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Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

4.9 / 5

18 reviews

Activity provider: Eco Events

Rethymno: Wine and Olive Oil Tasting Tour with Village Lunch

Activity provider: Eco Events
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From US$ 91.28 per person

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Taste your way through the island of Crete on this tour of wineries and olive oil mills.

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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
Greek, French, English
Pickup included
Pickup is only available from Rethymno city.
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover real Cretan virgin olive oil and learn how it is produced
  • Enjoy a traditional Greek coffee in the olive oil mill
  • Tour Dourakis Winery
  • Explore wonderful natural vineyards and unique soil aromas
  • Enjoy the sweetness of limoncello or the intense taste of raki
Full description
Learn about traditional Cretan olive oil and wine on this tasting tour through the island of Crete. Begin your tour at the Kanakis olive oil mill, and learn all about the process of making olive oil. Hear experts describe the steps of production and afterward, enjoy a taste of their exquisite virgin olive oil. Continue on to one of the best wineries of the region, Dourakis Winery. There, enjoy a half-hour guided tour to learn about the history, tradition, and production of Cretan wine. After the tour, move to the wine tasting room, where you can taste up to five types of Cretan wine. Finally, end the tour with a visit to either the village of Nipos or Vryses (depending on the weather and the day). Both villages offer up beautiful natural views alongside a traditional delicious lunch.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Only in Rethymno district)
  • English- or French-speaking guide
  • Local driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned car/mini bus
  • Olive oil tasting
  • Traditional Greek coffee
  • Guided tour of winery
  • Wine tastings
  • Lunch (vegetarian option included)
  • There is an extra charge if the pickup is not in Rethymno district
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned

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Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 18 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5

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Wow! What a great tour! This booking was so worth it - everything was perfect. Our guide Maria was just great and led us through the day really well. The price-performance ratio is great! There were two of us with our guide Maria alone on a private tour. It started at 10:30 a.m. First to the olive oil factory with tasting. The Greek coffee that we drank there after the visit was included in the price. Then it was on to the winery. There we visited the winery and tasted 5 great wines. There were also snacks. All the wines were very tasty and there was an explanation for each wine, how it is grown and what is special about the wine. Afterwards we drove in the car to a small tavern, where we ate traditional Cretan lunch. There was sooo much food and everything was really tasty and fresh! After that we enjoyed the view and were driven straight to the hotel. It's worth it!!

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August 25, 2022

We spent a wonderful day and our guide Nora told us a lot about her island with her passion and enthusiasm, including mythology, scenic and social features, linguistic customs and much more... Each stop on the tour was something special, especially because of its history Background. It was a small group of 6, which we thought was pretty good. It's great that the agency is trying to form a group of the same age.

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July 6, 2022

Definitely the best we've been to! Our guide was absolutely amazing and extremely knowledgeable. Already in the car on the way to see how olive oil is made, we both felt that this would be a day to remember for a long time. We had an extremely nice time and got to learn a lot about Crete, olive oil wine and their food culture. Can not say what was best but we both really recommend booking this!

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May 2, 2022

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