Wine and Enogastronomic tours in Crete
Gastronomic and wine tours can be arranged for those who want to get acquainted with the Greek cuisine and drinks. Crete means not numerous attractions, but also dishes that will win your heart with its unforgettable taste. Acquaintance with the cuisine in Crete is not tasty, but also useful, because most of the dishes are prepared from seafood.
How are the enogastronomic tours arranged? Such tours involve participation in:
- Master classes;
- Tastings events.
Traditional for such tours is a visit to local taverns located both in major cities and in small villages. Acquaintance with the history of products, the method of their production, the opportunity to try to prepare a culinary masterpiece yourself — all this is also included into Enogastronomic Tours. Crete is an island where everyone loves and gives preference to the delicious food. Therefore, the concept of «tasteless» does not exist on the island. Only natural food is used for cooking — meat of animals, poultry meat, seafood, cheeses, herbs for salads, olives, etc. Enogastronomic Tours in Crete will win the heart even of the most experienced gourmets.
Wine Tours are not less popular. Crete is famous for its long tradition of wine-making. For many centuries, various varieties of grapes were grown and then used for making the most delicious and high-quality wines of the world. The island has all the necessary conditions to be engaged in wine production:
- 1. Good geographical location.
- Warm climate.
- 3. Fertile soil.
- Height differences.
- Years of experience of winemakers.
Almost 20% of the production of all Greek wine falls to the island. Vineyards occupy about 50 thousand hectares of land. The average throughput is about 950 thousand hectolitres per year. That is why wine tours in Crete are so much in demand. The local wineries produce various wines: white, red, pink. A wide variety of wine products gives an opportunity to satisfy any wishes and preferences of consumers.
70% of the total Cretan wines fall to the Pesa region. Also, a great variety of wine is produced in Archanes, Daphnis, Sitia and Chania.
Wine tasting in Crete provides an opportunity to get acquainted with the varietal diversity and peculiarities of their production, as well as to select and buy the drink you like. In total, 4 grape varieties are grown the island:
- Vilana (used for making white wine);
- Kotsifali, Mandilaria (used for making rosé wine);
- Liatiko (used for making red wines).
Today, active work is being performed to develop new grape varieties. Wine tour in Crete with tasting is a great opportunity to appreciate the excellent taste and quality of drinks, and get them straight from the source.
How to order a tour Wine and Enogastronomic tours in Crete?
Moysidis Travel arranges the wine tours and tastings tours (Crete) at an affordable cost. You can learn the details on our website. If you want to order Wine and Enogastronomic tours in Crete, please contact us at: +30 699 280 0329, +49 1577 559 3278 or send an email to: email@example.com.