Private tour

Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

4.9 / 5

14 reviews

Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing

From £67.97 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
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  • 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.
  • 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

Meet your guide in front of The Leaky Cauldron and then 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 utensil are used during the olive oil tasting
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

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This was an amazing experience. Aspassia, our hostess, was a delightful, friendly and experienced lady. She explained all about the different kinds of olive oil and had us sample a few. This was then followed by wonderful Cretan plates to sample with the different oils. We went back home to check all the information on our current olive oil bottles :) I would definitely recommend this activity to anyone who is looking for a nice, relaxing afternoon in an olive grove.

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29 August 2021

Super interesting and educational experience. We learned a lot about olive oil and the Cretan culture. Several oils were tasted with suitable small dishes and one could see the influence of the oils on the taste of the food. We were guided through the evening with great passion and a lot of experience and had the experience all to ourselves. The ambience under the old olive trees and surrounded by sheep and goats was simply stunning. Here we can experience a picturesque sunset that we will not soon forget. Definitely recommended for those interested in culture with good taste!

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25 July 2021

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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3 November 2020

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