The 10 Best Things to Do in Tavronitis, Greece

December 20, 2017 Myesha Cogley

Discover the best top things to do in Tavronitis, Greece including Terra Creta, German War Cemetery, Cretan Brewery, Olive Tree Museum of Vouves, World War II Civilian Memorial - Tavrontis, Anoskeli Winery, Tequila Music Bar, Astrikas Estate Biolea, Manousakis Winery, On The Rocks Tours.
Restaurants in Tavronitis

1. Terra Creta

Kamisiana, Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
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5 based on 289 reviews

Terra Creta

Olive oil enthusiast or expert? Passionate about a healthy diet or vegetarian? Friend of the Cretan culture and diet or just curious about natural products? In any case, you are in the right place to get all the answers. Located in the heart of Kolymvari region, just 20 minutes drive time from the city of Chania, Terra Creta can give you a total "olive oil experience" at its innovative, state of the art & certified facilities. From harvesting to production in the olive mill, and from bottling to a guided olive oil tasting, visitors can experience and learn about every aspect of our precious juice of the olive fruit, the quality Cretan olive oil. Please note thatr olive mill is operating only from October to February. All the other months is open for visitors and the extraction procedure is been analysed thoroughly from our quides. Further information and tips about best use and storage are provided by our highly skilled personnel, also throught flyers in English, German, French and Russian. Visitors can purchase high quality Terra Creta olive oil of different labels at our store, along with balsamic vinegar and Greek olives in a variety of travel-safe packaging. Upon request, we can send purchased products to a given address via courier service with excellent rates and safe packaging. You will have a chance to sample a variety of appetizers after the olive oil tasting, free of charge. IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please keep in mind that the tour of 12:45 is a combined tour with another large group, while those at 10:30 and 14:30 are individual tours with 2 to 20 people. Trouble-free transfer to our facilities can be arranged. There is no charge for children under 16 years of age. We also offer a special discount for groups of more than 8 adults. CRETAN OLIVE OIL TASTING PRO SEMINAR Join the ranks of olive oil connoisseurs for a PRO organoleptic evaluation and learn how to tell by the taste which olive oil is excellent or has a defect, which is more fruity and which one is better for your health! Finish your seminar with a blind tasting and enrich your knowledge on the real olive oil world. Tailor made seminars can be organized upon request (from two to eight people)

Reviewed By Luantia

The road to Tera Creta was well sign posted as our satnav had issues identifying the roads as they seemed newer than Google and our current TomTom, so we followed the signs! We advise to do the same. The facility is stunning and had enough...MoreI am glad for your positive experience and thank you for the comments I wish in your next visit to be able to taste more excellent labels of Terra Creta extraordinary products Emmanouil

2. German War Cemetery

Maleme, Crete, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 377 reviews

German War Cemetery

Reviewed By Alan M - Chertsey, United Kingdom

I was staying nearby and it was a bit of a climb up the hill to view the graves. There is a small information room.

3. Cretan Brewery

Zounaki, Platanias, Crete 73002, Greece +30 2824 031002
Excellent
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5 based on 88 reviews

Cretan Brewery

Reviewed By John G - Stockholm, Sweden

This year, a revolution happened in West Crete, The bland, mass produced lager called Mythos and Alfa got competition from ice cold quality draught beer called Charma in many bars and restaurats. This is where it is made and it is well worthe a visit.
After a tasting and a guided tour, experdly led by the passionate guide Ioanna, I sat down with the owner Yannis to talk about Greek beer, his history and philosophy and his taste in beer. He has designed every screw in this modern, sustainable and functional brewery, located in his beautiful family village above Maleme.
I will come back as soon as I can, to try the special brews that you can only get on site. And hopfully to meet the lovely hosts again.
The only drawback is that you need some sort of transport to get here. I took a taxi and the driver was very happy, because he had nevere been here before.

4. Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

Ano Vouves, Vouves, Crete 730 06, Greece +30 2824 022279
Excellent
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4.5 based on 166 reviews

Olive Tree Museum of Vouves

Museum about olive harvest in Crete and the oldest olive tree of Europe

Reviewed By emememSFbayarea - SF bay area

I really enjoyed our visit to this site. The museum is small but very interesting; the local government is preserving the tools and memories of the way olive farming was done up through the 1950's before the arrival of the tractor. The drive to the site is quite lovely as are the scenic villages along the way. The old olive tree itself is interesting mainly for its claim of being the oldest. Overall, a very nice side trip if you have the time.

5. World War II Civilian Memorial - Tavrontis

Tavronitis beach front, Tavronitis, Crete 730 06, Greece
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4.5 based on 5 reviews

World War II Civilian Memorial - Tavrontis

Reviewed By Vivwalker - Chania, Greece

Tip: There is a very nice little beach taverna, Anemomylos, close by. Food is good and it is close to the sea.
This little memorial is dedicated to 12 villagers from Tavronitis who died on 3 July 1941 in reprisals following allegations that the village was hiding allied troops. There is quite a story attached to it, told to us by a local who had family members, who were involved. Apparently the father of one of the 12 selected to die arrived as the firing squad was getting ready and demanded that he replace his son. His son disagreed and father and son fought over which one would die. The German officer in charge thought this was funny and told both men to go but took someone from the crowd, who laughed/made a noise instead.
Every year on 3 July evening a small memorial event is organized and is attended by people from the village. This year saw the showing of a black and white film about the occupation.

6. Anoskeli Winery

Off of Eparchiaki Odos Tavronitis-Paleochoras, Anoskeli, Platanias, Crete 73002, Greece
Excellent
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5 based on 77 reviews

Anoskeli Winery

Opening hours : Monday until Saturday 10:30-18:00 for guided tour and wine tasting please contact with us for scheduled appointments. If you prefer different visiting hours or days please contact us by phone or email or in our facebook account

Reviewed By c2chen - Singapore, Singapore

Driving from Elafonisi Beach and after a late lunch at Elos, we headed to Anoskeli Winery to visit the olive farm and for wine tasting. Driving across the mountain area was trying and it took longer than we expected. We called in to say we were late, arriving past 5.00pm but the host graciously hosted us to wine tasting lasting about an hour, beyond its closing time. We had an interesting talk about Crete wines and olives. It was a worthwhile visit on our way back to our hotel in Chania old town.

7. Tequila Music Bar

Gerani, Crete 73014, Greece +30 697 335 3821
Excellent
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5 based on 35 reviews

Tequila Music Bar

Reviewed By vanjaboris - Uzice, Serbia

After returning from Chania we stopped at this bar,because we wanted to come to one of the most popular bars in Gerani where we were accommodated.It is nice place,unusual.Nice music,ok drinks depending on the taste.I drank a cocktail and my boyfriend ouzo.

8. Astrikas Estate Biolea

Biolea G. Dimitriadis, Astrikas, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
Excellent
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5 based on 138 reviews

Astrikas Estate Biolea

The Astrikas Estate organic olive groves are located in the small village of Astrikas, within the PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) area of Kolymbari in northwestern Crete.Biolea specializes in artisan production of organic olive oil, stone milled and cold pressed. The company's organic olive oil is exclusively estate-produced and bottled.The Astrikas Estate is open to visitors; we offer a tour free of charge to anyone who is interested to learn about the production method of olive oil. TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.

Reviewed By manicelojumi

It was the first time we visited an olive farm and we could not have chosen better! The road to the plant is spectacular, great views!!! Chloe welcomed us warmly and gave us a private guided tour explaining the way of the olive to olive...MoreThank you so much for your wonderful support! We hope you enjoy the Lemonio olive oil you purchased (it goes especially well with fish and seafood) and come back anytime you find yoursefl back in Crete!

9. Manousakis Winery

Vatolakkos, Crete 730 05, Greece +30 2821 078787
Excellent
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5 based on 369 reviews

Manousakis Winery

Please note that all tours are by appointment only, Monday to Sunday 10:00-18:00. Please inquire about our different tour options. Our winery is open year round to visitors who wish to enjoy a tour of our facilities, as well as a full tasting of all available Nostos Wines. The Manousakis Winery is located in the village of Vatolakkos, 20 minutes outside of the town of Chania. All of our wines are organically grown with a focus in local as well as Rhone grape varietals.

Reviewed By Belgo96 - Australia

We did a trip out to the Winery from Chania with Crete Travel. It was an exclusive off-road trip to the winery in a four wheel drive. It went up a spectacular mountain route to get to the grounds of the winery and then we...MoreWe are very happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to our winery and our wines! Hope to see you again.

10. On The Rocks Tours

Vamvakopoulo, Chania Town, Crete 731 31, Greece
Excellent
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4.5 based on 87 reviews

On The Rocks Tours

On the rocks is a company, located in the beautiful city of Chania, Crete. We offer to our customers a unique buggy safari experience, through some amazing off road, to picturesque destinations. Give yourself the chance for a unique experience, visit historical and natural sites while exploring real Crete away from the touristic crowded places!

Reviewed By E A - Paris, France

Despite being initially enthusiastic about our ride, we had a terrible experience with On the Rocks Tours. My husband was driving a buggy and noticed an issue with the breaks shortly before the break for lunch. He brought it up to the two guides, who spent 20 minutes fixing the buggy. After the break, while driving, we were stopped by the guide on a motorbike, who spotted smoke coming out of the engine. We had not seen it since the engine is located at the back of the buggy. When we stopped, a strong smell came from it. The guide quickly fixed something and said ‘you can go now but be careful with your breaks, because for some reason they don’t seem to be working very well.’ We should have stopped right there and asked for a pick up, but trusted the guide. We started driving again, the breaks were fine at first, and then as we were getting closer to the other buggies that were waiting for us at the end of a slope, the breaks were no longer responsive. My husband had the choice of either going into a wall to stop the buggy or bypass the other buggies and continue until he could stop it, but there was a curve and he could not see whether a car was coming from the other side. We hit a wall and the buggy right in front of us, which got damaged but thankfully no one was injured. The guide on the motorbike asked if everyone was okay; the second guide however started yelling and asked my husband if he was speeding. He was not speeding, but the buggy started going faster because it had reached a slope and the breaks could not stop it.
We were then picked up, along with the passengers of the buggy that got damaged, by a van that took us back to the starting point. The first guide congratulated both passengers and myself for surviving, and told me husband ‘you should not have survived but congratulations.’ Thank you for telling my husband he should have died because you did not carry proper maintenance checks on your vehicles.
On the Rocks Tour then asked the passengers from the other buggy to pay half of the cost for the tour (seriously?). Afterwards, they told us ‘the damage is estimated at 200 euros, so you can pay now or wait for the insurance company, but it will be more expensive.’ (...) We refused to pay, and attempted to explain exactly what happened, but got yelled at by the guide, who this time directly accused my husband of speeding. On the Rocks Tour eventually decided to be honest and let us go without making us paying anything, but the attitude of the guide was unacceptable.
Note to the guides: you were lucky that the person driving that buggy was very experienced and knew quickly what was the safest bet to limit potential injuries. You were also lucky the breaks stopped working while we were not driving off road. When an accident happens because you have not carried out proper maintenance checks and have fixed a buggy twice because of faulty breaks, the best attitude is probably just to apologise.

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