Cretan Wine Fair – wine tasting and wine seminar: Kolymbari 24th and 25th February

‘Wines of Crete’ invites you to the Cretan Wine Fair OiNotika 2024, organised by the Cretan winemakers – both for wine lovers and professionals. For the first time there will also be a Wine Seminar in English.

WHEN: Saturday, February 24, 12.00 – 20.00
Sunday, February 25, 12.00 – 20.00
Wine Seminar: Sunday, February 25, 15:30 to16:30 
WHERE: AVRA Hotel, Kolymbari

Ticket prices: (includes souvenir tasting glass and notebook)

General entrance ( Κανονικό): 10,-
Students (Φοιτητικό Εισιτήριο): 6,-
Get your tickets HERE.

At the exhibition, there will also be a Cretan wine shop where the bottles will be sold at a symbolic price and part of the proceeds will be allocated to the “Orizontas” Association and the “Eu Zo me ton Karkino (‘I live with Cancer’)” Association

On Sunday 25th of February at 15:30 to16:30 the first wine Seminar in English

????Get to know the wines in your new home –  introduction to Cretan wines.

This is the first Wines of Crete seminar conducted in English to accommodate the numerous wine lovers from abroad who now call Crete their home.

This seminar will cover the history of Cretan wine, discuss the different grape varieties and regions, and conclude with a guided wine tasting by sommelier Anna Maria Kambourakis.

For the 16th YEAR, the winemakers of Crete are preparing to welcome wine lovers and professionals at the “OiNotika” Exhibition in Chania, co-organized by the Region of Crete – Regional Unit of Chania.

Parallel Events:
Sunday, February 25,12:30 – 15:30 | Masterclass “New Entries – New arrivals”

Do you want to try all the new wines released in Crete this year? Yro Koliakoudakis Dip WSET has collected the new releases from all the wineries, for you to taste together and present them in every detail. A chance to try all the first releases for 2024 together!
Entrance: 10€ For your entry to the parallel event, the purchase of an entrance ticket is necessary.

Wineries participating in OiNotika:

Agia Triada Tzagarolo Winery

Angelaki Winery

Alexaki Winery

Amargiotaki Winery

Anoskeli Winery

Silva Winery – Daskalaki

Diamantakis Winery

Digenaki Winery

Doulofakis Nikos Winery

DAF Wines Douloufakis Ferenikis winery

EASI winery

Efrosyne Winery

Zacharioudakis Winery

Zoumberakis Winery

Ideal Winery Winery

Karavitaki Winery

Kladou Winery

Kourkoulos Winery

Lyraraki Winery

Louloudi Winery

Manousaki Winery

Maragaki Winery

Menexe estate

Metaxari Winery

Michalakis estate

Paraskevas Winery

Paterianaksi estate

Pneumatikakis Winery

Scalarea Winery

Dourakis Winery

AFOI Strataridaki Winery

Titakis Winery

Toplou estate

Fragospito Winery

Charalambakis Winery



I'm Austrian living in Tavronitis, love nature, music, good books, sunsets, the sea, travelling, socializing and more. I came to Crete as a student in the early 70s, exploring the west and southwest of the island with friends by motorbike. When you are young everything is important and, there are lots of things to do...I did. Job, family,children, travelling the world. But I never lost my love for Crete for a minute. And seven years ago I ended up in this convenient corner of Crete, not only for holidays, but to stay and haven't regretted it for a minute.