• Duration: 6 hours
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Description

Tour Highlights

• Visit a traditional olive mill and learn about the olive oil-making process

• Taste the famous Cretan extra virgin olive oil 

• Visit the oldest olive tree in the world and the museum 

• Explore two family wineries of the region

• Tour around the facilities of the wineries 

• Taste exceptional varieties of Cretan and international wines

• Learn about local viticulture, grapes, and vine-growing

• Delicious gastronomy experiences

• Small-group tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience

• Discover the culture, traditions, history and mythology of Crete

Description

Today you will travel through wonderful nature’s landscapes. Up to the mountains of the Northwest province of Chania, you will visit traditional family wineries and an olive mill.

The tour starts from the olive mill and factory. A local family business that extracts the olive oil in the traditional way. The heavy stone mills are crushing the olives and through the press the extra virgin olive oil is produced. There are always analytic descriptions and tour of the facilities but live extraction process during the harvesting months (Autumn). Olive oil tasting is following and an incredible taste will fill your palate. After that, you will have the chance to admire the oldest olive tree in the world, which age is estimated at 3000 years old and the olive museum. The miracle of nature stands proud in front of you and its deep roots are holding it through the centuries.

The day continues with wine. You will taste different expressions of Cretan and international varieties paired with delicious local dishes. Visit first a local family winery, in a beautiful environment, surrounded by olive trees and citrus fruits. Wine specialists will analyze the harvesting process and the wine-making traditions through the tour around the place. Tasting is following and experiences of different local varieties. The second winery we are visiting was established in 1993. Wine-makers with specialized knowledge and fresh ideas of modern processes of farming and wine production will introduce you different labels of wines. Traditional Cretan lunch in the winery paired with wine will make you fall in love with this special place. Diving deep into nature’s miracle, tasting awarded labels of wine and experience the local Terroir will offer you unforgettable experiences and beautiful memories from your trip.

Itinerary

Discover the Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil

Wine tour to family wineries, olive oil factory and magnificent places to admire the nature’s miracle

• Schedule: All Year. Every Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday

• Location: Chania, Crete

*Available departures from all Cretan cities in private tours 

• Duration: Approximately 6 hours

• Minimum participation: 1pax 

• Maximum participation: 18pax

• Tour type: Small-group tour 

*Note: There is availability for private tours upon request 

• Available languages: English  

• Pick-up times: 08:20-09:20

• Tour starts: 09:45 am 

Pick up points: 

• 08:20 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) 

• 08:30 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

• 08:40 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

• 08:45 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) 

• 09:00 – Beach Tennis Court and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi) 

• 09:20 – of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis 

Important note for your pick-up

This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by car hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbor of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that staying in the old town and the Venetian harbor have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) at this specific time. For small-group and private tours, pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi regions are NOT included. In the case of a private tour, there are extra transportation fees according to the requested pick up point.  

What's included

• Hotel pick up and drop off

• Bottled water per person 

• English speaking, local driver/escort and wine specialist 

• Wine and food tasting

• Olive oil tasting

• All fees and local taxes

• Transport by air-conditioned minibus/minivan

• Traditional Cretan Lunch

• Small-group tour (up to 18pax)

Important information

• Schedule: All Year. Every Tuesday – Wednesday – Friday

• Location: Chania, Crete 

• Duration: Approximately 6 hours

• Minimum participation: 1pax 

• Maximum participation: 18pax

• Tour type: Small-group tour 

*Note: There is availability for private tours upon request 

• Available languages: English  

• Pick-up times: 08:20-09:20

• Tour starts: 09:45 am 

Pick up points: 

• 08:20 – Kriti hotel (For hotels around: Koum Kapi neighborhood, East old town and Chania city center) 

• 08:30 – GS Tours offices (For hotels around: East and Central old town/harbor, Chania city center)

• 08:40 – Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around: West old town and harbor, East Nea Chora)

• 08:45 – Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora) 

• 09:00 – Beach Tennis Court and Golden Beach central parking (for hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi) 

• 09:20 – of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis 

Important note for your pick-up

This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbor of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that staying in the old town and the Venetian harbor have to meet us in the suitable meeting points (3-5 minutes average walking distance from most of the hotels). The meeting times scheduled according to the hotels’ locations. The pick-up will be from the clients’ hotel (if accessible) at this specific time. For small-group tours, pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion, and Lasithi regions are NOT included. In case of the private tour there are extra transportation fees.  

Terms & Conditions:

Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.

The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.

Reservations must be made 12 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour for 50% refund. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.

If a tour is canceled due to low participation or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments

In case of allergies, tolerances or food preferences please inform the company in advance.

Categories

  • CULTURAL AND THEME TOURS
  • DAY TRIPS AND EXCURSIONS

Guided Language

  • English

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