Road Trip & Wine Tasting in the Vineyards of Dafnes Area

Food & Drink  | Fereniki Douloufaki

The terrior of our area has small white hills with slopes you have the opportunity to see all the landscape of the area ,taste traditional snacks see a private region of vineyards called ‘’AFOUSA’’  WINE tasting in the vineyards and taste 5 different bottles of wine ,smell the herbal plants see the river with a small waterfall as well as a wild bird of crete a well known “ lammergeier” last but not least the beautiful  zoudianos gorge which takes its name from our grandpa DIMITRIS ZOUDIANOS a boss of Cretan revolution against TURKISH.

The terrior of our area has small white hills with slopes you have the opportunity to see all the landscape of the area, taste traditional snacks see a private region of vineyards called “AFOUSA”.  WINE tasting in the vineyards and taste 5 different bottles of wine, smell the herbal plants, see the river with a small waterfall as well as a wild bird of Crete a well known “ lammergeier” last but not least the beautiful  zoudianos gorge which takes its name from our grandpa DIMITRIS ZOUDIANOS a boss of Cretan revolution against TURKISH.

Meeting in the village of Dafnes, we meet the winery and head to the area Afousa on the route we have the opportunity to see the village from above and continue seeing the entire terrain of the area which consists of ridges creating large slopes the white soil is due to the large amount of active soil of calcium which extends throughout the village.

Going down we see Kani Kastelli The bloody village with a long history

Next to the village is HISTORICAL ROCKA (Italian word which means Rock)

A huge rock with great historical significance because there was a fortress of NIKIFOROS FOKAS (emperor of Byzantium) who defeated the Arabs and moved the capital of Crete to Roca.

In the following years the capital was transferred to Heraklion due to the importance of the port in the transport of goods and its strategic importance.

Afousa took its name from the wife of my great-grandfather Anthousa, in Afousa there are 60 acres of vineyards and olive trees spread amphitheatrically around the mountain.

To the northeast we see the gorge of Zoudianos and on the lower side there is a river and a small waterfall.

In the holes of the gorge we will admire the rare species of vultures, which in recent years has settled in the area as from our observation have appeared their young, the herd consists of 11 birds

In the vineyards there is a tree over 300 years old where in its shade there is a table that we used to rest and eat our lunch during our work in the vineyard there we taste 5 different wines from our winery with native Cretan varieties from us and appetizers that accompany the wines we will taste.

In the end we will try traditional liqueurs in different flavours.

From 150€
per adult

From €
per kid

Duration

2-3 hours

Offered

Experienced driver and Wine Tour Maker, Road Trip, Wine Tasting of 5 Bottles, Traditional Snacks.

Equipment

Participants are advised to wear glasses and athletic shoes and to have water with them

Languages

Greek, English

persons

2-6

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