Posted on 08/09/2020
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Rethymno: 3-hour Wine Tasting Tour in Crete

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While you are visiting Rethymno in Crete, don't miss out on the opportunity for a 3-hour wine tasting tour. Learn about the local varieties of wine at the House of Wine, exploring the delicious and aromatic character of Cretan wines.

DURATION: 3 hours
MEETING POINT: 3rd km, National Road Rethymno-Chania-Rethymno
LANGUAGES: English, Greek
OPEN SEASONS: May to October (daily except weekends)
WHO CAN COME: This wine tasting tour is suitable for adults only. Children won't be served wine


◾ Enjoy a tasting of 11 different wines (75ml per glass)
◾ Experience pairing of traditional food with wine
◾ At the end of your tour play a blind wine tasting game (the winner receives a bottle of wine)

What is included

✔ Tasting of 11 different wines
✔ Meal (4 starters, 1 main dish, and a dessert)
✖ Hotel transfer

Description - What to expect

While you are visiting Rethymnon in Crete, take the opportunity for an exclusive wine tasting experience. Try local varieties of Cretan wine at the Cretan House of Wine. Explore exquisite flavor and delicate aromas within every glass. Learn about the wine qualities of the region and how viniculture has shaped and contributed to Cretan traditions.

Start your wine tasting experience with tasting 11 different Cretan wines (each of 75ml per glass):
White Wines: Vilana, Vidiano, Thrapsathiri, Plito, Dafni, Moschato Spinas, Malavazia Di Candia Aromatica
Red Wines: Liatiko, Kotsifali, Mantilari
Sweet Wine: Naturally sweet wine of biological agriculture from Liatiko

Next, enjoy a pairing of traditional food with wine, including specialties such as:
Apaki: Pieces of smoked pork
Dakos: Rusk with tomato and white cheese
Tigania: Pork with Cretan herbs fried to olive oil
Dolmadakia: Vine leaves stuffed with rice
Kalitsounakia: Traditional herb pie
Graviera: Aged yellow cheese

At the end of your wine tasting tour, play a blind wine tasting game with a bottle of wine as a reward to the winner of the contest.

Cutoff time before activity

  • 24 hours


  • Greece