Take the road to Archanes,
Taste our organic wines
The Archanes village is located 15 km, south-east of Heraklion, at the foot of the mountain Giouchtas and 9 km south of the archaeological site of Knossos Palace. The landmarks of Arhanes - is hills and valleys, fertile valleys and rich flora. Archanes resembles a small neo-classical town surrounded by olive groves and endless vineyards. Cretans first produced wine during the Minoan period. In Vathypetro (4 km. south of Archanes), has been discovered a wine press dating back to 1550-1450 BC. It is considered as the oldest in the Mediterranean Sea and one of the oldest in Europe.
Where to Eat, Taste Our wines in Archanes
Bakaliko is a deli (grocery and eatery), in the central square of Archanes village. Chefs Agnes and Susanna - 2 pioneering Hungarian women who had come to Crete over the years, fell in love… with the island and decided to stay. They created a unique blend of local ingredients and international cuisine flavours. Bakaliko offers light sit-down menus (mezedes in greek), a tasting of a variety of wines from the region, as well as local cretan products to take home. You can follow wine tasting, consisting of 5 selected wines chosen to match a wide assortment of artisanal cheese, as well as some traditional Cretan charcuterie.
⚐ Archanes Central Square, ✆ 0030 2810 751117
In the square Mrs. Georgianna cooks and serves next to the fireplace great local food. Excellent “dolmades”, braised goat, pork in the oven and cheese-pie that you should not miss. We should mention that all the ingredients come from the local market of the village. There you can taste bulk sinadinakis wines.
⚐ Archanes Central Square, ✆ 0030 2810 751591