Iconic Wineries Wine Tour

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Iconic Wineries Wine Tour

Experience our Iconic wineries Wine tour.

Iconic Wineries wine tour

We drive towards the western point of Chania to Kolymbari, while passing an ‘all shades of green’ area full of olive groves we arrive at our first stop at Pontikiana, where Karavitakis winery is located.

One of the first wineries in western Crete, which started making and bottling wine.
The founder Manolis Karavitakis is the creator of the ‘unicorn’ wine Ostria, a sweet wine from Romeiko grape variety that gave him the title of the ‘best’ enologist of his time. His son Nikos is continuing his father legacy. There, we will taste 7 wines paired with local cheeses. Your private sommelier will give you all the necessary information needed for the wines, the art of tasting, and share with you the secrets of a professional.

The tour continues towards Vatolakos to another iconic winery of Chania, Manousakis winery. Well deserved they are called the ‘Mondavis’ of Crete, since they were among the first wineries in Crete which believed in wine tourism and they created one of the most beautiful wine tasting places on the island. At their tasting terrace you will taste 7 wines paired with mezze lunch of local dishes carefully made from their cook Maria with ingredients that have been harvested exclusively from their vegetable gardens.

After your lunch you will have the opportunity to stroll around the winery and enjoy the beauty of their olive and citrus grove. Your tour is ending with lots of wine, tastes and unforgettable memories.

from 99€/person
Semi Private Every Saturday

from 99€/person
Semi Private Every Saturday

What's included

  • Pick up and drop off from hotel or central meeting point
  • Chauffered transportation
  • All admission fees and all tastings
  • Bottled mineral water and refreshments
  • Light Lunch
  • English speaking guide/wine expert
  • Insurance and liability

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Itinerary

Departure
10.00 am: Departure from your hotel, enjoying having a sommelier sharing its knowledge of Crete and its wines.
First Stop Karavitakis winery
Arrival at the small village of Pontikiana, where you will enjoy a premium wine tasting from carefully selected wines based on your likes from your own sommelier. 7 wines and a pairing with local cheeses while you are learning in a happy and fun way the secrets of tasting.
Second Stop Manousakis winery
Arrival at Manousakis winery, the so called ‘Mondavis of Crete’ both for the high quality of their wines but also for their devotion to wine tourism and their beautiful wine tasting terrace in the middle of their olive and citrus grove. You will enjoy 7 premium wines paired with local mezze dishes.
Drive Back
Return at pick up point at around 16.00 pm
Guide

Enjoy a relaxing day with your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking sommelier guide.

Private Transportation

Relax yourself at our luxurious van and enjoy a complimentary refreshment or mineral water.

Lunch in local taverna

Cretan Cuisine is trully delicious and you will sample many of the region's delicacies on your tour in a true Cretan setting.

from 99€/person
Semi Private Every Saturday

Guide

Enjoy a relaxing day with your friendly and knowledgeable English-speaking sommelier guide.

Lunch in winery

Cretan Cuisine is trully delicious and you will sample many of the region's delicacies on your tour in a true Cretan setting.

Private Transportation

Relax yourself at our luxurious van and enjoy a complimentary refreshment or mineral water.

Tour Pricing

Check out our top wine tour options. We look forward to hosting you.

Semi - Private Tour
Every Saturday
99€ per person
  • All admission fees and tastings
  • 2 Wineries
  • Light Mezze Lunch in the winery
  • 14+ wines to taste
  • Central Point Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Starts from Chania
Private Tour
Every single day except Sunday
120€from/per person
  • All admission fees and tastings
  • 2 wineries
  • Light Mezze Lunch in the winery
  • 14+ wines to taste
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Kids Allowed
  • Starts from Chania
Bespoke
Tailor Made Tour
Upon Request
  • Unlimited Opportunities
  • Custom Experiences
  • Hotel Pick Up and Drop Off
  • Starts from all over Crete
  • Kids Allowed

from99€/person
Semi Private Every Saturday

Payment Options

• We accept online payment. • Full refund if you cancel 5 days prior to the date of the tour • No booking fees

Reviews

We had such a great time. Everything went over smoothly and our guide was very knowledgeable. I would recommend them to anyone. They really exceeded my expectations. I know I'll be back for sure!
Sally Smith
October 2018

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