Miraculous Biblical Corinth And Olive Oil Tasting 8-Hour Private Tour

Overview


At Athens Tours Greece, we pride ourselves on offering unparalleled expertise and top-notch quality for your biblical Corinth and Olive Oil Tasting experience. Our Miraculous Biblical Corinth and Olive Oil Tasting Private Tour, spanning 8 hours, is the ultimate fusion of our renowned “The Olive Oil Tasting Experience Tour” and “Miraculous Corinth Christian Tour”. We curate unique experiences that allow our savvy travelers to fully immerse themselves in the local culture, uncovering hidden gems that serve as a source of inspiration.

Half-day tour to Ancient Corinth by bus
Miraculous Biblical Corinth And Olive Oil Tasting 8-Hour Private Tour

Olive oil has been a cornerstone of Greek cuisine since ancient times, but its popularity has surged in recent years, making it one of the most sought-after experiences in Greece. This liquid gold not only adds flavor to dishes, but also embodies a way of life that celebrates culture, nature, and gastronomy. In fact, Greece boasts the largest number of top-quality olive groves in the world, making it the perfect destination for oleo tourism. Immerse yourself in the new culture of olive oil through the Olive Oil Tasting Experience, where you can virtually participate in the harvest and indulge in high-profile tasting events. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to discover the world of olive oil.

Experience the wonders of Greece on our unforgettable Tour to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth. Get the opportunity to explore one of the most significant cities near Athens and immerse yourself in a truly unique destination that blends stunning landscapes with rich religious and historical significance for both Christianity and Ancient Greece. It’s a carefully planned biblical tour that promises to leave you in awe.

Highlights of the Miraculous Biblical Corinth And Olive Oil Tasting 8-Hour Private Tour

  • A 8 hours private tour
  • Visits at ancient Corinth and Orea Eleni Natural Thermal Spring village
  • The sites where St Paul preached the word of God in South Greece
  • The ancient agora of Ancient Corinth
  • Tour of the olive groves in its 3 plantation frameworks, Traditional, Intensive, and Super intensive.
  • The harvesting of olive trees (from October to November upon request).
  • The properties of organic extra virgin olive oil.
  • The production process of organic olive oil inside the olive mill.
  • The oil quality: what refined olive oils are, what virgin olive oils are, and what the extra virgin olive oil is.
  • Partake an oil-tasting and learn how to pair them gastronomically.
  • Virtually participate in every stage of olive oil production.
  • Visits all year  round
  • The famous Corinth Canal
  • Α professional English-speaking driver

Description


Experience an unforgettable private olive oil tasting tour as we pick you up from your accommodation in Athens. Our journey begins along the picturesque coastal road of the Saronic Gulf, with a stop at the iconic Corinth canal for stunning photo opportunities. Next, we’ll visit a local olive mill where you’ll learn all about Oleotourism and its growing popularity in Greece. Olive mill tours are now a popular activity in Greece, and we are excited to introduce you to this special world.

The Olive Oil Tasting Experience 5 Hours Tour
The Olive Oil Tasting Experience 5 Hours Tour

The popularity of Oleotourism continues to grow in regions like Argolis, where olive groves abound and visitors can partake in various tourist experiences centered around the production of olive oil. This movement aims to educate people about the essential qualities and methods of creating this beloved product. It offers a refreshing alternative to conventional tourism by highlighting rural, sustainable, and culinary elements.

Oleotourism offers a myriad of activities and amenities, such as guided tours, unique accommodation in traditional olive grove architecture, rejuvenating restoration services, invigorating hikes, peaceful relaxation, and delightful shopping. Embracing this product can also include indulgent beauty treatments. This sector continually strives to promote the cultivation of olive trees and the appreciation of olive oil through the lens of rural and eco-friendly tourism.

While exploring Athens during your vacation, a visit to an olive oil estate provides a wonderful opportunity to gain insight into the production of this delicious oil while basking in the beauty of the surrounding olive groves. As the tour draws to a close, you will have the chance to sample various olive oils and refine your palate by learning to identify the distinct flavors of each variety, including the fruity, bitter, and peppery notes that make olive oil so unique.

For thousands of years, the Greek land has been adorned with flourishing olive trees – a testament to the enduring legacy of this timeless crop. From generation to generation, the Greek people have cultivated and harvested the fruits of these trees, harnessing their rich flavor and nourishing properties to elevate their cuisine to new heights. It’s no surprise that olive oil is considered the cornerstone of Greek cooking, with the region of Argolis – Corinth renowned for producing the most exceptional quality.

Let’s see now why olive oil is so experiential!

Olive Field
Olive Field

Join us on an extraordinary excursion to the award-winning olive oil producer in the magnificent Argolis – Corinth region. Prepare to be captivated as we take you on a guided tour of the state-of-the-art facilities, and reveal the secrets of their renowned extra virgin olive oil through an interactive seminar. You won’t want to miss this unforgettable experience!

In autumn, as the cooling weather sets in, the ripe olives are carefully plucked from the trees. This marks the start of the bustling harvest season, which typically runs from October until late November. During this window of time, the olives reach their optimal temperature for pressing in a state-of-the-art, professional olive mill. Using this advanced equipment, the olives are expertly ground into a smooth paste. The resulting paste is then carefully pressed to extract the precious olive oil, which is then meticulously filtered and stored. By utilizing modern machinery, the olives are squeezed with precision and care, ensuring that the resulting olive oil consistently meets the high standards of today’s industry.

The environment is highly valued by the company, as evidenced by their commitment to recycling all materials. Additionally, the production of Monterosa has been carefully designed to leave absolutely no carbon footprint.

See now the difference between professional olive oil tasting & simple olive oil tasting.

professional olive oil tasting
Professional olive oil tasting

Professional olive oil tasting: Tasting olive oil is a unique experience that involves using specialized glasses, much like how one would approach wine tasting. During an olive oil tasting, we focus on three key characteristics: its distinct aroma, the level of bitterness, and the degree of spiciness.

Here is the procedure:

  • Add olive oil to the special tasting glass.
  • We hold the glass in our hands and stir to slightly heat the olive oil.
  • We smell trying to identify each of its aromas.
  • We drink a sip to perceive the intensity of its bitter & spicy taste.

Simple olive oil tasting: Indulge in our delicious olive oil tasting experience, where each guest is treated to an individual plate filled with a variety of fresh bread, bruschetta topped with flavorful Kalamon olive paste, and a mini salad bursting with seasonal vegetables and pitted Kalamon olives. Savor the taste of our two award-winning extra virgin olive oils, along with the delightful olive paste and pitted Kalamon olives. But that’s not all – elevate your experience with a virtual reality headset, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the entire production process of our exquisite olive oil. Witness and participate in every step, from farm to bottle, without ever leaving your seat.

Find below the Olive oil tour & and tasting presentation available in two options:

Option 1 – Duration: 70 min. | Minimum number of people: 2

  1. Visiting the olive mill olive grove.
  2. Guided tour of the facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
  3. Virtual reality video presentation. Wearing the virtual reality mask you will have the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience by watching a video with all the stages of cultivation, production & bottling of extra virgin olive oil.
  4. Presentation of Greek extra virgin olive oil (varieties, categories of olive oil, health benefits & useful tips for the proper storage of extra virgin olive oil).
  5. Professional tasting experience in two.
  6. Products (we can add more at a small extra cost).
  7. Simple tasting of the Soligea product line (extra virgin olive oil – Kalamon olives – Kalamon olive paste).

Option 2 – Duration: 40 min. | Minimum number of people: 4

  1. Guided tour of our facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
  2. Video presentation of the production of the extra virgin olive oil “From the tree… to the bottle”.
  3. Simple olive oil tasting of the Soligea product line (extra virgin olive oil -Pitted Kalamon olives – Kalamon olive paste).

Olive oil tasting

Ready to embark on an unforgettable journey to Corinth? Get ready to be amazed as you embark on our exclusive half-day Christian excursion to Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth, the ultimate biblical tour in Greece. Nestled near Athens, this dynamic city holds great significance in both Christianity and Ancient Greece. With a private tour lasting 5 hours, you’ll have plenty of time to soak in the breathtaking landscapes and delve into the enriching history of this magnificent destination. Don’t let this unique experience pass you by.

Ancient Corinth

Corinth Canal
Corinth Canal

 

Get ready to be amazed by the unparalleled beauty of the Biblical Corinth private shore excursion, departing from Athens at the crisp dawn hour. Our experienced driver will skillfully guide you on a mesmerizing coastal journey towards the Corinth Canal and Ancient Corinth. Brace yourself for an hour-long scenic drive as you soak in the breathtaking views and arrive at the renowned Isthmus, a bustling hub that connected mainland Greece to the Peloponnese Peninsula in ancient times.

With a width of 6.5 km, the Isthmus houses the iconic Corinth Canal, expertly situated at its narrowest point. Don’t forget to take some captivating photos as you revel in the surroundings. Your adventure continues with a visit to Ancient Corinth, a significant city-state in the past.

After staying in Corinth for two years, Apostle Paul bid farewell to the thriving city and continued his journey to Ephesus (Acts 18:18). Despite his departure, Paul’s teachings had a lasting impact on the community, paving the way for a thriving church in Corinth. However, this church faced challenges due to the surrounding culture. In an effort to address these issues, Paul wrote multiple letters, pouring his heart out to the Corinthians.

Apollo's temple in ancient Corinth
Apollo’s temple in ancient Corinth

Despite the physical distance, Paul’s love and dedication to the church remained unwavering. Six years later, during his third missionary journey, Paul returned to Corinth, bringing his powerful message back to the community. In the bustling marketplace of Corinth, known as the agora, Paul notably stood trial before Gallio (Acts 18:12-17). This momentous event serves as a poignant reminder of the intricate and multifaceted nature of the early Christian movement. While uncovering the secrets of the ancient city of Corinth, delve into the grandeur of the Cathedral of St. Paul.

Experience the wonder of biblical Corinth and indulge in a delicious olive oil tasting on our exclusive 8-hour private tour. We’ll end the excursion by dropping you off at the same location where we originally picked you up. Join us for an unforgettable adventure!

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Important notes

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Car and Driver
  • A professional English-speaking driver or escort with good knowledge of the history and culture of Greece, to guide you till you enter archaeological sites and museums. Tour drivers are not licensed to companion you inside the archaeological sites and museums. If you'd like to have a licensed state tour guide to escort you inside the sites and museums, we can arrange it for you at an additional cost. Licensed by the state tour guides are freelance and it is subject to availability on bookings day!
  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Pick-up from the Port of Piraeus
  • Private tour, Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.

Excluded from the tour

Additional info

  • Dress: religious and marmoreal sites: shoulders and knee must be covered
  • Terms & Conditions and Frequent Questions
  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of the tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses, and sunscreen.

Restrictions:

  • Please note that on this tour, your tour driver is not licensed to accompany you on your climb. If you want this service you may book a licensed by-state tour guide for an extra cost.
  • In case a group is followed by a licensed tour guide or an English speaking tour-escort the professional driver is not obliged to speak English!

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours:Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August, and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


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