The Cretan vineyard


Douloufakis Winery
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Dafnes, Heraklion

Douloufakis winery is located in the village of Dafnes, near Heraklion. It organizes excursions where you have the chance to admire the panoramic view of the area, you can have a tour at the winery and have a wine tasting before shopping.

"If for you the wine is just a word,
for me it is the life I've chosen!"

The passion that characterizes these words of the winemaker Nikos Douloufakis, gushes through the long course of his family in vineyards cultivation and wine production. Douloufakis winery is located in the village of Dafnes, a small village near Heraklion, where the rare red wine “Dafnes Protected Designation of Origin” of the grape variety Liatiko is produced since ancient times. At the privately owned vineyards, not only Cretan grape varieties are cultivated, but also international.

By visiting Douloufakis winery you have the chance to enjoy selected Cretan wines, in combination with other activities:

Tour of the hinterland

An excellent contact with the natural environment of Crete, in the village of Dafnes, just 15 minutes from the city of Heraklion. By participating in the organized excursions of Douloufakis Winery, you have the chance to admire the panoramic view of the endless vineyards and olive trees that characterize the area. This physical escape lasts about half an hour.

Winery tour

Come to have a tour at the production area of our winery, to explain you how we make the wine from grapes and to talk about the Cretan grape varieties.

Wine tasting

Getting back from Crete, you must have the best gustatory memories! We are waiting for you at the tasting room of our winery, where you can taste selected, internationally awarded wines, crafted with care by the Douloufakis family. This way, you can decide easier what fits better in your palate! 

View all available wine tasting packages on our website.

Wine shopping

You can buy the wines of your choice at competitive prices.

Please BOOK BEFORE your visit by filling out the booking form on our website at the given link (If you are interested just for wine shopping, there is no need to make a booking.)

Additional Info

  • Location: Heraklion Prefecture
  • Phone: +30 2810792017
  • e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Website:

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