Another summer is coming to an end, which means it’s time for the grape harvest! Join us for a private food, wine, and harvest tour at a village off the beaten path, and become a farmer for the day.
One of the best ways to explore the heart of Crete away from the tourist centres is to mingle with the locals, and what better than by participating in an ancient task?
You’ll tour the island with your own private guide get to harvest and stomp grapes, and sample olives and cheeses, all while working in a family vineyard. You’ll also devour an organic meal, prepare sweets with wine-based recipes, and finish off your day with a bag of “farm goodies” to bring home! A celebration for the whole family!
We’ll start our day with a traditional Greek coffee before arriving at the hilltop village and family-owned business. Along the way, your guide will point out the landmarks, but mostly entertain you with local stories of the area.
Then it’s time to feel the passion and excitement of wine making! You’ll join the family in the vineyard, where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of Greek wine culture, learn about the history of wine on Crete, and discover the local varieties. You’ll practice traditional wine-making methods while turning your feet purple with the ancient method of maceration: wine stomping!
You’ll also get to appreciate locally farmed organic products with a mouthwatering meal, paired with house wines, of course.
Then wander around an ancient Minoan site or pick herbs before rolling up your sleeves again — but this time to check your cooking skills as we help you to bake your own sweets based on wine recipes!
Enjoy this innovative experience and take home a bag of local goods such as fresh fruit and vegetables from the farm.
Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, rusks, olives and cheese, a three-course traditional Cretan meal, house wines, fresh orange juice for the children, traditional sweets). (A vegetarian meal option is available.)
Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide.
Dress standard: As this is a nature tour, we advise you wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a pair of flip-flops with you. Don’t forget your sunglasses, a hat, and a camera, of course!
Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point. Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.
Additional Information: Please state your meal option (meat/veggie) upon booking.
Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.