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Address: Astrikas Estate, Kolymbari, Crete 73006 , Greece
Phone Number: +(30) 28240 23281
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Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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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A must go to for olive oil

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Very sympathetic guided tour of the installation and nice tasting of olive oil, that you can buy after for very good price.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Biolea is one of the places you must visit, when visiting west Crete. It is easy to find, and is well worth a visit due to the historyæ, people, nature & most of all the olive oil that you won't find any better around Crete. If you visit, you will get a great idea of how you produce some of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Really interesting to see the whole process. Tasting at the end. Bought some of their amazing olive oil. The quality is one of the best I've tried.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

We had a lovely visit to this olive oil estate. Christine, the owner, showed us around and explained the processes used to produce their olive oil. We had the opportunity to try the delicious oils and find out for ourselves the benefits of using stone mills and cold pressing to produce such a high quality oil.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Very interesting, informative visit .Family run organic olive oil business. We turned up and were made very welcome, learnt a lot about olive oil and had a taste. No distributer in the uk ....yet Thank you we really enjoyed it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

What a surprise to find a Canadian lady giving us a wonderful tour of her organic olive oil factory with old stone presses. Will order online from them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

My friends and I were traveling though Crete for just a few days and, while we could have spent each one at the beach, we decided to explore the interior a bit. Fortunately, a little bit of research brought us right to Biolea. I called that morning and was able to arrange a tour for the same afternoon. Christine was... More 

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