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Wine, Olive Oil, and Terroir Small-Group Tour of Heraklion with Tastings

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    Your  full-day tour begins with hotel pickup in Heraklion. Then you will head to Archanes and Peza in central Crete where some of their best wines are made. Meet two winemakers who will guide you through their wineries. After a wine presentation you will experience a unique private wine tasting featuring 15 samples of wine.

    Crete is the island of olive oil. Here you can find some of the best olive oils in the world. Partake in a sensational olive oil tasting with about 10 different olive oils. learn about process of olive oil and how to taste it.

    Discover traditional Cretan cooking with a mezze bar visit for a real Cretan lunch. Prepare for several plates of cold and warm mezzes to be brought to your table to share. This is a fantastic experience in a cozy, friendly atmosphere. Continue your wine tasting here and also raki (unsweetened, anise-flavored alcoholic drink) tasting to aid digestion.

    After lunch, take a short walk to explore the picturesque village of Archanes which has a rich history in wine culture. End the day with a visit to a second winery with a selection of another five to six different wines for you to try. As a parting gift, every couple or guest will receive a bottle of wine.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Highly recommend this tour. Pierre was an incredibly knowledgeable and gracious host. He is a total foodie and easy going. We got to taste SOOO many wines. Got some great olive oils too after an extensive tasting too. The meal was fantastic at the end...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Brian S
    madeincrete, Manager at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello, thank you for your comment. We are pleased that your enjoyed your trip trough Cretan wines and food. Best regards

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    We had never been to Crete before and Pierre, our guide, was so knowledgable and friendly. He took us to some amazing spots and knew so much about wine. I never knew Crete had such interesting wine. I really couldn't recommend this tour enough. It's...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Jacqueline N
    madeincrete, Manager at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    Hello, thank you so much for your nice comment. So pleased that we helped you discover Cretan wines and enjoyed your holiday in Crete. Best regards

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Pierre was a wonderful host. As a classically trained chef and wine ambassador he's likely one of the best people to talk food and wine with on the island. He had an answer for all my curiosities as we drove through the countryside. Wonderful wine...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sean E
    madeincrete, Manager at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello, thank you so much for your nice comment. We are so pleased that we could share about Cretan wines and food with passionate people. Best regards

    Reviewed 28 June 2019

    I cannot more highly recommend this. Our guide, Pierre, was not only punctual, polite and friendly, but incredibly knowledgeable about the area and the products. Additionally, he's a MAJOR food and wine lover who wouldn't dare take you to anything but the best places to...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank xandrahartley
    madeincrete, Manager at Tours Made in Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 29 June 2019

    Hello, thank you for this very nice feedback and we are so happy whe helped you spending a good day, experiencing Cretan way of live, hospitality, terroir, food and wines. Go to the best

    Reviewed 21 October 2018

    This tour was definitely one of the highlights of our trip to Crete and we had a really lovely day visiting the two wineries and local restaurant in Archanes. Pierre is a great guide, very knowledgeable and accommodating, and the size of the group was...More

    Date of experience: October 2018
    Thank Sarah K
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    • Duration: 8h
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