The secrets of the Cretan monastery wines

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Experience one of the best winery tours of Chania. Taste the local wine paired with Cretan delicacies without breaking your bank!

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Discover the Venetian monasteries of Chania and learn everything about the religious tradition of Crete paired with excellent local wines produced by the monks.

Wines made by monks

Taste selected local labels and discover the most beautiful wineries of the area. Combine the Cretan wines in a unique environment.

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Tour Highlights

  1. Visit Agia Triada Tzagarolon monastery and discover its unique wine tradition
  2. Experience the spiritual environment of the monastery
  3. Visit the vineyards and learn about the local viticulture
  4. Taste the local wines made by the monks inside the traditional old cellar
  5. Pair the wines with local delicacies and surprise your palate
  6. Admire the folklore collection of the monastery and learn about the Cretan history
  7. Observe the everyday life of the monks and learn about their wine-making tradition


Embark on a soul-stirring exploration of Crete’s sacred heritage with a journey through the Venetian monasteries of Chania. This tour unfolds a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the region’s religious traditions and uncover the profound spirituality that thrives here. Begin your odyssey with a visit to a local exhibition, offering insights into the historical and cultural significance of the Venetian monasteries. This exhibition sets the stage for a deeper understanding of Crete’s religious legacy. Step into a traditional old cellar, where time stands still, and delve into the essence of the region’s history interwoven with spiritual life. The tour’s pinnacle is a visit to a Venetian monastery, surrounded by a flower-decorated yard radiating serenity and beauty. Experience the tranquility, learn about its history, and admire the meticulous craftsmanship that has shaped its construction. Walk through the monastery’s vineyard and learn about the local traditional viticulture. All the secrets of the local varieties of wine will be revealed. Taste the wine inside a private room of the old cellar. There the monks used to taste the wines they produced and make important decisions. This journey is a fusion of cultural and spiritual significance, providing a profound appreciation for the religious traditions shaping Crete’s identity. Immerse yourself in the historical and spiritual tapestry of Chania, leaving with a deep understanding of its rich heritage. Book now for an enriching experience that connects you to the soul of Crete.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. English speaking, local driver/ escort
  3. Entrance fee for the Monastery and museums
  4. Wine and food tasting
  5. Transport by luxury air-conditioned minivan
  6. All taxes, fees and handling charges


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks

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!
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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









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