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Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete

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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
+30 697 386 3551
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After being in Crete for a week, a day before our holiday was coming to an end we found this little... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Meera P
Very nice experience at a family run olive factory

We were a bit early but were welcomed and very well taken care of. We were shone around the factory... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Parisa A
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Visitors have the opportunity to see three generations of olive oil production.The old olive mill that was run with a donkey , a mill that was run on a diesel machine and of course the machinery that our family is using now. Visitors can also taste and buy olive oil from our family's production.All visitors have a guided tour and a taste of the olive oil and raki free of charge. The Paraschakis Family Olive Oil Factory is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00 except Sunday.
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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
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+30 697 386 3551
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Reviewed yesterday

After being in Crete for a week, a day before our holiday was coming to an end we found this little place to visit. We came across it on TripAdvisor and from the reviews we thought this was the best place to go. From the...More

Thank Meera P
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a bit early but were welcomed and very well taken care of. We were shone around the factory and were told how the Oil was made in the early days and how it’s made today, which was very interesting. We then tasted the...More

Thank Parisa A
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

It is always our pleasure to let you in on all the secrets of the olive oil production!! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and the olive oil!! Many thanks, Joanna

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went for Melidoni cave and Reptisland after that we take the same road back and then we saw advertising signboard. That was a secret gem! We follow the sign, and find this Olive factory and home. Starting exploring the environment out of nowhere Joanna...More

Thank Mr D
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! Many thanks for your wonderful review!! Joanna

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only heard about Paraschakis through Trip Advisor as we were looking to flesh out a trip to Melidoni Cave (which is only 5 mins drive away) and we loved it. When we told our teenagers (19 and 17) we were going to visit an...More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I must say I had a hard time understanding you guys! It is really important to learn about the production of olive oil and it is even better when you can see the machinery as well. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018 via mobile

We had such a fun time at this family olive oil factory tour. The American born mother and daughter are absolutely delightful and do funny! Fantastic to see the process and learn how eco- friendly their process is today. Olive oil and local products at...More

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Joanna P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

I really love how you described us , as a hidden gem!! I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit and the most important is that you learned all the secrets of the olive oil production!! It was my pleasure to show you around...More

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Reviewed July 9, 2018

We had a very interesting tour through with oil tasting and shopping as well... The oil is very tasty and a perfect take away.

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Joanna P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 10, 2018

I am glad that you found the tour of the olive oil factory interesting. I am also happy that you liked the olive oil!! Many thanks for the great review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed July 8, 2018 via mobile

Joanna and her mom showed us around. We love the tour of the factory and our conversation with them. Great experience.

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2018

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! Many thanks for the wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

Awesome visiting this place i will recommended to everyone, tour through the processing of olive oil. Woman that guided us was funny and she explain everything in english.

Thank Martin R
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded July 6, 2018

I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit!! Many thanks for your great review!! Many thanks, Joanna

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile

I was expecting the olive oil factory to be a 5 minute look around,take a picture or two, then jump back in the car and on to the next place kind of thing. How wrong I was. The tour was interesting thanks to the charismatic...More

Thank Michael V
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2018

I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! I am also glad that you liked the olive oil. Many thanks for your wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Had great time and enjoyed American style hospitality (really good, we felt like important people, whole family) enjoyed visiting this olive oil factory and saw how oil done, heard great stories - all this for free(!), enjoyed good time, tested some samples, and finally was...More

Thank Jari T
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded June 8, 2018

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit!! Many thanks for your great review!!! All the best, Joanna

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