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Semi Private Wine and Olive Oil tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)
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Semi Private Wine and Olive Oil tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)

By LocalTrips4U "Experience True Crete"
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Duration: 6h
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  • Wine Tasting of 5 exceptional Premium wine labels
  • Four-course Menu including wine at a local Tavern
  • Bottled water
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Transportation with Luxury SUV
  • Pick up and Drop off from customers Hotel
  • Tasting of extra virgin olive oils, olives, Cretan sweet vinegar and petimezi
  • Private means Private (Maximum people per vehicle 4)
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We appreciate your booking with us and want to ensure a seamless experience for you. To provide you with the exact pick-up time, we will reach out to you either through text message or email. It's important to double-check the information you provided during the booking to ensure accuracy.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Port pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
      • Heraklion Port Passenger Station, Leof. Nearchou, Iraklio 713 07, Greece
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Not wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Infant seats available
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 144392P7

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • Most travellers can participate
        • Please advise any specific dietary requirements or Allergies at time of booking
        • Vegetarian option is available Upon Request
        • Bring a hat, sunscreen and light Clothing
        • Spending Money in case you would like to make a purchase
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        How much is Semi Private Wine and Olive Oil tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.)?
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        Semi Private Wine and Olive Oil tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.) is hosted by LocalTrips4U "Experience True Crete". Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact LocalTrips4U "Experience True Crete" on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Semi Private Wine and Olive Oil tour (Transfer & Lunch Incl.) on Tripadvisor
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        4.5
        4.5 of 5 bubbles13 reviews
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        Manuel H
        1 contribution
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        May 2022
        First of all, my driver was very friendly and the first stop was as planed, good olive oil tasting with lots of information, at the winery there was good food and wine but I didn't get any information, well they told me I can read it, it would have been nice if someone showed me around (they showed around other people who booked by themselves ). And there was no third stop, the tour ended after 4h. Honestly I wouldn't do it again, I would recommend just going there by yourself, the price for just the olive oil tasting and the wine tasting is only 26 Euros together.
        Written 4 May 2022
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        Bri B
        12 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Jul 2021
        This review is well overdue but couldn't not post. This was one of the highlights of our honeymoon in 2021. Yannis was more than spectacular. He was so knowledgeable, kind, helpful, and made the trip better than we could have ever imagined. The tour was so enjoyable. We had the best time at Koronekes, the owners were spectacular. We learned so much and enjoyed tasting olives, olive oils, and vinegars. Lunch was authentic and so delicious at Bakaliko followed by the best wine tasting at Lyrarakis Winery which was just as wonderful. Yannis provided us with restaurant recommendations and ensured we had the best time. Would 10/10 recommend as a must do in Crete!
        Written 3 May 2022
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        D K
        London, UK2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Loved it - well worth a visit. Driver was great and highly knowledgeable and the tour was a lot of fun! We went to try olive oil, had our wine tasting and went to a great lunch. The driver was really knowledgeable and told us a lot about Crete!
        Written 9 October 2022
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        Katy B
        Houston, TX22 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        We had a custom private tour. We started at Koronekes for olive oil tasting where we learned and bought a lot to take home. We also tried balsamic and flavored oil. Then went to a small vineyard and wine tasting at Winery Diamantakis. Finally we ended our tour at another winery called Silva with lunch pairing. We had a blast at Silva! The driver was amazing. Thanks!!
        Written 26 June 2023
        This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
        It sounds like you had a fantastic custom private tour in Crete, exploring different aspects of local production and enjoying tastings. Starting at Koronekes for olive oil tasting and learning about the various products, including balsamic and flavored oil, must have been a delightful experience. Visiting a small vineyard at Winery Diamantakis for wine tasting and ending the tour at Silva with lunch pairing adds a diverse and enriching touch to your day. I'm glad to hear that the driver played a crucial role in making your experience amazing. If you ever plan to explore more of Crete or have any other travel plans, feel free to reach out. The team would be delighted to assist you in creating more tailored and enjoyable experiences. Safe travels, and may your future adventures be just as delightful!
        Written 19 February 2024
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        Mereidos
        10 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Sept 2022
        Start:
        We booked this tour for a Tuesday and pickup worked fine, after the first stop we ask the driver what the next steps are: returning us to the hotel. Naturally we ask, what about the olive oil tasting and lunch? Apparently they booked the long (7hour) tour and took the money, but only provided a 3-4hour tour with wine tasting only! Calling in it was decided to give us the tour we paid for on thursday without any extra charge and we will receive another voucher with details. Wednesday passes and despite repeated calls that always promised to call right back with more details, nothing happens. Only at 10:30 pm we finally receive more details incl. the pick-up time, after the receptionist at our hotel called the company again.

        Tour:
        The tour itself was very good, the olive-oil tasting (at Koronekes) was better and more informative than expected, the wine tasting was ok (Lyrarakis - the winery from tuesday: Paterianakis is way better!) and lunch was also very good.

        Ending:
        On the way back we are asked if it is ok to switch us to another vehcile (so far only us 2 and the driver in a Touareg), because another passanger with disabilities has trouble entering their high vehicle. Of course we said, that it's ok even if it is a little less comfortable with other people on board as well (compared to having a "private" car). Lo-and-behold: After having had lunch and a full belly, we are stuffed into the trunk of a Jeep with our knees glued to our chests, since the Jeep was already full with 4 other people in the regular seats! THIS was not we what agreed upon at any point and a very bad ending for an otherwise nice trip, especially since the air conditioning didn't work in the back either!
        Written 1 September 2022
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        Yvette
        15 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        I’m on the fence here. Am I glad I did this? Yes! Would I have done it knowing what I know now? Yes, with modified expectations. Would I do it again? Probably not. 3.5/5.

        I was expecting a traditional tour where I’m guided and informed from start to finish about the food, drinks, villages, and history. Instead, this is 3 experiences in 1 (olive oil factory tour, wine tasting, lunch at local restaurant) + semi-private car to get you from point A to B to C. That’s not a bad thing; I just had different expectations.

        What I liked:
        - Vehicle felt semi-private with 4 people + driver
        - Alex (driver) was nice and never rushed us (he was so calm despite that we were a few hours off schedule)
        - Olive oil tour (Alma was so knowledgeable and took her time, despite the late start. I learned a lot and watched 4 groups without reservations show up and get turned away)
        - Tasting different Greek wines with beautiful vineyard view
        - Got out of city without renting a car and navigating the roads!

        What I didn’t like:
        - Pick up from hotel was 1 hour late; we got info only after I sent an email to operator
        - Addl 1 hour wait once we got to olive oil factory (though Alma was nice and apologetic)
        - Wine tasting starters with self guided walk around cellar, not formal tour and didn’t feel personalized (toward the end they offered a tour but it was very hot and I’d had 4 glasses of wine)
        - Lunch did not cater to my dietary restrictions of no gluten and dairy and English was a challenge (Google translate helped); I also wish they would have told us what town we were in and about the food

        In summary, didn’t meet the expectations I had for a cohesive experience but made it possible to explore the countryside without the hassle of a car. Paid for convenience.
        Written 10 August 2022
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        Stian S
        2 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour overall. Friendly and good driver (Alex), experienced guides, good wine, olive oils and food! Gladly recommends the tour.
        Written 21 July 2022
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        Drake
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        This was a fantastic experience with very nice and hospitable people. I would highly recommend this excursion for anyone looking for a relaxing, informative day.
        Written 16 September 2021
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        I'm thrilled to hear that you had a fantastic experience and found the people involved to be very nice and hospitable. Your recommendation for this excursion as a relaxing and informative day is valuable for others seeking similar experiences. If you have any more questions or if there's anything else I can assist you with, whether it's related to your travel or future plans, feel free to let me know. The team is here to help. Cheers to more enjoyable and memorable experiences in the future!
        Written 19 February 2024
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        Aleksandras J
        Patong, Thailand6 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Had an amazing time at the olive oil farm and vinery, all around very informative, fun and relaxed. Also great lunch!! Highlight of the trip so far! The driver/guide is very nice, helpfull and friendly!
        Written 20 August 2021
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        Thank you for your lovely words. It is our pleasure to provide unique experiences to our guests.
        Written 22 August 2021
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        Giulia L
        1 contribution
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        À day filled with authentic experiences, good food, wine, olive oil and nice people! Very much enjoyed the day, also a fun tour guide !
        Written 8 July 2021
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        Thank you so much for your review. You are an amazing couple and great fun to be with. We were honored to have you on our tour. Wishing you all the best.
        Written 8 July 2021
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