Heroic viticulture and old vines wine tasting

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Heroic viticulture and old vines wine tasting

Experience Rethymno Wine Tour on this 5 hours excursion.

Rethymno all year wine tour

We drive towards the mountains of Rethymno, first stop at the traditional village of Spili, where you will enjoy a Greek coffee and drink fresh spring water from the famous Venetian lion tabs. The tour continues towards Melabes village to visit the newly founded winery of Iliana Malihin. A very talented oenologist who has united many different growers from villages around Rethymno, who own ungrafted old vineyards in order to make wines from vidiano and liatiko grape varieties. Her dream is to bottle wine from each different village. You will taste 5 different wines, olive oil and Cretan tsikoudia along with local cheeses and cold cuts. The tour ends in a traditional taverna for a mezze lunch.

from 85€/person
Semi Private Every Monday

from 85€/person
Semi Private Every Monday

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 Mezze Lunch
  • English speaking guide/wine expert
  • Insurance and liability

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from 85€/person
Semi Private Every Monday

Itinerary

Departure
10.00 am: Departure from your hotel or central meeting point, enjoying having a sommelier sharing its knowledge of Crete and its wines.
First Stop for Greek coffee
Arrival at the small village of Spili, where you will enjoy a Greek coffee slowly made on hot ash. You will have the opportunity to stroll around the village and drink fresh water from the famous Venetian “lion” tabs
Second Stop - Winery Visit
Arrival at Iliana Malihin’s winery, from there you will be transferred to a 4×4 truck vehicle to visit the vineyards around Melabes. An unforgettable experience to centenarian vineyards with breathtaking view of the south Cretan sea. You will walk in the vineyards and learn by Iliana the secrets of viticulture. Then you will be driven back to the winery, where you will have the opportunity to taste wines from the tanks of the new vintage and taste 5 wines, organic olive oil and homemade “tsikoudia” accompanied with Cretan cheese, olives and homemade bread.
Lunch In a traditional taverna
Enjoy a mezze lunch in a traditional taverna in the nearby village.
Drive Back
Return at pick up point at around 17.00 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.

Tour Pricing

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Semi - Private Tour
Every Monday
85€ per person
  • All admission fees and tastings
  • 1 Wineries+vineyards
  • Light Lunch in local taverna
  • 5+ wines to taste
  • Central Point Pick Up and Drop Off
Private Tour
Every single day except Sunday
160€from/per person
  • All admission fees and tastings
  • 1 Wineries+vineyards
  • Light Lunch in local taverna
  • 5+ wines to taste
  • Hotel Pick Up and Return
Bespoke
Tailor Made Tour
Upon Request
  • Unlimited Opportunities
  • Custom Experiences
  • Hotel Pick Up and Return

from 85€/person
Semi Private Every Monday

Payment Options

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

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a Rethymno Wine Tour

Visit Rethymno wineries and explore the cretan terroir.

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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