Crete Island

Crete Island

The traditional instruments such as Cretan lyre, violin and laouto played an important role in Cretan history and present. The Cretan cuisine has also an incredible history and present; still using the same old spices brought from east, hundred kinds of greens and herbs, its unique olive oil and wine. At this cultural crossroad many traditions survive while various elements of foreign cultures are still part of everyday life.
The great Cretan vineyards are an ideal choice for wine lovers from all over the world.
Crete is the right place to visit in order to learn about the winemaking procedure, the special qualities of the products and finally to get informed on how soil, climate and different grape varieties affect the final product.
Wine-tourism could charm any visitor through vineyard and winery tours.
In Crete there are various wineries. Each winery has its own unique atmosphere yet all of them are equally hospitable and full of precious information about wine.
The grape varieties of Crete P.G.O. (Protected Designation of Origin) are:

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