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chania | December 13, 2018

The wonderful wines of Crete

Over the years the rise of the quality of Greek wine and in particular the Cretan variety has been a game changer in the field of wineries and wine tasting around the world.

The evolution of Cretan wine has been the most substantial and impressive, compared to any other region in Greece, resulting in the fundamental improvement in its quality, image and acceptance.

If wine is your thing, you’ll be glad to know there’s plenty of it in Chania! As well as good food, strong spirits, and stories of the locals, one can enjoy a plethora of wines and tastes through the many wine tasting events that take place throughout the spring and summer months on the island. Wine has always been seen as the ideal companion of good cuisine and this couldn’t be more true than for the Cretans.

Age-old experience of modern wine producers in Crete have managed to elevate Cretan wine to its rightful position showcasing the tasty variety of grapes, aromas and flavors to even the highest wine connoisseurs.

From wine tasting events to visiting wineries there are so many activities to choose from in the months of spring and summer around Chania. What better past time that tasting the delicious produce and exploring the production of wine over the Cretan hills?  Supported avidly by the organization “Wines of Crete” one can discover the many and unique varieties of grapes grown by local organic farmers through world famous (and local wineries) such as Dourakis, Manousakis, Lyrarakis, Minos – Miliarakis and many more.

Take some time on your trip to Chania to sample the many varieties of local wines and you through organized excursions to wineries and cellars of impeccable quality.