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Wine experiences exclusively curated for Cretan Malia Park by Grape Escape

 

Indulge yourself in authentic wine tour experience, exploring the indigenous Cretan wine grape varieties and become part of the Cretan wine renaissance. Local varieties, unique landscapes, award-winning wineries and 4000 years of winemaking history.

These are only a few of the reasons to explore the unspoilt beauty of Crete away from the crowds guided by a wine specialist.

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The Wine Tours
Ancient Wine Routes

Full comfort and a peaceful environment for our group tour accompanied by our wine expert and guide, who will provide a comprehensive introduction to this ancient wine region and its specific wines. You’ll be taken through the rich history of producing wine in Crete, an area with a tradition of thousands of years in the production of wine from a plethora of exceptional local varieties and of course, you will be able to taste the famous Cretan wines. You will be introduced you to the wines of the most significant vinification zones of Crete and enjoy behind-the-scenes spots of the wine-making facilities and cellars. The tour will conclude with a delicious Greek mezze tasting and a light lunch with the well known Cretan specialties.


Knossos Palace & Wine tour

Visit one of the major Cretan highlights, the Palace of Knossos, one of the most important Bronze Age sites of Europe.
A private licensed* guide can help you through the vast ruins of The Minoan Palace of Knossos which is also connected with thrilling legends, such as the myth of the Labyrinth with the Minotaur and the story of Daedalus and Icarus. Then you will discover the wine paths of the most important wine region of Crete, an area that has been proven to be one of the first wine production centers in history with significant indigenous varieties. Visit an iconic award wining winery and taste personally selected top quality wines followed by a Cretan gastronomical experience.


THE PROGRAM
Ancient Wine Routes
10:00
Departure from the resort.
11:00
Arrival at Stilianou Winery. A small, family owned boutique winery, which produces high quality organic wines. You will have the opportunity to visit both the wine cellars and the vineyard next to ancient wine presses and a byzantine chapel. A home grown, hand picked wine experience rewarded with a delicious tasting.
14:00
Arrival at either Boutaris or Lyrarakis winery. Both wineries have contributed to the renaissance of Cretan wine. You will enjoy a mezze style Cretan lunch at the winery's terrace overlooking the vineyards. Top quality rare wines personally selected by our sommelier will pair your meal. At the end of your food and wine tasting you will stroll in the vineyards with a glass in your hands.
17:00
Return at the resort.
Knossos Palace & Wine tour
10:00
Departure from the resort.
11:00
Visit to the Palace of Knossos, the cradle of the Minoan civilization and wander into the impressive remains of the palace. Explore the ruins of the Labyrinth of King Minos and enjoy a skip-the-line private tour by a licensed guide.
13:00
An exclusive tour of an iconic Cretan winery (either Boutaris or Lyrarakis), where you will have the opportunity to visit both the wine cellars and the vineyard. The whole wine making process will be explained and then you will have the chance to have a complete wine tasting experience in the impressive terrace followed by a Cretan gastronomical experience.
17:00
Return at the resort.

Ancient Wine Routes

7 hours, 7 wines, 2 vineyards, Lunch Incl.

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Knossos Palace & Wine tour

7 hours, 6 wines, 1 vineyard, Lunch Incl.
*The visit in the Archeological site can be guided exclusively by an official guide. This service can be arranged on extra cost

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Sundays are excluded.

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