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Ano Vouves, Crete

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From Chania: Elafonisi & Falasarna Shared Tour with snacks

From Chania: Elafonisi & Falasarna Shared Tour with snacks

Explore three of the most divine and sought-after destinations on Crete with a small group up to 15 people on this full-day shared tour. Enjoy the convenience of pickup and drop-off in an air-conditioned vehicle fully equipped with Wi-Fi service. Visit the 2 most popular beaches of Greece, Elafonisi and Falasarna, in one day. Start your journey in Elafonisi, a beach with unique, pink sands which pop in contrast to the blue waters. Continue west to Falasarna, a blinding white sandy beach famous for its striking turquoise waters. Then head to the last stop, Vouves, where you'll visit the oldest olive tree in the world. Grab the kids and splash about in the shallow waters of the small, exotic lagoons. In all, you'll enjoy nearly 5 hours of leisure time swimming and sunbathing by the sea. Listen as your guide tells you about Cretan customs and sample local cuisine from a prepared snack box. Return to your hotel once again in cool comfort in a quality vehicle.

Chania Area: Food Tasting Tour with Winery Visit & Swim Stop

Chania Area: Food Tasting Tour with Winery Visit & Swim Stop

Indicative Time-Table 08:00-09:20 Pick-Up 09:45 Arrival at Vouves Ancient Olive Tree 10:15 Departure from Vouves Ancient Olive Tree 10:45 Arrival to Perivolakia Village POI: Bakery, Olive Grove, learn about Honey & Cheese making procedure (tasting included) 12:30 Departure from Perivolakia Village 12:45 Arrival at Pnevmatikakis Winery Learn about wine making procedure & wine tasting 13:45 Departure from Pnevmatikakis Winery 14:00-16:00 Free time at Nopigia Beach 16:20-17:20 Arrival at your hotel A visit to a local bakery where we will have the chance to get a closer look of how Cretan traditional savouries (rusks, bread etc) are made. A visit to an Olive grove where we will examine the olive trees and learn how Cretan honey is made. A visit to traditional multi-awarded cheese factory. If it is not the cheese making period, we will be able to enter, otherwise our guide will tell you everything about the cheese making procedure before our superior tasting experience. Get ready for a superb gastronomical experience as you will have the chance to taste a traditional platted with olive oil, tomatoes, olives, cheese, honey and more that are going to provide you a first class experience of the Cretan nature. In the village of Ano Vouves, you can admire the oldest recorded olive tree in the world, proclaimed as a natural monument. Although scientists can not be absolutely sure, its age is estimated between 3000 and 5000 years and still remains alive, fructifying until today. It had as a base a wild olive tree, and then became domesticated by humans via Tsounati variety. Its bole, chiseled by time as a sculpture, has a circumference of 12.5 meters and a diameter of 4.6 meters. Pnevmatikakis Winery is a family run winery in Kissamos, with many years of experience, expertise and extensive presence and contribution in Cretan wine making. You will have the chance to learn amazing things regarding the wine making tradition of Crete. Moreover, you will taste many varieties of locally made and awarded wine from the collection of the winery together with local delicacies that accompany these amazing spirits. Bear in mind that as the winery is open for families, kids are served with a special platter and drinks, selectively crafted by the winery family! After departure from Pnevmatikakis Winery we will visit a nearby beach in order to complement such a full and wonderful day.

Chania: Milia Mountain Tour w/Lunch Olive Oil/Wine Tastings

Chania: Milia Mountain Tour w/Lunch Olive Oil/Wine Tastings

Learn about the age-old tradition of wine and olive oil production in Chania, then enjoy a lunch of traditional food and local wine. Discover how an authentic 17th-century mountain settlement has been transformed into an ethical tourist complex. After pickup at your hotel in the Chania region, travel to the traditional village of Ano Vouves village to see the 3,000-5,000-year-old olive tree that still produces fruit. Explore a small typical farm and enjoy a cup of coffee or fresh orange juice. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, sample organic extra virgin olive oil on warm bread with oregano and continue with a tasting of 5 different types of local wine with some authentic snacks from Crete.  Drive along the dirt roads to the amazing Milia Mountain Retreat agro-tourism complex. Step back in time at a retreat where the lack of electricity and the stone homes invite visitors to get back to basics and switch off from the everyday stress of the modern world. Driving back to Chania, marvel at the wild landscapes of the Topolia Gorge.

Chania: White Mountains Safari Tour with Lunch and Tastings

Chania: White Mountains Safari Tour with Lunch and Tastings

Explore the White Mountains area of Crete on a guided Jeep tour. Visit local villages and sample local products. Taste olive oil and 5 different wines, and savor a traditional lunch of Cretan products. After pickup on your hotel, set off on your tour with your local guide, learning basic historical and cultural information as you go. Make your first stop at Ano Vouves village, home to a 3,000-5,000-year-old olive tree. While in Ano Vouves, learn about historical olive oil production in the village, see a typical farm, and enjoy a cup of coffee, tea, or fresh orange juice. Continue to Anoskeli village for your olive oil and wine tastings. At Anoskeli's olive mill and winery, learn about the wines and olive oils from the sommeliers and olive oil producers. Then, taste 5 wines and extra virgin olive oil with local products like olives, mizithra, and graviera cheeses. Afterward, prepare for a more adventurous drive as your guide takes you on an off-road route. From Sebronas Gorge, approach the Omalos Plateau at 1000 meters of altitude where the shepherds attend to their sheep and goats all year round. Stop for lunch and admire a magnificent view of Samaria Gorge and the highest summit of the White Mountains, Pachnes. Enjoy a lunch consisting of traditional Cretan flavors with seasonal salad, wine or beer, and dessert. After lunch, drive to Chania and take in the spectacular views of the Aegean Sea from up high. Watch the scenery change rapidly out the window as you move from the rocket mountains to the valley of orange, lemon, olive, and avocado trees. The tour concludes with drop-off at your hotel.

Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives in Chania

Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives in Chania

Exploring the Olive Treasures: Begin your day with a visit to an olive mill in Kolymbary, where you'll witness the olive oil-making process and engage in a flavorful olive oil tasting. Journey to Ano Vouves to encounter a 3000-year-old ancient olive tree, delving into the rich history and significance of olives in Cretan culture. Wine Tasting and Longevity Secrets: At Karavitakis winery, savor the finest wines while uncovering the secrets of longevity associated with Cretan living. Enjoy an informative wine tasting session amidst stunning vineyard landscapes, immersing yourself in the cultural significance of winemaking in Crete. Off-Road Adventure and Scenic Beauty: Embark on an exhilarating off-road adventure towards Sebronas village, navigating through picturesque gorges, lush vegetation, and panoramic vistas. Capture the essence of Cretan countryside life with photo opportunities of chapels, livestock, vineyards, and olive groves. Cretan Gastronomy and Hospitality: Satisfy your appetite at a quaint tavern in Nea Roumata, experiencing the true essence of Cretan hospitality through local platters and authentic cuisine. Immerse yourself in the flavors and warmth of Cretan culture while enjoying a memorable dining experience. Embark on a unique wine and olive escape, immersing yourself in the famed Greek hospitality and embracing the sights, flavors, and warmth of Cretan culture. Enjoy a professionally guided journey through ancient landscapes and indulge in authentic culinary delights, making this safari tour an unforgettable experience.

Chania Tasting Tour (Bakery, Olive Oil, Honey & Cheese)

Chania Tasting Tour (Bakery, Olive Oil, Honey & Cheese)

Explore the unique culinary paths of the Cretan culture. This excursion is a must for a closer look to the secrets of the traditional Cretan way of living where you will explore the traditional tastes of the Cretan nutrition. Our tour includes : A visit to a local bakery where we will have the chance to get a closer look of how Cretan traditional savouries (rusks, bread etc) are made. A visit to an Olive grove where we will examine the olive trees and learn how Cretan honey is made. A visit to traditional multi-awarded cheese factory. If it is not the cheese making period, we will be able to enter, otherwise our guide will tell you everything about the cheese making procedure before our superior tasting experience. A visit to a wonderful Winery where we will explore the local varieties of the Cretan grapes and wine Get ready for a superb gastronomical experience as you will have the chance to taste a traditional platted with olive oil, tomatoes, olives, cheese, honey and more that are going to provide you a first class experience of the Cretan nature. Vouves Ancient Olive Tree In the village of Ano Vouves, you can admire the oldest recorded olive tree in the world, proclaimed as a natural monument. Although scientists can not be absolutely sure, its age is estimated between 3000 and 5000 years and still remains alive, fructifying until today. It had as a base a wild olive tree, and then became domesticated by humans via Tsounati variety. Its bole, chiseled by time as a sculpture, has a circumference of 12.5 meters and a diameter of 4.6 meters. Pnevmatikakis Winery is a family run winery in Kissamos, with many years of experience, expertise and extensive presence and contribution in Cretan wine making. You will have the chance to learn amazing things regarding the wine making tradition of Crete. Moreover, you will taste many varieties of locally made and awarded wine from the collection of the winery together with local delicacies that accompany these amazing spirits. Bear in mind that as the winery is open for families, kids are served with a special platter and drinks, selectively crafted by the winery family! After departure from Pnevmatikakis Winery we will visit a nearby beach in order to complement such a full and wonderful day.

From Chania: Olive Oil, Wine, Cheese & Honey Tasting Tour

From Chania: Olive Oil, Wine, Cheese & Honey Tasting Tour

Explore the unique culinary paths of the Cretan culture. This excursion is a must for a closer look to the secrets of the traditional Cretan way of living where you will explore the traditional tastes of the Cretan nutrition. Our tour includes : A visit to a local bakery where we will have the chance to get a closer look of how Cretan traditional savouries (rusks, bread etc) are made. A visit to an Olive grove where we will examine the olive trees and learn how Cretan honey is made. A visit to traditional multi-awarded cheese factory. If it is not the cheese making period, we will be able to enter, otherwise our guide will tell you everything about the cheese making procedure before our superior tasting experience. A visit to a wonderful Winery where we will explore the local varieties of the Cretan grapes and wine Get ready for a superb gastronomical experience as you will have the chance to taste a traditional platted with olive oil, tomatoes, olives, cheese, honey and more that are going to provide you a first class experience of the Cretan nature. Vouves Ancient Olive Tree In the village of Ano Vouves, you can admire the oldest recorded olive tree in the world, proclaimed as a natural monument. Although scientists can not be absolutely sure, its age is estimated between 3000 and 5000 years and still remains alive, fructifying until today. It had as a base a wild olive tree, and then became domesticated by humans via Tsounati variety. Its bole, chiseled by time as a sculpture, has a circumference of 12.5 meters and a diameter of 4.6 meters. Pnevmatikakis Winery is a family run winery in Kissamos, with many years of experience, expertise and extensive presence and contribution in Cretan wine making. You will have the chance to learn amazing things regarding the wine making tradition of Crete. Moreover, you will taste many varieties of locally made and awarded wine from the collection of the winery together with local delicacies that accompany these amazing spirits. Bear in mind that as the winery is open for families, kids are served with a special platter and drinks, selectively crafted by the winery family! After departure from Pnevmatikakis Winery we will visit a nearby beach in order to complement such a full and wonderful day.

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