Day trip

Heraklion Area: Secrets of Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Made in Crete

Heraklion Area: Secrets of Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Tour

Activity provider: Made in Crete

From US$ 157.87 per person

On this tour, discover the most traditional products of Crete, extra virgin olive oil and wine. Visit a family-run olive oil producer and a boutique winery before enjoying a gourmet Cretan lunch paired with 5 wines.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup at your hotel lobby 10 minutes before the activity starts.
Small group
Limited to 6 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Take a trip to an oil mill and discover the secrets behind world-class olive oil
  • Visit a boutique winery on the island
  • Enjoy a gourmet Cretan lunch and pair it with beautiful wine
Full description
Your day will start with a pickup from your hotel where you will travel to the Archanes region. In a small and friendly group you have the opportunity to visit one of the last olive oil family domains and learn the secrets of Cretan extra virgin oil. You'll also visit a dynamic boutique winery, take a guided tour amongst its facilities and discover more about the magic world of wine production, terroir, and local grape varietals. Partake in a sensational visit to a family estate and a traditional olive mill. The owners will lead you to their production area and introduce you to the fantastic world of extra virgin olive oil. This will be followed by some olive oil sample tasting. You will also have a chance to taste other local products. Next up, meet a promising and dynamic winemaker who will guide you through his winery and domain. Get exclusive access to the facilities and get a glimpse into the production process. Then, after a wine presentation, you will experience a wine tasting featuring 5 different varieties made on the island. After your winery tour, visit a traditional restaurant and taste true Cretan mezze cooking for lunch. Enjoy prepared plates consisting of warm and cold traditional mezzes featuring salads, grilled cheese, olive fritters, different meats and vegetable plates. Whilst here, continue your wine tasting and sample a sweet desert wine to aid digestion.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Olive oil and wine tasting fees
  • English and French-speaking guide
  • Transfer
  • Lunch, water and a sampling of 5 wines
  • Extra beverages
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Important information

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  • This tour is only available in the Heraklion area (from Heraklion to Agio Nikolaos)
Customer reviews

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The entire day was 5 stars! From the olive oil tasting and tour to the wine tasting and 5 course lunch with wines paired with each course! Wish we could have brought more items back to the states. Guide was well versed in everything we experienced! We would give this 10 states first possible!

October 12, 2022

Very good great walk with Pierre who made us share his passion for wine and discover good things to eat. A great day

May 11, 2022

October 11, 2021

Product ID: 381049