Experience the best of Crete’s countryside—and cuisine—on this amazingly peaceful, rewarding day-long excursion. We’ve handpicked a family-run restaurant, located right on the border of Rethymnon area, that we love for its striking beauty (complete with spectacular views of the rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards), sustainability (the farm is organic, uses sustainable practices), and charm (it’s run by a Cretan family who are truly committed to making every guest feel at home!). Not to mention its produce: This little slice of paradise produces not only wine and award-winning olive oil, but fruit, honey and vegetables.
On this experience, you’re picked up right at your hotel and taken to the farm. After relaxing, enjoy a stroll and tour of the grounds, getting insight into the behind-the-scenes activities of a working farm. Visit the renowned wine cellar, complete with a tasting of some of the best varieties. After, learn how to make a traditional Cretan lunch in a private cooking class (using ingredients from the farm—and maybe even picking some yourself!) This is the place that you will enjoy not only your meal but lots of surprising stories about each dish and wine, explaining how it relates to the local Cretan culture.
Finish it off with a stop at a village cafenion for coffee and metaxa the Greece’s traditional aperitif.