Olive oil and Wine tasting

Learn the secrets of the “Cretan gold” (=olive oil), in old and modern times, and treat yourself to exquisite wines in the bourgeon winery of Apokoronas!

Dourakis WinesThe programme:

10:00 Meetingg at the tourist office
We start at the local olive oil pressing factory where a specialist will demonstrate the olive oil production process. The taste of pure local oil is followed by the explanation of the secrets of Cretan virgin olive oil. Question will be answered such as: what virgin olive oil means? How the villages and families cultivate and produce their own olive oil? Why olive oil? Why the Cretan olive oil is better than the Spanish and Italian one?
Then George will guide you to two historical places associated with olive oil production in old times: the most impressive olive oil press dated from 1800, located in a local monastery, and a family olive oil place located in a picturesque village, date form 1900. … And a lot of stories will follow…
We continue on to the winery: Andreas or his son Andonis who share the same passion for the wine they make will conduct you on a tour of the winery. The tour is followed by a wine tasting, sampling quality Cretan wines (served with some traditional meze), during which father and son answer all your questions. At Dourakis Winery there is a charming tasting room made of hewn stone blocks, a mini agriculture and winemaking museum, and two art gallery spaces. Some of the bottles you will taste are wonderful value wine.
Your guide: George Xatzidakis, born and raised in Vamos, has excellent knowledge of local history, culture and customs.


  • Start: 10:00 from Vamos Tourist office
  • When: Every Wednesday
  • Including:
    - Traditional meze
    - Guide and Transfer
  • Duration: Approx 4 hours
  • Cost: € 40,- per person
Duration: Approx 4 hours
Cost: 40 euros/person.(In case you will use your own car to drive to visiting places price 30 euro) * Transport from the starting point in Vamos is included.
When: Every Wednesday. Can be arranged another day as long as a groupof 4 persons is formed.

Min number of persons: 4 pax,   pre-booked at least one day before.
*Transport to and from Vamos can be arranged at a small additional cost.