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Organic Wine Tasting At Winery Stilianou In Crete
Winery Stilianou

Winery Stilianou is one of the wineries in Crete island that produces pure organic wines. Besides, it is one of the wineries that have a proper wine tasting and tour.

Winery Stilianou

✦ The Location of The Winery Stilianou

This gem of a winery is up the hills of Crete where the majority of the vineyards are found. It is located in the village of Kounavi.

 Winery Stilianou

✦ The Tasting of the Organic Wines

The main reason why we decided to visit the Winery Stilianou, is because the Stilianou wines are organic wines.

This is because the cultivation of this vineyard is carried out according to organic standards and also from employing traditional Crete’s techniques.

Stilianou wines

These techniques used by Stilianou’s family to cultivate the vineyards and the olive trees are environmentally friendly. As a result, the wines are pure, natural, elegant, and organic.


✦ The Road Trip To The Winery Stilianou

This is a road trip to the mountainous region of Crete. It includes driving on the narrow roads of Crete, and through many Greek villages, while at the same time enjoying scenic views of this Greek island; the Island of Crete.

Winery Stilianou

The front yard of Winery Stilianou has the most spectacular view across the Cretan hills. It is adorned with the vines and olive trees.

✦ The Guided Tour of the Winery’s Production Facility

The wine hosts (the 4th generation owner and his son) took us on a memorable journey through reds, whites, and rosés.

We were able to expand their palate with organic wine experience tour and tasting. This included going behind the scenes on a guided tour of the Winery Stilianou production facility.

Winery Stilianou

The presentation of their products and their techniques of wine and olive oil making process is in great detail both in Greek and English languages.

Winery Stilianou

During the tour, the visitors are able to learn the winemaking process, see the cellars and also ask questions.

✦ The Wine Tasting At The Winery Stilianou

After the tour, the last step is the sampling of all the wines and oils produced by the Stilianou’s family.

This is a complimentary tasting in an indoor wine bar. It is a distinctive experience.

Winery Stilianou

In fact, at the end of the wine tasting experience, it is easy to make selections from the organic vintages.


✦ Shop For Your Favorite Stilianou Wines

At the end of the tour, you can shop for your favorites and take home a taste of organic wines of Crete.

In addition, they ensure that the wines and the olive oils are packaged properly for traveling through the airports.

Without a doubt, if you’re visiting the island of Crete, one of the must do’s is definitely a wine tour.

Some Tips

  • The premises are clean, well maintained and organized
  • Don’t feel pressured to buy a bottle of wine but at least show some interest
  • Not accessible by means of public transport
  • The organic wines are superb

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