Taste of Crete tour , Winery & Archanes

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according to customers' feedback this is one of the most appreciated shore excursion programs in Crete. Through this tour you shall discover the secrets of Cretan cuisine with backround the preserved, traditional village of Archanes!

Drive through the famous wine-country south of Heraklion you will pass vineyards being there since the Minoan period and so your first stop will be at a modern winery to see nowadays procedure of wine production and to taste as well the Cretan wines.

Your drive continues through villages to Archanes, the municipality in the area. On the way a photo stop is made in Vathypetro, one of the oldest farmhouses of Crete, belonging to the Minoan period 16th century BC, with a ceramic feet wine press.

The tour continues through the island’s hilly countryside, filled since 4000 years, with the olives orchards and most famous vineyards, before arriving at the village of Archanes, just 10 km south of Knossos palace. A market town nestled in the broad upland east of Mount Juchtas, the God Zeus has been immortalized in the profile you see etched against the clear blue Cretan skies. You will stop in this beautiful village with many restored sandstone houses from the Turkish period and an inviting square with high shady trees, for a sampling of Cretan food and drink. Locally produced wine and snacks will be available among the village’s quaint setting.

Before returning to the ship, the tour continues through the Cretan countryside and passes the ruins of the Minoan Palace of Knossos.


-         transportation by deluxe, air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, based on your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” price only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7


* guides in other languages available, upon request



-         entrance fees

-         winery fees

Step 1

Your tour starts from Heraklion port

Step 2

Visit of a modern winery

Step 3

Drive through the villages with a photo stop made in Vathypetro, one of the oldest farmhouses of Crete

Step 4

Visit of the beautiful village Archanes, where you can taste traditional Cretan food and drinks

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