olive oil tasting tour from athens

7-Hour Olive Oil Tasting Tour from Athens

Join us for an unforgettable journey with the Olive Oil Tasting Experience, a 7-hour tour from Athens that dives deep into the heart of Greece’s olive oil tradition. At Athens Tours Greece, we craft unique experiences, drawing from the hidden gems of the region to inspire our discerning guests.

Discover the flavors and traditions that olive oil brings to your table!

Olive oil, a cornerstone of Greek cuisine, has seen a surge in popularity, establishing it as a leading experiential attraction in Greece. More than a culinary delight, olive oil represents a lifestyle that weaves together culture, nature, and gastronomy. Greece prides itself on having the highest acreage of premium olive groves globally. For those eager to dive into the world of olive oil, oleo tourism offers an authentic pathway. The Olive Oil Tasting Experience invites participants to virtually experience the olive harvest and partake in elite tasting sessions, providing a comprehensive insight into the culture that cherishes this golden elixir.

  • Explore the World of Olive Oil: Dive into a comprehensive 7-hour journey through the fascinating universe of olive oil.
  • Tour Diverse Olive Groves: Experience firsthand the variety within olive cultivation through tours of Traditional, Intensive, and Super Intensive plantation frameworks.
  • Seasonal Harvesting Insight: Enjoy the unique opportunity to observe the olive harvesting process firsthand, available upon special request from October to November.
  • Learn About Extra Virgin Olive Oil: Discover the nuances of organic extra virgin olive oil, from its beneficial properties to the intricate production process at our onsite mill.
  • Understand Oil Quality: Deepen your knowledge of the distinctions among refined, virgin, and extra virgin olive oils.
  • Expert Olive Oil Tasting: Participate in a guided tasting session, enhancing your ability to pair olive oils with a variety of foods.
  • Virtual Production Tour: Engage in a virtual experience that covers every phase of olive oil production, offering a thorough and educational insight into this ancient craft.

Saronic Gulf Scenic Route: Athens to Corinth

ship passing through corinth canal

We will pick you up from your accommodation in Athens early in the morning. Our journey takes us along the scenic coastal road of the Saronic Gulf until we reach the renowned Corinth Canal. Along the way, capture the stunning views and snap some photos before our visit to an authentic olive mill.

The Corinth Canal is a 6.4-kilometer-long man-made canal that connects the Gulf of Corinth (Ionian Sea) with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea.

Introduction to Oleotourism

olive trees in greece

Oleotourism is a rapidly growing movement, particularly in regions like Argolis where the presence of olive groves offers a unique opportunity for tourists to engage in various activities related to the production of olive oil.

It encompasses a range of experiences such as guided tours, accommodations nestled within the olive groves, delicious local cuisine, invigorating hikes, and even beauty treatments using olive oil.

Oleotourism aims to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation for the olive sector and the rich culture surrounding olive oil production, all while promoting rural and ecological tourism.

Exploring an Olive Oil Estate

woman holding a branch with olives

Exploring an olive oil estate during your trip from Athens presents the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in the fascinating process of olive oil production while basking in the beauty of its thriving olive trees.

You will enjoy a guided tour through their facilities and discover the secrets behind producing award-winning extra virgin olive oil.

Your visit will culminate in a delightful olive oil tasting where you’ll gain a deeper understanding of how to detect the distinct flavors of each variety, such as its fruity, bitter, and peppery notes.

For thousands of years, olive trees have flourished on the land of Greece, playing an essential role in the flavors of their cuisine. The Argolis-Corinth region produces some of the finest quality olive oil in the country.

Olive Oil Tasting Experience

Discover the exciting Olive oil tour and tasting presentation, offering two options for your enjoyment.

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

  • Visiting the olive mill olive grove.
  • Guided tour of the facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Professional tasting experience in two products (we can add more at a small extra cost).
  • 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

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

Concluding our 7-hour Olive Oil Tasting Experience, we will drop you off at the exact location where we first picked you up, wrapping up an unforgettable tour!

Tour Type

Included in the tour

  • Transport by air-conditioned Mercedes-Benz vehicle or similar appropriate for the size of your group
  • Your tour will be accompanied by a professional English-speaking driver or escort possessing in-depth knowledge of Greece’s history and culture. They will provide insightful commentary throughout the journey, guiding you until the entrance of archaeological sites and museums. However, please note that drivers are not licensed to accompany you inside these venues.
  • If you desire a licensed state tour guide to escort you within the archaeological sites and museums, providing comprehensive insights and explanations, we can gladly arrange one for an additional cost. These licensed guides are freelance professionals, and their availability is subject to your tour date.
  • When a licensed tour guide or English-speaking tour escort accompanies a group, the professional driver may not necessarily speak English fluently. Their role is focused on providing safe transportation.
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in Athens. Extra charge for hotels outside Athens.
  • Pick up and drop off at Piraeus Port or Athens Airport.
  • Pick up and drop off at our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athens, Greece.
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple-day tours only)
  • Road tolls and all local taxes

Excluded from the tour

  • Wine tasting fee (for wine tours)
  • Olive oil tasting fee (for olive oil tasting tours)
  • Optional Gratuities
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost. Read more for the Differences between a Tour Guide and a Tour Driver

Cancellation Policy

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Additional info

  • Dress Code: When visiting religious sites, shoulders and knees must be covered out of respect for the cultural norms.
  • Please review our Terms & Conditions and Frequently Asked Questions
  • Upon booking, an electronic voucher will be emailed to you containing our contact information, tour details, and all necessary instructions. This voucher serves as your ticket and proof of purchase. Please present a printed or digital copy of the voucher on the day of your tour to redeem your activity.
  • City Tax for Hotel Stays: Effective from January 1st, 2018, a City Tax for hotel overnights is applicable and not included in our excursion rates. Clients will need to pay this tax directly at their hotel upon check-out. The amount per room is as follows: 5-star hotel: €4/overnight || 4-star hotel: €3/overnight || 3-star hotel: €1.50/overnight
  • Opening Hours and Entrance Fees for Archaeological Sites and Museums in Greece
  • Entrance Fees for Children from Non-EU Countries: Starting November 1st, 2019, children aged 6 and above from non-European Union (non-EU) countries will be required to pay the full entrance fee for Museums and Archaeological sites. For children from EU countries, the existing rates remain in effect. However, it is crucial to have their passports readily available to prove their nationality.

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.
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