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Olive Oil through the ages in Crete

food tasting

Olive Oil through the ages in Crete

11 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Thai
food tasting

Olive Oil through the ages in Crete

food tasting

Olive Oil through the ages in Crete

11 reviews
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 6 people
Includes
Food, Drinks
Hosted in
English, Dutch, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Spanish, Thai

What you'll do

We organize an olive oil outdoor tasting experience, under the shade of olive trees in the village of Pigi, in the heart of the monumental olive groove of 2000 years old. We discover the history, culture and the Cretan civilization of olive oil in the Greek Religions during the centuries. We proceed with the olive oil tasting of 4 different olive oils. Our tasting table is just under the shade of olive trees... During the tasting we offer pairing food with more types of olive oil. Tips of how we taste, preserve, choose, cook and fried olive oil are available. We walk around the peaceful olive groove like a walk in the holy Gethsemane Garden, full of myths, flavors, aromas of olive oils, from Minoan civilization till today. The beauty of the landscape makes our experience a lasting memory.

Your host

Learn more about Aspassia

Aspassia

My mother land Crete, produces during centuries, in the same simply way, the gold liquid, the olive oil. During the last 6 years, I started my education on olive oil quality, flavor, aroma, through seminars and a lot of tasting session that became my passion. I used to live in France for my studies and then in Athens, working as economist for European projects. The last 10 years I moved in Crete, where I found the simply way of living, the Cretan hospitality, the paradise on earth and my husband... Actually, I am working for the Region of Crete in the Agrofood sector. I felt in love with Cretan landscape, olive oil and olive trees.

What's included

Food
Olive oil pairing with organic food. Is also included a welcome meze with local cheese, olives, traditional Cretan bread and…
Drinks
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Where you'll be

Our experience is organized in the Village of Pigi, 8 km from Rethymno city, on the way to Arkadi Monastery. The venue is one of the biggest monumental olive grove, of 14 hectares, in Mediterranean area. We walk around olive trees, over 2000 years old who looks like sculptures. The local variety risks to disappear, but the trees that still stands around, make the olive groove be the Gesthman garden of our days.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 6 and up can attend. If you are a smoker, avoid to smoke 1 hour before the tasting session. Avoid any parfums, hand cream and other aromatic cosmetics the day of tasting.

More tips

Transfer to Pigi Village is not included. Contact airbnb host for any help. Flexible timetable under request

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

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    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

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Aspassia
Olive Oil through the ages in Crete
11 reviews
From £45/person
11 reviews
From £45/person