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Cretan Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Jeep Safari with Lunch

Price: $115.00
Maximum 6 guests per guide.
This tour is only available Monday - Friday
Cretan Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Jeep Safari with Lunch
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The fun begins as you hop into a Jeep for an off-road adventure through the picturesque landscape of Crete, Greece's largest island known for its varied terrain, which ranges from fine-sand beaches at Elafonisi to the White Mountains.

Head to Anoskeli's local winery and olive mill where you will enjoy a professionally guided tour of the facilities and learn how they produce olive oil. While here, enjoy some extra virgin olive oil with oregano and lemon juice on warm, freshly baked bread. Over in the wine section of the facilities you will discover their wine making processes and sample the results as well as a taste of a local alcohol named tsikoudia, or raki.

During the nature walk at the Deliana-Mesavlia gorge you can take photos with local mountain goats, watch as vultures soar gracefully in the air and soak in breathtaking panoramic views. The gorge is characterized by the dense vegetation around its creek and in spring is at its peak and the water flows in abundance. Near Mesavlia you will meet the cavernous chapel of Agia Paraskevi, where a feast takes place each year. The locals have a funny dispute whether the gorge is called Deliana or Mesavlia, which is depicted even in the signs of the area.

From there you will ride to the charming village of Ano Vouves to see the world's oldest living olive tree, still producing its precious liquid some 3,000 years later. Tour the small museum and learn the challenges involved in ancient olive oil production before your return ride back to port.

Your delicious lunch will consist of a traditional Cretan flavor with Cretan salad, wine and dessert.

Book this full-day tour today and get ready for a fun taste of the authentic Crete.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
7 Hours
Activity Level
Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable, seasonal clothing with walking shoes. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also recommended.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to step in and out of jeep. This tour is not wheelchair accessible and not recommended for people with mobility or kinetic problems, fear of heights, back issues or unable to access a 3rd row of seats in a jeep (if guests would not be able to be seated normally because of weight/size). Guests who are taller than 6' 3" are not recommended for comfort reasons.

Must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate.