Olive Tasting & Cooking Experience at a Glance
Experience the unique feeling of Cretan olive production and cooking at this Olive Tasting & Cooking Experience.
Olive Tasting & Cooking Experience Highlights
- Visit the traditional olive farm of K Cretan Mill.
- Learn how extra virgin olive oil is made.
- Know about the traditions of Cretan people.
- Taste olive oil that is produced from Cretan olives.
- Have a 3 dished cooking experience.
Olive Tasting & Cooking Experience In Detail
The K Cretan Mill is a family estate and a traditional olive mill in the Protected Designation of Origin Archanes, Heraklion, Crete.
They produce the oils exclusively from their olive groves. About 2000 trees surround the olive mill.
From the tree to the bottle they strive for perfection and authenticity in quality and taste. They make extra virgin olive oils using the most ancient and modern methods of olive oil extraction with a telling effect.
The Cretan Mill established in Crete in 1999, and is a family business. The family, has a passion for olive oil that led them to build their state-of-the-art olive mill, at the very heart of Cretan land, to ensure optimum quality olive oils from the tree to the bottle.
Olive oil Tasting:
An interactive activity to a Cretan family’s olive press which presents the olive production stages from the olive picking to the oil-tasting and the secret tips to recognize the quality olive oil! The tour includes an outside walk to the vineyard and discussion about organic olive tree farming.
Then the tour continues inside and includes information about extra virgin olive oils production both methods; first cold pressed and cold extraction systems are explained. A seated tasting of 3 extra virgin olive oils takes place with 2 flavored oils, table olives, Cretan sweet vinegar and petimezi with water and bread!
Cooking lesson & lunch=> Duration: 3+ hours:
An interactive activity including you and a Cretan cooker who will show you how to prepare with fresh and organic ingredients authentic local recipes and you will enjoy tasting after you have cooked them! The cooking classes can be tailored to meet specific guests’ preferences.
A full menu (appetizer, main + dessert) will be enjoyed by the participants.
You will make 2 dishes, but eat 3. Included water, bread, 1 glass of wine, 1 coffee and 1 raki.
– Pick up from Heraklion city hotels
– Cooking session &olive oil tasting & lunch (of your own made food)
– English speaking driver & English or Spanish speaking staff of the Estate
Private or Organised tour
Bring your camera. You may take a lot of photos.
Please let us know if you have any allergies
Your Heraklion Stay
Recommended time to start at 09:00
FAQs about the Olive Tasting & Cooking Experience
What happens in the event of rain?
All our bus tours run regardless of the weather. If an activity is canceled because of extreme weather conditions, you have the option to change the date, switch activity, or cancel and receive a refund.
What time is the pick-up time for the tours?
The pick-up time for all tours is the same as the meeting time indicated on your vouchers and our website. Please note that there may be a slight delay of 5-10 minutes, depending on the number of pickups we have scheduled. Please be ready 10 minutes before your trip to facilitate that.
How late can I make a booking?
You can make a booking with us literally at the last minute! Just keep in mind that there may be no seats left on the tour if you do that! We recommend booking at least one week in advance, to have the best chances of finding availability.
Which tours can I join on the same day?
This is a day tour, so you cannot participate in any of our other tours if you book it.
Cancellations received within 5 days of the tour will incur a 50% penalty for each person.
Cancellations received within 2 days of the tour will incur a 100% penalty for each person.
Unused features are non-refundable. No shows forfeit the entire payment.