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Cretan Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Jeep Safari with Lunch

Price: $135.00
There are a maximum of 6 guests per guide.
This tour operates Monday through Saturday.
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Cretan Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Jeep Safari with Lunch

With a maximum of 6 guests per guide, this exciting Chania Jeep tour will show you the best Crete has to offer. 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 small group 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. Guests must be 21 years or older to consume alcohol. Guests must be a minimum of 8 years old to participate.
5 Stars5Based On 11 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsBest time September 19, 2019

Reviewer: Mady lin
I brought my 8 and 10 year old kids along and even they had a great time. The lunch was amazing, we got so much food we almost popped. The tour was an easy pace and very informative.

5 StarsPerfect DayAugust 23, 2019

Reviewer: Bob
Dimitris was our tour guide for our adventure over the island of Crete. He did a wonderful job explaining the culture of the area, the beautiful sites we witnessed and met our every need. The wine and olive tasting were a lot of fun and quite enjoyable. The back road tour was exciting and had so many great views. And the lunch...it was so good. A beautiful setting with great food and a lot of it. The seven hour tour flew by and we were delivered right to our ship. Demetris did an excellent job and never rushed us. Thank you Demetris for a spectacular day!

5 StarsExcellent tour-great food, beautiful sitesAugust 22, 2019

Reviewer: Anita Adams
Our group of four did this tour in August. We were met at the pier & taken to the farm where the Olive Oil was produced. After a brief tour of the facilities, we sampled the olive oil and wine with a fresh bread drizzled with olive oil, lemon & oregano, meats & cheese. The olive oil was very nice-we purchased a few bottles & some of the wine. After the tasting we drove through the countryside stopping along the way to admire the view. We eventually stopped at a lovely restaurant with a beautiful view of the valley & had one of the best meals we had on our trip. After lunch, we stopped at a working farm and saw not only the farm but a 3000 year old olive tree, still producing olives. We were returned to the ship shortly after that. This was a nice, relaxing tour with beautiful sites and fantastic food. Guides were knowledgeable and friendly. I'd recommend it and would probably do it again should we return to the area.

5 StarsWonderful DayAugust 07, 2019

Reviewer: Lisa
We had a terrific day on this excursion. It was just what we needed when we wanted to get away from crowds in a small group (there were 4 of us plus our awesome guide). You will really experience Crete from the interior away from the tourist congestion. Go hungry! The wine, olive oil and food that you will enjoy is fabulous and there is so much you will be frustrated if you're not hungry. Our guide was a real pro. He studied in the US so was comfortable with Americans and speaks great English. He is also very knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.

5 StarsCretan Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Jeep Safari July 28, 2019

Reviewer: Enid Mitchell
Excellent tour, tour guide very knowledgeable and tailored the day to meet our needs. The restaurant for lunch was excellent. The olive oil and wine tasting stop was well worth it too.

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