Vintage Wine Routes

Crete, Herakleion

Visit Crete’s most renowned and ancient “terroir” in Heraklion and enrich your wine knowledge in award-winning wineries.

At a glance

-Wander around  the vineyards of Peza, Crete’s most renowned wine region
just a few minutes outside of Heraklion

-Learn about the history of Cretan wine from the Minoan times until now
from our English speaking guides

-Visit 2 of the most famous and awarded wineries of Crete and
sample 10 regional wines                                                

-Conclude your tasting experience with a 3 course lunch in one of
the very best  restaurants in Heraklion, where you will savour the best of Cretan Cuisine

Activity details
Duration
8-9 hours
Language
English
Participants
Up to 8 (min.4)
Transfer
Available
Confirmation
Within 24 hours
Refund
Full
For cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance activity

You will receive confirmation of your booking's availability within 24 hours. Once confirmed, you will receive your voucher via email. In the event that you do not receive an email from us, please check your Spam folder or notify us via email.

Itinerary

-Introduction to Cretan wine from Minoan times till today

-Visit Lyrarakis Estate, wander through the vineyard and go throughwine tasting of 5 wines, from Crete’s most awarded winery

-After a short drive you will arrive at the charming village of Choudetsi, where your next stop is the elegant Rhous Winery

-You will be welcomed by the owners-oenologists who will give you a tour of their vineyards and the winery. They will explain the entire process of winemaking from the selection of the grapes and the planting of the vines down to the vinification and the bottling

-Visit the cellar, where the wine is stored and aged and proceed to the tasting room, where we will taste 5 different wines

-Enjoy a 3 course traditional meal at a local family restaurant where you will savor the best from Cretan Cuisine, accompanied by a half a bottle of wine per person

Cancellation

-70% charge for cancelation made between 48 and 24 hours 

-Full charge for later cancellation or NO SHOW

Important info

    -Starting time between 9:30 AM. That depends on the area of accommodation of our guests

    -Guests in Heraklion city center will be picked up from their accommodation. For other guests meeting place will be provided and they will be notified via e-mail

    -You are kindly advised to arrive at hotel lobby or meeting point 5 minutes earlier than the scheduled time of departure

    -A German, French or Spanish translator is available upon request and with an extra charge

    -Price per group of the same company includes a wine tasting of 10 different wines, snacks, a meal and transportation(pick up & drop off)

    -The price does not include soft drinks, beer or coffee in the restaurant & any purchases made in any of our stops

    -This tour is not suitable for guests who can’t eat food prepared in shared surfaces

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