Premium Safari Tour – The Secrets of Cretan Wine and Olive Oil

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Uncover Cretan treasures in a premium safari tour, exploring local culture, wines, and tastes. This small-group adventure through traditional villages guarantees an enriching experience.

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From olive mill tastings to the world’s oldest olive tree, immerse yourself in Cretan heritage on an off-road journey. Capture scenic landscapes and indulge in local gastronomy at Nea Roumata village.

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Induldge yourself on a seamless blend of history, natural beauty, and culinary delights. This compact safari ensures an unforgettable exploration of Cretan mainland’s hidden gems.

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Tour Overview

Tour Highlights

  1. Visit a winery and taste its best local wines.
  2. Taste the olive oil by visiting an olive mill
  3. Admire the world’s most ancient olive tree
  4. Tour with premium & safe off-road vehicles
  5. Enjoy the delicious traditional Cretan lunch.
  6. Explore the Cretan mainland and its charming villages
  7. Join the small-group tour for a personalized experience

Description

Discover the most valuable and hidden treasures of the Cretan mainland and learn everything about the local wine, olives and an immense diversity of Cretan tastes in a premium small-group safari tour. Your tour escorts will introduce you to the elements of Cretan culture, lifestyle and everyday life now and through the centuries. With this tour, you will pass through many traditional Cretan villages and explore the mainland like never before. Our safari starts with a morning pick up from your hotel or a near meeting point and heading towards Terra Creta olive mill. There, the local experts will guide you through the mill’s facilities and let you taste the extra virgin olive oil they produce. After the olive mill’s informative and tasty tour, we will visit one of the best local wineries for a mouthwatering tasting experience. We first tour around the winery and learn much exciting information about Crete’s viniculture and wine-making traditions. As soon as you finish the tour and tasting, be ready for time travel. At the village of Ano Vouves lies a 3000 years old olive tree. It’s considered the world’s most ancient one. You will have the chance to admire the enormous tree and learn its history by visiting the museum nearby. The off-road adventure begins. We will drive towards Sebronas village, and we cross a gorge with a charming river nestled amongst blooming vegetation and panoramic views. There, we will have plenty of time and chances to get photos of scenic chapels, local animals like sheep, goats, bees, and stunning vineyards, olive groves & meadows on our way through the gorge. After our adventurous route, we arrive at a small village called Nea Roumata. There you will be introduced to Cretan gastronomy with plenty of local food and let you feel the very essence of the famous Cretan hospitality. On our way back, we will follow an easy asphalt route through orange and lemon groves before reaching back to Chania town. *Minimun participation: 4 people If you wish to explore more options return to the Pemium Safari Tours page.

Inclusions

  1. Free hotel pick up and drop off
  2. Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seated) driven by multilingual escort-drivers
  3. Entrance fees for the olive mill tour and tasting
  4. Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting
  5. Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine
  6. Liability insurance and local taxes

Exclusions

  1. Coffee or beers or refreshments in tavern
  2. Gratuities

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
Ems
15/04/2024
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
12/04/2024
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
02/04/2024
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
27/12/2023
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
12/12/2023
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Mobile562656
16/11/2023
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
Compass52027796678
03/11/2023
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
ゆか
03/11/2023
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
28/10/2023
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W
24/10/2023

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