Day trip

Crete: Food & Wine Tour

Crete: Food & Wine Tour

From US$ 146.20 per person

Be introduced to the Cretan cuisine and the culinary traditions dating back to ancient times. Enjoy a wine and olive oil tasting, a cooking demonstration, and lunch at a local restaurant.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 5 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time. The driver will be holding a sign with your last name on it.
Private group

Experience

The experience
  • Experience Cretan culture through its unique flavors and local treasures
  • Learn about Greece’s olive oil while tasting different samples at an organic olive oil estate
  • Participate in a scavenger hunt around the farm grounds and search for local herbs used in foods and medicines
  • Try different local wine varietals from the farmer’s barrels while enjoying organic cheese and meat
  • Take part in a cooking class and discover the most tempting recipes of the Cretan cuisine
Full description

Experience the day-to-day life of the Cretan villages and share with the locals their knowledge on local products and delicacies. After meeting your guide, head to the region of Kisamos, famous for its olive oil and wine production. Visit the oldest olive tree in the world that still produces olives and learn about the history of its sacred land. Next, it’s time to taste organic extra virgin olive oil. Visit a family-owned, olive mill, specializing in the artisan production of organic olive oil using millstones and presses. Get an introduction to Cretan olive oil and olive oil quality, while visiting the production facilities, and tasting various delicious olive oils. Make your way to a family-run farm to sample the famous dairy products of the region, such as freshly produced cheese and yogurt. Roll up your sleeves and grab your baskets as you walk into the farmer’s vegetable garden to select the products for your next mission. Take part in a hands-on cooking class and discover the most tempting recipes of the Cretan cuisine, selected to be matched at their best with the farm olive oils and wine. While your meal is slowly cooked over a fired wooden oven, walk around the tiny hilltop village and collect herbs to make your own mountain tea. Continue into the farmer’s cellar where you are free to sample different wines, straight from the barrels. And if this wasn’t enough for your taste buds, go on to sample what is considered the best honey in the region at a small family-owned business. By the end of this culinary adventure, you will have enjoyed the best treasures of this sacred land.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Lunch
  • Tastings
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • 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
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • Vegetarians and other dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please specify in advance if you have any dietary requests.
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