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Highlights of the Tour
ExploreKnossos Archaeological Site - the heart of the Minoan kingdom, one of the most fascinating ancient cities in the world, the top archeological site of Crete - as you enjoy the storytelling of our expert guide.
Get all your answers about how the olive oil is produced at the boutiqueorganic Olive Oil Farm.We explain how an olive oil should smell and feel. Taste the season’s produce and learn how to pick the best quality olive oilOR
Smooth the dense, Minoan-soaked experience bytasting the local wine varietiesof Crete and take a sneak peek some at some of the secrets of the winemaking at renowned, family-owned winery in the heart of Crete's winemaking region.
Catch a glimpse of a traditionalvillage life in Archanes, named as one of the most picturesque in Crete, and enjoy a delicious lunch or the well-brewed Greek coffee in traditionalkafenion.
God Zeus surely knew what he is doing by choosingsacred Mount Juktasas his final resting place. So did Minoans when erecting here their fist ever peak sanctuary. Learn about some of the secret, wildrituals of Minoans, while enjoying a breathtaking view over North coast of Crete and lighting a candle in a small chapel on the mountaintop.
Alternatively we can offer
To delve through the Archaeological Museum - the world's greatest showcase of Minoan artefacts (1ha)OR to Visit theMinoan complex at Vathipetro
This day tour comprises the highlight of Minoan civilization led by our expert guide, the best wine experience of Crete (or Olive Oil, alternatively), delicious food and panoramic view - get your camera ready!
The re-built Knossos Archaeologicalsite was at the heart of Minoan civilisation while the Archaeological Museum of Heraklionhas collected the exquisite finds and selected assortment of Minoan masterpieces from across the island. Crete is home to wonderful wine varieties. Exotic-sounding vilana, kostifali, vidiano are only some of the Cretan indigenous grapes. Wine making in Crete can be traced down to antiquity and Cretan winemakers have managed to produce excellent, award-winning wines. On of them – the renowned family-owned winery where we will enjoy the winetasting. The lunch in a small, traditional, family-owner taverns home-grown andfreshly prepared delicaciesis a must and not an exception during our tours. Here is the opportunity to get the taste of truly authentic Cretan dishes. The sacredMount Yuchtaswas the first Minoan peak sanctuary and the final resting place of the greatest God of Greek Antiquity- Zeus. Enjoy the breathtaking view over the North coast of Crete and collect your own wild herbs. Catch a glimpse of atraditional village lifein Archanes - wonder its narrow pathways where a life takes place hidden from the public eye; village's main square, where the Cretans gather around the glass of raki (local spirit) and play with their komboloi, are the social centres of the island.
It is a full day tour (6 - 8 hours), either from Heraklion (about 1 ha driving time, roundtrip), Agios Nikolaos area (2.5 ha driving time, roundtrip) or Rethymno area (2.5 ha driving time, roundtrip).
Note: this is a private tour and can be modified according to your interests and preferences
Learn the early mythology of King Minos and the Minoans, and feel the ruins of ancient cities come to life in the company of our guides - all of whom are experts.