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“Olive oil processing history - from donkey to nowadays” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Paraschakis Family Olive Oil Factory

Paraschakis Family Olive Oil Factory
Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 74052, Greece
28340-22039
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Ranked #2 of 23 activities in Rethymnon
Type: Factory Tours
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Riga, Latvia
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“Olive oil processing history - from donkey to nowadays”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Short thus very informative excursion of how the traditional product of Crete - olive oil - has been made through centuries. In this little farm you can see ancient olive oil squeezer run by donkey (it wasn't there, no :)), then similar squeezer run by German diesel in 20th century, and at the end - the modern machine that is run now.
What others write about Joanna - all true :) when a person like her shows around there is no doubt you're gonna love her, excursion and, of course, olive oil. Surely, you can buy one at the exit for really good prices - make sure you have room in your baggage! ;) From my side I would definitely go for planned visit with some coffee break and Greek salad with freshly made olive oil - that would be a great added value to this excursion.

Visited September 2013
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“Suggest to visit factory”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge. Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge. Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge. uggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge.
Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge.


Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge.


Suggest to visit olive factory nice lady. Escursion fas quick and informative. Free of charge.


Visited September 2013
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“Great village; loved Joanna!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

Tour was short but informative. Most enjoyable was getting my questions about the greek culture answered. Could have spoken to Joanna all day - she makes you feel very special! Joanna, I recommend that you have your guests sign a gets book and leave a message; a great keepsake for you and something for your present visitors to browse. Thanks for the pomegranates - from your new Toronto friends.

Visited August 2013
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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“Friendly and funny.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The American lady who showed us around made informative and fun.LOVED HER!!!! There wasn't anything to dislike . Nice to be able to buy produce that is made there .reasonably priced too.

Visited August 2013
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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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“Great place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

Simply MUST visit place and MUST buy as much olive oil as you can. Thanks a lot for excellent tour thrugh the history and current state of olive oil production process, for great attitude and hospitality.

Visited June 2013
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