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“A must see whether you live in Crete or not!!!”
Review of Terra Creta

Terra Creta
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Kolymbari
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Olive oil enthusiast or expert? Passionate about a healthy diet or vegetarian? Friend of the Cretan culture and diet or just curious about natural products? In any case, you are in the right place to get all the answers. Located in the heart of Kolymvari region, just 20 minutes drive time from the city of Chania, Terra Creta can give you a total "olive oil experience" at its innovative, state of the art & certified facilities. From harvesting to production in the olive mill, and from bottling to a guided olive oil tasting, visitors can experience and learn about every aspect of our precious juice of the olive fruit, the quality Cretan olive oil. Please note thatr olive mill is operating only from October to February. All the other months is open for visitors and the extraction procedure is been analysed thoroughly from our quides. Further information and tips about best use and storage are provided by our highly skilled personnel, also throught flyers in English, German, French and Russian. Visitors can purchase high quality Terra Creta olive oil of different labels at our store, along with balsamic vinegar and Greek olives in a variety of travel-safe packaging. Upon request, we can send purchased products to a given address via courier service with excellent rates and safe packaging. You will have a chance to sample a variety of appetizers after the olive oil tasting, free of charge. IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please keep in mind that the tour of 12:45 is a combined tour with another large group, while those at 10:30 and 14:30 are individual tours with 2 to 20 people. Trouble-free transfer to our facilities can be arranged. There is no charge for children under 16 years of age. We also offer a special discount for groups of more than 8 adults. CRETAN OLIVE OIL TASTING PRO SEMINAR Join the ranks of olive oil connoisseurs for a PRO organoleptic evaluation and learn how to tell by the taste which olive oil is excellent or has a defect, which is more fruity and which one is better for your health! Finish your seminar with a blind tasting and enrich your knowledge on the real olive oil world. Tailor made seminars can be organized upon request (from two to eight people)
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Stairs / elevator, Wheelchair access
Reviewed January 10, 2014

We were very fortunate to go on the 30-45 minute tour with a group of my friends and our children. Even though we did not have a chance to see live production as there were no olives available at the time, the tour guide was very detailed and knowledgeable about the entire process. We headed into the shop area afterwards and tried a variety of olive oils with bread. It was amazing!!! You don't need bread at all but all of the oil we tried was so delicious we just drank it up. This is the best olive oil I have ever tasted in my life and had a wonderful experience and we can't believe they tour this for free.

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Reviewed January 1, 2014

Terra Creta is one of the newest olive oil producers in west Crete, and one of the best! They have won many international awards, the latest in 2013.
You can get a tour in the production locals, but remember: They start the production in late november, usually after the first rains, so you will probably only see the the equipment, not the real production. It is still very interesting. You can buy olive oil at the factory for a fraction less than what you have to pay at the tax-free shop in Chania airport.
The oil is made frome the Koroneiki type of olives and is probably the main reason for the excellent taste of Terra Cretas different types of olive oils. Try the oil in the square black metal box, named Estate Kolymvari, it has a fruity, slightly peppery flavour.

2  Thank alfatromsoe_Norway
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The tour was a lot of fun. I enjoyed touring the eco-friendly factory and learning how olive oil is made and what the differences in quality are for olive oil. Only low acidity olive oil for me from now on! It was definitely worthwhile to head to the tasting room to try the different blends before deciding on a purchase.

Thank Eric W
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

Visited Sunday 20th Oct 2013, via The Little Train tour called Pleasures of Crete - itself a most enjoyable trip around western Crete villages. At the shiny new factory our guide was the charming and knowledgeable Kostas who ran us through the process of selecting olives delivered by local growers for least acidity, and how the pressing and processing is carried out. We learnt a lot and Kostas was amazingly fresh given that he does this tour every day for many months. The terra-crete oils were delicious but not yet available in UK supermarkets. He recommended WWW.ilove oil.co.uk. We recommend this tour as apart from just being interesting, it gives an insight into a major part of Crete's economy - and the far from rural approach they have to olive oil production.

2  Thank Cspknowles
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

If you have never had a chance to know something about Olive oil visiting Terra Creta Olive oil factory is a flying start for you! Yes, i mean it! Two days ago we`ve had a chance to visit Terra Creta Estate. We were welcomed by Costas - the person who opened for us the world of making oive oil. It wasn`t only explanations. We were invited to visit the main building where the actual action is happening during the harvest time. Now we feel almost a professional olive oil producers! :) Costast was very professional and we are strongly recommending everyone who is planing to visit the factory to ask for him! Guys, if you really want to have a wonderful Olive oil experience just visit Terra Creta Olive oil factori! And don`t forget to taste the oil - it has magnificent taste!

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