The tour’s first stop is the historic winery of the Monastery of Tzagarolon, this beautiful monastery is set in the picturesque Akrotiri peninsula of Chania. The temple features admirable Byzantine architecture, a folklore museum, and an ancient library of rarities.
Taste 4 select wines and one type of olive oil from the monastery’s production while admiring and learning about the wine equipment of the past on display. After a wonderful and guided stroll through Vinolio's vineyards, enjoy a picturesque drive to the family owned Manousakis Winery to learn about their wines, history, and philosophy. Taste 5 wines paired with olive oil, Cretan bread, and sea salt under their beautiful pergolas.
The experience includes only light snacks, but an optional food and wine pairing experience is possible at the second winery, with a full lunch meze style. Each dish was selected to pair perfectly with the 5 wines to taste.
Extra meze lunch option: 20€ per person.
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 9 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
9:00 a.m. Pick up from Crete Wine Escapes Office Rethymno
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