Wine tasting in Rethymno
If you prefer to get lost in the mainland of Rethymno this road trip is the perfect choice. Away from crowded beaches and the cosmopolitan city we recommend a ride in less common but actually great natural landscapes of our island. Green meadows, smooth hills full of Cretan herbs, deep gorges , historical churches and of course local people with a story to tell this trip has the unique sense of real Crete! Either you will follow by your own car or you will be transfered by our team we promise you a smooth and beautiful excursion!
Around 9.00 am we will meet on your villa – hotel pick you up or to get ready for the trip by your own car
After 30 minutes we will make a short stop at a medieval village called Prasses.We will walk villages’ narrow streets admiring the Venetian architecture. On the way to patsos lake we will stop to see the view of the highest mountain of the island, mount Idi!
Next stop is at the most beautiful lake of the island. It is about an artificial lake which is created to provide lowland agriculture with water. On the foot of Idi mountain the scenic is ideal to have a Greek coffee and relax yor mind.The traditional cafe gidospito offers great view to the lake!
Time to taste some local wines served by our partners in Patsos village.The place is embraced by rich vegetation viewing the wild gorge of Patsos. The winery is a small family business producing great wine varities. There you will have the chance to try 5 different types of winee with olives and bread as much as walk through the beautiful vineyard!
Our last stop includes a visit to a special monastery in the heart of nature.The church was built around 1587 and for four centuries found its monks embroidering ecclesiastical and priestly fabrics and vestments with difficult stitches and hard gold threads selling them to churches around the globe.