gorge is spectacular, with several very narrow passages. Your guide will share thrilling stories about how this area was used by Australia, New Zealand and British soldiers in the war. Then, get ready to experience the local culture through gastronomy with your hands-on food workshop. Amongst the delicious flavours and aromas mixed in with local wine, you will discover the secrets of local cuisine while you enjoy a traditional meal, delicious desserts and locally-farmed fruit. At the end of the day, enjoy a glass of wine as you will visit one of the best wineries in Crete for a tasting. You can taste 4 different wine varieties in the traditional cellar, taking in the experience with all of your senses. The tasting is a fitting finale in Crete’s Far West.

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What people are saying about Dourakis Winery

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 16 reviews

Wow! What a great tour! This booking was so worth it - everything was perfect. Our guide Maria was just great and led us through the day really well. The price-performance ratio is great! There were two of us with our guide Maria alone on a private tour. It started at 10:30 a.m. First to the olive oil factory with tasting. The Greek coffee that we drank there after the visit was included in the price. Then it was on to the winery. There we visited the winery and tasted 5 great wines. There were also snacks. All the wines were very tasty and there was an explanation for each wine, how it is grown and what is special about the wine. Afterwards we drove in the car to a small tavern, where we ate traditional Cretan lunch. There was sooo much food and everything was really tasty and fresh! After that we enjoyed the view and were driven straight to the hotel. It's worth it!!

We had an amazing time on our tour. Our tour guide Nora picked us up and from there we saw beautiful spots around Crete, trying delicious local food and drink and learning about the history of the island. Highly highly recommend this experience!

Our tour guide Maria was so easy to talk to and she really helped us understand some of the history and culture of Crete.

Lovely experience, worth the money. Private and full of meaningful information about Cretan life, food and drinks

Very nice day, we enjoyed the delicious wines and the tour with Vincent