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Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour

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    What to Expect
    On this semi-private small group tour you will learn all about the two most essential products of Crete; olive oil and wine. The first part of the day is dedicated to olive oil. See how it is made in the traditional method, then in the modern method. Also learn how to decipher an olive oil label to be sure you're getting the best. The second part of the day is dedicated to wine! Learn about grape growing, how to taste wine properly, and how wine is made. Sample over 10 wines from indigenous and international grape varieties. Full lunch with unlimited wine is served at the last winery.

    Stop At:

    • Astrikas Estate Biolea, Biolea G. Dimitriadis, Astrikas, Platanias, Crete 730 06 Greece
    • Anoskeli Winery, Off of Eparchiaki Odos Tavronitis-Paleochoras, Anoskeli, Platanias, Crete 73002 Greece
    • The Monumental Olive Tree of Vouves, Vouves, Crete Greece
    • Manousakis Winery, Vatolakkos, Crete 730 05 Greece

    Sample Menu

    • Stuffed Grape Leaves
    • Fava Spread
    • Cretan Salad
    • Beef Youvetsi
    • Baklava
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up from any hotel/villa in Chania Town and surrounding areas.

    Airports

    • Souda Airport, Chania Town, Crete Greece


    Ports
    Chania
    Departure Time
    9:30 AM
    Duration
    8h
    Inclusions
    • Lunch
    • Snacks
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • All Fees and Taxes
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    Exclusions
    • Excludes any personal purchases
    • Excludes gratuity
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 14 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Comfortable shoes are recommended. Must be of legal drinking age.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
    32Reviews2Q&A
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    Popular mentions
    This tour is an excellent way to understand not only Cretan wines but the culture and history of Crete. As winemakers from Australia we found this tour to be highly professional and educational. As a qualified sommelier, Anna has an excellent knowledge and passion for wine and
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    Response from Anna Maria K, Owner at Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour
    Responded Sep. 30, 2019
    Thanks so much for this review. It means a lot coming from you. It was a delight to spend the day with you and your family. I hope to come see you guys in Australia! All the best, Anna Maria
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    I booked this trip for my wife for a day trip during our honeymoon in Chania. We spent six days in Ireland, then six in Chania, and this was by far our favorite day of all of them. Anna Maria was our guide for the day, and by the end of the day it felt like we had been friends
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    Response from Anna Maria K, Owner at Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour
    Responded Sep. 5, 2019
    Thanks so much. You guys were a total delight. It was great to spend the day with you. We wish you so much love, luck, and health in your new marriage!
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    Vasilis was a very approachable and informative host. Both the olive oil and wines were delicious and reasonably priced prompting us to buy several bottles of each. Critically, Vasilis made the wine tasting very relaxed and unintimidating, making it easy to enjoy.
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    Response from Anna Maria K, Owner at Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour
    Responded Sep. 5, 2019
    Thanks so much for your review. We believe that wine should be fun! So glad we created a great learning environment for you. All the best, Anna Maria
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    This tour is spectacular. Vasilis and Anna Maria are passionate about wine and Crete, and it shows. This is so much more than a wine and olive oil tour. We learned about the history of wine in Greece and drove all through the countryside of Crete. I felt like we saw the island
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    Response from Anna Maria K, Owner at Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour
    Responded Sep. 5, 2019
    Thanks so much for your kind words. It was great to have you on a tour with us. Email me and I'll see how we can get you guys some Cretan wines back home. All the best, Anna Maria
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    We did the private tour with Anna who is an amazing Sommelier and a very special person. I can't say enough good things about her or the tour. From the second she picked us up, we knew we were in good hands. She told us the history of the wine industry in Crete which was very
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    Response from Anna Maria K, Owner at Semi-Private Full Day Wine, Olive Oil, and Cultural Tour
    Responded Sep. 5, 2019
    Thank you for your kind words. You girls will always hold a special place in my heart. I know for sure our paths will cross. Hugs to the rest of the girls. Best, Anna Maria
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    About the operator
    By: Chania Wine Tours
    165 reviews
    Certificate of Excellence
    Travelbug1357
    30
    We knew nothing about wine before this tour...
    ...but Vasilis taught us so much! My husband and I were wondering how this would go being that we had never done a
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    Mammagoes
    31
    Great tour!
    My daughter and I booked this tour while in Chania. Vasilis picked us up punctually at the municipal market. We
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    MommaSJ
    Catterick, United Kingdom
    51
    Olive you berry much ❤
    Ended up being the only couple on the tour, tour was taken by vasilis, we started off at the olive oil mill, very
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    lcnyc2015
    Astoria, New York
    3811
    Wonderful experience
    We had a lovely time visiting an olive oil mill and winery with Vasilis. He shared so much knowledge about olive
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    Cheryl2304
    Newcastle Nsw
    4410
    Excellent wine tour and more
    Totally recommend this company. The tour we took was the highlight of our stay in Crete. We learnt a great deal
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    David H
    London, United Kingdom
    9236
    Very interesting well done tour
    We wanted to try some local wines and see more of the Vineyards in Crete. This half day tour took us on a drive
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    kathyAdelaide
    Adelaide
    8336
    Cretan wine tour of high quality
    This tour is an excellent way to understand not only Cretan wines but the culture and history of Crete. As
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    Rachel B
    10
    A must do to learn about Cretan wine and so much fun!
    This tour was one of our favorite activities on our trip to Greece. Anna Maria not only makes wine tasting fun,
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    Lucy C
    London, United Kingdom
    3637
    Fabulous wine-filled evening
    My mum and I had a wonderful evening wining and dining under the stars with Anna! She is super knowledgeable, as
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    Christine F
    New York City, New York
    41
    Full day wine tour
    We traveled to Crete for our honeymoon and did a full day tour with Anna Maria. We were picked up at our hotel
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    nicciy2019
    10
    Wonderful people, fantastic day
    Our tour guide was very warm, welcoming and informative from the beginning. You can tell they have a clear passion
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    marykatem987
    Denver
    154
    One of the best tours we've taken!
    The tour started with mimosas and just got better as the day went on. Vasili was super friendly and knowledgeable.
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    elvagunnarsdottir
    10
    wonderful experience
    we had a great time during our trip. Our driver was really nice and had a lot of knowledge about olive oil and
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    WarrenOC23
    Hamble, United Kingdom
    316132
    Fantastic afternoon
    My wife and I have just returned from the Wine Discovery Tour with Vassilis. What a fantastic time we had. We
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    AlanaMJames
    Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    109
    The perfect pre-wedding trip
    My husband and I arranged a trip with Chania Wine Tours for 23 friends and family a few days prior to our wedding
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