Posted on 10/06/2020
Vassilakis Estate Vassilakis Estate

FREE Olive Tour: Vassilakis Estate Crete

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Enjoy a free olive oil tour at Vassilakis estate. The Vassilakis family has been producing extra virgin olive oil, in their estate in the Mirabello region of Crete, since 1865 and are one of the area's first olive oil producers.

DURATION: 1 hour
STARTING TIME: Flexible, to be arranged depending on the size of group
MEETING POINT: Directly at Vasilakis Estate in Neapoli, Crete
LANGUAGES: English, French, German, Russian, Greek
OPEN SEASONS: All year round
WHO CAN COME: Everyone is welcome: individual visitors, couples, families, as well as groups, schools
and students

Description - What to expect

Vassilakis family olive mill is situated in Neapoli, Lasithi, in Mirabello area of Crete, close to the ancient settlement of Driros. The olive groves are located 10 km away from the Estate and have been cultivated by the Vassilakis family since 1865.

We specialize in producing high-quality extra virgin olive oil and many other products, including a traditional local spirit distilled from grapes. For four generations, the estate harvest only perfectly ripe olives, which are cold-extracted on-site to ensure the oil's subtle flavour and consistent quality.

Free guided olive oil tour is designed to give you all the information about this precious product. The tour is offered in 5 languages (English, German, Russian, French, Polish) and includes:

• How olive oil used to be made: the old 1865 hand-operated olive press at the outdoor museum
• How olive oil is made today: ultra-modern olive mill, hygienic conditions, international food standards
• How to tell a good olive oil: olive oil tasting session and selected local food products
• Visitor’s questions answered by olive oil experts

Cutoff time before activity

  • 12 hours