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Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

1. Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

Learn about traditional Cretan olive oil and wine on this tasting tour through the island of Crete. Begin your tour at the Kanakis olive oil mill, and learn all about the process of making olive oil. Hear experts describe the steps of production and afterward, enjoy a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil. Continue on to one of the best wineries of the region, Dourakis Winery. There, enjoy a half-hour guided tour to learn about the history, tradition, and production of Cretan wine. After the tour, move to the wine tasting room, where you can taste up to five types of Cretan wine. Finally, end the tour with a visit to either the village of Nipos or Vryses (depending on the weather and the day). Both villages offer up beautiful natural views alongside a traditional delicious lunch.

Crete: Villages of Western Crete Private Day Trip with Lunch

2. Crete: Villages of Western Crete Private Day Trip with Lunch

Discover panoramic views and traditional Cretan villages in one of the most famous areas of Western Crete. Learn about the history and the traditions of the island by visiting the villages, speak and hang out with locals and taste local dishes, all accompanied by the Cretan hospitality.  Our day begins with a stop in the village of Vrysses close to the river side and under plane trees. We continue our route around the traditional villages of Nipos and Tzitzifes and Fres for a coffee break. Following visit the temple of Virgin Mary (Panagia) of Two Rocks. Once a rock detached from the mountain and rolled down the slope. On the top of the rock, the church of Panagia was built. Adjacent there, is another rock, both forming an impressive scenery. Continue your amazing off-road adventure after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through villages of Pemonia and Melidoni which are situated at the foothill of White Mountains. On the way up to the shepherd’s hut called “Mitato,” enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of Northern Crete and if you are lucky, eagles might appear and wild goats could stop for us to take some photos. A bumpy rocky road will lead up to our trip’s highest point of 1300 meters altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original "Mitato". On your way down to the villages, have a stop in Armenoi village for lunch with Cretan platters. Fully refreshed, continue your tour, following an easy asphalt route back to your hotel. Drivers, with the help of the premium off road vehicles of Uncharted Escapes will offer you the most exciting day in Apokoronas Villages, allowing you to take in the best panoramic views of Northern Crete, and to embrace the local hospitality.

From Chania: Sfakia, Frangokastelo, Imbros, and Vrysses Tour

3. From Chania: Sfakia, Frangokastelo, Imbros, and Vrysses Tour

Discover the beauty of Crete on this tour to from Chania to the villages Sfakia and Vrysses. Go for a swim at Frangokastelo beach and admire the views at Imbros Gorge. Drink cold soft drinks, beer, wine, and bottled water. Snack on sandwiches and Cretan kalitsounia (cheese pastry).  Enjoy the convenience of being picked up from your accommodation in Chania. Sit back and relax as you drive through the southernmost part of Greece. Watch an audiovisual presentation of Cretan customs as you drive. Have access to free Wi-Fi and USB charging onboard.  Stop at the remote seaside village of Chora Sfakion. Spend some time to exploring the narrow streets in the village and go shopping for local products. Continue to Frangokastelo beach, which is famous for its sand and stunning Venetian castle.  Take some time to soak up some sun on the beach and swim in the crystal clear waters. Learn about the Drosoulites visions which are seen by locals in the region. Make your way to the entrance of Imbros Gorge where you can take pictures of the breathtaking view.  Visit the traditional village of Vrysses. View the tall plane trees in the village and explore the local tavernas and cafes. Return to your accommodation in Chania at the end of your tour. 

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based on 21 reviews

Wow! What a great tour! This booking was so worth it - everything was perfect. Our guide Maria was just great and led us through the day really well. The price-performance ratio is great! There were two of us with our guide Maria alone on a private tour. It started at 10:30 a.m. First to the olive oil factory with tasting. The Greek coffee that we drank there after the visit was included in the price. Then it was on to the winery. There we visited the winery and tasted 5 great wines. There were also snacks. All the wines were very tasty and there was an explanation for each wine, how it is grown and what is special about the wine. Afterwards we drove in the car to a small tavern, where we ate traditional Cretan lunch. There was sooo much food and everything was really tasty and fresh! After that we enjoyed the view and were driven straight to the hotel. It's worth it!!

Had such a great time on this tour. First of all Nora was absolutely fantastic and her knowledge of Crete is also amazing! The olive oil tour and tasting was great along with the beautiful scenic wine tasting. The village lunch is also lovely! Make sure you're hungry as there is certainly a lot of great food :D This tour is well worth it and was a highlight of our trip. Alex and Lindsay xx

We had an amazing time on our tour. Our tour guide Nora picked us up and from there we saw beautiful spots around Crete, trying delicious local food and drink and learning about the history of the island. Highly highly recommend this experience!

Our tour guide Maria was so easy to talk to and she really helped us understand some of the history and culture of Crete.

Lovely experience, worth the money. Private and full of meaningful information about Cretan life, food and drinks