Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

From $94.94 per person

Enjoy an olive oil tasting experience under the shade of real olive trees. You will learn how to taste olive oil, which will be followed by a food pairing of local products whilst you learn about the long olive oil history in Crete.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Greek
Wheelchair accessible
Private group

Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy an out-field activity of olive oil tasting in an olive grove
  • Learn how to taste, cook, buy, and choose olive oil
  • Explore the long culture and civilization of olive oil throught the centuries in Crete
  • Learn all about harvest, extraction, and high-quality olive oil in Crete
  • Have a food pairing with different olive oils
Full description
Create lasting memories in Crete as you enjoy an olive oil tasting experience under the shade of olive trees. This entire experience will be enjoyed in the middle of a 2,000-year-old monumental olive grove. Discover the history, culture, and Cretan civilization of olive oil throughout the centuries. During your walk around the peaceful olive groves such as the holy Gethsemane Garden, you will discover the beauty of the Cretan landscape as well as the myths, flavors, and aromas of olive oil. The activity includes an olive oil tasting of 4 different olive oils at a tasting table in the shade of some olive trees. During the tasting you will be pairing food with more types of olive oil, and you will receive tips on how taste, preserve, choose, cook, and fry olive oil. You'll also receive more information about harvesting and olive oil extraction.
Includes
  • 4-course degustation menu pairing with different olive oils
  • Water, soft drinks, or local spirits
  • Requested transfer
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds

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    Meeting point

    In front of the METAXAKIS BAKERY, Pigi 741 00, Greece. Meet the guide and drive directly to the olive oil grove.

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sun hat
    • Jacket

    Know before you go

    • Due to ongoing COVID-19 virus preventative measures, this tour is now offered as a private experience at no extra cost
    • Extra hygiene precautions are being taken due to the COVID-19 virus. Disposable utensil are used during the olive oil tasting
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    5 /5

    based on 5 reviews

    Review summary

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    • Value for money
      4.7/5
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    A very instructive and lovingly tasting of various olive oils and small dishes. You learn a lot about olives, olive trees and olive oils and you immediately notice how important the olive as such is for the Cretans and their history. Aspassia is very personable and communicates her knowledge in a very entertaining way. It was a wonderful time in the olive grove.

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    November 3, 2020

    Super interessante und lehrreiche Erfahrung. Wir haben sehr viel über Olivenöl und die kretische Kultur gelernt. Es wurden mehrere Öle verkostet mit passenden kleinen Gerichten dazu und man konnte den Einfluß der Öle auf den Geschmack der Lebensmittel gut erkennen. Wir wurden mit großer Leidenschaft und viel Erfahrung durch den Abend geführt und hatten die Erfahrung ganz für uns alleine. Das Ambiente unter den alten Olivenbäumen und umgeben von Schafen und Ziegen war einfach umwerfend. Hier dürfen wir einen malerischen Sonnenuntergang erleben den wir so bald nicht vergessen werden. Auf jeden Fall empfehlenswert für Kulturinteressierte mit gutem Geschmack!

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    July 25, 2021

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    Relaxed olive oil tasting among the trees and sunset. As someone with little to no experience with olive oil tasting it opens up your vision for the difference in all kinds of olive oil. The history of olives and olive oil through Crete was fascinating and you got a better understanding of it. We got to taste the olive oil in different settings with different Cretan cuisine. The host was kind and really interested in your opinions and thoughts. This experience is a must to do in Crete.

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    August 2, 2020

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    Product ID: 306828