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Top things to do in Crete on this weekend, May 27-28

This weekend in #Crete is so interesting: 4 thematic cultural tours (for free!), 27 wineries (free entrance), and a street food festival!

So many things to do, both during the day, and in the evening! Let's find out more:


I. Cultural guided tours (free tours)

The Ministry of Culture and Sports is organizing again this year from May 25 to 28 throughout the country, the communication activity "Green Cultural Routes" with a number of events for the general public and the student community. Entry to the events is free for participants

1. Heraklion

The Archaeological Museum of Heraklion organises the thematic guided tour "The world of nature at the Archaeological Museum of Heraklion", i.e. a tour of the world of animals, as reflected in selected exhibits of the Museum. [in Greek]

Sunday, May 28


Meeting point: Ticket office

2. Lassithi

The Ephorate of Marine Antiquities (Office of Marine Antiquities of Crete) organises guided tour from the point of Alykes od Elounda, in Poros, to the Gulf of Kolokytha, where the remains of a proto-Byzantine basilica can be found, part of which has been disintegrated by the action of the waves. The route combines the cultural with the incomparable natural environment of Eastern Crete and the Cretan Sea, while on the route many elements of traditional structures are visible (drystone walls, threshing floors, caldherimia, etc.). [In Greek]

Sunday, May 28, 9:30

Meeting point: Alykes Elounda

3. Rethymno

Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno the Ephorate of Antiquities of Rethymno organizes a visit to monuments in the province of Amari: the church of Panagia Kera in Neis Amari, the church of Michael the Archangel in Monastiraki, the Minoan settlement in Monastiraki and the early Christian basilica of Byzari.

[In Greek]

Sunday, May 28, 9.00 - 15:00

Meeting Point: Municipal Garden of Rethymno

4. Chania

The Ephorate of Antiquities of Chania organizes a guided tour of the church of Christ the Saviour, one of the most important monuments of the village of Meskla. In the picturesque village, the special natural beauty of the small gorge of Sarakina stands out, with an impressive change of landscapes along the relatively short and passable route, which can be visited by those who wish, after the end of the tour. [In Greek]

Saturday, May 27, 10.30

Meeting point: Meskla Primary School Phone


II. Wine tasting (free entrance)

On Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28, from 11:00 to 19:00, wine lovers will have the opportunity to explore the Wine Routes of Crete and participate in a variety of activities, which include guided tours, tastings, contests with rich prizes and other surprises. Entry to the wineries on these two days will be free.

Wineries participating in the Open Doors:

1. Amargiotaki Winery

2. Angelaki Winery

3. Alexaki Winery – Open only on Sunday, May 28

4. Nikos Gavalas Winery

5. Silva Winery – Daskalaki

6. Digenaki Winery

7. DAF Wines Douloufakis Ferenikis winery

8. EASI winery

(Combine visit with many parallel events)

9. Efrosyne Winery

10. IDEA Winemaking

11. Zacharioudakis Winery

12 Boutari Winery – Scalarea Estate (13:00 to 18:00)

13. Lyraraki Winery (Combine visit with many parallel events)

14. Menexes estate

15. Paterianaki Estate – Open only on Sunday, May 28

16. Strataridakis Winery (Combine visit with special wine tasting - must be booked on advance)

17. Titaki Winery – Open only on Sunday, May 28 (Combine visit with many parallel events)

18. Charalambaki Winery

1. Agia Triada Winery

2. Karavitaki Winery

3. Manousaki Winery (12:00 -22:00)

4. Douraki Winery

5. Pneumatikaki Winery

1. Zoumberakis Winery

2. Klados Winery

3. Kourkoulos Winery

1. Toplou estate

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III. Street food festival (6€ per person incl. drink or cola, children up to 11 y.o. free entrance) in #Heraklion

26-27-28 May, 3 days of food, music, drinks, dancing and fun at the Parking of Marina, Heraklion

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