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Chania Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Chania Wine tasting & winery tours

The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

1. The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

Travel through stunning natural landscapes up into the mountains of the Kissamos region on this 7-hour tour from Chania. Stop at a traditional family winery, established in 1993, and learn about the varieties of wine they produce and their ideas for modern farming processes and wine production. Taste award-winning local Vidiano, Muscat of Spina and some international varieties such as Grenache rouge, Syrah and Mourvèdre that each have a unique taste due the local terroir. Next you’ll visit a traditional village and see the oldest olive tree in the world, with an estimated age of 3,000 years. This is a day filled with tasting different wine expressions of noble grapes and a variety of delicious foods. Head to another winery in the Kissamos region to taste a special local blend of white wines with Vilana, Vidiano and Assyrtiko varieties. Walk through the idyllic landscape of the vineyards and visit the family’s olive oil factory. Learn about extra virgin olive oil production. The wine tasting here will be accompanied by a tasting of extra virgin olive oils and local pure products, creating combinations your palate will never forget. You’ll also learn the Cretan way of saying goodbye drinking the award-winning Tsikoudia.

Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

2. Chania: Wine, Food, and Sunset Tour with 3-Course Dinner

Let us introduce you to authentic Crete and our local traditions and customs by experiencing Chania like a local. Follow us on this late afternoon sunset tour through the old medieval town of Chania and the old port and discover all the hidden gems the city has to offer! Begin your amazing tour by meeting your local guide in front of the Municipal Market, the locals’ main meeting point for hanging out. Being built more than a century ago, the also-known as Dimotiki Agora was established to celebrate Crete’s unification with Greece. Through the windy cobblestone back streets, you’ll explore the lesser-known parts of the Venetial Old Port while hearing tales and myths about unique old buildings, famous locals, and rebellions, and keep in mind that although these stories sound like fiction, they are so real! On your way, we’ll show you funky, alternative bars where you can hang out later, and visit favourite-local stores such as a cooperative that is dedicated to the preservation of locally produced crafts and edibles and supports local producers and artisans directly. Then, you’ll head to a perfect vantage point from where you can enjoy the most captivating sunset with the old port in the foreground. Watch the sun slowly make its descent and post some of your once-in-life Instagram stories from here! As you capture the last rays of light, we’ll roam through Chania’s labyrinth streets to a secret garden of a historic building for a local wine and food appreciation feast. Participate in an exclusive wine tasting session of exceptional local wines with international awards, presented by a qualified sommelier, while pairing it with a three-course organic gourmet dinner. Here is the right place to learn everything about the Cretan wine varieties, and the Cretan cuisine, one of the healthiest worldwide. For sweet lovers, you’ll be glad to know that after the wine tasting there is something more sinful on this tour: ice cream! We’ll introduce you to the most delicious ice cream ever, made from fresh local sheep milk, nuts, fruits, and other ingredients. Your Chania by night tour wouldn’t be completed without drinking a nightcap in a local-favorite venue by sipping plenty of “raki” shots, our local spirit based on grapes, and mingling with locals. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more hints and tips on how to get the best out of your trip to Crete.

Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

3. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tastings - Safari Tour with Lunch

4. Chania: Olive Oil & Wine Tastings - Safari Tour with Lunch

Discover how an authentic 17th-century mountain settlement has been transformed into an ethical tourist complex. Learn about the age-old tradition of wine and olive oil production in Chania, then enjoy a lunch of traditional food and local wine. After pickup at your hotel in the Chania region, travel to the traditional village of Spilia and admire stunning views of the surrounding countryside from the cave of Saint John the Hermit. Head towardd Ano Vouves village to see the 3,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Explore a small typical farm and enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, sample organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continue with a tasting of 5 different types of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Drive along the dirt roads to the amazing Milia Mountain Retreat agro-tourism complex. Step back in time at a retreat where the lack of electricity and the stone homes invite visitors to get back to basics and switch off from the everyday stress of the modern world. Driving back to Chania, marvel at the wild landscapes of the Topolia Gorge.

Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

5. Chania: White Mountains 4WD Safari with Lunch and Tastings

Explore the White Mountains area of Crete on a guided Jeep tour. Visit local villages and sample local products. Taste olive oil and 5 different wines, and savor a traditional lunch of Cretan products. After pickup on your hotel, set off on your tour with your local guide, learning basic historical and cultural information as you go. Make your first stop at Ano Vouves village, home to a 3,000-5,000-year-old olive tree. While in Ano Vouves, learn about historical olive oil production in the village, see a typical farm, and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or fresh orange juice. Continue to Anoskeli village for your olive oil and wine tastings. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn about the wines and olive oils from the sommeliers and olive oil producers. Then, taste 5 wines and extra virgin olive oil with local products like olives, mizithra, and graviera cheeses. Afterward, prepare for a more adventurous drive as your guide takes you on an off-road route. From Sebronas Gorge, approach the Omalos Plateau at 1000 meters of altitude where the shepherds attend to their sheep and goats all year round. Stop for lunch and admire a magnificent view of Samaria Gorge and the highest summit of the White Mountains, Pachnes. Enjoy a lunch consisting of traditional Cretan flavors with seasonal salad, wine or beer, and dessert. After lunch, drive to Chania and take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea from up high. Watch the scenery change rapidly out the window as you move from the rocket mountains to the valley of orange, lemon, olive, and avocado trees. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

6. Heraklion: Private Knossos & Wine Tasting Tour with Lunch

Begin your journey of Knossos by meeting your guide at your hotel in Heraklion, where you will be greeted by your guide who will take care of you throughout the day.  Head straight to Knossos, where you will visit the ancient Minoan Palace, an important city in antiquity that supported continuous life from the Neolithic era to the 5th century. According to tradition, Knossos was the seat of the wise king Minos. Learn about the archeological site's fascinating myths, including the famous labyrinth and the minotaur legend, and that of Daedalus and Icarus. Next, head into the Heraklion mainland, which is known for its vilana, kostifali, and vidiano indigenous Cretan grapes. Crete's winemaking tradition dates all the way back to antiquity, and Cretan winemakers have consistently produced outstanding, award-winning wines. Taste some of these flavorful wines at a family-owned organic winery, where you'll enjoy six different wines along with local nibbles. Next, tuck into a delicious local lunch in a cozy, traditional, family-owned tavern that serves home-grown and freshly made delicacies from farm to table. This is your chance to sample truly authentic Cretan cuisine. Then, explore a typical village in Archanes as you wander its narrow lanes, and discover a world concealed from time. Here, savor the local liqueur called raki before heading back to your accommodation in Heraklion.

Private Wine Pairing for Brunch

7. Private Wine Pairing for Brunch

Escape on the most intimate and exclusive Cretan brunch journey with your loved one or a group of friends. Explore a vineyard, cellar and the production facilities with the winemaker before you dive into a homemade Cretan brunch. The setup is designed to please the eyes! The food is prepared by a local taverna and is based only on local and traditional products, and will be accompanied by 5 wines. All pots and plates are handmade with care by a local ceramist from natural clay. Your private sommelier will teach you how to taste wines like an expert, and introduce you to the secrets of food and wine pairing; After this delicious experience, and if the weather allows it, visit and discover the nearby and hidden gem known as Patsos Gorge, inside of which are numerous walkways and hidden altars.

Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

8. Chania: Wine and Cheese Tasting Tour with Lunch

Your 6-hour tour in the Apokoronas region begins with a visit to the scenic village of Apokoronas and its museum. Featuring 7 rooms filled with Cretan history, the museum provides a great overview to the ancient way of life. Learn how the locals used to live, admire traditional Cretan homes and see the old tools that were used in daily work. Next you’ll enjoy a cup of coffee or Cretan malotira tea at a historical site from the Cretan revolution, where a river crosses the square and runs through the village. Sitting beside the crystal-clear waters of the river, you’ll have a scenic view of the high, tree-covered plateau. Head to the foothills of the White Mountains to the local winery. Meet the specialists of the award-winning Romeiko Winery, see how their wines are produced, and enjoy a tasting. Also, you’ll have the opportunity to taste other wine varieties, such as Vidiano, Vilana, Malvazia and Kotsifali. The winery boasts stunning views of the White Mountains and there are herb gardens, an art gallery and a museum of traditional Cretan exhibits on site. Moving underground you’ll visit a wine cellar inside a cave with rocks covering the cylinder bottles. Your final stop on the tour will be at Emprosneros, the cradle of the Cretan revolution against the Ottomans. Admire the ruins of the Alidakis Tower and then enjoy a traditional Cretan lunch at a local tavern.

Chania: Guided Food and Wine Walking Tour with Lunch

9. Chania: Guided Food and Wine Walking Tour with Lunch

Your tour guide will take you and your small group in places where you can converse with town folk and sample traditional delicacies such as fresh tomatoes, olives, traditional Cretan cheese with honey, Cretan salad, "sigklino", "dolmades", "pastitsio", "ntakos", "mizithra" and the local spirit, "tsikouthia". You will also participate in a delicious wine tasting as you learn first-hand the traditions and customs of this beautiful country. Your walking tour will allow you to view up close and personal this scenic port where old buildings, museums, churches and shops are all built close to the panoramic harbor. Throughout the tour you will have the opportunity to see a variety of sites on a hill that provides a sweeping view of the city of Chania. You will begin to get a sense of Italy, maybe Venice or Florence, in the mesmerizing atmosphere of conditions that mix both character and culture of the Cretan people and their traditions. Accompanied by your local, friendly and knowledgeable guide, this tour will open your eyes to so much more than the average excursion as you will be provided with a glimpse into a culture's long, rich history. This is by far not your typical historical tour, sign up now and be a part of discovering what Greece is all about on this intimate introduction to the people and lifestyle of Chania.

Chania Premium Sunset Safari Tour

10. Chania Premium Sunset Safari Tour

Premium Sunset Safari Tour in the Northwest side of the inland of Crete... Allow yourself to indulge in a romantic off-road route experience with the best panoramic view followed by a wine tasting with delicacies platter in a semi private tour with up to 6 or 8 persons per vehicle. Our evening tour begins from Chania city centre and tourist areas, heading towards the White Mountains through uncharted mountain routes. Our premium off-road vehicles driven by well trained escorts will help you enjoy the best panoramic sunset view of Northwest Crete from above. Unpaved off-road routes, with wild and dense vegetation, non tourist places, unique panoramic views, ideal for sunset capture stops, combined with a five wines tasting accompanied by Cretan delicacies platters (meze), are only some of the experiences that you will have in this 4-5 hour premium sunset safari tour. After our off-road exploration through orange and lemon tree valleys in villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos and Vatolakkos, we reach an amazing point in the hill of Vatolakkos at 700m altitude where we will have the best panoramic view of the sunset and the possibility to admire the entire city below. After experiencing the sunset, we continue our road-trip to Cretan Villages, full of amazing sights and stories until we reach Manousakis Winery where we will taste their wine accompanied by a cretan delicacies pllater (Meze). After the winety visit, we begin to reach the end of our Sunset Safari tour, driving back to our hotels full of memories, premium service and experiences, adventures and best panoramic views of Chania from above.

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What people are saying about Chania

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 84 reviews

It was a perfect day, our driver was very sweet and attentive and my fellow companions were a fun and kind group. The two wineries we visited were different but both had wonderful wines to taste paired with some delicious snacks. I enjoyed the experience immensely!

We had the BEST time on this tour. Adonis was our guide and he was so much fun and so knowledgeable. He also gave us recommendations for other places/restaurants to check out while in Crete. The food and wine was also delicious! Can’t recommend this tour enough.

Incredible tour of Chania followed by one of the best meals of the trip. The sunset location was perfect. Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and gave us additional great recommendations for the rest of our trip.

Wonderful tour and guides! Highly recommend if you enjoy history and wine.

Great tour either beautiful views. Would recommend!