A fun and informative guided olive oil tour that starts with a relaxing olive walk inside the 13th century castle of Androusa, marveling the endless Messinian olive valley, continues with a οlive oil mill visit and ends up with a revealing olive oil tasting workshop by certified olive oil taster, accompanied with traditional olive oil based dishes.
45€ /adult, 25 €/ children (3-16 years old)
Public (small group) tour up to 8 participants
Private tour (minimum 2 persons) 70 € /adult, 35 €/ children
Εvery day at 11.00 a.m and 18.00 p.m
Optional (additional cost charged)
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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. Walk inside the castle with the magnificent view of the endless olive valley, watch different varieties of olive trees and discover the history, the tradition and the mythical story of the castle’s olive trees…An interactive ”olive game” will keep you smiling the whole time!
Only 200m away from the castle, in the center of Androusa village, visit a unique olive oil 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.
Τhe dining table is set with the special blue olive oil tasting glasses awaiting you to become a tasting expert! Taste the extra virgin olive oil of the Koroneiki variety and learn about its sensory characteristics, recognize the elements that define the extra virgin olive oil, taste different varieties of Greek extra virgin olive oil such us “Manaki”, “Chalkidikis”, “Makris” etc and evaluate them…
What about food? The extra virgin olive oil of different varieties is matched with traditional recipes including yogurt, fruit and vegetables. You will be surprised!
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 and sausage, spinach pie, vegetable stew and of course wine and homemade dessert.
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.
Not just a (Re) Opening: A new beginning taking all the important precautions for the safety of our guests and our employees.
We keep the distances but nothing can keep you away from experiencing the olive tradition and taste of Messinia!