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The Olive Oil Mill Festival

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The Olive Oil Mill Festival



The excursion operates every Wednesday, with pick-ups: East of Heraklion (starting Malia, Stalis through Hersonissos, Gouves, Heraklion) and West Heraklion (Amoudara). Our excursion includes: Pick-up service at or near your hotel & return, Entrance, Dinner, and Free Wine. Available Tour Languages are: English, French, and German.


Tour info

Half day
Tour Type:
Folklore Show
Group size:
~50 pax

Accompanied service

Guides Transport Insurance Dinner


Evening Pick up: We will start collecting participants from pick-up points in the evening. Depending on the place of your hotel/apartment the bus drive will differ.

Bus Drive: 30 minutes

1st stop: Farm in Sisi Village – 4 hours: Education part - Gastronomical part - Live Show

Bus Drive: 30 minutes

End of the tour – Arrival at resorts: Embarkation in the buses and drive back to the hotels where we gathered participants earlier this evening. Depending on traffic and on the pick-up places of each one, the time of journey back to the hotel will differ.

Special offer


The Olive Oil Mill Festival


An event-based on Olive Oil, the elixir of life. The production of olive oil on this island goes back to 3500 BC, during the Minoan period. The Festival takes place on an old farm located in Sisi Village with panoramic views of the Cretan Sea. During this tour, participants will experience local traditions and enjoy a unique gastronomic and educational trip to the Cretan Nutrition habits.

Be a part of this unique journey, try our local products and learn interesting facts about our culinary traditions and enjoy the famous Cretan hospitality.

Pick-up’s from:
Sissi, Malia, Stalis, Hersonissos (port), Piskopiano, Anissaras, Analipsis, Gouves, Gournes, Kokkini Hani, Amnissos, Karteros, Heraklion (port), Amoudara (Gazi, Heraklion). [Check the pick-up table list below to find out which is the most convenient pick-up point & time, near your hotel]

Operating Days:
Every Wednesday

English, French, German: All days

Tour includes:
• Transportation in Air-Conditioned bus
• Professional Driver
• Tour Guide
• Farm Host
• Wine Tasting
• Buffet Dinner
• All the legal taxes
• Liability insurance coverage by ALLIANZ for our participants

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: Souvenirs, local products shopping (optional)

Tour highlights:
• Visit a Local Farm located in Sissi Village
• Learn the secrets of the famous Cretan Oil Olive and its production
• Taste quality and homemade wine
• Learn how to make Olive Oil Soap
• See how honey is made from beehives
• Taste authentic food from the village
• Experience how “raki” is made
• Enjoy dancing with locals
• Buy local Products directly from the producers

Essentials to have with you:
• Comfortable shoes
• Jackets

Central Crete

6 hours approximately – 50 km


Educational Part
Workshop: Olive oil
Learn everything from the old Olive Oil Mill of the 18th century to the Award-Winning ecological Olive Mill of the family.
Workshop: Local Honey
Participants will see how honey is made from local beehives and will learn about the activity of bees.
Workshop: Raki
Learn more about how Raki is produced, the most famous alcoholic beverage.
‘’Rakokazano’’, is not just a process of making raki, it is a ritual deeply rooted in Cretan Culture.
Workshop: Soap
Learn how Cretan people make soap from Olive Oil and its important benefits.

Gastronomical Part
Wine Tasting
Taste outstanding wines from local Cretan grape varieties, and distinct flavors and learn all about its production, which goes back to the ancient Minoan Civilization.
Homemade Cretan food in Wood Fired Oven:
People visiting the farm will taste authentic local food cooked in the Wood Fired Oven,
The meal includes seasonal greens, fava beans, French fries as a side dish, and salads from the owners garden accompanied by a wide variety of appetizers. All dishes based on olive oil.

Live Show
Spend a joyful night like a Cretan, dance in Greek rhythms and enjoy out wonderful orchestra and dancers.
Local Products Market:
Participants will have the option to buy local products of high nutritional value and quality that they have already tried directly from the producer during their tour.

Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 4-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-3 years old  (Free of charge)

Booking Guiding Lines:
Your Tour Language: Please check in the description which tour languages are available per day, and make sure your desired language is available on your chosen date
Your Pick-up Point: Please check the list with all available pick-up points (and hours) from your area, on the table below

This excursion includes in its price: Your transfer r/t from your hotel, entrance to the venue, Buffet Dinner and free drinks. The Adult Fare is applied to passengers of any age above 12 years old. The Child Fare applies to children between 4 and 12 years old (50% discount + extra’s if chosen) and the Infant Fare to any child under 4 years old (Free of Charge // No seat reserved).

Just to help you see which pick-up suits you best, here’s a table of hotel accommodations and their nearest pick-ups:

Pick up place Pick up time
Sissi 17:55
Nikos hotel – Filipidis S/M 18:20
Malia church 18:30
Malia Bay – Malia Park – Sirens 18:20
Drossia – Kernos Beach – Ikaros Village 18:25
Alexander Beach – Ariadni 18:30
Cactus – Aktia 18:30
Mochos Cross 18:35
Stalis bus stop – Blue sea 18:35
Nana B/S – Mediterraneo 18:40
Belvedere – Eri bus stop 18:50
Silva Beach – Pela Maria 18:50
National Bank – Chalkiadakis S/M 18:55
Piscopiano well (pigadi) 19:00
Mathioudakis – Creta Maris 19:00
Hersonissos Village 19:00
Knossos Royal – Royal Mare – Annabelle 19:05
Cretan Village – Laguna – Chrissi Amoudia 19:10
Serita – Zorbas – Anissa – Bella – Lytos 19:10
Analipsi Beach  Road 19:10
Analipsi Bus stop 19:05
Amirantes B/S 19:00
Gouves Beach  Road 18:50
Gouves Cross-Lavris 18:45
Gournes Church 18:40
Rinela – Hatzis 18:35
Knossos Beach – Arina 18:35
Karteros – Amnissos 18:30
Astoria Hotel – Galaxy Hotel 18:15
Heraklion port – Old Heraklion Bus Station roundabout (Entrance OLI) 18:15
Giofyros (Meliriton) 18:10
Amoudara 18:00

LET US HELP! Please don’t hesitate to contact us, in order to help you out choose the best pick-up that suits you best!

1. Customers who for any reason fail to participate in our excursions are obliged to inform us at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise, no refund will be given. Cancelling at least 24 hours prior to departure, 100% full refund!
2. reserves the right to alter or cancel any tour, due to adverse weather conditions or, insufficient passenger number or, force majeure.

► We do return money in case of bad weather (when the excursion is cancelled by the organizer tour operator).
► IMPORTANT: You need to be at least 10 minutes prior to your pick-up time at your pick-up point.
► COVID-19: All passengers are required to wear masks at all times when in boats and busses or in indoor areas.


For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810341560


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This excursion is eligible for the Summer 2022 Special Offer Discount! Special Offer Summer 2021

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