December 31, 2019

It's been said, you go to Santorini to fall in love, to Mykonos to party and to Crete to EAT!

Three parts fresh seasonal ingredients, mixed with two parts tradition, plus a heap of famous Cretan hospitality is the recipe for a great food experience. Chania is full of cu...

December 20, 2019

Despite the incredible gastronomical offerings of Greece, gyro is our most famous food. It’s quick, inexpensive, and delicious, what’s not to love! Here is a breakdown of what a gyro is, how in some cases it’s the same and others it’s different than souvlaki, how to or...

December 10, 2019

Top 10 Places to Eat in Chania

There's nothing worse than having a bad meal on vacation. Here's our guide to the best places to eat while visiting Chania from cheap eats to fine dining.

Hi! We’re Anna Maria and Vasili, owners of Chania Wine Tours and long-time residents...

Romeiko, the sole red grape native to western Crete, is experiencing a renaissance. One of the oldest grape varietals of the world, yet it is not well-known. Romeiko was dismissed as a village wine. At its best, homemade Romeiko became Marouvas, a rustic sherry-like st...

April 17, 2019

For the first time, a Cretan winery will be presented and judged at CONCOURS AMPHORE, the oldest and largest International Competition for organic and converting wines, including natural and biodynamic ones, in Paris. Created by French wine expert, Pierre Guigui, the e...

October 11, 2018

Vidiano is considered by Cretan winemakers and sommeliers alike, the sweetheart grape of Crete. This white grape originates from the Amari province in the mountains of Rethymno. Once used to make the famous Malvasia wines under the Venetian occupation in the 13th centu...

February 23, 2018

If you're driving to Elafonissi and go through the village of Potamida, you may look to your left and see what was surely made by ancient aliens. There is really no other explanation for these totally bizarre, oddly shaped, mountain-like clay formations. 

There is nothi...

January 19, 2018

Crete has about 40 gorges. One of the closest ones to Chania is 37 kilometers away. Depending on which side you enter from, the village has claimed it as their own. Entering from Deliana you’ll see signs for Deliana Gorge, and likewise, entering from Mesavlia, you’ll s...

January 16, 2018

Anoskeli Olive Oil Mill and Winery is located 30 kilometers south west of Chania in the village it is named after. For years it was the cooperative olive oil mill for the area before it was privately bought and operated by the Mamidakis family in the 1980s. Although it...

January 9, 2018

On a visit to Crete there is one thing that is impossible to miss: olive trees. Olive oil is vital to the local economy as well as the backbone of the Mediterranean diet.  The average Cretan consumes over 30 liters of olive oil annually.  But we are not the only ones c...

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