Crete: Olive Oil Tasting with Cretan Food Pairing
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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Undoubtedly the highlight of a brilliant Crete holiday was the tour to Arkadi Monastery organised and led by the knowledgeable and professional Michalis of ebikes Rethymno. Suitable for all ages and abilities we cycled round the Rethymnon countryside making several stops at significant sites to learn for example the importance of the olive industry in the local economy and to visit buildings of historical importance. Before returning we enjoyed a delicious lunch of local specialities in a taverna overlooking the bay.
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.
We booked this for our guests that flew to Rethymno just for our wedding. For the 7 of us we booked the 11 wine tasting and finger foods. The wine, the wine expert and the finger foods were fantastic. The only downside was us having hangovers from our wedding the day before. We went to House Of Wine on 5th October. We would definitely return. Highly recommended. But be warned you have a glass of wine each tasting not a shot then spit it out!!