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Wine and Olive Oil Tour in Crete

From EUR 80

Get acquainted with Crete’s most prominent products - wine and olive oil - with this Wine and Olive Oil Tour! Sample and learn about local wine varieties in two different wineries, visit the world’s oldest olive tree and the Olive Tree Museum!
Join this wine & olive oil tour in Crete for a fun and memorable day full of Cretan flavors! Along this Cretan wine and olive oil tour, you will visit two traditional wineries where you will learn about modern viticulture and wine production. You will enjoy sampling a mixed fleet of local and international wines, visiting an Olive Tree Museum, and observing an extraordinary 3,000-year-old olive tree. You will also visit an olive oil mill and witness the olives processing and production of extra virgin olive oil. To wrap up a day of wine and olive oil tasting in Chania you will get the chance to toast with your guide with the preferred local spirit, Tsikoudia - the proper Cretan way!

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  1. Your day will start at 9:30 AM. Your guide for the day will pick you up from your hotel in a minivan and drive through the beautiful Cretan mainland scenery to the Kydonia Mountain.
  2. You will visit a traditional winery, where you will learn about modern viniculture and wine production. You will sit in a beautiful olive grove and sample a fleet of local wines including Vidiano and Muscat of Spinas as well as some international wines such as Grenache Rouge, Syrah and Mouverde.
  3. Next on your wine and olive oil tour, you will visit the Olive Tree Museum in Vouves and learn the cultivation, pruning, harvesting and everything else related to the olive tree. Then, you will see the oldest olive tree in the world, one of 14 classified as Monumental Olive Trees in Crete, aged an estimated 3,000 years.
  4. Next, you will drive to a different winery in Kissavos Mountain, where your Cretan wine tasting experience continues. You will taste a new fleet of wines consisting of local varieties including Vilana, Vidiano and Asyrtiko, accompanied with food comprising local products. Then you will visit an olive oil factory owned by the same family, where you will learn about extra virgin olive oil production.
  5. Your Wine and Olive Oil Tour has ended. But before you are on your way back to your hotel, you will toast with some Tsikoudia and say goodbye – Cretan style!

Highlights

  • Sample a selection of Cretan and European wine varieties.
  • Learn the secrets to wine tasting.
  • Learn about traditional wine making methods in Crete.
  • Learn the rules of pairing wine with food.
  • Visit a selection of wineries and get a tour of the premises.
  • Learn about local viniculture and grapes.
  • Visit the Olive Tree Museum.