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You'll learn a lot about olive growing!

We toured Magna Grecia near Olympia and visited this family farm which has been growing olives for... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Evelyn R
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Nashville, Tennessee
Welcoming, Informative, and Enjoyable

We visited Magna Grecia, a family farm in the region of Olympia, early in September of 2018 as part... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
synergyworks
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Johnstown, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured Magna Grecia near Olympia and visited this family farm which has been growing olives for centuries. They also have some vineyards. We sampled various flavors of olive oil and saw how they harvest olives. Of course there is a store to buy olive oil and a jewelry shop. Afterwards we had a good lunch and even better my husband bought me a gold and silver plated necklace made with real olive leaves....a nice memento.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Magna Grecia, a family farm in the region of Olympia, early in September of 2018 as part of an MSC Poesia shore excursion. It was a wonderful experience.

The current generation of the Karabelas family are continuing and improving upon the tradition of the family, which has nurtured olive groves and vineyards for a century.

The family matriarch focuses on her artistry as a jewelry designer and her designs are displayed and available for purchase at the farm as is the high-quality olive oil and wine produced by the farm. (I was sufficiently impressed by the presentation about the farms growing, production, and quality practices that I plan to use their olive oil in my kitchen.)

We were treated to an olive tasting, a walk among the olive trees (including a 1000-year-old specimen), a browse through the jewelry display, and then a sit-down lunch of farm-produced food and wine, capped by a performance of Greek dancing.

It was my favorite stop of the entire cruise. Highly recommended.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great olive food and wine site.they explain tho olive growing olive making and olive oil making. Good tasting and lunch

Thank 355stevez
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This place was included on a shore tour we took to ancient Olympia (Best of Olympia) and I'm so glad it was as it was the highlight of the tour. We stepped of the coach and a chilled glass of wine was placed in our hand to enjoy while we listened to a history of the olive farm. The olive oil (so many varieties) was top class as were the olives. Our lunch was delicious with fresh ingredients all grown or made on the farm. The Greek dancing

Thank Heidi M
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Reviewed September 29, 2018

The farm and the people were incredible. It was part of excursion we took, I would not miss it if I could get there. We had a wonderful lunch, tasted different olives, oils with bread, and had their red wine at lunch. Then we were entertained by traditional Greek dancing. It was a delightful meal.

Thank CP171717
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Reviewed August 15, 2018

This is the birthplace of the olympics and could sense the athletes training for the games. Really got a taste of the olive oil production as we stopped at an olive farm and sampled the oils and wines at the Magna Grecia estate. Wonderful time dancing with the locals as well.

Thank Joe G
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Reviewed August 14, 2018

Visited here as part of Trafalgar tour. Interesting overview of olive oil production and tasting. Spent too long walking around farm and being given displays of the products to purchase. Had dinner that evening. Appetizers were great and wine flowing. Nice family treated us to dancing after dinner.

Thank 428jana
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Reviewed August 7, 2018

We stopped at Magna Grecia Farm after visiting Olympia. Our driver arranged for us to be there when there were no large bus-groups on property, so it was a private visit for our group of 17 people. The proprietor's wife welcomed us with a glass of wine and olive pies and then gave us a detailed explanation of the olive oil making process. We toured the facilities and tasted a good number of olive oils before sitting down to a delicious lunch of small bites and the Magna Grecia wine. The property is beautiful, and the hospitality was gracious. Everyone enjoyed the visit - especially because there wes a recent litter of puppies for the kids to enjoy! I highly recommend this stop - it's great to do something other than look at ruins.

Thank cmtravels2017
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Reviewed August 1, 2018

Our family of seven (teen to senior) loved our stop at the Magna Grecia farm. We were welcomed with a glass of wine and learned about harvesting the olives to press them for thier top quality oil. We chose a "tasting" (vs lunch) that included wine, olives, bread with tzatziki sauce, two types of olive oil, plus two samples of pepper jelly over cheese. YUMMY! The farm also has a shop with beautiful jewlery, a variety of beauty products featuring their olive oil, and of course thier delicious olive oils. We highly recommend this stop on your trip!

Thank Twizzler6
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Reviewed July 3, 2018

My husband and I visited Agriturismo Magna Grecia when we visited Olympia on our Mediterranean Cruise. Our visit was part of one of NCL's excursions, which brought us to the archaeological museum and Magna Grecia. Our stop to this olive farm was one of our favorite parts of our trip!

Magna Grecia is an olive farm owned by the Karabelas family, who are known for producing olive oil. We arrived at the farm and were given a quick introduction to the growing and harvesting process. We got to see the oldest tree on the property. We also learned a bit about some of the products made with their olives like moisturizers, and tried them.

We were served a delicious family-style lunch of dishes that were made fresh from the farm. We got to try their delicious olive oil with their freshly-made bread. We had an excellent chick pea and eggplant dish. The bruschetta was made with yummy, fresh-from-the-vine tomatoes. There was also sausage and feta cheese, which were very good. At the end of lunch, we got to see the family perform some traditional Greek dances and even join in!

The whole experience was lovely. The family made us feel so welcome from the moment we stepped off the bus. We were excited to get to see a bit of everyday life in Olympia and we're glad we got that experience at Magna Grecia. I highly recommend stopping by if you're in the area!

Thank Jamie L
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