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Rethymno: Private olive oil & honey tasting tour with lunch
Rithyland - Gastronomy Tours | Rethymno Crete

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Crete is traditionally known for its olive oil which ranks among the finest varieties in the world. 

Heading towards the village of Melidoni we arrive at our first stop, the Paraschaki family olive oil press.

Through the guided tour, we learn all about the harvest, production and bottling of Cretan olive oil throughout time, and we taste their excellent olive oil varieties.
 
 

 


 

 
 
Our next stop, the Honey Museum, awaits us just a few meters away from the olive oil press.

There, we have the opportunity to learn about the bees, the history and production of honey from the experts. After the tour, we enjoy a coffee in the unique environment of the Apithano Honey & Museum garden.

 
 
 
 

 


 

 
 
 
This unforgettable, delicious, and aromatic experience takes us to lunch and guide at the traditional taverna - folklore museum  in the village of Asteri, where we enjoy delicious dishes made with care and love.
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 


HIGHLIGHTS

 
  • Discover the olive oil press and taste olive oil sample  
  • Visit Apithano Honey & Museum and learn about the bee and honey production  
  • Taste varieties of Cretan honey and traditional rakomelo   
  • Enjoy Greek coffee or tea at the Apithano Honey & Museum cafe  
  • Τaste an authentic, Cretan meal at the traditional taverna-museum of Asteri village  
 
 
 


FURTHER INFORMATION

 
  • Please note! This tour it is no possible in bad weather conditions. If it's canceled because of bad weather conditions, you will be offered a different date or a full refund.
 
 
  • In case of unforeseen weather conditions during the excursion, the program continues as normal and free umbrellas are available.  
 


BASIC INFORMATION

 
  Τhis tour is available every Friday
(from April to October)
 
  DURATION TIME: 5 to 6 hours  
  DEPARTURE TIME: 9.00 am  
  • Pick up and drop off from specific point from Rethymno city center.
Four Martyrs Church, Gerakari 6
 
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel within 11km of Rethymno center.  
  *Extra fees may apply if the pick up location is not within 11km of Rethymno city center.  
  • Please be ready 10-15 minutes before your scheduled pick up time.  
 
  Guided tour only in English  
  Private tour  
  * Tour requires a maximum of 8 passengers  
  * Children must be accompanied by an adult  
  * Please let us know for allergies  
  * Advise of any specific dietary requirements at time of booking. A vegeterian option is available on request  
 
  Proposed  dress code   
  • For Spring and Autumn  
  Keep your jacket, hat and comfortable walking shoes  
  • For summer  
  Keep your sunglasses,hat and comfortable walking shoes   
 
 
 
 


INCLUDED

 
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel within 11km of Rethymno center or from specific point of Rethymno city center.  
  • Local English speaking guide  
  • Local driver  
  • Complimentary bottled water  
  • Olive oil & honey tasting  
  • Greek coffee / tea  
  • Local English speaking guide of folklore museum-taverna  
  • Full Cretan lunch with wine  
  * No other guests  
  • Airconditioned minibus or car transfer  
  • Ιnfants seats available  
  • Liability insurance  
  • Up to 24hour full refund cancellation policy  
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges  
     
     
 


NOT INCLUDED

 
  • Additional food / drink  
  • Personal expenses  
  • Τips  
     
 


INTENSITY

 
  Easy  
     
     
 


PRICE

 
  ΙΝFANTS (0-2): FREE  
  CHILDREN (3-12): 100 € per person  
  ADULTS (13-99): 130 € per person  
     
     
 


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