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Androusa | The Olive Oil and Wine experience

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Duration

3-3,5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

A half day tour that introduces you to the most important products of the area: olive oil and wine. It starts with a relaxing walk through an ancient olive grove and a traditional vineyard, then we visit a multi-awarded winery and an olive oil mill. The tour finishes with a... More

A half day tour that introduces you to the most important products of the area: olive oil and wine. It starts with a relaxing walk through an ancient olive grove and a traditional vineyard, then we visit a multi-awarded winery and an olive oil mill. The tour finishes with a revealing olive oil tasting & wine workshop accompanied with small gourmet olive oil dishes and a traditional lunch.

The olive oil & wine tour is the most full tour with experiencing two amazing products of the area, the Extra Virgin Olive Oil and The Wine.
We start our day in the Castle of Androusa..the view of the Messinian valey is the starting point to our journey of knowledge of the local gastronomy and traditional  products.
Then only 3’ drive away is a local but multi awarded winery….With the owners we talk about the production, the history and the varieties of the local wine…we participate in a wine tasting of  3 different Wine varieties and we discover the aromas of Greek Wine
Next we visit the olive Mill to find out about the liquid gold of Messinia , to participate in an interactive Olive oil tasting workshop and to enjoy our light meal .


For Olive & wine tour is available from March-November and all year depending the weather conditions and quality of production.
Come join and learn about the olive oil secrets of the olive oil and wine among olive trees, grooves and vineyyards !!Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 80€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 50€/Kid age 3-16years for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 60€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 40€/Kid age 3-16years for 5 participants.

For less or more participants please contact us in order to offer you flexible rates.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Walking through an ancient olive grove and a vineyard.
  • Guided tour at the olive press factory (mill) & winery.
  • Olive oil tasting & wine workshop by experienced tasters with 4 different olive oil and wine varieties.
  • Olive oil & food pairing with at least 4 different taste combinations.
  • Traditional lunch with Greek salad, Potatosalad, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, Feta cheese, Greek Gruyère cheese, traditional smoked porkand sausage, spinach pie, Kalamata olive tapenade, kagianas (fried eggs with tomato sauce), vegetable stew etc.
  • Wine and dessert.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

A fun and informative tour :

1.Explore the castle of Androusa
Our meeting point is at the 13th century castle of Androusa, located in the heart of Messinia, just a 20 minute drive from Kalamata and 10 minutes from Ancient Messene, so as to reach an ancient olive grove. We prepare our coffee next to the perennial olive trees and we start our relaxing walk towards the vineyard. We discover the Greek wine varieties, and find out stories and secrets about the supreme wine that we are going to taste.

2.Visit a multi awarded winery
Next we visit the winery to witness the production of the Greek wine varieties and taste at least 4 different wines. The aromas of Greek wine varieties surprise us!

3.Explore the castle of Androusa
The castle of Androusa with the magnificent view at the endless olive groves of Messinia is our next destination. We have fun by discovering an “olive treasure”, while we talk about the history, the tradition and the mythical stories of the castle’s olive trees…

4.Visit an olive oil mill
In the center of Androusa Village, only 200m away, we visit a unique Olive Oil mill that has been located there for more than 120 years. The 5th generation owner will explain to us the procedure of the extraction, the storage and standardization process of the extra virgin olive oil in the past and nowadays.

5.Discover the quality of extra virgin olive oil in an olive oil tasting workshop!
Τhe dining table is set with the special blue olive oil tasting glasses awaiting you to become a tasting expert! Taste the extra virgin olive oil of the Koroneiki variety and learn about its sensory characteristics, recognize the elements that define the extra virgin olive oil, taste different varieties of Greek extra virgin olive oil such us “Manaki”, “Chalkidikis”, “Makris” etc and evaluate them…

6.Pair your food with extra virgin olive oil!
What about food? The extra virgin olive oil of different varieties is matched with traditional recipes including yogurt, fruit and vegetables. You will be surprised!

7.Enjoy a traditional light meal
The day, full of emotions and new knowledge, ends with a variety of traditional dishes..Fresh vegetables from our garden, Greek Gruyère cheese, tzatziki, Kalamata olives, olive tapenade, lalagia (local breadsticks), smoked ham and sausage, spinach pie, vegetable stew and of course wine and homemade dessert.

Suggested equipment taking with you:
Suggested equipment taking with you:

Comfortable shoes - Clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen ( During summer period)

Meeting points and departure time :
Meeting points and departure time :

Meeting point : Castle of Androusa.
Every day meeting time : 10:00 am.

Departure time anf information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.
Optional extra transport from/to your accommodation.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

Basic physical condition.
No hiking experience required. Light walking is nessecery.

Please let us know if you have any food allergies or food intolerances.

Children need to be accompanied by an adult.

Level of difficulty / Characteristics :
Level of difficulty / Characteristics :

Participants should feel comfortable in walking and able to walk.

Important notice :
Important notice :

For any tour is required a minimoum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants our travel agency has the wright to cancel the tour or to postpone the date in another with more participants.Last day of information about the materialisation of the tour can be 1 day before departure as some new last minute - bookings or cancelations can influence the tour.

Cancellation Policy :
Cancellation Policy :

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the prebooked tour.

Covid19 special information :
Covid19 special information :

All customer touchpoints are frequently cleaned
Social distancing is maintained in vehicles
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own...

Included/Excluded

  • English speaking, hostess, olive oil expert.
  • Guided tour to the olive oil mill & the winery, demonstration of the production and tips about the quality standards
  • Olive oil tasting & wine workshop by experienced tasters with 4 different olive oil and wine varieties.
  • Food tasting experience of Greek Mezedes (small dishes) and food pairing with olive oil.
  • Lunch with traditional dishes such as Greek salad, green salad, Kalamata Olives, tzatziki, Feta cheese, Greek Gruyèrecheese, traditional smoked pork and sausage, spinach pie, Kalamata olive tapenade, etc.
  • Local wine.
  • Traditional dessert.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above :
  • Transport from/to your hotel.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal Insurance
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Why book this tour with us ?
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Service
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Value
We like to give value for money, often we are cheaper than most group tours. Our Private tours are more flexible, tailored to your needs & better value for money.
I'm not staying in a hotel, what is the closest pick up point?
You will need to provide the nearest major hotel to where you are staying, and enter these details
as the pick up in your booking request. Alternatively you can make your way to the main departure
point (Nedontos 79 str.).
Are you offering special group rates?
Trigilidas Travel as a tour organizer is specialized also to groups and private tours so please mail us at info@trigilidas.gr or info@trigilidas.com
Can I change/amend my booking?
It may be possible to amend your booking; however, this depends upon the type of amendment
required and is at the discretion of the travel service provider. Contact Trigilidas Travel
customer care department with your current booking details and specific details of your amendment,
and we will be able to advise if the change/amendment is possible.
When do I receive confirmation of my booking?
The confirmation process depends upon the booking conditions.
These are explained in the Additional Information field, located on the tour & activity information page
( Mentioned as Important Notice). Most tours are confirmed at time of booking however, others will be
advised to you within 12-48 hours. If confirmation or otherwise is not received within 48 hours,
please contact us for further assistance.

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