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Cretan Olive Oil Farm

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Address: Sarakinou Kefali | Havania, Agios Nikolaos, Crete 72100, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2841 024139
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Description: Cretan Olive Oil Farm is a place where you can explore the unknown side of...
Cretan Olive Oil Farm is a place where you can explore the unknown side of Crete and its products.You will experience the way we were producing traditional Cretan products such as olive oil, wine, raki & pottery in a unique environment. See, Taste, Smell, Touch.
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well worth a visit

This place was not officially open when we arrived at the farm due to it been a little early in season.but we were given a very warm welcome by the owner who was very happy to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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london
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london
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44 reviews 44 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

This place was not officially open when we arrived at the farm due to it been a little early in season.but we were given a very warm welcome by the owner who was very happy to show us around and tell us everything along with showing us around.. a great place and a must do !!!! and do pay a... More 

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County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

We spent a lovely hour cooking doimades and tsatsiki which we got to eat afterwards. Extremely friendly staff who took the time to explain everything. We had not booked (booking needed especially in summer months) but never the less they accommodated us, which we were extremely grateful for. Lovely shop with plenty of Cretan gift to purchase. Had a quick... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very friendly and informative tour of the farm, aided by a tasting session of various olive preserves and some rather powerful raki. Great place for souvenirs - soaps, cosmetics, etc - and a very friendly donkey! Conveniently within walking distance of Agios Nikolaos.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Very friendly staff (including the donkey who liked a scratch on her head!) who are passionate about what they do. There's a short video about both the modern and traditional way to make olive oil. And then you can try various produce afterwards - oil, honey, olives and olive pate - all really good. We hadn't booked a cooking lesson/demonstration... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Very nice to see some real traditions been worked and very interesting very nice oil and lovely smelling garden of herbs

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We really enjoyed our visit to the Cretan Olive Oil Farm. After contacting Costas online in advance, he was very accommodating and opened up out of season to show us around the gardens and olive grove. The process he uses is fascinating: they have a lot of antique equipment from when his family processed the olives without electricity. Costas is... More 

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

The Cretan Olive Oil Farm is within walking distance from the hotel on the road towards Eloundo. It is a small farm with a variety of farm animals. There is a small shop that sells olive oil products and local produce, one surprise is that you are offered free samples of local spirit, yum! but very strong, be warned.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A true snapshot of an older Crete which is disappearing with each visit we make. Great handicrafts, reasonably prices and an extremely authentic feel to the adjacent workshop. Highly recommended.

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Scotland (Highlands)
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I liked the personal story telling style of the family member taking us round and learned a lot more about the Olive domination of the island! Got a few free tastes inside and bought some good stuff to take home. All for entry fee of 1.50 euros, bargain!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I have just spent the most delightful couple of hours here learning to make dolmades and tsatsiki interspersed with drinking Raki! Vespina was so lovely, friendly and very talented! Having made and cooked the dolmades, we ate them with the tsatsiki - delicious! I am looking forward to making these with my grandchildren when I return home. Their produce is... More 

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