Day trip

The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

The Miracle of Wine and Olive Oil: Day Tour from Chania

From US$ 106.49 per person

Spend an enjoyable day touring family wineries and an olive oil factory on this trip from Chania. Sit a while among the fragrant olive trees and then dive deep into nature’s miracle as you taste award-winning local wines of the Kissamos region.

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Duration 6 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Pickups begin 30-60 minutes prior to the tour departure time

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore winery cellars and see where wine is bottled and matured
  • See the oldest olive tree in the world, estimated to be 3,000 years old
  • Learn about the history and mythology of Crete
Full description
Travel through stunning natural landscapes up into the mountains of the Kissamos region on this 7-hour tour from Chania. Stop at a traditional family winery, established in 1993, and learn about the varieties of wine they produce and their ideas for modern farming processes and wine production. Taste award-winning local Vidiano, Muscat of Spina and some international varieties such as Grenache rouge, Syrah and Mourvèdre that each have a unique taste due the local terroir. Next you’ll visit a traditional village and see the oldest olive tree in the world, with an estimated age of 3,000 years. This is a day filled with tasting different wine expressions of noble grapes and a variety of delicious foods. Head to another winery in the Kissamos region to taste a special local blend of white wines with Vilana, Vidiano and Assyrtiko varieties. Walk through the idyllic landscape of the vineyards and visit the family’s olive oil factory. Learn about extra virgin olive oil production. The wine tasting here will be accompanied by a tasting of extra virgin olive oils and local pure products, creating combinations your palate will never forget. You’ll also learn the Cretan way of saying goodbye drinking the award-winning Tsikoudia.
Includes
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Entrance fees
  • Food tasting
  • Wine tasting
  • Lunch
  • Driver/guide
  • Pickup and drop-off from specific locations in Chania region
  • Small-group tour
  • Olive oil tasting
  • English-speaking guide and wine specialists
  • Air-conditioned bus transfer
  • ISO 9001 certified services
  • Gratuities (optional)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years of age. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead
  • The company reserves the right to make minor changes to the program when this is considered necessary, such as in the case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice
  • Reservations must be made at least 24 hours before the tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 110 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.9/5

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We had an amazing time and experience in this tour. The host of the tour Andreas, made it super interesting and entertaining, being professional sommelier he shared his knowledge with the group and made wine tasting even more enjoyable. Though it would be great to add to the tour actual walk through the grapevine field and wine making facilities.

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November 11, 2021

We had a great day out on this tour, the first winery and olive oil tour was particularly good, and we bought a bottle of their bio olive oil and it is far and away the most delicious I've tasted. Totally recommend, they also really don't push you to buy things it feels very relaxed and informative. Andreas was a good guide very knowledgable about wines and made it fun. Be warned, the lunch is more of a series of small snacks, I could have easily skipped the second winery, and had a nice lunch in a village taverna instead. I didn't think the wine was as good, and the tasting element was a bit lost.

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October 14, 2021

This tour was absolutely amazing! Andreas was super knowledgeable about this region as well as the many facets of olive oil and wine production. He basically did a wine tasting course for us and taught us to identify some of the notes within the wines! Beautiful scenery, and really wonderfully organized. Would highly recommend to any traveler to the region, particularly if you want to avoid crowds!

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October 2, 2021

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