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Wine Trails of Crete | White Mountains
Overview

Discover the wine trails in the White Mountains of Crete and combine a unique wine tasting experience!

Follow the trail to one of the most famous vineyards of Crete, with the history and the traditions of the Island and find out all about the lifestyle of a Cretan shepherd by exploring an original shepherd’s hut. Enjoy the unique view of Chania from above and meet the wildlife of Crete by the help of our Land Rovers, driven by expert English speaking guides. Arriving at the Vineyard, you will learn everything there is to know about the production of Cretan wines before proceeding to the winery and the underground cellars. The well-trained staff will show us around the vineyards and winery. You will enjoy walking around while you soak up the local flavor and culture of the wines. Our amazing off-road adventure starts after climbing up the White Mountains and passing through Meskla village which is situated under plane trees, beside the river Keritis. On the way up to the shepherd’s “Mitato” you will enjoy the magnificent panoramic view of northern Crete and, If we are lucky … eagles and wild goats will show up and give us a very good reason for some extra photo stops. Arriving at Therisso and working up an appetite we visit a small traditional tavern where we will be welcomed by the owner, to introduce us to Cretan cuisine with plenty of food, wine and warm Cretan hospitality. A small rocky road will lead us up to our trip’s highest point 1350 meters in altitude, where you will find out all about the lifestyle of a shepherd and explore his original Shepherd’s hut “Mitato”. There will be free time for taking photos and exploring the area. On our way back we will pass through the amazing gorge of Therisso that will lead us to the city of Chania.

Important Tips

  • Travel Bite date and/or time might be modified or cancelled due to weather conditions and in this event the option of an alternative date or full refund will be given.
  • We would recommend to bring with you good walking shoes, a camera, a hat, suncream
  • This trip is not recommended for people suffering from car sickness, fear of heights or bumpy roads, disabled people or people with mobility problems, children under 8 years old or for any children & adults who for some reason could have issues joining a Jeep tour.

Tips & Useful Info

Starting point: Chania, Χανιά, Ελλάδα
Languages: English, Greek
Included Amenities: Hotel pick up and drop off, Multi-language group guide-drivers, Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders, Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting, Lunch with traditional Cretan food and wine, A visit to an original shepherd’s hut “Mitato”, Liability Insurance and local Taxes.
Excluded Amenities: Personal expenses, Transportation to the meeting point, Air tickets to/from Greece, Personal Travel & Health Insurance not included, Tips, anything not specified in the inclusions section
Minimum number of guests needed: 4
Maximum number of guests: 14
Physical Level: No difficulty. Previous experience is not required. Basic level of agility and fitness is needed.

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