Dourakis Winery

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A worth visit at Bio Dourakis Winery during your stay in Crete and join one of the superb tours and wine tastings.

  • Self-Guided
  • 1-4 Hours
  • Gastronomy (Wine Tastings & Cooking Workshops)


A boutique award-winning organic winery, tucked into a beautiful quaint village called Alikampos, just a short 20 minutes drive from Rethymno & 30 minutes from Chania Town.

Dourakis Winery is one of the best wineries in Crete, Greece welcomes many guests, offers culinary lessons, wine tastings, hosts art exhibitions and book presentations, organizes concerts, and invites everyone to enjoy the magic of the winery for all of their personal celebrations, from weddings, christenings, and birthdays.

The winery is certified by I.S.O 22000, with its organic cultivation for the organic wines monitored by Δ.Η.Ω.

The Dourakis family ethos and proud tradition are characterized by knowledge, skills, and extensive experience in winemaking.

The family winery prides itself on creating products of high quality using scientific care and respect for traditional methods.

Please join us and indulge you in a cultural experience at a family-run winery, to taste the richness of the Cretan earth in Dourakis wines, snack on local delicious traditional foods, and listen to the peaceful sound of the village Alikampos on the winery's terrace or inside in tasting room and museum.

Combine your visit to Dourakis Winery with a tour of the picturesque villages of the mountainous Apokoronas, one of the most beautiful regions of Crete. 

The Tours 

1. Classic Wine Tasting

Have a tour in the courtyard of Dourakis Winery, the botanical garden, and then to the production and storage area of wines, to learn all the secrets of production and bottling. Then have a tasting of 5 different wines accompanied by delicious Cretan rusks and olives from winery's garden.

Good To Know :
- Price: 8€ per adult
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

2. Premium Wine Tasting

Have a tour in the courtyard of Dourakis winery, the botanical garden, and then to the production and storage area of Dourakis Winery wines, to learn all the secrets of production and bottling. Then have a tasting of 8 different premium wines accompanied by delicious Cretan rusks and olives from the winery's garden.

Good To Know :
- Price: 15€ per adult
- Duration: 60 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

3. Light Lunch

Have a tour in the courtyard of Durakis winery, the botanical garden, and then to the production and storage area of Dourakis Winery wines, to learn all the secrets of production and bottling. Then taste the delicacies of Crete in a tasting of 5 different wines and a cold dish.

Good To Know :
- Price: 22€ per adult and 15€ per child under 18 years old
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

4. Wine & Cheese 

Do you know that cheese is the best friend of wine? Come and taste this wonderful combination in a tasting of 5 different wines perfectly matched with fine fresh and matured local cheeses.

Good To Know :
- Price: 22€ per adult and 15€ per child under 18 years old
- Duration: 90 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

5. The Whole Universe in a Glass of Wine

With amateur astronomer and a member of the Crete Astronomers Friends Club, Christos Sotiropoulos we travel back in time to the Mythology of the constellations that are connected to the wine. From Dionysos to Ikarion and Stafylos, we weave with the thread of mythology the constellations of the summer sky. Weather permitting we will observe planets like bright red Mars, Saturn – the lord of the rings and other beautiful treasures of the night sky through a powerful telescope.
The price includes a glass of wine and a mini snack.

Good To Know :
- Price: 60€ per adult and 30€ per child under 18 years old
- Duration: 120 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 3-50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

6. Wine Meal

The traditional tastes of Crete meet the wines of Dourakis winery in a unique tour, which starts from the yard of the winery, goes to the botanical garden, and then to the production and storage of the wines, where all the secrets of wine-making and bottling are revealed. Afterward, in the specially designed area of ​​wine tasting follows a unique matching of wine and food with four different wines to combine perfectly with four different traditional dishes, depending on the time of year.

Good To Know :
- Price: 35€ per adult and 20€ per child under 18 years old
- Duration: 90 -120 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 6-50
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

7. Cooking Lessons at Dourakis Winery

Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin said that “the discovery of a new dish contributes more to human happiness than the discovery of a new star,” so we invite you to discover together. Come to discover the new and traditional tastes of Crete. Ms. Georgia is waiting for you every day with her apron in the winery’s kitchen to teach you patiently and lovingly how to make Sfakiani pie, moustalevria, Chania boureki, and many other dishes, always beautifully combined with the right wine.

Good To Know :
- Price: 60€ per person
- Duration: 90 -120 minutes
- Maximum attendees: 6-8
- All year round, after reservation
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

8. Picnic in the Vineyard

It is said that the best knowledge about wine can be gained when in contact with the terroir that generates it since each identifies the other. If you also want to get to know Dourakis wines deeper and get to know the vineyards of the winery, you can just have a picnic with them. Come and visit Dourakis Winery vineyards and enjoy a meal in the embrace of the Cretan land. All you need to bring with you is your hat, sunscreen, and smile! Everything else you leave to us!

Good To Know :
- Price: 50€ per person and 30€ per child under 18 years old
- Duration: From 11:00 to 17:00
- Maximum attendees: 2-10 persons
- From April to October
- Transfer to and from the winery is not included in the price

PLEASE clarify by sending your request, which one of the above three experiences you would like to join!

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