Day trip

Crete: Olive Oil Festival, Farm Dinner, Live Show & Pickup

4.3 / 5

12 reviews

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

Crete: Olive Oil Festival, Farm Dinner, Live Show & Pickup

Activity provider: Cretan Odyssey

From US$ 58.75 per person

Discover the Cretan lifestyle as you visit an olive oil mill, try tasty local cuisine and wines, and watch traditional dancing on this day trip.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Reserve now & pay later
Keep your travel plans flexible — book your spot and pay nothing today.
Duration 6 hours
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
English, French, German
Pickup included
Pickup available from specific points in the areas of Sisi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos, Anissaras, Agkisaras, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Karteros, Amoudara, Agia Pelagia and from centrally located points in Heraklion town. You will receive a personalized email about the exact place and time of pickup within 24 hours after making the booking. Please check your spam folder.

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste authentic Cretan food and buy products directly from producers
  • Hear the secrets of the famous Cretan Oil Olive and its production
  • Sip on quality and homemade wine and experience how Raki is made
  • Learn how to make olive oil soap and how local honey is produced
  • Visit a local farm in Sissi village and enjoy dancing with local dancers
Full description

Experience an evening of live entertainment, taste traditional Cretan food, and take part in local produce workshops on this lively excursion.

Begin your outing by visiting a farm in Sissi Village. Head to an 18th-century olive oil mill and learn about the award-winning mill's family history. Then head to a honey workshop and see the local honey-making process and learn about bees' activities. Taste the famous alcoholic beverage called Raki. Learn more about how it is produced and discover the ritual deeply rooted in Cretan Culture. Delight in learning about homemade Olive Oil soap and hearing about its health benefits for the skin. Have the chance to purchase high-quality local produce directly from the seller after tasting or learning about them. Later on, begin your gastronomical adventure with a wine tasting. Sip on outstanding wines from local Cretan grape varieties and taste distinct flavors. Learn all about the wine's production, which dates back to the ancient Minoan Civilization. Tuck into a delicious homemade Cretan meal cooked in a wood-fired oven. Enjoy seasonal greens, fava beans, and salad from the owner's garden accompanied by a wide variety of appetizers and french fries. Finally, appreciate live entertainment and spend a joyful night like a Cretan, dance to Greek rhythms, hear a wonderful orchestra, and see traditional dancing. Head back to the bus for your journey back to your accommodation.

Includes
  • Roundtrip bus transportation to the village
  • Professional driver
  • Tour guide
  • Farm host
  • Wine tasting
  • Buffet dinner with local products
  • Live Cretan dance show
  • Souvenirs and shopping

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Jacket

Know before you go

  • Wine tasting is for adults only
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 12 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    3/5
  • Transportation
    3/5
  • Value for money
    4/5

Sort by:

Traveler type:

Star rating:

Excellent evening. Good to get a tour and some insight into the history and production of olive oil, and a chance to taste a variety of products. A small demonstration of making soap was informative. Followed by a superb, extensive 'feast'. Only criticism would be that a better system of 'queuing' for the buffet could be implemented, but there was more than enough food for everyone. Music and traditional dancing was a real treat. Well worth attending. Higher recommended.

Read more

September 9, 2022

The tour of the family-run business was informative and the food was plentiful and good. However, if you are looking for a traditional, family experience, this is not the place for you. The evening is held with 6 coaches full of people, huge crowds at the buffet and the bar. There was no raki, not even on request. If you like spending time with a lot of people with lots of wine and loud music, you're in good hands here - if you don't, it's better to invest the money elsewhere.

Read more

September 14, 2022

An absolutely successful evening

July 20, 2022

Product ID: 419530