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Private Shore Excursion: Crete Tour, Winery & Archanes

By Achtypis Tours
Free cancellation available
4h
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Highlights

  • Chance to learn about the regional wine production of Crete

  • Personalized attention & insight from your very own guide

  • Awe-inspiring views across traditional villages at Archanes

  • Tasting different types of Cretan wine with authentic food

  • Many photo opportunities at Vathypetro archaeological site

About this activity

What's included, what's not

  • What's included

    Private guided tour of Crete and Archanes

  • What's included

    Cretan winetasting

  • What's included

    Roundtrip transportation to and from Heraklion cruise port

  • What's included

    Live tour commentary provided in English

  • What's excluded

    Admission fees

Know Before You Book

  • You must be able to walk on unpaved or uneven terrain.

  • This activity is not wheelchair accessible.

  • You will receive confirmation of your exact tour departure time when you call to confirm your reservation.

What you can expect

Led by your private guide, admire Archanes, a much-appreciated archeological site, and stop at a modern winery. Then see Vathypetro, with some of the oldest wine presses in the world, and get a chance to try authentic Cretan food and wine.

Tour the archeological site of Archanes and admire the view. This highly appreciated experienced is well-worth every step up to its altitude of 1,247 feet (380-m). After passing vineyards supplying Europe with award-winning wines, visit a modern winery, get a chance to see how wine is produced, and taste a bit of the vino.

Your next stop is Vathypetro, an archaeological site home to one of the oldest farmhouses of Crete. Offering plenty of photo opportunities, this remnant of the Minoan period built in the 16th century BC still preserves ceramics and some of the oldest wine presses in the world.

Next, your drive offers views brimming with the olive orchards and most famous, just 6 miles (10 km) south of Archanes, is Knossos, known for its palace. After admiring restored sandstone houses from the Turkish period and an inviting square with shady trees, sample Cretan food and drink and pass by the glorious Minoan Palace before returning to your ship.

Location

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Activity Location

  • Archanes
  • Archanes
  • Heraklion Crete 70100

Meeting/Redemption Point

  • Ferry Terminal
  • Heraklion 713 07
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