Private: Olive Oil tasting (outdoor)

Pigi, Griekenland

Ervaring georganiseerd door Aspassia

3 uur, Hosted in 7 languages
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Maximaal 6 personen
Inclusief eten en drankjes

Wat je gaat doen

An outdoor olive oil tasting experience, a walk, and a discussion in the midst of a 2000-year-old monumental olive grove.
We explore the heritage and art of olive trees and olive oil in Greek life over the centuries, considering their significance in the mythology, history, culture, and cuisine of ancient and modern Cretan civilization.
Our stroll through the peaceful olive grove resembles a walk in the holy Gethsemane Garden, with its ancient olive trees. Both groves are full of the myths, flavors, and aromas of olive oil that have endured from Minoan times to the present. The beauty of the landscape makes our experience a lasting memory.
We discuss olive oil quality, the olive harvest, olive oil production, and olive oil’s health benefits. We learn about the Cretan Diet and find out how extra virgin olive oil became the most important component of a new, healthy lifestyle.
Learning how to taste olive oil according to the official tasting method, we taste four different high quality extra virgin olive oils, noticing the variations in aroma and flavor among the four varieties. Our tasting table is right under the olive trees.
In the last part of the tasting session, an olive oil-food pairing activity, we observe the way different types of olive oil go well with certain foods. We savor the amazing result after adding an excellent extra virgin olive oil that transforms a dish’s flavors. Hints about how to store, select, bake, and cook – even fry -- with olive oil will be shared.
An outdoor olive oil tasting experience, a walk, and a discussion in the midst of a 2000-year-old monumental olive grove.
We explore the heritage and art of olive trees and olive oil in Greek life over the centuries, considering their significance in the mythology, history, culture, and cuisine of ancient and modern Cretan civilization.
Our stroll through the peaceful olive grove resembles a walk in the holy Gethsemane Garden, with it…

Wat er is inbegrepen

  • Eten
    • A welcoming “meze” (appetizer plate) in Cretan way
    • A 4-course deg...
  • Drankjes
    Tsikoudia - Raki (Cretan Spirit) , water.

Dit is je host, Aspassia

Verhuurt sinds 2018 op Airbnb
  • 32 recensies
  • Identiteit geverifieerd
My motherland, Crete, has produced the liquid gold of olive oil for centuries, using many of the same simple methods over time. After studying in France and working on European projects as an economist in Athens, I moved to Crete in 2009. Here I found the simple way of life, Cretan hospitality, a paradise on earth, and my husband. Now, I work for the Region of Crete (the local government) in the Agrofood sector.
Having fallen in love with the Cretan landscape, the flavor of extra virgin olive oil, and the ancient olive trees, I started learning about olive oil quality in 2013. As this became my passion, I attended seminars and tasting sessions. In 2019, I started the Oliving in Crete project, offering olive oil tours and tastings in the olive grove. My goal is to present olive oil not as a merely local product, but as a part of Greek culture and history. In that way, I hope to help save some of the monumental olive trees of Crete from those who forget their great importance for the people of Crete and their lives and history.
My motherland, Crete, has produced the liquid gold of olive oil for centuries, using many of the same simple methods over time. After studying in France and working on European projects as an economist in Athens, I moved to Crete in 2009. Here I found the simple way of life, Cretan hospitality, a paradise on earth, and my husband. Now, I work for the Region of Crete (the local government) in the Agrofood sector.
Having fallen in love with the Cretan landscape, the flavor of extra virgin ol…
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Waar je naartoe gaat

Our experience takes place in the village of Pigi, 8 km from the city of Rethymno on the way to Arkadi Monastery. With an area of 10,000 square meters, the venue is one of the largest monumental olive groves in the Mediterranean region. We will walk right up to olive trees that are more than 2000 years old. The local olive variety (Hondrolia) is endangered, but the sculptural trees that have survived make this olive grove a living museum of nature’s artwork.

Beoordeeld met een 5,0 uit 5 op basis van 32 recensies.

Malou
september 2021
This is a must for anyone in the Rethymno area; Aspassia gave us the most wonderful experience, delicious food, great knowledge and newfound appreciation for olive oil.
Elizabeth
september 2021
Aspassia was such a warm and knowledgeable host! This tour is a totally unique and intimate experience. I recommend it to anyone with a passion for food and olives!!
Thomas
september 2021
What an amazing evening we had with Aspassia in the olive grove. The location is amazing beyond words and we had so much fun. We learned, tasted, enjoyed. Very intimite, very friendly, very highly recommended.
Terry
september 2021
We enjoyed the beautiful ancient olive grove. Aspassia was knowledgeable and very personable. The tasting was well structured and the Cretan food dishes were delicious. Would highly recommend the experience!
Tyler
augustus 2021
Truly a magical experience and Aspassia is a wonderful host/ person. We have a toddler so we booked a private experience and she was so patient and just overall great with our daughter. It felt like we were having lunch with an old friend. thanks for everything Aspassia!
Jean Philippe
augustus 2021
Nous avons passé ,une soirée exceptionnelle dans une magnifique oliveraie , un agréable moment en compagnie d’Aspassia qui nous a merveilleusement bien accueilli. Un Grand Merci pour cette échange très enrichissant sur l’histoire de l’huile d’olive ainsi que l’organisation de la dégustation très instructive avec de délicieux mets traditionnels Crétois.

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