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Address: Biolea G Dimitriadis | Astrikas Kolymbari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006 , Greece
Phone Number: +30 2824 023281
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Description: The Astrikas Estate organic olive groves are located in the small village...
The Astrikas Estate organic olive groves are located in the small village of Astrikas, within the PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) area of Kolymbari in northwestern Crete.Biolea specializes in artisan production of organic olive oil, stone milled and cold pressed. The company's organic olive oil is exclusively estate-produced and bottled.The Astrikas Estate is open to visitors; we offer a tour free of charge to anyone who is interested to learn about the production method of olive oil. TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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Hospitality, pride and ancient tradition -- a microcosm of Crete itself

My wonderful stay in Crete was capped off with this fabulous (and free!) tour of Biolea, who brings together an ancient method for olive oil production in a completely sleek and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wonderful stay in Crete was capped off with this fabulous (and free!) tour of Biolea, who brings together an ancient method for olive oil production in a completely sleek and modern. The care and craftsmanship of the whole process was evident in the facility itself, the absolutely delicious end products, and the pride with which 5th generation olive oil... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The owner was very friendly, and showed everything about olive oil production, it was really interesting! We could taste and buy of their super quality olive oils. Also the main building and the plantation is sorrounded with stunning mountains and valleys! You should not miss this place - especially when heading to the Elafonissi beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

My husband and I went there and were both deeply fascinated to hear about the place and thoughts on organic farming. We had the privilege of meeting the owners daughter who gave us a personal tour and showed us the stone press, machinery and shop. The tour included tasting of the different oils and watching a video of the process,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Biolea seems to do matters so right and therefore the end result is excellent. Their virgin oil is tasting faultless and they even flavor it with oranges and lemons from their plantation if some nice alternatives to the basic virgin oil is desired. Very informative presentation by the younger woman of/from the family that is responsible for the cultivation of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We went to Biolea and received a very warm welcome. A fantastic explanation about the process of olive oil making. Information on what to look for when you want real quality olive oil, and a delicious tasting! What more can you expect? I highly recommend a visit to Biolea!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We happened by Biolea and stopped in without an appointment. We were met by the owners daughter who was very friendly and offered to take us on a private tour of their family run operation. They are incredibly committed to producing organic olive oil in a very traditional way. The method is quite labor intensive but produces an oil of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We went there on a rainy day. We just gave a call a couple of hours before and arranged a meeting. The tour is for free. One can try the oil at the end and also buy some of it in 500ml and 250ml bottles. You learn something about the olive oil making process and the dirty tricks of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We just dropped by and received a very informative guide about olive oil in general and their way of making it. It's a small scale family business and the passion they have for their trade is remarkable. I was very impressed and enjoyed it thourougly. Must go to on Crete

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Biolea at the recommendation of a local we met at a restaurant. I am so happy that we visited Biolea! First, the owner's daughter, Chloe, was absolutely wonderful! She was kind enough to give us a tour and sampling of the delicious olive oil, even though they were closed. Both the kids and adults thoroughly enjoyed the tour... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Biolea is truly a remarkable "juice" of the Olive, it is found just a short drive from Chania in the Astrikas Estate. The area is breathtaking, quite, clean and the sheep and goats roaming the steep slopes probably the healthiest and happiest I've ever seen. we toured many places on the island met many friendly and hospitable people and listened... More 

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Address: Biolea G Dimitriadis | Astrikas Kolymbari, Kolymbari, Crete 73006, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2824 023281
Location: Europe  >  Greece  >  Crete  >  Chania Prefecture  >  Kolymbari
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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