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“A "must-do" for an authentic wine tasting experience” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Winery Stilianou

Winery Stilianou
| Kounavi, Heraklion, Crete 70100, Greece
+306936430368
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Ranked #14 of 63 things to do in Heraklion
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Owner description: Boutique family winery. Organic wines and olive oil. Tour and tasting. Very very nice view. Visiting times. April-October 11.00-19.00 every day. November-March 11.00-16.00 except Sunday
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“A "must-do" for an authentic wine tasting experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

We hired a local driver and guide (Aris) from the area and he took us here on our half day private tour and we loved it. This organic (yay!) family winery has small lot production of some unique and tasty varietals that true wine lovers should try. George and his son Yannis were very genuine and friendly and provided us with sample tastings of their wonderfully fruity olive oil and wines, then took us on a tour of the operation. We never would have found this place on our own, so were delighted with this authentic opportunity. We purchased some wine to enjoy during our holiday and wanted the olive oil too, but the size was larger than we could take home in our suitcases; too bad we can't get their stuff in Canada!

Visited April 2013
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“Lovely”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2013

We followed the (very good) signs and wondered where we would end up. however the journey was well worth while. The views are stunning and we were made very welcome with tastings of olive oil and wine as well as a tour. There was no pressure to buy ( although with such lovely wines we did). A thoroughly enjoyable trip.

Visited April 2013
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“Great winery with family atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Me and my family visited the winery during our holidays in spring 2012 and had a great time. The winery is located in a beautiful village with great nature walks opportunities around. We participated in a very interesting tour about the production of the different varieties of wine which was done by the very friendly and helpful owners of the winery. All the wines are biological and from excellent qualities. My mother and me we liked all the wines but were impressed also from the white wine (especially i am usually in favor of red wines) which has a very refreshing and light taste-therefore perfect for summer time.The winery also offers the great opportunity to buy wine and high quality olive oil either for presents or for the own supply.We recommend everybody to include a visit to the winery stilianou in their holiday plans.

Visited April 2012
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