@Rethimno

RTH02. Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives

Organized by Uncharted Escapes

Activity info

Rethymnon, Ρέθυμνο, Greece
6 and above
English, German
3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 1 2
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 08:30 - 15:30

Activity description

Discover the long kept secrets of wine and olives and Cretan tastes as you travel through Cretan villages in a semi private group of 6-8 persons in each vehicle. Our day safari in the secrets of the Cretan tastes and culture begins with a visit to Klados winery in Panormos. There we will be welcomed by the owner of the winery for a wine tour and a mouthwatering wine tasting experience unraveling the secrets of high longevity in Crete. Continuing our day we follow the north coastline through traditional villages of Sisses, Aloides in the heart of Cretan mountains admiring the unique view of Psiloritis and Mylopotamos area will inspire you to take pictures, combining the highest mountain top of Crete with the beautiful valley until we reach the historic Vosakos Monastery, that used to be a refuge for Cretan rebels during civil wars. Afterwards our amazing route continues with panoramic views that will take your breath away and If we are lucky, we will get to marvel up close some wild eagles and goats and take some photos. Driving through picturesque villages of Doxaro, Apladiana, Agia nestled amongst lush vegetation we will have plenty of opportunities to take photos of picturesque chapels, sheep, goats, sprawling vineyards and gorgeous olive groves. An asphalt route will lead us to a traditional and modern olive mill in Melidoni village in Rethymnon. There you will have the chance to be guided in three different olive oil factories (ancient handmade production, by the help of diesel engines and modern production with centrifuge) learn everything about the olives harvesting, olive oil production and taste some local olive oil. Working up our appetite we arrive at a small village tavern in Melidoni, where we will introduce you to the Cretan cuisine with plenty of Cretan delicacies and let you feel the very essence of the renowned Cretan hospitality. On the way back we will follow an easy asphalt route through the national road before we reach back into Rethymnon town. A unique wine and olive escape, an exciting adventure to embrace the renowned Greek hospitality, enjoy the sights and professional and relaxed service!!!

**Pick up times per area
>8:30 Georgioupoli
>8:35 Kavros
>9:00 Rethymnon
>9:15 Platanias
>9:25 Adelianos Kambos
>9:30 Stavromenos
>9:45 Panormos
Pick up will be at the hotel that guests are staying

**Highlights
Visit a winery tour with tasting
Visit an olive mill tour with olive oil tasting
Visit Vosakos Monastery
Lunch with Cretan platters
Off-road tour, marvel old olive trees, vineyards
and Cretan villages
Embark on a semi private tour for up to 6 or 8
persons per vehicle

**Price Includes
Free hotel pick up and drop off
Premium off-road vehicles (7 or 9 seater) driven
by multilingual escort-drivers
Entrance fees for the olive mill tour and tasting
Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting
Lunch with Cretan delicacies
Liability insurance and local taxes

**Price Does Not Include
Wine or beers or refreshments in tavern
Purchases in the winery or olive mill visit
Gratuities

**Don't Forget
Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a
jacket.
The trip is not recommended to people suffering from car sickness, having mobility or kinetic or back problems, pregnant women or for children younger than 7 years old
as we don't provide baby seats, or people taller than 195 cm or heavier than 130 kg. Alcohol consumption is not allowed to minors under age of 18 years old. Uncharted
Escapes reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary, for example, in case of unfavourable weather conditions. This can be
done without any prior notice.

RTH02. Explore the Secrets of Wine and Olives
Book from €89.00 / 6h 30 min
Organized by: Uncharted Escapes
Book from €89.00 / 6h 30 min
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