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Lygourgio | Olive oil tasting “An Ode to the Olive tree from antiquity till today”

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Duration

2-3 hours

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Tour Type

Specific Tour

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Group Size

Unlimited

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Overview

The OLIVE TREE, as a symbol of peace, fertility, purity and prosperity for thousands of years, continues even today to connect people together and send messages of hope and peace to those who follow the paths of knowledge and culture. The tour in the olive oil factory Melas in Epidavros premises... More

The OLIVE TREE, as a symbol of peace, fertility, purity and prosperity for thousands of years, continues even today to connect people together and send messages of hope and peace to those who follow the paths of knowledge and culture.

The tour in the olive oil factory Melas in Epidavros premises begins with a video presentation regarding the history of the sacred olive tree, local history, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, the sanctuary of Asclepius, culture, gastronomy and business activity. In the context of hospitality, visitors can enjoy, apart from olive sweets, the traditional olive rosoli, of Asia Minor origin, along with a coffee as a treat.

Rich dishes, based on the ORGANIC olive oil of Manaki variety from “Melas Estate”, along with other organic products of the region, are included in your visit, inspiring generously the family feeling of Greek hospitality while showcasing the Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil (P.D.O.) Ligourio of the Municipality of Epidaurus.

Prices / 2 up to 8 persons

45€/person for minimoum 2 participants.
45€/Kid age 5+ for 2 participants

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

40€/person for minimoum 5 participants.
30€/Kid age 5+ for 5 participants

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

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • History of the sacred olive tree, local history, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, the sanctuary of Asclepius, culture, gastronomy and business activity.
  • Visiting the modern crushing factory of the olive fruit, showing the stages of production of organic olive oil and the brand-named extra virgin olive oil P.D.O. ( Olive picking and harvest period end October till end of January).
  • Visit to the standardization unit.

Itinerary

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Summary - Program :
Summary - Program :

The tour begins with a video presentation regarding the history of the sacred olive tree, local history, the ancient theatre of Epidaurus, the sanctuary of Asclepius, culture, gastronomy and business activity.

Follows: Visiting the modern crushing factory of the olive fruit, with two lines, showing the stages of production of organic olive oil and the brand-named extra virgin olive oil P.D.O. Ligourio Asklepieion, deriving from the famous "Manaki" variety. The process of product quality control and classification for storage in stainless steel tanks is then presented.

Follows:Visit to the standardization unit. We present here the process of bottling products. Next, buffet savoury dishes and / or desserts are offered, based on the extra virgin olive oil of organic farming-Manaki variety from Melas estate. The visit ends with discussion and exchange of thoughts, impressions and conclusions.

Visitors can purchase from the retail shop of the olive oil factory extra virgin olive oil from all types of olive oil and organic cosmetics from extra virgin organic olive oil "MELAS".

The visit ends with discussion and exchange of thoughts,impressions and conclusions.

After the olive tasting and tour you can visit the famous ancient theater and Aklipion of Epidavros.

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

Comfortable casual shoes - Clothing.
Hat.
Backpack.
Bottle of water.
Sunglasses.

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

Meeting Point : Melas Olive oil factory at Lygourio village close to ancient Epidavros
Time : Depending your wish and factory's availability.

Final information will be advised by sms or email one (1) day before the departure of your tour.

Entry requirements :
Entry requirements :

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

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.

No any special difficulty for access to the Olive oil Mill and for the whole tour.

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 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 up to 65% of the total capacity per vehicle ( taxi-minivan-minibus-bus)
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own..

Included/Excluded

  • Visit the olive oil factory.
  • The tour in the olives trees bio garden.
  • A six minutes video presentation.
  • The visit inside the modern crushing factory of the olive fruit,with two lines where will be described the stages of the production of organic olive oil and the brand-named virgin olive oil P.D.O. Lygourio Asklepieion,deriving from the famous "Manaki"variety.
  • THe visit inside the laboratory,where will be described the process of product quality control and classification for storage in stainless steel tanks.
  • Light snack tasting of variety of local products cooked or having on top of them local extra virgin olive oil biological culturing.(sliece of oil bread,tomato,cucumber & feta cheesein oregano,olives organic) plus cheeese pie /or spinach pie.
  • Taste two different varieties of fresh olive oil in a special designed panel tasting room by teaching the proffessional ways of the taste.
  • Present a bottle of 100 ml of extra virgin organic olive oil.
  • Liability Insurance.
  • Anything not mentioned above
  • Transfers to/from Melas Olive oil factory.
  • Entrance tickets to Archaelogical sites and museums.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Personal Insurance.
  • Any kind of food and beverage.
  • Tips and Portages.

Tour's Location

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