Starting from 120€
You can experience the harvesting of the olive fruit, learn how olive oil is made, taste different olive oils from the region as well as learn why olive oil is so special and sought after by all parts of the world.
The tradition of harvesting olives begins in late October/early November and usually continues until mid-January. The history of olive cultivation in Crete dates at least back to the Minoans and thanks to its bounty, the olive tree was revered as a sacred gift from the Gods.
On this farming island, the traditional oil harvest is just perfect idea for a different kind of autumn holiday in Crete. As a community affair, the oil harvest season inspire travelers to participate in authentic, interactive, fun and educational workshops on the art of traditional harvesting, oil tasting and making natural olive oil soap.
Excursions to olive oil producers and ancient olive mills, cooking workshops and tasting new flavors can be perfectly combined with opportunities to connect with nature, experience local traditions and indulge in food-forward activities.
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.