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Manousakis Winery&Shepherd's Hut - Semi Private Safari Tour,Wine Tasting & Lunch provided by Chania Adventures

Manousakis Winery&Shepherd's Hut - Semi Private Safari Tour,Wine Tasting & Lunch

Manousakis Winery&Shepherd's Hut - Semi Private Safari Tour,Wine Tasting & Lunch
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Only local guides, driving 7 seater Luxury 4wd, full A/C, vehicles , will allow you to explore on really comfortable conditions a part from the mainland of Crete which compatible vehicles, buses or mini buses, can’t offer.Heading to Therisso village you will enjoy the Therisso gorge's landscape and at Therisso village you will taste mountain tea, honey, the famous Cretan cheese named "graviera" and local olives named "tsounati".This is a call to become part of the primitive and challenging life Cretan shepherds have on “Lefka Ori” mountain. It will be a tour close to nature in an altitude up to 1400m (4600ft) and you will visit a shepherd’s hut - the traditional “Mitato” -, where shepherds live in summer time and produce cheese, following hundred years old techniques. At the winery the Sommeliers and Grape producers, will serve you 5 wine from Manousakis family production. It is just a wine tasting at the end of an adventurous tour. It is not a wine seminar!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 66404P3
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • A cup of mountain tea with honey
  • Cretan snack (olives, cheese, honey, tomatoes, rusk)
  • Wine Tasting at Manousakis Winery (5 wine)
  • Lunch (traditional cretan flavors)
  • Liability Insurance and Local Taxes
  • Pick up and drop off, up to 25km (15NM) from Chania
  • Entry/Admission - Manousakis Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
7–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kalives 08:30, Akrotiri 08:30, Souda 08:50, Chania 09:00, Golden Beach - Agioi Apostoloi 09:10, Stalos –Agia Marina 09:20, Platanias – Gerani 09:30, Maleme-Tavronitis 09:40, Kolymbari 09:45. The departure point from the old Venetian Harbour in Chania, is from the fountain in front of the "Starbucks", at 09:00 local time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • A cup of mountain tea with honey
  • Cretan snack (olives, cheese, honey, tomatoes, rusk)
  • Wine Tasting at Manousakis Winery (5 wine)
  • Lunch (traditional cretan flavors)
  • Liability Insurance and Local Taxes
  • Pick up and drop off, up to 25km (15NM) from Chania
  • Entry/Admission - Manousakis Winery
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Kalives 08:30, Akrotiri 08:30, Souda 08:50, Chania 09:00, Golden Beach - Agioi Apostoloi 09:10, Stalos –Agia Marina 09:20, Platanias – Gerani 09:30, Maleme-Tavronitis 09:40, Kolymbari 09:45. The departure point from the old Venetian Harbour in Chania, is from the fountain in front of the "Starbucks", at 09:00 local time.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun. 2020
A note from Manousakis Winery&Shepherd's Hut - Semi Private Safari Tour,Wine Tasting & Lunch
Semi Private Tour
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Gorges of Theriso
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Theriso
    Stop: 60 minutes
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  • 3
    White Mountains (Lefka Ori)
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 4
    Manousakis Winery
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Alexa F
1 contribution
Private half day tour
Sep. 2021 • Couples
After reading pages of wonderful reviews we signed up for a half day private tour with Nasos during our honeymoon. The reviews are not an exaggeration. This man was wealth of knowledge and is incredibly passionate about Cretian history. We learned so much and saw so many cool things we would have never known existed during our time with him. He was a wonderful host throughout our experience.

He sent us a couple of itineraries he put together with different points of interest and altered them based on what we really wanted to see. He picked us up at our place in chania with hot coffee and water waiting for us, (which was lovely for our 4pm start time) and drove us to Therisso a small mountain village where we sampled fresh cretian Graviera cheese, honey, olives, bread and delicious mountain tea while he gave us a cliffs notes version of Cretian history so that we could understand the importance of where we were. Along the way he let us get out and take pictures of the beautiful gorge/scenery and goats! We continued on winding roads up the mountain to 14th century shepherds hut that is still in use today. It was truly amazing to see how people live/lived. It was such a cool, once in a lifetime experience, (we were literally taking shots of raki with a local herder in his hut where he makes cheese from his goats milk the same way they have for centuries) and something we wouldn’t haven’t been able to see without him. We finished the night with a delicious wine tasting and dinner at a local winery.

Nasos kept the entire evening up beat giving us all sorts of facts and quizzing us on different things. The man is a wealth of knowledge, specifically of Crete which he clearly loves and witty as hell. He even went above and beyond the tour - setting us up with a front row reserved cabana the next day at Falassarna beach. (Also his recommendation and absolutely beautiful). This tour was our favorite part of Crete and one of the main reasons we’re dying to go back. After all we learned we feel like we haven’t even scratched the surface of what the island has to offer. Hopefully we will be back down the road for another amazing tour with him. Thank you again Nasos!!

-Greg & Alexa
Written 8 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NasosTsatsaronis
Hi Greg and Alexa What can I write after all that kind words! No comments. Just THANK YOU and If you come in Chania again just inform me please and I will arrange something just for us. Good luck to your new life dear friends! Take care
Written 10 November 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Ναντια Ν
1 contribution
Lifetime experience
Oct. 2020 • Family
The safari tour on the mountains,the beautiful view during the comfortable trip but most favorite was the visit to Shepherd hut
Written 4 November 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Nantia & Orestis It was my pleasure to be your guide/driver. I would like to thank you for your decision to join the tour with your family friends. I appreciate your positive review and your kind words also. Take Care
Written 5 November 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Volha
Germany8 contributions
Amazing!
Oct. 2020
It was an amazing and very interesting tour. Nasos is a wonderful guide, his stories were full of facts, and he made sure that we were having a good time. Our journey began with a story about Chania, then we had an amazing opportunity to walk in the gorge and after that Nasos took us to a tavern where we drank mountain tea and ate local cheese with honey. Then we went to the shepherd's hut and learned all about his life. The old man shepherd is an amazing and very kind person. The road itself to the top of the mountain and back was with very beautiful views. On the way back we had a very tasty lunch and visited a beautiful lake. Would highly recommend this tour.
Written 7 October 2020
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NasosTsatsaronis
Dear Volha & Dmitri First of all, I would like to thank you for your decision to visit Greece this period with so many Covid-19 restrictions to your daily program. It was my pleasure to be your guide/driver and I'm very glad that you enjoyed the tour.See you, your next time in Chania. I wish you all the best!
Written 8 October 2020
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Walaa_A
1 contribution
Make sure you book this tour!!!!!
Sep. 2020 • Friends
We've booked this jeep safari tour to the white mountain to visit the shepherd's hut. Our skilled tour guide, Nasos, has been amazing. He drove us safely up into the white mountains through the narrow gravel roads. We got to see how shepherds live up in the mountains and know how cheese production takes place. We visited the village of Theriso where we had drinks and traditional local bites. After that we continued our journey and got to see other parts. We ended the tour with traditional lunch in a village restaurant. This tour has not only been a unique experience. It has also been entertaining and very informative. We gained knowledge about the history and daily life in Chania and we've been kept involved and entertained through a friendly quiz.
Thank you Nasos for this amazing experience. You'll not be easily forgotten.

Miss L, The Netherlands
Written 10 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
NasosTsatsaronis
Dear "L" and "F" First of all, I would like to thank you for your decision to visit our country the 2020, with so many covid-19 restrictions. Your words touched me and I'm more than glad that you liked the scenery and my philoshophy.If another time visit Chania city it will be my pleasure to have a coffee time together. Warm Regards
Written 13 September 2020
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Caroline M
3 contributions
Amazing
Aug. 2020 • Family
We had a great day with Nasos, I was with my 9 and 20 years old daughters, he has been really kind and caring with us, it was a pleasure learning so many things from Creta Island, from history, culture, tradition, and visit those amazing mountains with goats and sheep, in middle of gorge, met a very nice shepherd in his traditional stone house, and taste cheese, honey and meet in an amazing tavern. Thanks again Nasos for this amazing experience in this gorgeous island. We will of course remember you every time we eat honey ☺️😊
Written 5 August 2020
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NasosTsatsaronis
Dear Caroline and the youngest ladies! First of all, I would like to thank you for your decision to visit our country and your confidence in participating in one of our company's tours. It was a really nice day for me as well and I always like to guide people with excellent sense of humor! I appreciate your positive review and your kind words also. Take Care!
Written 6 August 2020
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Sóllilja G
Copenhagen, Denmark1 contribution
Beautiful environment and a great guide.
Nov. 2019
A great and interesting trip which we highly recommend. Nasos, our guide, was very friendly and authentic and this was overall a great experience.
We are four 25 y/o friends. Nasos is professional and the tour seems to be well thought out with the customer in first place; for example he was flexible with the tour and took us to a café he thought we would like. Privacy was respected, he dropped us off for some time so we got to walk until he picked us up 10 minutes later, and also gives you privacy to eat alone.
Beautiful environment and a super friendly guide with a lot of knowledge about the greek culture and Chania. Highly recommend :)
Written 28 November 2019
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Dear Sóllilja, Guðný, Viktoría & Sara Thank you for your decision to visit our country and your confidence in participating in one of our tours. I'm very glad that you enjoyed and liked our philoshophy. I hope to visit your beautiful counrty, the next year. Warm Regards
Written 4 December 2019
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Tomasz H
1 contribution
Visit a Shepherds Hut
It was amazing, our Tour gide was very devoted to his role, he created phantastic atmosphere, trip was also very interesting. We had visited so interesting places that normally you couldn't find. Also food was very good (fully table with the best greek meat and salad)
We can fully recommend Chania Adventures.
Written 30 July 2019
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Dear Tomas, Dalia & Maciej I really appreciate your decision to have an acount in tripadvisor web platfrom and your first review to be for our company.I'm very glad that you enjoyed your day with our driver/escort Dimitris and I hope to be one of the reasons to visit our country again. Warm Regards
Written 31 July 2019
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omalro17
Arlington, TX9 contributions
Another 5 Star Review
There’s a reason Nasos’ company, Chania Adventures, has all 5 star reviews- quality. Nasos cares a great deal that you not only have a first class tour, but that you have a day to remember. He loves his home of Crete and wants to share that with his guests. We had such an outstanding time on The Shepherd’s Hut Tour, that we then booked The Milia Mountain Retreat with Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Tour and again had the best time. Don’t miss out on a truly unique experience, book a tour (or two) with Nasos and then write your own 5 star review.
Written 3 July 2019
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Dear Rosemary & Kathy Thank you for your kind words. I enjoyed both tours with you, and you know it. Your next time in Chania we will spend a few hours together, as "friends". Warm Regards
Written 4 July 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Brad M
2 contributions
Amazing tour of the mountains and villages
Jun. 2019 • Couples
We thoroughly enjoyed our tour up into the mountains with our guide Nasos. The Theriso gorge and Theriso village were beautiful and the views up so high in the mountains breathtaking. It was fascinating to meet the shepherds and to sit in their remote stone huts and share a drink with them.

Throughout the tour our guide Nasos shared his knowledge of the history of the area, how the unique local cheese is made and even the inner workings of the beehives that produce the beautiful honey in the region.
Written 26 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dear Brad and Airin Thank you for your decision to visit our contry for 3 weeks and your confidence in participating in one of our tours. I appreciate your decision to have an account in tripadvisor and to have your 1st review.Thank you for your kind words also and I wish you to enjoy your next days in our country. Warm Regards
Written 26 June 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Fleur917
NYC32 contributions
A unique adventure with Nasos!
Jun. 2019 • Couples
Nasos is the best guide you could ask for. For a whole day we were in Nasos' very capable hands and didn't have to think about a thing as he took us from experience to experience. If you want to disconnect and get off the beaten path, this is the tour for you. After treating us to mountain tea and traditional Cretan cheese, Nasos took us into the mountains to see the metato. He is so knowledgeable and passionate so it is a pleasure to listen to him. He told us about the shepherds, Cretan cheese, olives, bees and Greek history. We came away from the tour feeling like we had experienced something unique and had learned more about the landscape that makes Greek food so delicious. This is a true learning experience and a bit of an adventure at the same time. It's a wonderful opportunity to get to know Crete a bit better. Nasos is very well organized, knowledgeable, safety conscious and determined to have his guests have a wonderful experience. He really goes abobe and beyond. Spend the day with Nasos!
Written 22 June 2019
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Dear Isabelle & John I' m really touched from your kind words. Thank you for your positive review, I really appreciate it. It will be my pleasure to see you again in one of the other tours in future. All the bests. Warm Regards
Written 22 June 2019
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Amazing!
This tour was absolutely amazing!! Nasos was knowledgeable and exciting! Don’t miss this experience!
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1000% Worth It
Small group and perfect time to go in November. Our group had practically everythinguu to ourselves. It was very i
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A fun, interesting and memorable day!
We spent a lovely day with Nasos. We took the trip on a rainy day in late December, but still saw beautiful scenery
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Enjoy authentic Cretan food and wine with an expert local guide
A day full of wonderful food and wine. Nasos not only took us to great places he was also able to tell us about the
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Visiting the hidden parts of Crete
We wanted to do something that was off the normal tourist trail that would give us a an authentic view of Crete. Na
Joanne5268
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Best Cretan Experience
This excursion was the highlight of our trip to Crete. We visited vinyards and olive groves which are definitely of
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Amazing! A must-do excursion!
What an amazing experience!!! Nasos was an amazing tour guide - he was friendly, fun, and full of interesting knowl
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Incredible Tour Experience
This tour was the highlight of our trip! Nassos was an amazing guide with a wealth of knowledge to share. We saw pa
dinohodzik
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Great experience in Chania
Nasos was very well educated on the history of Chania, and Crete in general. He loved sharing his knowledge while l
Musttravel23
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Personalized. Private and Great Guide!
We enjoyed everything! -We enjoyed the special spot we had our morning coffee. -Walking in the Saturday farmers ma
GeraudBastille
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Beautiful memories made here, 10 out of 10
Beautiful tour, professional guides, a great experience package that goes beyond just sightseeing. Our group was p
Sailfast15
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Great experience, food, wine and knowledge!
The tour was a great way to get acquainted with Chania, take in sights along with sampling delicious food and wine.
mcjargo
mcjargo
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Great company run by a great man
We had an excellent time driving and hiking up to see Balos Lagoon from above, and going to Falassarna beach afterw
438olehk
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Great experience!!!
The community and the culture ! I love sight seeing and knowing where I was going. If it wasn’t for them I wouldn’
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Incredibly cool!!!😇
It was incredibly cool tour. Veeery beautiful places, high quality service, also interesting communication: I learn
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