The famous “DAFNES” wine (VQPRD) is produced in Dafnes and originates from the grape variety known as “Liatiko”.
The wine festival of Dafnes was started in 1976. The event lasts for about ten to fifteen days and takes place in the first fifteen days of July each year, at the village square, where visitors are welcome to choose and drink the fine wine of Dafnes which is offered abundantly for free. Visitors may also taste excellent traditional dishes at low prices under the sound of live traditional music and enjoy folk dances by distinguished dancers, with different bands performing each evening. Visitors also have the opportunity to visit various exhibitions of folk Cretan art, displaying works of drawing, pottery and icon-painting. Furthermore, there are various exhibitions of books, rural tools and equipment, as well as of local wines.