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Galataki Corinthia | Olive oil seminar

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Duration

1-1,5 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

50 people

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Overview

Olive Oil History.. The olive – a symbol of peace – and the tree which produces olives (olea europaea) has probably been cultivated around the Mediterranean basin since the 8th millennium BC. Its origin could be the eastern Mediterranean, but most probably it originated in Greece.Stone tablets found dating back... More

Olive Oil History..
The olive – a symbol of peace – and the tree which produces olives (olea europaea) has probably been cultivated around the Mediterranean basin since the 8th millennium BC.

Its origin could be the eastern Mediterranean, but most probably it originated in Greece.Stone tablets found dating back to 2500 BC from the court of King Minos of Crete make reference to this plant.Archaeological evidence shows that olives were turned into olive oil by 6000 BC and 4500 BC in Israel.

Besides food, olive oil has been used for religious rituals, medicines, as a fuel in oil lamps, soap-making, and skin care application. The Minoans used olive oil in religious ceremonies. The oil became a principal product of the Minoan civilization, where it is thought to have represented wealth.

Olive oil was also a multi-purpose product of Mycenaean Greece (c. 1600–1100 BC) and was a chief export at that time. Olive trees were planted throughout the entire Mediterranean basin during the evolution of the Roman Republic and Empire. According to historians the best olive oil has always originated from the eastern Mediterranean.

Early recognized as superior to vegetable or animal fats, olive oil comes from the Greek word elaion as a marker of improved Greek varieties of oil-producing olive since antiquity.

Visit Markellos olive oil mill operated since 1932
Four generations of family tradition in extra virgin olive oil production, is unveiled in front of you!

Walk around old olive groves, where the first olive tree of the family was planted by their great grandfather Dimitris. Step into their ancestors’ paths, on the ancient Solygeia soils where the sacred olive tree has survived through the centuries!

Enjoy the spectacular view of the Saronic gulf and the surrounding hills and admire the natural beauty of our region!

Follow us on a guided tour to the facilities of Markellos olive oil mill and taste its extra virgin olive oil through an interactive olive oil seminar full of secrets that you never imagined before!

Come join and experience to the olive oil our for yourself !!

For Olive tour and tasting available for all year depending the weather conditions and quality of production.

Olive picking and harvest period from mid October till Mid February.

Prices / 2 up to 4 persons

  • 50€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 35€/Kid age 4+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 45€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 30€/Kid age 4+ for 5 participants.

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit one of the oldest olive oil mill in Greece!!
  • Meet Markellos family tradition.
  • Explore more about olives (varieties, cultivation, harvest).
  • View the production process.
  • Learn the basics about olive oil tasting.
  • Taste extra virgin olive oil.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program:
Summary - Program:

This tour is available all year , (olive picking period during 20th of October till 20th of January),depending the weather conditions and you can select your date during the booking process. We’ll then get back to you with the confirmation.

If you don’t find any dates that are suitable for you, just get in touch by phone or email and we’ll let you know if anything can be arranged. We always do our best to get the experience that suits you best.

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

Comfortable casual shoes - clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.
Sunscreen especially during summer period.
Towel.
Extra clothing for change.

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

Difficulty level : Easy,suitable for adults and children (minimum age 4 years).
Season: all year.
Duration (total): 1 - 1,5 hours.
Meeting point: At Galataki village, Markellos Olive Oil Mill.​
Departure time: Depending the availability of the Olive Oil Mill.

Final meeting time,point and information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour/activity.

Entry requirements:
Entry requirements:

Basic physical condition.
No olive tasting or picking 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, it is required a minimum number of participations in order to be materialized. In case of less participants, our travel agency has the right 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

  • Visit the family grove of Markellos.
  • Guided tour to the old Olive oil Mill facilities
  • Video presentation of the extra virgin olive oil production, ‘’From the olive tree … into the bottle’’.
  • Tasting of the product range Soligea (sleeve varieties [Classic], Cornish [Unique] and mixing [Premium])– Tasting of other olive products (olive paste, olives).
  • Olive oil seminar.
  • During the seminar you will learn:
  • to evaluate olive oil and keep tasting notes
  • to distinguish aromatic & tasting characteristics
  • to compare extra virgin olive oil with other oils
  • how to store olive oil properly
  • to accompany food with our extra virgin olive oils
  • why extra virgin olive oil is so essential in our daily life!
  • Booking in advance required.
  • Available olive oil shop.
  • VAT.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above.
  • Transfer from / to your accommodation.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of extra food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages (Optional)

Tour's Location

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FAQs

Why book this tour with us?
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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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