Wine Tasting Experience in East Crete


Wine Tasting Experience in East Crete


 An informative and exciting introduction to the wines of Crete. 

Visiting Places: Houdetsi village
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Activity Description

Join a wine-tasting experience in one of the most important wine-producing areas of Crete, the area of Peza-Archanes. Your wine tasting session takes place in Houdetsi village where your expert guide will meet you in a dedicated tasting room and will introduce you to the wines of Crete.  You will learn about the area's micro-climate, its influence in wine production of special varieties and will discover indigenous Cretan varieties. Most importantly, you will taste a variety of Cretan wines accompanied with local artisanal cheese and traditional rusk (paximadi).  

Special Features

  • Introduction to the wines of Crete
  • Wine tasting

Activity Snapshot

Dates | Start Time: Saturdays | 6pm. 

Duration: 4 hours (approx.).

Meeting Point: Houdetsi village (Request a transfer to/from Houdetsi village here).

Group Size: min. 2 - max. 12 persons.

Pace: Easy.

Spoken Language: English or French.

Included: English/French-speaking wine expert guide, all tastings and snacks as described, tour handbook.

Excluded: Transfers to/from Houdetsi village, translator (where required), any food and beverages other than the tastings during the tour.

Note: Children under 6 years: free of charge; children 6-12 years: 30% discount; families of 4 with children over 12 years old: 10% discount; groups over 6 adults 10% discount. Get your discount code here. Tours should be booked at least 3 days in advance. Transfers upon arrangement at €45/hour.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation at least 5 days prior to activity date: full refund; cancellation 3-4 days in advance: 50% refund; cancellation 48 hours or less prior to activity, latecomers and no shows: no refund. 

Additional Info

  • Confirmation to be received as soon as possible (within 24 hours from booking)  
  • You can present either a print out or an electronic booking confirmation for this activity
  • Complete information on Vendor, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be sent with your Booking Confirmation. The TravelPorter hand-picks the most remarkable, experienced and reliable vetted professionals for a pleasant experience from booking to completion. 

Why We Like it

A great opportunity to learn about Cretan wine production and taste important different wine varieties for those visiting Heraklion, Agios Nikolaos and Elounda region of Eastern Crete. 

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