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Greek food and wine pairing sessions

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Experience hosted by Veneto

3.5 hours
Includes drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in Greek, English

What you'll do

Are you a wine lover? Do you want to experience a wine tasting of local wines combined with local delicacies guided by professionals? Walk with us through an imposing building, which was an old Dominican monastery and is located in the center of the old town of Rethymnon. Our 600-year-old stone cellar is located on the ground floor.
The unique and imposing atmosphere binds the smell of wine with the stone and the water of the well located in the area.
We will start there, where we will talk you through the history and evolution of Greek wine over the centuries.
You will learn about local wine varieties and how they are combined with dishes of Cretan cuisine, known for its health benefits as part of the world-renowned Mediterranean diet.
We will then proceed to the restaurant hall area where the wine tasting of 6 selected wines will take place. Two white, one rosé, two red and one dessert wine.
For each wine our Chef will offer you a dish while our sommelier will explain how and why they are harmoniously combined.
Finally, you will be given printed material with information about the history of Cretan diet, the Greek vineyard and particularly about the varieties of wines tasted in this session.
So indulge yourself with tastes and relaxation. Travel back in time in a unique 600-year-old environment, in a city ready to embrace and surprise you. “Gia mas” .
Are you a wine lover? Do you want to experience a wine tasting of local wines combined with local delicacies guided by professionals? Walk with us through an imposing building, which was an old Dominican monastery and is located in the center of the old town of Rethymnon. Our 600-year-old stone cellar is located on the ground floor.
The unique and imposing atmosphere binds the smell of wine with the stone and the water of the well located i…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    Wine tasting of 6 selected wines will take place ( two white, one rosé, two...
From $130
/ person
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Meet your host, Veneto

Host on Airbnb since 2019
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We are Yannis and Argyro. Argyro is an oenologist who has been professionally involved with wine since 2000, participating in the winemaking and commercial part of some of the most important wineries in Greece, while at the same time has worked as a sommelier in well-known restaurants in Athens. I have been working in hospitality and catering since 1992. My passion for gastronomy pushed me into opening Veneto in 1997, one of the most renowned restaurants in Crete.
For the last 10 years, myself together with Argyro have combined our knowledge and experiences working together, always trying to offer our guests what they deserve: Only the best.
We are Yannis and Argyro. Argyro is an oenologist who has been professionally involved with wine since 2000, participating in the winemaking and commercial part of some of the most important wineries in Greece, while at the same time has worked as a sommelier in well-known restaurants in Athens. I have been working in hospitality and catering since 1992. My passion for gastronomy pushed me into opening Veneto in 1997, one of the most renowned restaurants in Crete.
For the last 10 years, mys…
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Where you'll be

We are located in the center of the old town of Rethymnon in one of the most historic buildings, a 15th-century Venetian mansion which was originally a Dominican Monastery. We have been operating as an Art Boutique Hotel & Restaurant since 1997. Veneto Restaurant is certified by the 'Agronutritional cooperation of Crete' with the quality label 'CRETAN CUISINE'and is awarded with a gold distinction for its wine list by 'Vinetum'.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.