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Things to do in Vatolakkos

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Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

1. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

Vatolakkos, Crete: Organic Winery Tour with Tasting

2. Vatolakkos, Crete: Organic Winery Tour with Tasting

Tour a boutique winery in Vatolakkos and admire views of rolling vineyards in the countryside. Let the winemakers reveal the winemaking process to you. Savor a hand-picked selection of regional wines paired with some local snacks. Meet the staff and go down to see where the wine is stored in the cellar. Listen as you hear about how grape varieties are selected and cultivated following strict guidelines set by a an international team from France, the United States, and Greece. See the verdant vineyards where varieties of Rodanos of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Roussanne grapes are ripened to perfection. Head to the garden to satisfy your palate with 7 different wines that are accompanied by a simple traditional Cretan flatbread, sea salt, and olive oil.

Chania: Private Herbs and Wine Guided Tour

3. Chania: Private Herbs and Wine Guided Tour

The tour’s first stop is the incredible botanical garden of Chania. In the herbal garden of the park, you will discover the secrets of the herbs and all their benefits. You will be encouraged to try and smell the plants with your private wine guide who will use this opportunity to enrich your olfactive memory and wine tasting skills. After a relaxing and magical wandering among the plants and trees, it’s now time for you to enjoy a quality label Cretan Cuisine meal prepared with ingredients coming from the vegetable garden as well as herbs and fruit coming from the park. The lunch will be accompanied by two of our own exclusive wines. With the aromas and tastes of herbs still in your minds, it is now time to discover their influence in the wine. The next stop is the famous Manousakis winery where you will enjoy a commented wine tasting of 7 different labels. The grapes, both indigenous and international varieties, are organically grown in the Manousakis vineyards.

Chania: Sunset Off-Road Safari with Wine Tasting and Meze

4. Chania: Sunset Off-Road Safari with Wine Tasting and Meze

Premium Sunset Safari Tour in the Northwest side of the inland of Crete... Allow yourself to indulge in a romantic off-road route experience with the best panoramic view followed by a wine tasting with delicacies platter in a semi private tour with up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle. Our evening tour begins from Chania city centre and tourist areas, heading towards the White Mountains through uncharted mountain routes. Our premium off-road vehicles driven by well trained escorts will help you enjoy the best panoramic sunset view of Northwest Crete from above. Unpaved off-road routes, with wild and dense vegetation, non tourist places, unique panoramic views, ideal for sunset capture stops, combined with a five wines tasting accompanied by Cretan delicacies platters (meze), are only some of the experiences that you will have in this 4-5 hour premium sunset safari tour. After our off-road exploration through orange and lemon tree valleys in villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos and Vatolakkos, we reach an amazing point in the hill of Vatolakkos at 700m altitude where we will have the best panoramic view of the sunset and the possibility to admire the entire city below. After experiencing the sunset, we continue our road-trip to Cretan Villages, full of amazing sights and stories until we reach Manousakis Winery where we will taste their wine accompanied by a cretan delicacies pllater (Meze). After the winety visit, we begin to reach the end of our Sunset Safari tour, driving back to our hotels full of memories, premium service and experiences, adventures and best panoramic views of Chania from above.

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What people are saying about Vatolakkos

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Extremely educational and lovely tour! Our guide was phenomenal and he was so passionate about Crete’s culture and “mentality”. My girlfriend and I were constantly impressed throughout the duration of this amazing tour. Would recommend to anyone visiting Crete for the first time. All you can drink wine and a delicious Greek meal will leave you FULL, we were feeling great to say the least. 10/10 don’t hesitate and book this now!!

Enjoyable wine tasting experience under pretty pergoda in a beautiful setting. We were told a little about the wines we were trying and then had a plate of tradirional food. Next we travelled through the family's own land again in the jeeps to a rise where we watched the sunset.

Truly wonderful. Thanassi was an amazing guide and told us great stories while also being informative. The view up in the mountains is one not many people get to see and is truly breathtaking. The time at the winery was fun and delicious. Cannot recommend enough.

Very good excursion. Very nice view, nice driver, good wine and good food and good tours.

Incredibly cozy and relaxing activity with very nice staff!