The Castle olive tour

A guided Olive oil tour that starts with the visit at the magnificent 13th century castle of Androusa, a 30’ olivewalk in a hidden path across the castle outer wall and ends up with an revealing olive oil tasting seminar in the olive mill accompanied with small gourmet olive oil dishes

Duration

2.30-3.00 Hours

Included

  • Positive attitude and many smiles (!)
  • Local, english speaking, hostess.
  • Transport from the meeting point (Castle of Androusa ) to the Olive press mill
  • Guided Tour to the Oil press mill &  demonstration of the olive oil production
  • Olive oil tasting seminar by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Food tasting of elegant Greek flavors and food pairing with olive oil
  • Light meal (Tzatziki, kalamata olives, olive paste, lalagia, pasto and of course wine and ouzo)
  • Local English or German speaking Hostess 

Price

45€ /adult, 25 €/ children (3-16 years old)

Special prices for groups or families

(for semi-private tours up to 12 participants)

Optional

  • Transport from/to your hotel
  • Traditional Greek Lunch or dinner (main course, salad and dessert) at the olive mill
  • If you wish a private tour contact us

Highlights

  • Olivewalk with  Expert English speaking tour guide
  • Guided tour at the olive press factory (mill)
  • Training & Olive oil tasting in 4 different extra virgin olive oils by experienced olive oil taster (member of certified olive oil panel).
  • Olive oil & Food Pairing with at least 4 different taste combinations
  • Traditional plates such as lalagia, pasto, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, feta, olive paste etc
  • Wine and ouzo
Read more details of the “CASTLE” olive tour
  1. Our meeting point is at the magnificent 13th century castle of Androusa, located in the heart of Messinia, just 20 minutes drive from Kalamata and 10 minutes from Ancient Messene. We walk though the castle outer wall, in our hidden path, we watch the olive trees and we talk about the history, the tradition and the mythical story of the castle olive trees…
  2. After our 30’ olive walk, in the center of Androusa Village we visit a unique Olive Oil press mill that is located there for more than 120 years. The 5th generation owner will explain to us the procedure of the extraction, the storage and standardization process of the extra virgin olive oil in the past and nowadays.
  3. Τhe dining table is filled with the special blue olive oil tasting glasses and you are about to  become a tasting expert! Taste the extra virgin olive oil of “Koroneiki” Variety and learn about its organoleptic characteristics…recognize the elements that define the extra virgin olive oil …taste different varieties of  Greek  Extra Virgin Oilve oil such us “Manaki”, “Xalkidikis”, “Mavroelia” etc and evaluate them…  
  4. What about food? The extra virgin olive oil of different varieties is matched with traditional recipes including fruit, gourmet small dishes and surprises us. Tzatziki, kalamata olives, olive paste, lalagia, pasto and of course wine and ouzo!

The history, the soul, the tradition, the gastronomy of Messinia are reveled though the Olive oil paths… enjoy a unique experience in our endless olive groves filled with the wisdom, the flavor and the aroma of Peloponnese.

the olive routes

Did you Know that the impressive 95% of the olive oil produced in Messinia is rated at the highest category of Olive oil, the Extra Virgin Olive oil catergory? The Olive Routes cannot wait to welcome you to the amazing olive world ....Open up. Taste. Feel!

Contact

 Androusa Messinias

theoliveroutes@gmail.com

Tel: +30 6937101215