A half day tour that introduces you to the most important products of the area: olive oil and wine. It starts with a relaxing walk through an ancient olive grove and a traditional vineyard, then we visit a multi-awarded winery and an olive oil mill. The tour finishes with a revealing olive oil tasting & wine workshop accompanied with small gourmet olive oil dishes and a traditional lunch.
About 4.5 Hours
Meeting point : The castle of Androusa
70€ /adult, 35 €/ children (3-16 years old)
Special prices for groups
(for semi-private tours up to 12 participants)
Optional (additional cost charged)
Our meeting point is at the 13th century castle of Androusa, located in the heart of Messinia, just a 20 minute drive from Kalamata and 10 minutes from Ancient Messene, so as to reach an ancient olive grove. We prepare our coffee next to the perennial olive trees and we start our relaxing walk towards the vineyard. We discover the Greek wine varieties, and find out stories and secrets about the supreme wine that we are going to taste.
Next we visit the winery to witness the production of the Greek wine varieties and taste at least 4 different wines. The aromas of Greek wine varieties surprise us!
The castle of Androusa with the magnificent view at the endless olive groves of Messinia is our next destination. We have fun by discovering an “olive treasure”, while we talk about the history, the tradition and the mythical stories of the castle’s olive trees…
In the center of Androusa Village, only 200m away, we visit a unique Olive Oil mill that has been 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 gourmet small dishes, fruit and desserts. You will be surprised!
7. The day, full of emotions and new knowledge, we are about to enjoy a traditional lunch, cooked only for us by local women with the eggs, the cheese and the vegetables that they produce in their farms.. .Greek Salad, tzatziki, Kalamata olives, olive tapenade, lalagia, smoked ham and sausage, kagianas (fried eggs with tomato sauce), vegetable stew and of course wine and homemade dessert!