Taste the Cretan Wine, Beer and Olive Oil
Discover and taste the pure famous Cretan products by visiting a traditional family winery, an olive oil factory and a beer factory.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
- Visit an innovative olive mill and learn the olive oil production steps
- Taste the pure Cretan Olive oil
- Travel through wonderful nature landscapes
- Wine tasting in Cretan and in international varieties
- Learn about local viticulture, grapes and vine growing
- Learn about the beer brewing process
- Beer tasting in different fresh beer samples
The tour starts by visiting an innovative olive mill, where all production steps and details are described thoroughly by local experts. You will learn about the extra Cretan Virgin Olive Oil, which is known world-wide. This olive mill produces an exceptional product beyond the known quality standards. The guided tour at the facilities located near Kolymvari starts from an olive grove with the excellent olive trees of “Koroneiki” variety.
The last part is inside the bottling unit, where you can taste more than three different extra virgin olive oils of different quality category or certification such as Extra Virgin, Extra virgin PDO Kolymvari, Extra Virgin Organic /BIO. Little secrets on storage, best use and healthy attributes can be discussed, as well.
The journey continues with a wonderful drive in nature, till the next stop at the local winery. There you will learn about the wine varieties of the traditional family winery, established in 1998, with specialized knowledge on winemaking and fresh ideas for modern processes of farming and wine production. Their wine portfolio consists of white wines made from: Soultanine, Malagouzia, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc and red wines from the varieties: Cabernet, Syrah , Merlot, Grenage Rouge, Kotsifali, Sangiovese, Refosco, Nebbiolo and Tempranillo. You will have the opportunity to taste 5 different types of wines which have all the typical characteristics for each and every variety they belong. Also they give these wines a specific twist which will reveal the winery’s distinctiveness. This is achieved because the vineyards location combines medium altitude with sea proximity. After this unique wine experience you will leave Kolymmbari area behind and move on a different area .
The next stop will be at the brew house in Zounaki village where the creation of full-flavored, pure beers without preservatives or additives is made. An experienced guide will inform you on the raw materials used in brewing. Learn every stage of the brewing process through which you can experience the rich aromas and different malts.
This tour finishes with the beer tasting part straight from the tanks. Learn about the origin of flavors that are found in different beer styles and taste 4 fresh beer samples accompanied with Cretan bread sticks.
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- English speaking, local driver/guide and wine specialists
- Wine and food tasting
- Olive oil tasting
- Beer Tasting
- Liability insurance and local taxes
- Certified services with ISO:9001
- Transport by air-conditioned minivan
- All taxes, fees and handling charges
- Small-group tour
- Gratuities (optional)
- Additional food and drinks
All Year. Every day on request
*Minimum participation: 5 people
Pick up times
Terms & Conditions
- Wine tasting is not allowed for children under 18 years old. Water or fresh orange juice will be offered instead.
- The company reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when this is considered necessary, for example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
- Reservations must be made 24 hours before the tour. A cancellation must be done 5 days before the tour. In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from the company.
- If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, the company will refund 100% of made payments.
- In case of allergies or food preferences please inform the company in advance.
Create Your Private Tour With Us
If you wish to book your own wine tour with your family or friends, we will be happy to create with you the schedule and give you some nice ideas for a memorable tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact us for a unique offer.
Children 2-6 years old: Free
Children 7-12 years old: 65€
We keep our group sizes low so you have the freedom to move around and get involved with your surroundings, as well as more personal attention from our local guides. This intimate size ensures that your group will not crowd your experience. You can expect up to 15 travelers on a trip but the average is 8-10. Check individual trip pages for maximum group sizes.
It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to join a tour after it has begun. It is possible to leave a tour early however you will be responsible for your own arrangements from the moment you decide to leave the tour. You would also be responsible for all costs associated with joining a tour late or leaving one early. If you feel this may be necessary please consult a Fabulous Crete Specialist before you book your adventure.
The most of our company’s vehicles are Mercedes-Benz and VolksWagen 7-9 seaters.
For privacy reasons we cannot provide you with advance details on your traveling companions. However, our tours appeal to a wide range of travellers, most of whom share an adventurous spirit and a desire to experience these destinations at a grass-roots level. Our tours are conducted in English and so they attract many travellers from North America, UK, Australia and Europe
The availability listed on our website is updated every minute however on some tours we must confirm arrangements with our people on the ground, a process which usually takes no more than 24 hours. When you book online you will receive a follow-up email confirming your arrangements or a timeframe for when they will be confirmed.
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All documentation is sent electronically by email. Shortly after we receive your payment we will send you your initial documents. Final documentation will be sent by email no later than two days prior to the departure.
Yes, all of our Tour Managers and Tour Drivers speak English, some speak additional languages as well, but your tour will be conducted in English
You will automatically receive an e-voucher to your email address. Please print your voucher/ticket or keep a picture to your mobile phone which contains your unique reference number. Please remember to bring this with you on the day. You will not be allowed entrance to an attraction without a valid ticket.
If there is any problem with your booking or payment details, we will contact you on the telephone number or email address stated in your booking. Sometimes tours may not operate due to insufficient numbers, and we may need to contact you to advise you of any such changes.
All entrance fees and costs are included in the tour price except unspecified fees.
If you book more than 2 tours with us, then please contact our friendly staff who will be happy to assist you with your inquiry and see what we can arrange for you at email@example.com
You could lose your seat to a walk-up passenger. We encourage you to arrive at the pickup point a minimum of 15 minutes before departure. Once on the tour, your guide or driver will give you a time that the coach will depart each location. You must be at the coach at least five minutes before this time. If you are late and miss the time given, the coach will depart without you in order to not keep the other passengers waiting. If you are in any doubt about a departure time whilst on your tour, you must ask the guide or driver.
5 days before the tour starts –> 50% refund, no refunds after that
35% Deposit on booking time and final payment 7 days before the tour date.