Olive You Berry Much
*Melissakis Olive Oil Mill
*Snacks and samples of 6 wines and olive oil
Olive oil and and wine are the two most important ingredients in the Cretan diet. Learn about both on this half day semi-private tour.
The group will meet at 9:30am at the east parking lot of the Municipal Market, Plateia Markopoulou. On the way out of town, we'll get to know each other. As we travel east, we'll take in the gorgeous views of Souda Bay. As we enter the Apokoronas region, the olive trees become endless. Once we arrive at Melissakis Olive Oil Mill, we'll check out all the old farming equipment and olive oil tools, presses, and stones in their outdoor museum.
The folks at Melissakis will take us through their mill and show us the modern olive oil production process. At the end of the tour, we'll taste through their olive oil, honey, raki, and other oils, vinegars, and treats. Olive oil is available for purchase.
On our way to Dourakis Winery, we'll explain the history of Cretan wine. Crete's 4000 year wine history is tumultuous to say the least.
Once we arrive at Dourakis Winery, we'll take a tour of the beautiful, rustic, family owned winery. There are lots of surprises in store in every room. Get your cameras ready! Once out in the tasting patio, we'll show you how to properly taste wine. Enjoy 6 different wines from both indigenous and international varieties and a snack.
Wines are available to purchase at the winery.
Duration is 4 hours.
Price per person is 75€.
Includes shared transportation, all tasting fees, snacks, and VAT.