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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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We got a very friendly greeting, a beautiful guided tour of the facility and a valuable education in olive oil. We also liked the honesty and the approach of the whole operation... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We got a very friendly greeting, a beautiful guided tour of the facility and a valuable education in olive oil. We also liked the honesty and the approach of the whole operation. Well worth the trip.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Yesterday we had the pleasure to visit Biolea: Explanations about the production process, the essentials about olive oil and a fantastic view as many mentioned here. The olive oil is great, especially the flavored ones. Tip: You have to write an email or call to arrange your visit - Biolea is an olive oil farm not a museum or exhibition.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

My husband and I came here to tour the factory. We were greeted by the very kind, knowledgeable owner. She walked us through a private tour, followed by a variety of olive oil tasting. We ate the entire loaf of breed with their oils - it was absolutely delicious. We ended up buying 3 bottles, but if we were flying... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

With a great view over the mountains, this little place is quite interesting to visit. The tour was very quick and was divided into two parts. In the first the guide told us about the oil being made, and for the second we went upstairs to watch a short film to see how they produce the oil. Then we got... More 

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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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