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Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Small-Group Tour of Heraklion with Tastings

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    What to Expect
    Your  full-day tour begins with hotel pickup in Heraklion. Then you will head to Archanes and Peza in central Crete where some of their best wines are made. Meet two winemakers who will guide you through their wineries. After a wine presentation you will experience a unique private wine tasting featuring 15 samples of wine.

    Crete is the island of olive oil. Here you can find some of the best olive oils in the world. Partake in a sensational olive oil tasting with about 10 different olive oils. learn about process of olive oil and how to taste it.

    Discover traditional Cretan cooking with a mezze bar visit for a real Cretan lunch. Prepare for several plates of cold and warm mezzes to be brought to your table to share. This is a fantastic experience in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. Continue your wine tasting here and also raki (unsweetened, anise-flavored alcoholic drink) tasting to aid digestion.

    After lunch, take a short walk to explore the picturesque village of Archanes which has a rich history in wine culture. End the day with a visit to a second winery with a selection of another five to six different wines for you to try. As a parting gift, every couple or guest will receive a bottle of wine.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Heraklion hotels
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Local taxes
    • Lunch at mezze bar
    • Wine/olive tasting fees
    • Beverages
    • Driver/guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
    • Extra beverages (beer, soft drinks, and non-wine alcoholic drinks)
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
    • Vegetarian option is available; please advise at time of booking if required
    • It is recommended that you bring a hat, sunscreen, and spending money for any external purchases
    • A maximum of 8 people per booking
    • Important: this tour is only available from North coast Heraklion area to Agios Nikolaos (Heraklion, Agia Pelagia, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Hersonnissos, Stalida, Analipsi, Anissaras, Malia, Sissi, Agios Nikolaos, Elounda,…)
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    Reviewed September 26, 2018

    I really enjoyed my first wine tour. Beautiful vineyards and very good wine. I recommend to have a good breakfast before the tour ;) The olive oil tasting was not really my thing, because I like to taste it rather on a piece of bread...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank MarlieE1
    Reviewed September 21, 2018

    This tour was, without a doubt, the highlight of our holiday to Crete. The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. Pierre is such a fantastic guide, knowledgable, personable & just a pleasure to be with. He makes the whole day special, relaxed & informal,...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
    Thank KeithI896
    Reviewed August 27, 2018

    Beautiful family vineyard with very nice wines. A wonderful view of Crete. The service was wonderful.

    Date of experience: July 2018
    Thank Raymond R
    Reviewed July 6, 2018 via mobile

    The wine tour was terrific. Two great vineyards visited. But the lunch was way too long and too hot. Lack of air conditioning in the van was bad. We had to ask for it to be turned in. The tour has 8 hours, but plan...More

    Thank JAG9491
    pierre G, Gérant at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

    Hello, thank you for joining us.sorry for the heat experience. That day was a very hot day with no breeze and we understand that staying for food may be a problem. As then, asked to shorten it, we of course did. Wine must be a...More

    Reviewed June 25, 2018

    I did this tour with five of my friends and it was magical. Great scenery, great wine, great food, great people. I would definitely book again if/when I'm back in Iraklio.

    Date of experience: June 2018
    Thank kationation
    pierre G, Gérant at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 19, 2018

    Thank you for your comment. And it will always be a pleasure to welcome you in Crete, to show you more about this amazing island

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    August 7, 2019|
    Response from Discover540734 |
    I don’t know for sure. But, you should ask. They are likely to do it for you and it is certainly a good tour.
    Key Details
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    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French
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