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Marathopoli | Olive oil picking and harvest experience

Created with Sketch. Marathoupoli, Messinia
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Duration

3-4 hours

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Specific Tour

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Unlimited

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Overview

Bringing you the best olive picking  and harvesting experiences:  Be a farmer ,help with the olive harvest and reward yourself with your own fabulous extra virgin olive oil.
This tour is designed to guide you to the best olive picking procedure showing you the way of olive picking and harvesting in the small village of Marathopoli where you can participate in the olive harvest.

On an olive picking day you will be working and staying in beautiful surroundings (olive groves are often full of wild flowers and butterflies), you will receive a warm welcome from owners keen to share with you their way of life and gain the satisfaction of helping to gather in the harvest. Even better you will discover that nothing tastes nicer than fresh extra virgin olive oil produced from the olives that you have helped to hand pick from the tree and will have watched being pressed in the local mill.

Trigilidas travel also brings you a hand picked range of other olive related experiences … walking and cycling tours through olive groves, books written by people living the dream, and museums to visit, information on olive cultivation including growing, harvesting and production methods, find out where to buy hundred year old olive trees, extra virgin olive oil, olive oil beauty products  … in fact everything a lover of olives and olive oil could possibly want.

A 3-4h guided Olive oil tour that starts with the visit at the olive grove harvesting of the perennial olive trees, the olive mill visit to produce fresh olive oil, and ends up with a revealing olive oil & Kalamata olives tasting accompanied with local goods.

Olive picking and Harvest period October till end of January , probably begging of February, depending the weather conditions and the quantity of the production.

Every October and November, usually in the beginning of the month, we celebrate the OLIVE HARVESTING SEASON. Guests participate to the harvest. We visit the olive mill, taste the fresh olive oil, and learn about the history of olive oil and all its beneficial ingredients. It is an amazing experience. You learn a lot about Peloponnese culture and the contact with the olive trees makes you feel blessed.

Come join and experience the olive harvest 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

  • 65€/person for minimum 2 participants.
  • 45€/Kid age 4+ for 2 participants.

Prices / 5 up to 8 persons

  • 60€/person for minimum 5 participants.
  • 40€/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

  • The participation in oliving picking and harvesting in the Olive mill.
  • Fishing village with the little square and restaurants and cafes overlooing island of Proti.
  • The fresh extra virgin olive oil produced from the olives.
  • Traditional Messinian Lunch with local house wine.
  • Typical greek nature with olive grooves cypresses with flowers and butterflies.

Itinerary

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Summary - Activity plan :
Summary - Activity plan :

Meeting at Marathoupoli village for unique full day excursion participating to an extraordinery procedure of Olive picking and harvesting in a typical traditional Greek village.About 60 km far away from the capital of Messinia,Kalamata you will visit the village of Marathoupoli. Our first stop is to a olive groove in order to join in the unique "Liomazoma" means Olive picking. Be and feel as a local farmer for a while and enjoy the amazing greek nature.Then, you will have a stop for rest and a coffee or ouzo or tsipouro at the small village of Marathoupoli.Next stop the Olive oil mill where you will have the opportunity to see the olive oil harvesting from the beggining till the final processing, Agourolado the extra virgin olive oil - take a cup and taste the virgin fresh product. Are you hungry? Time for lunch. Enjoy yout lunch in a traditional greek taverna with local messinian plates.End of activity,return to the hotel,full of experiences in a unique day.

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 : Marathoupoli village
Every day meeting time : 09:30 am.

Departure time and 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 olive picking 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.

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
The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds.
Masks are required, please bring your own...

Included/Excluded

  • Transfer with late model vehicle.
  • Messinian snack with lallagia cheese and tomato at olive groove.
  • Participation to the olive picking and the olive oil harvesting.
  • One small bottle of olive oil 200ml.
  • VAT.
  • 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

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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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