The tour’s first stop is the historic winery of the Monastery of Tzagarolon, set in the picturesque Akrotiri peninsula of Chania. The temple features admirable Byzantine architecture, a folklore museum, and an ancient library of rarities.
After a wonderful and guided stroll through the monastery's vineyards, you will taste 4 select wines, olive oils and vinegars from the monastery's production while admiring and learning about the wine equipment of the past on display. Enjoy a picturesque drive to a family-owned winery to learn about their wines, history, and philosophy.
Follow your guide in a complete tour to understand the full process of winemaking, from the grape to the bottle. See the press, the tanks, the barrels, and even the underground racks where sparkling wine is created! Taste 4 wines paired with a delicious home cooked Cretan meal.
Discover the delicate art of food and wine pairing with typical Cretan dishes (optional lunch, 25€).
Included in this tour
- Visit of a a monastery, its museum and library (self guided)
- Guided tour in the former production area of the monastery
- Guided tour in the vineyard
- Visit the monastery winery and a second family winery
- Taste 8 wines with Cretan rusk and olives
- Stroll in the gardens of the winery
- Pickup and drop-off from a central meeting point
- All fees, taxes and insurances
10:00 a.m. Pick up Talos Square Parking in Chania
Tour Available on Mondays and Wednesdays (from April to October)
To respect the sanctity of the monastery, please dress modestly. A good general rule is to cover down to knees and cover the shoulders.
Warm clothes for Spring and Autumn.
Hat, sunscreen, sunglasses for Summer.
Comfortable walking shoes.
Requires some walking
Private tour available
Please email us for an offer of 8 people or more
Corporate tours available
Gift Vouchers available upon request