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Heraklion: Olive Farm Tour with Tasting of Local Delicacies

Heraklion: Olive Farm Tour with Tasting of Local Delicacies

"Kalos orisate" or "Welcome" in Greek to Kleanthi Olive Farm Experience! Immerse yourself in the rich history and tradition of olive cultivation by booking our exclusive Olive Farm Tour and Tasting package. At Kleanthi, we open our doors to enthusiasts who wish to delve into the journey of olives, from grove to bottle. What's Included: Guided Tour of the Olive Grove: Venture into the heart of our family-run olive grove nestled in the breathtaking landscapes of Crete. Our knowledgeable local guide will walk you through the ancient olive trees, sharing insights into the cultivation process, the significance of each tree, and the sustainable practices we uphold. Olive Mill Exploration: Step behind the scenes of our state-of-the-art olive mill. Learn everything about the careful extraction process that transforms handpicked olives into our exquisite, award-winning olive oil. Our experts will demystify the milling techniques, showcasing the precision involved in creating the liquid gold that is Kleanthi Olive Oil. Culinary Journey: Indulge your senses in a curated tasting session. Learn to discern the nuanced flavors and aromas of our various olive oil blends. Accompanied by artisanal bread, cheeses, and many other local delicacies, this tasting experience will elevate your appreciation for the diverse notes our olive oil encapsulates. Unearth the secrets of Kleanthi Olive Farm as you savor the essence of our heritage through this exclusive tour and tasting. Book your spot now to embark on a sensory journey through the world of olives and the unparalleled craftsmanship of Kleanthi Olive Oil.

Crete: Full-Day Cretan Wines, Olive Oil, Raki and Food Tour

Crete: Full-Day Cretan Wines, Olive Oil, Raki and Food Tour

Join a tour with all of Crete's most iconic products. All the areas that you will visit are famous for their vineyards, the olive groves, and their wine production since the Minoan era. Even today they are considered the largest areas in Greece for cultivating grapes and high-quality olive oil. Stop at a local olive mill and take a tour of the olive grove and after the olive mill where you can taste fresh olive oil. The second stop is a family-owned winery that uses organic methods for cultivating. You will get a tour around the vineyards and the winery and taste 5 wines. The next stop is a unique distillery with an ancient wine press. Raki is the most famous Cretan spirit. Take a tour of the distillery and then enjoy a traditional lunch at a local tavern. Before finishing off the tour with a visit to a pottery studio located in a traditional village that is famous for its pottery. *The pottery lab is not available on Sundays

Crete: Olive, Wine, & Raki on a Flavorful Culinary Journey

Crete: Olive, Wine, & Raki on a Flavorful Culinary Journey

Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Crete, where the vibrant tapestry of its culture and culinary legacy unfolds before you. Kickstart your adventure at an olive mill, where the air is redolent with the essence of olives, and immerse yourself in the time-honored craft of olive oil extraction. Discover the customs and rituals that define Cretan cuisine, as you delve into the roots of the island's gastronomic heritage. Next, venture to a charming micro-winery and raki distillery nestled amidst sun-drenched vineyards, where the magical art of winemaking and distillation unveils the secrets behind Crete's renowned indigenous grape varieties and beloved spirit. Engage your senses in a delightful wine tasting featuring four distinct wines, followed by spirited raki tastings, offering an authentic glimpse into the soul of the island. Savor a sumptuous feast of Cretan delicacies, each dish a harmonious blend of local flavors. As the gentle breeze carries the sounds of laughter and the clinking of glasses, the meal evolves into a jubilant celebration of tradition, forging a profound connection between Crete's culinary richness and the authentic charm of Cretan terroir.

2 Wineries Tour with Wine Tasting, Olive Oil Tasting & Lunch

2 Wineries Tour with Wine Tasting, Olive Oil Tasting & Lunch

For all you wine lovers – visitors of Crete, we have created this tour specially for you! A tour that combines tastes of authentic products of Crete. All the areas that you visit are famous for their olive groves, the vineyards, and the wine production since the Minoan era. First stop is a local modern olive mill surrounded by olive groves where you have a tour at the olive grove and the olive mill, also you will have the chance to meet the olive oil maker and learn everything about olive oil production. In the end, you will taste a fresh olive oil combined with local snacks. Second stop is of course a winery, a family-owned winery which uses organic methods for cultivating, where you will get a tour around the vineyards and the winery and you will experience wine tasting of 5 different organic wines. Next stop is another winery at the same area but with a different winemaking philosophy and techniques, where you will also get a tour around the winery and the cellar, and you will taste 4 different wines combined with platter. At this tour, you will have the chance to meet the wine makers and exchange views of wine flavors and methods. Lastly, we are taking you to a picturesque village, having lunch at a local traditional tavern, with some wine and local dishes.

Crete :5h Safari Heraklion with Quad,Jeep,Buggy and Lunch

Crete :5h Safari Heraklion with Quad,Jeep,Buggy and Lunch

Every day we organize safari with Quad, Buggy1000cc, Monster800cc and Jeep. Our adventure starts in the small village of Karteros, where we will have a 30-minute briefing on safety and instructions on operating ATVs. (Only Quad ) We start by passing a deep stream at the end of which we will come across a cave of historical importance, where we will stop for a while. (Only Jeep & Buggy) Our next stop will be in the forest near the church of St. Irene, where we will visit the old church and enjoy the countryside. ***The route is subject to change due to unfore seen circumstances (Only Quad )Τhen we will climb to the highest hill in the area where we will enjoy the panoramic view of the area of Heraklion. Αnd we return through the village of Passa in the direction of Karteros gorge. (Only Jeep & Buggy)We will continue to the Mt. Juktas Ecological Park in Archanes, an extraordinary archaeological site of Fourni where we will see the Municipal Contemporary Theater and enjoy the panoramic views. ***The route is subject to change due to unfore seen circumstances After we will continue our route and explore the Gorge of Karteros. All the way through our journey we will have the opportunity to take photos of some of Crete’s most amazing scenery, and our guide will share information about each location we visit. We’ll have lunch at an Greek tavern. To finish our adventure, we will make our last stop at Karteros beach for a swim (if the weather is good). Note: the remaining time is for the round tour.

Crete Olive oil tasting ,wine, raki, and cretan food!

Crete Olive oil tasting ,wine, raki, and cretan food!

In this tour you will have the opportunity to try the best quality of Cretan pure virgin olive oil, as we start by visiting an Olive Oil Mill. You will learn about the olive oil production now and in the past and enjoy a tour in the facilities. You will understand first-hand, that what makes Cretan olive oil stand out is not only its high quality and distinctive flavor but also the process of preserving its nutritional values on the production stage. Next stop is to a local winery, where you will try 3 different varieties of wine. It appears that passion can be bottled, and this must be the ingredient that makes Cretan wine taste so unique along with the fact that the wine history on the island stretches back at least 3500 years! Furthermore, in a Cretan “kazani” that we will visit next you will learn about the traditional way of producing Cretan raki and through this process you will understand where past and future overlap. If you are curious to understand the traditions and ways of raki distillation, this is an experiential path. This tour would not be complete, without a stop in a Cretan Restaurant. If you haven’ t tasted a Greek meal before, be prepared to be surprised. As the whole experience will cultivate your imagination, openness and awaken your senses, it will lead to a deep understanding of the Cretan values and customs. It is a travel in time that will make you eager to connect and explore more.

Learn all about Crete in one Tour | Private Guided Tour

Learn all about Crete in one Tour | Private Guided Tour

Indulge in personalized service from our top local drivers with specialist knowledge in the comfort of a chauffeured luxury vehicle. Take in the stellar ruins and sumptuous frescoes of the Palace of Knossos, appreciating it in a way that few will have the opportunity to do. Immerse yourself in labyrinthine wonder as we transport you back to a time when myth and history were indistinguishable. Where there is culture, there is wine. Let us take you to the heart of Central Crete and specifically to the enchanting valley of Peza, a rich Minoan land with olive groves and red soils. Here you will discover a winery to taste Cretan indigenous varieties with divine aromas and flavors. Visit Lasithi Plateau, at 835 meters above sea level, and be speechless with the beautiful surroundings and the archaeological structures of the villages. Be brave to walk up the hill and Visit Psychro Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, and live the myth. Take in the stellar ruins and sumptuous frescoes of the Palace of Knossos, appreciating it in a way that few will have the opportunity to do. Immerse yourself in labyrinthine wonder as we transport you back to a time when myth and history were indistinguishable. Where there is culture, there is wine. Let us take you to the heart of Central Crete and specifically to the enchanting valley of Peza, a rich Minoan land with olive groves and red soils. Here you will discover a winery to taste Cretan indigenous varieties with divine aromas and flavors. Visit Lasithi Plateau, at 835 meters above sea level, and be speechless with the beautiful surroundings and the archaeological structures of the villages. Be brave to walk up the hill and Visit Psychro Cave, the birthplace of Zeus, and live the myth.

Private Tour - Wine/Olive Oil Tasting and Pottery Work Shop

Private Tour - Wine/Olive Oil Tasting and Pottery Work Shop

Join us on this Wine Tasting Day Tour in Heraklion, Crete and allow us to introduce you to the wine culture and traditions that have shaped this stunning island for centuries. Let the magic of Crete's vineyards and wineries enchant you on this unforgettable experience. We invite you to visit the region of Peza, wich is most famous region in Crete for three things, It's wineries, olive oil factories and for It's potteries. Learn about the history and tradition of local grapes, wine and olive oil making, while you're diving into the wines tastes, in two wineries we have selected for you. Taste the indigenous varieties of Crete such a Dafni Kotsifali, Liatiko, Vidiano, Vilana, Thrapsathiri, Plyto, Malvasia di Candia, Muscat of Spina or of the local with International varieties such a Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. Lunchtime arrives, and we indulge in a traditional Cretan feast at a quaint taverna nestled in a quaint village of Katalagari. Since transportation from/to your accommodation is included, you won’t need to worry about drinking too much. So, take your time, relax and enjoy your wine.

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