First Ever Cretan Wine Fair in Athens

Wine producers from Crete will present Cretan wines at the OiNotika wine fair in Athens on October 30 at the Grande Bretagne Hotel.

Surprisingly, this is the first Cretan wine fair held in Athens. According to the island’s wine producers, the 23 wineries of the island invite industry professionals and wine lovers to taste over 200 Cretan wines. The event is sure to be a success.

The wine fair hours are from 12 PM to 2 PM for professionals and then the fair will open to the public from 2 PM to 8 PM.

Admission is 5 euro, but free for food and wine professionals presenting their business card, according to the Wines of Crete website. Wine connoisseurs may also preregister online and then pay at the entrance on the day of the event, if preferred. More information is available online at

Some fantastic wines come from the island of Crete. A few Cretan favorites include Vilana, a light white wine, and Mantilari, the king of native red varieties.