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Manousakis Winery

Vatolakkos, Crete, Greece
+30 2821 078787
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Vatolakkos
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Wineries
Owner description: Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Please inquire about our different tour options. Our winery is open... more » Owner description: Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Please inquire about our different tour options. Our winery is open year round to visitors who wish to enjoy a tour of our facilities, as well as a full tasting of all available Nostos wines. The Manousakis Winery is located in the village of Vatolakkos, 20 minutes outside of the town of Chania. All of our wines are organically grown with a focus in Rhone grape varietals. « less
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Oslo, Norway
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70 reviews 70 reviews
15 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Their tasting tours start near the old building once habituated by the founder. All wines are fully organic, and they take great pride on their work for under-priveliged children benefiting from a wine made in tandem with a neighbouring wineyard. Our tasting tour included a sip of their white, rose, and red wines. All good, but with the white a... More

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25 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We booked a tour with light lunch before our visit. Took a bus out from Chania main station. Was easy to find as there were several signs pointing the way, took less then 30 minutes to walk after we got off the bus in Vatolakkos. Loved the charming setting when we walked in, very quite and in the country. Jenny... More

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Delaware
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18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to Manousakis winery, where we had a light lunch and the complete Nostos wine tasting with Evgenia's charming help. Maria was very sweet to make sure our transportation arrangements with Safari Adventures were carefully explained. On our trip to the vineyards & winery, Manos was an amazing resource regarding the food, history and culture of Crete.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Our trip was organised through Safari adventures and what a day out! The location, up in the hills of Crete is stunning, while the tour of the winery is both informative and interesting. Our guide was excellent and engaging whuilst the selection of wines was extensive and fantastic quality. The 'pink' rose, white wine and Nostos (red wine) were exceptional.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We visited Manosakis winery on Wednesday and spent a very enjoyable afternoon doing the tour and then later tasting the beautiful wines. We had the light lunch which was great and some of our fellow guests had the cheeseboard which was a very varied and large cheese platter, which complimented the wines well. The wines are all delicious and the... More

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Eastbourne
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15 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

This trip was organised by Diana's travel. It was with a a jeep experience company. What a splendid day we had. 4 of us in total travelled there. This company has permission to actually go to where the grapes are grown. amazing views .Can not be accessed any other vehicle. So after travelling to the upper slopes we returned to... More

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We booked a 4pm appointment for a tour, tasting and some cheese to go along with it. We figured we'd stay for an hour, see the grounds and relax. We ended up staying for three hours, enjoying some lovely wines - including the spectacular Roussanne - one of the best whites we've tasted in ages. Afshin was personable and informative... More

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Warrington, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I expected a tour similar to that experienced in Spain and was so delighted that this wine tour was so much better. On getting off the minibus and turning the corner in to the courtyard we were spellbound. Whitewashed buildings wonderful old stone, colourful planters, friendly dogs, great Greek lunch and of course the wines. The tour was interesting and... More

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Oslo, Norway
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This year also we visited the Manousakis winery, and it's still a great place for tasting great quality wine in beautiful surroundings. My family and I have been there 4 times earlier as we have a house in Crete, but we still enjoy getting the guided tour and visiting this charming place outside Chania. Some new people this year, but... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

While staying in Chania, my friend and I rented a car for a day and visited Manousakis on May 23, 2014. This place is stunning! The family estate is a beautiful place to taste wine and experience an authentic Cretan lunch, with the gorgeous backdrop of orchards. Truly, these were the best wines I tasted while in Greece. The host... More

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