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Vassilakis Estate and Cretan Olive Oil Traditions

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Starting from $79 USD / Adult
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Delve into the timeless traditions of growing and pressing the superior olive oils of Crete. To do so, you’ll journey through the countryside to the fragrant groves of the Vassilakis Estate, where you’ll be met by one of the owners. The family has operated this award-winning mill since 1865, and, while much has changed over the generations, what hasn’t is their commitment to pure excellence. Learn about the Vassilakis family's eco-friendly cultivating and harvesting methods and their dedication to providing good food, directly from a member of the family. Enjoy a tour of the property; learn about the estate’s sustainable farming practices; and discover how this fully integrated business takes things from the grove to the bottle. Pay a special visit to the estate’s outdoor museum for a glimpse at the farm’s historic hand-operated olive press, a stark contrast to the ultra-modern mill you’ll see in action today. Round out your tour with a tasting of Vassilakis olive oils, along with a selection of local Cretan delicacies made using the pure goodness.
HighlightsShow
  • Take in the scenery on a panoramic drive through the Cretan countryside.
  • Meet the owner of the Vassilakis Estate for an exclusive tour of this award-winning olive mill.
  • Learn about the history pressing olive oil and enjoy a tasting of the estate’s superb varieties.
What to BringShow
  • KeyCard and photo identification
  • Camera
  • Sun protection
  • Cash/credit cards
  • Local currency
What to WearShow
  • Walking shoes
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Light clothing
Important NotesShow
  • This tour is not suitable for full-time wheelchair/motorized scooter users.
  • Guests with limited mobility should be accompanied by an able-bodied companion who can provide assistance.
Location Agios Nikolaos, GreeceAgios Nikolaos, Greece
Tour Code M33LM33L
Duration2.50 Hours2.50 Hours
Activity Level#Mild#Mild
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