The Castle olive tour

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. 

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 with traditional plates such as Greek salad, green salad, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, feta cheese, graviera cheese, smoked ham and smoked sausage, spinach pie, olive paste etc.
  • Local Wine
  • Traditional Dessert

Price

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
Sunday closed 

Optional (additional cost charged)

  • Transport from/to your hotel (not included)
  • 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

Explore the castle of Androusa

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!

2

Visit an olive oil mill.

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.

3

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

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…

4

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

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!

5

Enjoy a traditional light meal.

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.

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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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 The Olive Routes are opening up to new olive experiences
July 1st 2020.

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