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From Rethymno: Winery Tour & Cretan Folk Show with Dinner

1. From Rethymno: Winery Tour & Cretan Folk Show with Dinner

Enjoy a fun introduction to Cretan culture on this evening tour. Visit a local winery for a wine tasting session. Continue to a traditional village to enjoy live Cretan music and dance. Sip Greek wine and feast on typical island dishes for dinner. Depart from Rethymno at 6:30 PM with a convenient pickup service near the hotel. Settle in on your comfortable ride and be driven for 30 minutes to a family-run winery near Rethymnon. Learn the process of wine production from expert winemakers. Then, taste 3 different kinds of wine. Pair white, rosé, and red wine with local cheese. Let the entertainment begin with an evening of Cretan folklore performances. Reach your dinner venue at 8:30 PM and unwind for a traditional Greek night in a charming taverna. Enjoy a Cretan dance show along with a traditional Cretan music group till 11 PM. After relaxing to dances and songs of Crete over dinner, hop back on your ride to return to Rethymno.

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Heraklion: Minoan Experience Live Show with Dinner & Wine

2. Heraklion: Minoan Experience Live Show with Dinner & Wine

Start with pickup from your hotel and transfer to a scenic open-air theater. Begin the night with a theatrical dancing and acrobatics performance which has its origins in the ancient Minoan civilization. Enjoy this one-hour performance of ancient rituals with traditional costumes and live music. After the performance, be welcomed to the dining area, where you can feast on ancient and modern Cretan cuisine. As you enjoy a hearty buffet dinner and local wine, listen to music played on ancient and modern Greek instruments by a live band. After dinner, enjoy some Cretan dancing and popular folk songs. Feel free to join in on the dancing and experience a memorable cultural evening.

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Heraklion: Cretan Folklore Night at Karouzanos Village

3. Heraklion: Cretan Folklore Night at Karouzanos Village

Experience a night dedicated to music, dancing, and tasty local food during this Cretan folklore night in Karouzana, a traditional village near Heraklion. Sip on wine and taste local products such as cheese, olive oil, and meat during a buffet meal. Reaching the ancient village after pickup, walk through this magnificent place and experience the locals’ hospitality. At dusk, enjoy a traditional feast. Taste delicious dishes with cheese, virgin olive oil, meat, and other products of Cretan soil. Get treated with the wine, listen to the sound of the Cretan Lyra (Greek musical instrument), and take delight in looking at the dancers, dressed in their traditional costumes performing Cretan and Greek folk dances. At the end of the night, join the dancers, who will teach you the basic steps. Dance with others using a special 2-meter band so that everyone can keep a safe distance while having fun. Have a good time while still feeling safe: eating and drinking will be individual and sterile as required by law and waiters will wear masks and gloves. The seats and the tables will also have the appropriate spacing in accordance with legal requirements.

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Heraklion: Minoan Night Live Show Experience with Dinner

4. Heraklion: Minoan Night Live Show Experience with Dinner

Your Minoan experience begins with a theatrical dance and acrobatic show performed by traditional Greek dancers. Join the Minoans to play a game where you will dance to the sound of drums and become intertwined within Ariadne’s "mitos" (thread). After the performance, you’ll be invited to the Minoan dining area. While live music plays in the background, tuck into a freshly prepared feast of traditional Minoan treats. Enjoy wine, bread, salads, olives, meats, moussaka, souvlaki, dessert & more. Visit the traditional Minoan kitchen to see how your food has been prepared. As the night continues and the live music picks up the pace, enjoy a traditional Greek fiesta and dance the night away.

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Crete: Olive Oil Factory Tour, Dinner & Traditional Dancing

5. Crete: Olive Oil Factory Tour, Dinner & Traditional Dancing

Spend a special evening with a local family on the beautiful grounds of their olive oil factory. First, see how virgin Cretan olive oil is produced onsite. Then discover the origins of famous Cretan honey with a beekeeping demonstration. After discovering the grounds, enjoy a traditional Cretan buffet meal, with plenty of local wine. Enjoy live Greek music and a dancing performance after your meal in beautiful scenic surroundings.

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Crete: Creta night in Krousonas village with Dinner

6. Crete: Creta night in Krousonas village with Dinner

Prepare to discover the Cretan music inside you and learn the steps of various Cretan - Greek dances. Try out a fun and simple dance lesson with the help of an instructor, and be introduced to the cultural importance of traditional Cretan dances. Discover the differences between various types of Cretan dances. Following the introduction, join the circle and follow the steps of popular dances like “chaniotis” and “syrtos”. Finish off the lively routine by breaking some plates. Recharge from dancing by trying a Cretan meal in a traditional place with a view of Heraklion, while listening to live Cretan music. Accompanied by new local friends you will be enticed into an original Cretan feast or “glendi” in Greek. Prepare to eat well, laugh, and drink delicious wine, and later dance the dances you previously learned. Enjoy yourself in a truly Cretan way.

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