The wine-making tradition in Crete has very deep roots! From the ancient Minoans till the modern times vine-harvest is a big and unique celebration. This tour is designed and written from the hosts’ childhood memories. You will take part in the wine-making process in the traditional old-fashioned way! The miracle of wine-making with its secrets will be revealed and you will be part of it !
Starting from the family vineyard you will harvest the local varieties of grapes like “Romeiko”, “Vidiano”, “Vilana”, “Kotsifali” and “Mantilari”. It is a unique procedure and a great celebration because locals are singing and dancing traditional Cretan songs. These voices and songs are echoing. The White Mountains are hearing. It is so hard to describe these feelings. You will only understand if you experience it!
Afterwards you will visit the family “Home”. It is a traditional Cretan house, built in the beginning of 19th century and fully restored. It will make you feel the Cretan hospitality and share with you many things about the Cretan traditions. Secret rooms will present you Crete through the centuries.
The old cellar is waiting for new produced wine, so the procedure begins. The treadle is ready and all together is stepping on the grapes with our feet. The first juice of the grapes appears and we continue smashing them. After a long smashing procedure the grapes have to stay with the juice. All they want is a rose or mid red color.
Now the feast begins! You will have a traditional Cretan dinner enjoying the local delicacies with a lot of wine! It was a hard working day but the dinner will make up for it!
Your transfer is included and its free, simply note your hotel info during the booking process
Vine-harvest in our family vineyard
Take part in wine-making process
Hear stories and origins behind the wine-making tradition
Secret rooms will present Crete through the ages
Wine tasting combined with cheese platters of different Cretan varieties
Taste freshly made dinner along with good Cretan wine
Enjoy the fantastic view of Aegean Sea and the mountain around
Appropriate clothing according to weather conditions.
Money for personal expenses.
Anything that might be useful to you.
Our fleet will be fully cleaned and sanitized after each transfer and trip.
Mandatory use of masks and gloves for drivers and escorts during transfers and tours.
Hand sanitizers antiseptic will be provided during clients’ embarkation.
Clients are obliged to use masks during their stay on the bus. (Masks & gloves will be provided from the company).
The company is going to use only the 65%of capacity of each mean of transport (for buses more than 9 seats).
Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select the "I'll type the address (next step
Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
Please note: This tour includes hotel pick up and drop off service. You can select the "I'll type the address (next step)" message and write the name and address of your hotel in the relevant field during the booking process.
Important Note: This tour is including hotel pick up – drop off for accessible by cars hotels only (many streets of the old town and the harbour of Chania are having limited vehicle access) in the region of Chania. Clients that are staying in the old town and the Venetian harbour 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) on this specific time. Pick-ups from Rethimnon, Heraklion and Lasithi regions are NOT included.
Pick up Times per area:
08:40 am Hotels of Kalamaki, Stalos, Agia Marina, Platanias, Maleme, Tavronitis.
09:00 am Xenios Dias and Golden Beach central parking (For hotels around the Golden Beach and Agioi Apostoloi).
09:15 am Sunny Rent Car (For hotels in Nea Chora).
09:25 am Talos Square – Hand fountain (For hotels around West old town and harbour, East Nea Chora).
09:35 am GS Tours offices (For hotels around East and Central old town/harbour, Chania city centre).
09:40 am Kriti hotel (For hotels around Koum Kapi neighbourhood, East old town and Chania city centre).