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Wine Tasting of The Cretan Vinyard

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 29 reviews.Heraklion, Greece

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Experience hosted by Georgios

90 mins
Includes food, drinks
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience on an island with over 11 local varieties of grape wines that slowly gain international attention. Crete can only be a small little gem for wine lovers and enthusiasts. With this program, we offer visitors the opportunity to find out more about Cretan winemaking, local varieties and the long traditions that make the bond between the Cretans and their wine inseparable. Together we make a wine tasting journey in several wineries of Crete in just one spot and explore the depth of flavor the Cretan Terroir has to offer.
We will taste 5 wines based on local varieties and local winemakers. Together with your wine you will have the opportunity to taste different products from Crete in the form of cold dishes so you gain a better understanding of the food culture in Crete.

Wine Tasting In Highlights
- Introduction to the Wines of Crete
- The Cretan Terroir and its varieties
- Wine Tasting of 5 Local Wines
Enjoy a Wine Tasting Experience on an island with over 11 local varieties of grape wines that slowly gain international attention. Crete can only be a small little gem for wine lovers and enthusiasts. With this program, we offer visitors the opportunity to find out more about Cretan winemaking, local varieties and the long traditions that make the bond between the Cretans and their wine inseparable. Together we make a wine tasting journey in seve…

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What's included

  • Food
    A light variety of cold dishes will accompany your tasting. If you have any...
  • Drinks
    5 Different Types of Wine will be served during this event
From $67
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Georgios

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 29 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I am the co-founder of Tasting Crete. A unique spot that creates gastronomic experiences in Heraklion City Center, based on the food culture of Crete. After spending many years abroad and completing my Ph.D. in Anthropology, I decided to return to my hometown and focus on food tourism. The last 6 years I have invested all my time and energy in highlighting the magnificent food and the amazing flavors of Crete through the histories of its people. Together with my business partner, we have created Tasting Crete, where people can explore, learn, and interact through gastronomic experiences.
I am the co-founder of Tasting Crete. A unique spot that creates gastronomic experiences in Heraklion City Center, based on the food culture of Crete. After spending many years abroad and completing my Ph.D. in Anthropology, I decided to return to my hometown and focus on food tourism. The last 6 years I have invested all my time and energy in highlighting the magnificent food and the amazing flavors of Crete through the histories of its people. Together with my business partner, we have created…
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Where you'll be

You will be visiting what we like to call a tasting studio. A unique space in the city center of Heraklion that has been designed specifically in order to host wine tastings, cooking classes and olive oil tastings.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 29 reviews.

Pia
August 2020
We had a wonderful evening with great wines and a delicious meal. We were impressed by the historical details in connection to the wines and learned a great deal about Cretan wine. The choices of wine combined with the food were amazing! The wines were even better when you ate a matching dish. In addition to the great wine tasting I have to say that also the meal was one of the best we had on Crete so far. He really knows what he is doing and I would say it was a really good deal for what we got. Due to COVID we had a private tasting but he made us really feel welcome.
We had a wonderful evening with great wines and a delicious meal. We were impressed by the historical details in connection to the wines and learned a great deal about Cretan wine.…
Joshua
August 2020
Our first ever Airbnb experience and my first ever wine tasting. Georgios was super welcoming and friendly and able to tailor the tasting to our experience as ‘newbies’. He knew the history and culture of Cretan wine like a true expert and really shed some light into Greek wine and the local varieties. The wine was of course delicious but the pairings with the food was one of the best dining experiences we had on the island so far. Georgios also offered some fantastic recommendations for local bars and beaches. A true local expert and an experience I couldn’t recommend highly enough.
Our first ever Airbnb experience and my first ever wine tasting. Georgios was super welcoming and friendly and able to tailor the tasting to our experience as ‘newbies’. He knew th…
Nal
August 2020
Georgios was an amazing host! The whole experience was one to remember. The Cretan wines he picked out for us were really good and he explained the whole history of wine making in Crete. His mother made incredibly delicious traditional meals to go with wine (each was attached to the wine itself and complemented it beautifully). Definitely recommend! A must see if you like wines and learning about new sorts.
Georgios was an amazing host! The whole experience was one to remember. The Cretan wines he picked out for us were really good and he explained the whole history of wine making in…
Hanna
August 2020
One of the best experiences I had through Airbnb and amazing experiences overall. Georgios understood exactly what I wanted to try and managed to introduce me to the world of cretan wines. He adjusted the food to my dietary preferences and skillfully explained the wines. I would highly recommend you this experience!
One of the best experiences I had through Airbnb and amazing experiences overall. Georgios understood exactly what I wanted to try and managed to introduce me to the world of creta…
Bahiyyih
January 2020
Georgios took the time to share with us the background stories of the origins of the Cretan olive oils, wines, and the foods he shared with us. He also has a good understanding of the history of the island, and of the various varieties of olives and grapes. In addition, he let us take our time with all the delicious pairings he offered us; he didn’t rush us, and we ended up spending 3.5 hours with him, when we had thought it would take only one hour or so. He had a good sense of humor, which we really appreciated, and had interesting experiences and stories to tell. We absolutely loved the experience, and we HIGHLY recommend it to anyone who comes to Heraklion!
Georgios took the time to share with us the background stories of the origins of the Cretan olive oils, wines, and the foods he shared with us. He also has a good understanding of…
Jessica
October 2019
Georgios is a wonderful host! The wine tasting was very informative and different from anything we’ve done in the past. He establishes a very safe and social environment and tells many a anecdote to make the experience all the better. I’d recommend this to anyone looking for an immersive wine tasting experience for all levels of wine expertise! :)
Georgios is a wonderful host! The wine tasting was very informative and different from anything we’ve done in the past. He establishes a very safe and social environment and tells…

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.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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

What to bring

Smile, an interest for Cretan Diet and Culture, Positive Attitude