Essence of Crete. Half day tour to Boutari Winery, Archanes traditional village
The tour starts from the Venetian lion-guarded port of Heraklion with a drive through the city to the famous wine producing area of Peza. The drive is through breathtaking landscape of countryside and old vineyards. The first stop is the modern Boutari-winery, where you will see the updated methods of wine making and taste some of the delicious wines of the island. The drive continues through rural villages to the traditional village of Archanes. On the way to Archanes we'll do a stop at Vathypetro to view one of the oldest farmhouses in Crete (dating to the Minoan period). At a taverna in the villages’ tree-shaded square, you can sample an assortment of Cretan snacks and locally produced wine, themselves while listening greek live music. You will have some free time before the return drive to the port of Heraklion.