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Olive Grove Tour

A tour for those who want to experience the atmosphere of an olive grove with centuries-old olive trees.

We will start by walking around in our olive grove, explaining everything about the history of olive and olive oil in Crete, the olive cultivation and the special practices we apply at Taxídi Olive Farm.

We will share with you all the small secrets of the production process that lead to a premium quality extra virgin olive oil; you will be amazed of how many things must be taken into consideration for an excellent EVOO (extra-virgin Olive Oil) to be born!

We will then pass on to the olive oil tasting. We will taste different categories of olive oil and we will learn to distinguish the organoleptic characteristics (the aromas and flavors) and the defects of it. One of our main goals here is to help you define the do’s and don’ts when picking an extra virgin olive oil for your table. Sharing our knowledge with you is one of our favorite parts of our job!

We will close our tour enjoying a small snack with local products and our premium Taxídi EVOO, along with a glass of wine, under the shadow of our olive trees and with the chirping of the birds accompanying us.

Olive oil is inherently linked to the life of Crete and olive groves are an integral part of the Cretan landscape. Don’t miss the chance to get lost in one of them and learn everything you would like to know about olive oil. We will do our best to make this an unforgettable experience for you!