The tour’s first stop is an organic herb farm just a few metres walking distance from the starting point of the famous Samaria Gorge. We start by learning about Cretan flora and the precious herbs of this land by Rodo, who is an agronomist that realised her life’s dream by planting and preserving an herb farm. We harvest Cretan mountain tea and botanicals under her guidance to make our own blend, which we boil to make our own tea blend paired with homemade cake and biscuits.
A short walk away is the picture perfect entry point to Samaria Gorge, where we make a quick stop to take in the views and snap some photos.
After identifying aromas and tastes of herbs it is time to discover their influence in the wine. We head to Manousakis winery and we enjoy a private wine and food pairing meal. Farm to table food and amazing wines from indigenous and international grapes organically grown in the Manousakis vineyards.
We return you at your hotel filled with aromas and flavours of the Cretan terroir.
What is included?
- Visit one herb farm
- Visit one winery
- Herb harvesting and blending
- Herb tea tasting and assortment of homemade cakes
- 7 wines to taste
- Farm to table lunch in the winery
- Return transfers to and from pick up point
- Complimentary bottled water and refreshments
- Professional commentary
- Sightseeing in the heart of Chania’s inland
- Our warmest hospitality
10:00 (pick up from your hotel)
Transportation charges may vary if pick up location is more than 10km from the centre of Chania or Rethymno
Transportation charges will vary from Heraklion and Elounda
Casual with comfortable walking shoes
(hat, suncream and sunglasses for summer, hiking boots and warm clothes for winter)
Easy but it requires some walking