Explore the Cretan wine & cheese making process tour of Chania

A day full of wine, gastronomy and history. A visit of an authentic charming village and in the historical – traditional museum of Apokoronas , a time capsule travel

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  • Duration: 6 Hours
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Description

The most amazing things will happen at Apokoronas region. A day full of wine, gastronomy and history. First you will visit a charming village, which has the historical – traditional museum of Apokoronas, with 7 rooms of Cretan history and great descriptions about the way of living in the past. There you can learn how the locals lifestyle use to be back in the days, admire the traditional Cretan house and old everyday tools they used to work with. You will also discover the old and special knitting technique of “Kopaneli”!

Driving up to the foothills of the White Mountains, feeling the environment changing while you are heading to the local winery. There you will meet the specialists of the awarded “Romeiko”. Its production performed with a special way and its taste will blow your mind. Also you will taste other wine varieties like “Vidiano”, “Vilana”, “Malvazia” and “Kotsifali”. The winery possesses a great view of the White Mountains and an impressive art gallery. There, you can see an ancient treadle, which is 500 years old, and walk around the herbal garden and the museum of traditional Cretan exhibits. Moving underground, feeling the heartbeat of the White Mountains, you will visit the cellar which is inside the cave where steadfast rocks cover the cylinder bottles.

The next stop will be in Emprosneros, the cradle of the Cretan revolution against the Ottomans. You will admire the ruins of Alidakis tower andl visit the local cheese factory. After the tour of the factory you will taste the local cheese varieties like”Graviera”, “Anthotiros” or “Mizithra” and you will have the opportunity to observe the cheese-making process. There will be a combination of cheese tasting with Cretan rusk and “raki” or “rakomelo”! You are definitely hungry, so the next stop will be a local “kafeneio” in Fres village where you will have a traditional Cretan lunch. 

Your transfer is included and its free, simply note your hotel info during the booking process

Itinerary

Wine tasting in Cretan and international varieties

Visit the traditional old cellar

Details about winemaking tradition in Crete and the art of food pairing

Explore the cellar of the winery inside an old cave near the heart of the mountain

Walk through the winery’s herbal garden and the art gallery

Learn about local viticulture, grapes, and vine-growing

Learn how to properly taste wine and sample organic varietals paired with locally produced meats or cheeses

Discover the Cretan tradition and admire the unique museum exhibits

Visit the cheese factory and discover the secrets of cheese-making posses

Taste the local cheese like “Graviera” or “Mizithra”

Meeting Points

What’s included

  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • English speaking, local driver/guide and wine specialists
  • Museum entrance fee
  • Wine and food tasting
  • Cheese tasting
  • Liability insurance and local taxes
  • Certified services with ISO:9001
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Cretan traditional lunch
  • Small-group tour 

What’s excluded

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional food and drinks 

Important information

  • Chauffeured private tour ensures a more relaxing and personal experience
  • Delicious gastronomy experiences and traditional Cretan lunch 

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80 6 Hours , Easy

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Ratings & Reviews

Simply wonderfull

   

thank u all for an interesting rich, inspiring and lovely day, we knew that the smiley people of Crete had so much passion and love in them, all lovely , from coach to guide and food ...thanks

28 June, 2019 by Mark Karavan

Authenic Crete

   

Lovely day trip, met very friendly people, enjoyed mouth watering food. The villages were so authentic that time has really stopped decades ago, had much fun although perhaps the group of people was slightly larger than should. Recommended...

12 June, 2019 by Costa Dimarco