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Friendly Olive Tour™

Our highly popular and award-winning Friendly Olive Tour™
is rated by tourist sites as “the best olive tour on Crete”.
One of the most interesting and delicious ways to spend an hour.

Arrive at Vassilakis Estate & greet your guide.

Tour of the olive press with Vassilakis family member:

  • Viewing of the original 1865 museum-piece hand-operated press and a description of how olive oil used to be made
  • Viewing of the working olive mill and a description of how olive oil is made today

Browse our on-site shop:

  • Taste local food products.
  • Buy products for take-away or home delivery:
    • Our multi-award-winning organic & extra virgin olive oils
    • Cretan wines & spirits
    • Olives & olive spread
    • Honey & marmalade
    • Cosmetics made with our organic olive oil

Free time for photos and questions.


Olive Oil Tasting Masterclass

You will taste 4 different olive oils and learn from our
expert which qualities connoisseurs look for in an
award-winning olive oil. 

A premium masterclass, with appetizers. 

Includes Olive Mill & Olive Museum tour and local food products tasting.

“Discover Crete” Wine Tasting

Our qualified sommelier guides you through signature Cretan wines and varieties.

“From Crete to Thrace”
Premium wine tasting

A top-class wine-tasting experience, unique to Greece.

Our qualified sommelier’s personal selection of premium wines from Crete & other wine-producing regions of Greece.

5 truly exceptional red, white, rose & dessert wines, chosen for their unique characteristics.

The Ultimate Olive Oil
& Wine Tasting Combo

Our olive oil expert and our qualified sommelier in the ultimate combination! 

Learn how to recognize top quality olive oil with a professional tasting of 4 different olive oils. 

Follow this with a tasting of 5 Cretan wines (red, white, rose & dessert). Appetizers and a generous selection of local Cretan delicacies are included.

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