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Vineyard and Harvest Experience!

Tour Highlights

  • Learn about the traditional way of life on Crete.
  • Help make wine during harvest season, from picking the grapes to stomping them!
  • Tantalise your tastebuds with local recipes based on wine.
  • Enjoy a glass or more of local wines and learn about the local varieties from harvest to bottling.
  • Participate in a hands-on cooking class in a picturesque mountaintop village.
Adults 12+ years old
Children 6-11 years old
Infants 0-5 years old
Private Tour Starting price per person

From Stomp to Sip in Crete!

Love wine? Want to be a farmer for a day and get hands-on experience in a vineyard? Willing to get your feet wet and red in a roll-up-your-pants grape stomp?! Even if you don’t like physical labor, you can still enjoy the fruits of the grape harvest! Grab this opportunity for a once-in-a-lifetime experience off the beaten path on Crete.

Local impact — How you help the local community by joining this tour:

  • Your tour promotes rural tourism, which supports deep-rooted traditions and local economies that don’t generally benefit from tourism.
  • On your tour, you also join a local family at their vineyard, where you practice traditional wine-making methods.
  • As part of your tour, you enjoy a farm-to-table organic meal made from fresh, seasonal products following traditional recipes and old ways of cooking.

Language: English

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food and beverage samples as indicated in the itinerary (coffee, rusks, olives and cheese, a three-course traditional Cretan meal, house wines, fresh orange juice for the children, traditional sweets). (A vegetarian meal option is available.)

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, items of a personal nature, tips/gratuities for your guide

Schedule details

  • Duration: 8 hours
  • Meeting point: There are two meeting points — please double-check the meeting point in your departure city.
    • Chania: Chania Municipal Market at 8:15 am
    • Rethymnon: Square of the Four Martyrs in the centre of Rethymnon at 9:30 am
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  • Starting time: 8.15 am
  • Ending point: Chania Municipal Market. Alternatively, we can drop off any tour participants whose hotels are along the route from Rethymnon back to the Chania Municipal Market.