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Vatolakkos, Crete

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Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

1. Chania: Off-Road Tour at Sunset with Wine Tasting

Start your experience with pickup from your hotel in Chania or the surrounding area and head towards the White Mountains. Admire the scenery as you follow unmarked routes across the landscape in an off-road vehicle. Pass through orange and lemon tree orchards, and see the traditional villages of Patelari, Varipetro, Alikianos, and Vatolakkos. Arrive at a viewpoint overlooking Chania to enjoy panoramic views of the sunset. Continue to Manousakis Winery for a wine tasting session, along with a platter of local delicacies to try. At the end of the tour, your driver will drop you off back at your hotel.

From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

2. From Chania: SUV Safari with Winery Tour and Tasting

Discover Crete's natural landscapes and wine culture on this private tour from Chania. Meet your guide at your hotel and hop on the SUV which will take you to the Manousakis winery, one of Crete's most prestigious wineries. Follow an exciting off-road route through the Vatalakos Hills and enjoy panoramic views of the rolling vineyards. At the winery, enjoy a tour of the vineyards and garden. Enter the production area and learn all about the winemaking process from start to finish. Finish your tour with a tasting of 5 delicious wines, lunch with Cretan platters, and unlimited wine consumption. On the way back, enjoy scenic views of the Chania mainland before returning to your hotel.

Vatolakkos, Crete: Organic Winery Tour with Tasting

3. Vatolakkos, Crete: Organic Winery Tour with Tasting

Tour a boutique winery in Vatolakkos and admire views of rolling vineyards in the countryside. Let the winemakers reveal the winemaking process to you. Savor a hand-picked selection of regional wines paired with some local snacks. Meet the staff and go down to see where the wine is stored in the cellar. Listen as you hear about how grape varieties are selected and cultivated following strict guidelines set by a an international team from France, the United States, and Greece. See the verdant vineyards where varieties of Rodanos of Syrah, Grenache, Mourvedre, and Roussanne grapes are ripened to perfection. Head to the garden to satisfy your palate with 7 different wines that are accompanied by a simple traditional Cretan flatbread, sea salt, and olive oil.

From Chania: Full-Day Herbs, Tea and Wine Tour

4. From Chania: Full-Day Herbs, Tea and Wine Tour

Discover Crete's growing herb and wine industries on this guided tour. Departing from Chania, head to an organic herb farm, admiring panoramic views of Samaria Gorge along the way. Start by learning all about Cretan flora and the island's precious herbs from a professional agronomist. Then, harvest your own batch of Cretan mountain tea and botanicals to make your unique tea blend. After refreshing with a warm cup of tea, walk towards the picture-perfect entry point to Samaria Gorge, where you can take in the stunning panoramic views and snap some photos. In the afternoon, discover the influence of Cretan herbs on the island's wine varieties at a local winery. Enjoy a wine tasting of 7 different wine varieties before sitting down to a delicious farm-to-table lunch in the winery's lush gardens.


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What people are saying about Vatolakkos, Crete

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 7 reviews

Truly wonderful. Thanassi was an amazing guide and told us great stories while also being informative. The view up in the mountains is one not many people get to see and is truly breathtaking. The time at the winery was fun and delicious. Cannot recommend enough.

The sent emails were very confusing due to different times (German and Greek) and made me feel insecure !!!