Kalamata Olive oil tour
The famous national Greek poet Odiseas Elitis has said: ” If you disconnect Greece, at the end you will find an olive, a vine and a ship.” Which means with those 3 ‘ingredients’ you can rebuild the Greece-Hellas.
The olive tree played great role from antiquity as a symbol of Goddess Athena who according the Greek tradition, she was the one that she planted the first olive tree in Greece, in Athens.It was used to made wreaths of olive branches during the Olympic games, as offerings to Gods as therapeutic treatment and many other uses.Greeks were the first that they planted and cultivated the olive trees in Mediterranean area.
Nowadays Greece is one of the top three countries that they produce olive oil for the worldwide market.How they collect the fruit, what is the procedure of making this gold juice as Greeks used to call it?Those any many others you are going to find out, learn, experience through the olive oil tasting that we can offer you.There are many family businesses that they offer you this experience. We have chosen the best of them, not only with the criterion of the size and the modern technology equipment that they may have some of them, but also for the quality of the olive oil that they have and the experience-knowledge as well, of the owners.
After 35 minutes of driving at the suburbs of Kalamata city you will first have a stop at the modern cooperative olive oil mill of the village. There you will able to learn how the olive oil is produced and learn a lot of interesting things regarding the proper storage of the olive oil and how the standardization of the oil is happening.Then we are going to the olive farm. An urban farm dedicated to learning from nature, among olive trees beautiful horses lying in the sun and depending the period you can see the different flowers and birds exist in the area. A detailed description about the olive trees harvesting will take place and a discussion about the olive varieties we have in the area.Going back to the farms house an olive oil tasting will take place. After that you can easily recognize a good from a bad olive oil in the market.In the end a big stone table under the walnut tree will be prepared full of local dishes and homemade traditional recipes. You will roll up your sleeves and watch life sprout up from the earth joining fun educational activities such as making your own tomato sauce prepared with Greek herbs and extra virgin olive oil or bake bread in the grill with the traditional local way
Extra activities: Sea kayak in Stoupa or Kardamili, guided tour in ancient Messini, others on request..
Departure/Return Locationyou will be given exact location to meet our local guide
IncludedLocal, English speaking tour escortphotographs from the tour
Not IncludedLicensed tour guide