Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch

4.9 / 5

45 reviews

Heraklion: Cretan Wine Tasting Tour & Gourmet Lunch

From $182.28 per person

Taste 15 different wines from Crete at a private wine tasting for no more than 8 people on a food and wine tour from Heraklion. Go to a gourmet restaurant for an olive oil tasting and immerse yourself in the authentic flavors of the island.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 8 hours
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 15 selected wines from Crete with professionals
  • Learn about the island's wine and grape varieties
  • Enjoy a gourmet lunch with the best wines
  • Discover the secrets of olive oil
Full description
Journey through the authentic flavors of Crete at a private wine tasting with professionals from the industry, and sample 15 different wines. Join a small and friendly group of no more than 8 people and learn more about the vines, terroir and gastronomy of Crete. Hear about local produce, such as olive oil and cheese. Benefit from the services of a guide who is a former journalist and restaurant chef, and speaks both English and French. Meet some of the best producers of the island's wines from the central regions of Archanes and Peza, where wine was first made in Crete. Take a tour of 2 of their wineries and vineyards, and then experience the flavors of the wines at a private tasting of 15 wines following a wine presentation. Enjoy a sensational tasting of olive oil and other traditional products from Crete, such as honey, marmalade, wine vinegar and more. Then, meet a selection of chefs at a gourmet lunch in one of the best restaurants in the wine making region; and get ready to be dazzled by their creative talents in the kitchen! 
Includes
  • Food
  • Wine and water during lunch
  • Entrance and tasting fees
  • Hotel pick-up and transfer
  • Driver/guide
  • Additional drinks
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 18 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Know before you go

  • You can contact the local operator at least 48 hours in advance with any specific needs or dietary requests for lunch (vegetarian etc)
  • This tour is only available from the Heraklion region (North coast, from Heraklion to Agios Nikolaos, including Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Gouves, Kokkini Hani, Gournes, Hersonissos, Malia, Sissi, Agios Nikolaos and Elounda)
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 45 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
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This was a great way to get a wonderful feel and taste for the wine, olive oil and food in Crete. Our tour guide, Pierre, was so knowledgeable of the wine, the food and the history. Everyone involved worked together to make sure we had a great time. Would definitely recommend to others.

October 15, 2019

Brilliant guide and excellent tour

We really enjoyed this tour. Our guide was excellent, a safe driver and provided a wealth of interesting information about both the wine and Crete. The minibus was very comfortable so much more so than the back of a Land Rover. We loved the first vineyard. Such a beautiful setting. The daughter of the owner treated us like honoured guests. We didn’t enjoy the second vineyard quite as much not least because it was quite busy. Our group were treated as well as the other groups there before we arrived. The wines weren’t as good either but we enjoyed comparing them. The choice of taverna for lunch was very good. The dishes served were varied, very tasty and authentically Greek (unlike in our hotel). We loved the place and their olive oils. We wished we’d booked our other tours of Crete through Getyourguide.

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October 13, 2018

Fantastic day out with a great guide.

The trip exceeded our expectations in every way. Pierre is such a fantastic guide, knowledgable, personable & just a pleasure to be with. The vineyards were great, we learned loads, tasted a lot of great wine & Olive oil, and the lunch is just out of this world, with plenty more great wine. Totally recommend.

September 21, 2018

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