• Region: Heraklion
  • Duration: half day
  • Concept: cognitive, entertaining, wine tour
  • Tour days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday
  • Travel style: escorted coach touring
  • Places visited: St. Nikolas town and its nearby areas

Discover a different Crete during our half-day tailor-made tour which combines a visit to St. Nikolas Town and a fascinating wine tasting with a professional sommelier. The vine has been known around 4000 years of systematic cultivation in Crete! No wonder that the oldest winepress (3500 years old) was found in the region of Vathipetro. Vine-growing and winemaking continued unabatThe Law Code of Gortyn, an ancient city south of Crete—the oldest legal text in Europe—includes the first set of rules on winegrowing.

A nice morning walk in the town and an immersion in the Greek world of gastronomy in the early afternoon will make your day full of new impressions.

Tour highlights:

  • Have a nice and pleasant walk in St. Nikolas town in the morning when the city wakes up
  • Enjoy your morning Greek coffee along with local delicacies
  • Join our special wine tasting with a professional sommelier
  • Taste the most famous wines of Crete
  • Discover the wine history from the early Minoan times to the present day

How to prepare:

  • This activity must have a minimum of 2 participants, in order to take place
  • Comfortable clothing and walking shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreens
  • Cash and credit card for extra costs and personal expenses

*In case of pregnancy, any health issues, or disability please contact us to reconfirm if this tour is suitable for you.

Cancellation policy:

  • 24 hours or less: no refund
  • 48 hours or less: 50% cancellation fee
  • 96 hours or less: 25% cancellation fee
  • 96+ hours: full refund

9:30 AM:

Our guide will meet you at the hotel entrance.

*you must wear comfortable clothes and shoes, a hat, and put on sunscreen (use on all parts of your skin exposed to the sun, including the ears, back, shoulders, and the back of the knees and legs). Among your personal belongings you will have with you on a tour, please have cash for any personal expenses (not all shops and restaurants accept credit cards).

9 AM:

We are visiting St.Nikolas town, where you will have a nice walk and make a stop for a cup of Greek coffee with local delicates to relax and enjoy the quiet morning atmosphere. Our guide will tell you more about Cretan traditions and culture.

11:30 AM:

We follow up with the wine tasting. Our professional sommelier will offer a 2,5 hours wine tour, including 6 labels of Cretan well-known wines, accompanied by the local authentic delicacies such as stuffed vine leaves, tzatziki, dried bean salad, anchovy marinated, Cretan rusk bread with tomatoes oregano and feta cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, and stuffed olives. Sweet Honey cakes with honey will complete our gastronomic pleasure.

2 PM:

Boarding the coach and departing to the hotel.

  • Pick up and return to your hotel
  • Transfer by comfortable coach
  • Water in the coach
  • Guide accompanying
  • Morning coffee
  • Wine tasting accompanied with Cretan authentic delicates
  • Souvenirs & purchase of local products (optional)
  • Lunch

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