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“Very professional: a true door to Crete!”

Vintage Routes Crete
Ranked #3 of 12 Food & Drink in Heraklion
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Owner description: Vintage Routes Crete, is the name of a new and exciting wine tour company on Crete. Our mission is to create elite and highly professional tour experiences that focus on the unique and unknown resources Crete has to offer, with a particular focus of course on Crete’s magnificent and unique Wines, and it’s fresh & local gastronomy.
Vancouver Island, Canada
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“Very professional: a true door to Crete!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2014

On my third visit to Greece I chose Crete, right before the tourist season would start.
A Greek colleague had spoken about Cretan wine to me and while on a 5-day vacation I came in contact with Georgios. We exchanged a few emails and agreed on a date to tour the Cretan countryside and its vineyards. We were a small group of 5 people; Georgios came to pick us up on time and an hour later we were immerse in his stories.
It is a tour on Cretan wine and on Crete after all; it is done in a professional manner and with attention to detail. You can tell the guy comes from a hospitality background and that he is passionate about his land. The tour is comprehensive, a day-long; you get to sample a lot of wines and the lunch stop at a local taverna in a secluded villa is really really good (sorry, can´t remember the name of the place).
Overall, it provided a new dimension to our first tour of Crete, something special. We all agreed it was money well spent :)

Visited May 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“Wonderful (private) wine tour!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2014

We signed up for a private tour with Georgios in the Heraklion area. It was by far the highlight of our vacation! We visited three wineries, where we got to learn about the wine making process, meet the owners, and taste many delicious wines. The day included a delicious and authentic lunch, and Georgios had much knowledge to share with us about Cretan wine and Crete in general. He was very friendly, organized, and easy to spend a lovely day with it. It was much appreciated that he coordinated with us in the off-season. We would love to go back and do it all again! Highly recommended for anyone who loves wine, beautiful sights, and/or history :)

Visited April 2014
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Georgios M, Owner at Vintage Routes Crete, responded to this review, May 14, 2014
Thank you so much Emily for taking the time to write this review! I enjoyed our tour as much as you did. Wishing you all the best and looking forward to welcome you back!
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