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Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

Product ID: 306828
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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
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 4:00 PM
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English, French, Greek
Wheelchair accessible

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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
What’s Not Included
  • Requested transfer
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

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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Important information
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, plastic-free cups are used for the wine tasting.

From US$ 95.32 per person

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Product ID: 306828