The gastronomic journey of olive oil

The gastronomic journey of olive oil begins at the center of natural and cultural heritage in Karteroli, Messinia, by discovering, through an interactive tour, the gastronomic identity and history of the region. Then, inside the unique tasting room, an olive oil tasting workshop will reveal the quality characteristics of the extra virgin olive oil! The journey ends with the tasting of local goods and a light meal of traditional products.

Duration

About 2.5 Hours

Location

Meeting Point

  • Karteroli Messinias -Τhe Olive Routes Natural and Cultural Heritage Center

Included

  • Positive vibes and many smiles (!)
  • English speaking, hostess, archeologist
  • Interactive tour at the Natural and Cultural Heritage Center
  • Group fun activities – puzzles, myths etc
  • Olive oil tasting workshop by olive oil connoisseur, member of a certified tasting panel and tasting in at least 4 different varieties of olive oil
  • Tasting different types of cheese and bread and food pairing with olive
  • Tasting of local products with a special significance
  • Light meal (Tzatziki, olives, olive paste, breadsticks, local cheese, smoked ham, vegetables etc.)

Price

45€ /adult, 20 €/ children (3-16 years old)

Minimum number of persons: 2

Small – Private groups up to 16 people.

Special prices for families and groups

Not included

Transfer to and from the hotel

Google map location Click here

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Tour at the Cultural and Natural Heritage Center

The gastronomic journey of olive oil begins at the center of natural and cultural heritage in Karteroli, Messinia, located 12 km from the city of Kalamata and just 5 km from the airport. In the stone building of 1910, the gastronomic identity and the history of the area are revealed through an interactive tour.

2

Have fun and learn about the Greek Gastronomy

A group activity and the solution of a puzzle are the trigger to discover the history of the area’s gastronomy but also for fun. Open up to the Greek history and its gastronomic identity through myths, stories and our special “heroes”.

3

Discover the quality of extra virgin olive oil in an olive oil tasting workshop

In the tasting room the dining table has the aroma of olive oil and we are ready to be introduced to its tasting characteristics by an olive oil connoisseur … Taste more than 4 varieties of olive oil, such as “Koroneiki”, “Manaki”, “Halkidiki” etc. and recognize their personality and characteristics that classify them in the category of extra virgin olive oil!

4

Taste Local Products and pair them with Olive oil!

Key food products such as cheese, bread, olives, raisins etc. become the reference points in the local gastronomy! The tasting of a variety of local goods and the inspired food combinations are a unique tasting experience.

5

Enjoy a light lunch.

The day, full of emotions and new knowledge, ends with a variety of traditional dishes…Fresh vegetables from our garden, Greek Gruyère cheese, tzatziki, Kalamata olives, olive tapenade, lalagia (local breadsticks), smoked ham, local pie and of course wine.

The history, the soul, the tradition, the gastronomy of Messinia are revealed through the olive oil routes… enjoy a unique experience 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

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