Olive-harvest day trip in Chania

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Partake in one of the best traditional olive-harvesting experiences without breaking your bank and become a Cretan for a day.

A unique experience

Learn everything about the authentic Cretan olive oil making tradition and live a 100% hands-on experience. Harvest the olives like a local and become a part of the Cretan family.

Once in a lifetime experience

Discover the beauty of the Cretan mainland by the special olive-harvesting experience. Here the nature, taste its goods and live an unforgettable experience.

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Tour Highlights

  1. Experience of olive grove and olive-harvesting process
  2. Visit the olive mill and learn how we extract the extra virgin olive oil
  3. Live the experience through the eyes of a local and become a part of a Cretan family
  4. Taste the extra virgin olive oil at its very first extraction
  5. Traditional village-style lunch with pure local ingredients


Follow us on an immersive journey into the heart of Cretan life with our unforgettable olive harvesting experience. Step into the shoes of a local for a day, diving deep into the timeless tradition of olive harvesting and gaining profound insights into the creation of liquid gold. Begin your adventure in a picturesque olive grove, guided by a knowledgeable local expert who will lead you through the age-old practice of harvesting olives. This hands-on experience fosters a genuine connection with the land and the rich agricultural heritage of Crete. Continue your odyssey at an authentic olive mill, where the fruits of your labor undergo a meticulous transformation into exquisite extra virgin olive oil. From the pressing to bottling, witness the craftsmanship involved in producing the finest olive oil. The highlight of your journey is a tasting of the freshly pressed liquid gold—an unparalleled flavor that encapsulates the essence of Cretan cuisine. As your olive experience unfolds, relish a traditional village-style lunch featuring pure local ingredients. This culinary delight allows you to savor the authentic flavors of Crete while basking in the warm hospitality of the locals. More than a tour, this is an opportunity to become a Cretan for a day, celebrating the art of olive harvesting and immersing yourself in the rich cultural tapestry of the region. Book now for an exceptional adventure that transcends the ordinary, connecting you intimately with the soul of Cretan traditions and flavors.


  1. Hotel pick up and drop off
  2. English speaking, local driver/escort
  3. Olive oil and food tasting
  4. Olive -harvest (observe or partake)
  5. Olive oil-making process
  6. Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  7. All taxes, fees and handling charges
  8. Photos taken on tour are sent via e-mail
  9. Traditional Cretan lunch


  1. Gratuities (optional)
  2. Additional food and drinks

Guest Stories

Great Tour What a great tour! We chose the tour on a windy day in Chania and were so glad we did! It was excellent. Andreas was so knowledgeable about the area and the wine and he answered all questions we had. The group was small enough that it felt personal and the wineries we visited were absolutely brilliant! We loved the stop off at the oldest olive tree too. Great way to spend a day of our holiday!
The World War II battle for Crete Yanis, our driver and guide, was very knowledgeable and accommodating. He shared a lot of facts and photos of the battle for Crete and he explained the significance of each stop along the tour. The stop at the military collector’s mini museum was excellent. There were many unique and rare items in his collection that are tied to the battle. The pace and timing of tour was just right, along with a fresh sandwich from a local shop. I would recommend this tour to any interested in the history of the battle for Crete.
Rich S
Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Battle for Crete. As a former New Zealand Army officer I was very much looking forward to this tour and it did not disappoint. The whole tour was excellent and covered so much ground literally and figuratively. The guide was extremely knowledgeable and a great person to spend the day with. Being able to visit the actual battlefield sites really put so much into context. Highly recommended.
Tata C
Fantastic cooking class on Crete Everything about this experience was wonderful! The driver, Nikkoli was very knowledgeable and hospitable, the hosts for the class were gracious and warm, the good was amazing and the other guests were terrific. I am so lucky to have found this class and highly recommend!
Sue T
Relaxing excursion This was such a nice relaxing tour. Very simple and easy day! We were picked up at our hotel, it happened to be one of the pickup locations luckily. We drove to two different wineries but also made some stops along the way for cool lookout spots and even a 3,000 year old olive tree.
Sarah S
Cooking in Crete!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. The staff and tour were excellent. We had such a good time being taught how to cook stuffed peppers, zucchini and tomatoes. I highly recommend this tour. The food that we created was simply delicious. Just a high quality experience.
Top bloke as guide Our guide had superb knowledge about the area we went to. He was friendly and accommodating. Despite our lack of knowledge and messing this company around we still got to Di our tour.
It was a great tour! This tour allows you to learn more about the culture and history of Crete. They will explain in detail about the food and the background to it. I thought it was a little pricey due to the strong yen, but it was a valuable experience that money can't buy. I'm really glad I participated. I recommend it.
Awesome Wonderful experience. We were taken up into the mountains of Crete to a host house. Over the next 4 hours, we had a tour of the house, learned about Cretan history, had a local wine tasting, and made an incredibly delicious meal. It is vegetarian friendly and comes with a few surprises. I gained a newfound appreciation for olive oil—there can never be too much. One of the highlights of my trip.
Richard Z
A Real Cretan Cooking Experience Yannis led us on a wonderful trip to a farm in the countryside with great views, warm and gracious hosts and cooks, and a night of fun and friendship. This was well worth the time to learn about Crete style cooking and Greek history
Todd W









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