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An exclusive off-road experience tour to Manousakis Winery & Vineyards for a unique wine tasting experience where you see hands on, from start to finish how wine is made... and then enjoyed!

This amazing tour can be accompanied by local treats, or a Cheese platter, a Mezze platter or Lunch. 

 

The Safari Tour

Starting our day trip Safari for a unique wine experience further up in Lefak Ori mountain range where Manousakis vineyards are located, through an exciting off road route up to the top of the hill in 660 meters altitude! This magnificent location, with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.

We continue our tour with visiting Manousakis winery at Vatolakkos village for an expert guided tour. Starting from the traditional old family residence of the Manousakis family we continue with a nice walk to the beautiful garden of the old and new  winery.

At the production facility you will learn about the wine making process and visit the cellar, where the wines are kept and aged, as well as the bottling line.

A wine tasting with five available wines accompanied either by local treats, Simple tasting, Cheese Platter, Premium Tasting, Meze Platter and Lunch will conclude this unique experience.

 

Price Includes

- Hotel pick up and drop off.
- Multi-language group guide-drivers.
- Special Equipped Land Rover Defenders.
- Entrance fees for the winery tour and tasting accompanied by either Simple tasting, Cheese Platter, Premium Tasting, Meze Platter and Lunch according to your request.
- Liability Insurance and local Taxes.

 

Not Included 

- Gratuities (optional)
- Any products will be bought from the winery

 

Cancellation Policy 

- 15 and more days before departure – retention of deposit
- 14-3 days before departure – 50% will be charged 
- Less than 2 days before depature – 100% will be charged

 

Prices

1st Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 55.00 €
Children Price: 47.00 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.
- A tour of winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt

2nd Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting & Cheese Platter

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 69.00 €
Children Price: 55.00 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.
- A tour of winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt and cheese platter
- A cheese platter consisting of: Assortement of local cheeses, Cretan Rusks, Nuts, Dried fruit
- The cheese platter is accompanied by up to one (1) additional glass of wine of the guests’ choice

3rd Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Premium Tasting & Cheese Platter

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 89.00 €
Children Price: 70.00 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.
- A tour of winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 7 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt and cheese platter
- A cheese platter consisting of: Assortement of local cheeses, Cretan Rusks, Nuts, Dried fruit
- The cheese platter is accompanied by up to one (1) additional glass of wine of the guests’ choice

4th Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting & Meze Platter

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 79.00 €
Children Price: 65.00 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.
- A tour of winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines (type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt and meze platter
- A mezze platter consisting of Cretan specialties
- The meze platter is accompanied by any two (2) glasses of wine of the guests’ choice

5th Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Simple Tasting & Lunch

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 87.00 €
Children Price: 69.60 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.
- A tour of our winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines ( type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
-  A full meal consisting of Cretan specialties specially paired with our wines.
- As many additional glasses of wine as the guest wants (unlimited ) with his/her meal
- A lunch consists of the following: Cretan Salad, Cretan Kalitsounia (herb and cheese pie), Dolmades (Stuffed vine leaves), Youvetsi (beef with orzo in the oven, in a tomato sauce) o Yogurt with honey or home-made preserves

(This menu changes depending on the season so as to ensure the highest quality, for all of our guests).

6th Tour : Off-Road Vineyard Tour with Premium Tasting & Lunch

Offered Monday-Sunday 10:00-18:00
Adults Price : 112.00 €
Children Price: 89.00 €

This tour includes:

- Jeep safari to Manousakis vineyards (660m altitude) with a panoramic view of the north part of Crete accompanied with the natural environment, the vineyards and the fresh air retaliates with the best feeling ever.- A tour of our winery
- A presentation and explanation of the wine making process
- A tasting of 5 different wines ( type of wine is dependent on availability and is subject to change) paired with local Cretan rusks, olive oil and sea salt
-  A full meal consisting of Cretan specialties specially paired with our wines.
- As many additional glasses of wine as the guest wants (unlimited ) with his/her meal
- A lunch consists of the following: Cretan Salad, Cretan Kalitsounia (herb and cheese pie), Dolmades (Stuffed vine leaves), Youvetsi (beef with orzo in the oven, in a tomato sauce) o Yogurt with honey or home-made preserves

(This menu changes depending on the season so as to ensure the highest quality, for all of our guests).

 

Book

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

 

Pick Up Times 

08.00 - 08.30 AM
10.00 - 10.30 AM

 

Notes

- Ideal for everyone, youth groups, single or couple participants.
- The trip is not recommended for children under 4 years old.
- The wine tasting is not available for children under 18 years old.

 

Time Table

Available daily all year round and reservations are made only on request.
The duration of the tour can last from two and a half hours up to 4 and half hours depending on your tour option.

 

Distance

60km

 

Altitude Difference

700m

 

Difficulty

3.0

 

Road Map Summary

Please click here

 

Book

For more info and reservations please contact us: reservations@cretetravel.com

 

Don't Forget

- Don’t forget your comfortable shoes, for example, trekking shoes or sandals, camera, sun protection, etc. During spring and autumn, we advise you to bring a jacket.
- Our partner reserves the right to make minor changes in the program when considered necessary. For example in case of unfavorable weather conditions. This can be done without prior notice.
- Reservations must be made no later 24 hours prior to departure. Any cancellation must be made according to our cancelation policy. In case of late cancellations, no refund will be made.
- If a tour is cancelled due to insufficient participants or adverse weather conditions, we will refund 100% of made payments.

 

Reviews

Hello Yiannis Thank you for your email! We had a fantastic day out to Manousakis Winery on 22 September. I really want to say thank-you to our driver on the day who was excellent. The scenery at the top of the mountain in the Four Wheel Driver is spectacular and the winery lunch was as good as we thought it would be. The amount of wine provided was very generous. We love Crete at lot and this year was our second visit in two years! Next year we are planning to visit Corfu, Chios and Thessoloniki but maybe the next year after that we will get back to Crete! Hope to see you again. We find your travel company to be very efficient and good. Thanks again. Kind regards
- Lisa 

Kalimera Yiannis, Tour in Manousakis Winery was very interesting. Wonderful place, excellent wine, excellent food, very nice staff, joyfull, friendly and professional! The tour of the Winery was very interesting and Lafteris, the guide, was impeccable. Because I was traveling alone it should be also interesting to join an other group but I saw only small groups or private tours those day... Maybe in the future I will have the chance to join a group and share the experience. Anyway, at least I can confirm that has been really interesting and amazing tour and I hope to come back to Crete in the future.
- Paolo

We thoroughly enjoyed the visit and would recommend to other people. Thank you so much Yiannis.
- David USA

This is an amazing winery, with one of the best organic wines in Greece.  So if in doubt of where to go during your holiday in Chania,  then Manousakis Winery is a great option, delicious traditonal food, superb wine, and warm hospitality from the guide to the lady at shop. Full lunch was great too.
- Adrian K. Switzerland

Many thanks for asking Yiannis. We had a great tour which could higly recommend. We drove to this Winery and had no expactions at all. We had booked a simple taste tour. We were welcomed at arriving and the tour started with explaining how the wine production was made. This was informative and interesting. After the tour we had a tasting of five different wines. All this for just 7.00 Euros per person. Good value for money. We bought also some wine and olive oil to bring back home.
- Andrea J. Germany

We choosed the light lunch, tour and wine tasting. This tour made by a really informative guide who gave us plenty of opportunity to ask questions along the way which we liked. We were then brought back to the patio where we got to see finished bottles of wine and had the tasting session which was great. We got to try 6 different wines which for the price we paid was extremely generous! We then enjoyed the light lunch which was authentic Greek cuisine. We really enjoyed the whole experience and would recommend it to anyone visiting Chania. Our guide and wine expert  were great too. Well done!
- Maria P. Austria

Excellent experience. We did a trip out to the Winery from Chania with Crete Travel. It was an exclusive off-road trip to the winery in a four wheel drive. It went up a spectacular mountain route to get to the grounds of the winery and then we had a full lunch with unlimited wine tasting after our tour of the winery. The wines here were good quality with the Rousanne being especially good. The Syrah was also high quality. The lunch was made with local ingredients and was excellent. This was relaxed wine tasting at its finest. If you have the full lunch with your wine tasting, the amount of wine you are served to 'taste' is extremely generous (unlimited glasses with your lunch). Our guide/driver on 22 Sep 2017 was awesome.
- Jane K. Australia

My husband and I booked lunch and a tour with tasting. The grounds are beautiful with old olive trees. In addition, the tour was very interesting and the wines very good. Our favorite was the Nostos blend that we had shipped to us. The lunch was delicious and generous and went perfect with the wine. Highly recommend a visit when near Chania.
- Katerina T. New Zelannd

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