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The Essential

Wine and Olive Oil Tour

"If you deconstruct Greece, you will in the end see an olive tree, a grapevine, and a boat remain. That is, with as much, you reconstruct her."

Odysseas Elytis

HIGHLIGHTS

*Biolea Olive Oil Mill

*Anoskeli Winery and Olive Oil Mill

*Oldest Olive Tree in the World

*Manousakis Winery 

*Snacks, lunch with unlimited wine  

Enjoy a full day of olive oil and wine tasting! 

We start the day learning everything we need to know about olive oil. Over 50% of the island of Crete is covered with olive trees. It is the most important product here both for our economy and our cuisine. At Biolea Olive Oil Mill, we will learn how olive oil is made in an updated traditional way with a stone mill and press. We will also learn the varying methods of production and quality levels. Have you ever wondered what Extra Virgin means? You'll find out! In their tasting area, we'll get a chance to sample 3 different oils. 

Next to Anoskeli Winery and Olive Oil Mill. Tour their modern olive oil mill to see how the production method of olive oil has changed. In the tasting room, we'll taste their olive oil served with a delicious snack and switch gears to their wines. We will show you how to properly taste each wine using all of our senses. We'll have a guided tasting of each of the 5 wines. 

In their vineyards, we'll explain how grapes are grown and how the climate, position of the vines, and varying viticultural practices affect the grapes. Don't forget to take lots of pictures in the vineyards! 

An olive oil tour would not be complete without a stop at the oldest olive tree in the world. You can even climb inside this 3000 year old tree! There's a small museum and old mill to complete the picture of the significance of olive oil on the island.  

Our last stop of the day is Manousakis Winery. We'll guide you through the fermentation floor and down into their barrel room. We'll explain the wine making process from when the grapes arrive in the winery to when they get bottled and shipped out. 

In their gorgeous tasting terrace, you'll enjoy a tasting of 5 wines. Pick your favorite to accompany a full lunch including appetizers, salad, a main course, and dessert. Unlimited wine is served. We're not joking, you can have as much as you want! 

Pick up is between 9:30-10:00am. Pick up is from your hotel or villa. If you're staying in the pedestrian area of Chania, a pick up location will be emailed to you. 

Group size is 6 people. 

Duration is 8 hours.

Price per person is 150€.