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Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete

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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
+30 697 386 3551
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Awesome hidden gem!

We had such a fun time at this family olive oil factory tour. The American born mother and daughter... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
jake306
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Arvada, CO
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A nice place for finding out everything about oil...

We had a very interesting tour through with oil tasting and shopping as well... The oil is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael V
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Bremen, Germany
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Visitors have the opportunity to see three generations of olive oil production.The old olive mill that was run with a donkey , a mill that was run on a diesel machine and of course the machinery that our family is using now. Visitors can also taste and buy olive oil from our family's production.All visitors have a guided tour and a taste of the olive oil and raki free of charge. The Paraschakis Family Olive Oil Factory is open every day from 9:00 to 18:00 except Sunday.
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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
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+30 697 386 3551
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had such a fun time at this family olive oil factory tour. The American born mother and daughter are absolutely delightful and do funny! Fantastic to see the process and learn how eco- friendly their process is today. Olive oil and local products at...More

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Joanna P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I really love how you described us , as a hidden gem!! I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit and the most important is that you learned all the secrets of the olive oil production!! It was my pleasure to show you around...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very interesting tour through with oil tasting and shopping as well... The oil is very tasty and a perfect take away.

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Joanna P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

I am glad that you found the tour of the olive oil factory interesting. I am also happy that you liked the olive oil!! Many thanks for the great review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Joanna and her mom showed us around. We love the tour of the factory and our conversation with them. Great experience.

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! Many thanks for the wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome visiting this place i will recommended to everyone, tour through the processing of olive oil. Woman that guided us was funny and she explain everything in english.

Thank Martin R
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit!! Many thanks for your great review!! Many thanks, Joanna

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was expecting the olive oil factory to be a 5 minute look around,take a picture or two, then jump back in the car and on to the next place kind of thing. How wrong I was. The tour was interesting thanks to the charismatic...More

Thank Michael V
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am so happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! I am also glad that you liked the olive oil. Many thanks for your wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Had great time and enjoyed American style hospitality (really good, we felt like important people, whole family) enjoyed visiting this olive oil factory and saw how oil done, heard great stories - all this for free(!), enjoyed good time, tested some samples, and finally was...More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2018

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit!! Many thanks for your great review!!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed 4 June 2018 via mobile

Being 22 and 23, olive oil production would not usually be something my boyfriend and I would find massively interesting.. However, the lady that runs Paraschakis is very entertaining and enthusiastic, and is great to have a chat and a laugh with during the tour....More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to our olive oil factory!!! We also have a great time with all you guys!! It is amazing that you can let your visitors in on all the secrets of the olive oil production and have...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018 via mobile

An absolute hoot! We spent the entire afternoon at the olive oil factory... I’m sure it would have been a quick in/out visit had it not been for how welcoming, friendly, and outgoing Brenda and Joanna were. We are very grateful for their hospitality and...More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

I am so happy that you enjoyed yor visit to the olive oil factory and that you thought we were a hoot!! Great word!! It is always a pleasure for us to let you in on all the secrets of the olive oil production!! Many...More

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Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were very welcome there. It was interesting to see how they made olive oil in the past and how they do it now. I can recommend to go there. The factory is not that big so you really see how it works. The olive...More

Thank Daniel H
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

Everyone is welcome at the Paraschakis Family olive oil factory!! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit and thanks for the recommendation!! All the best, Joanna

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Reviewed 14 May 2018

I came upon this exquisite Olive oil Factory last week by doing a google search! The owners are so much fun and full of life, and very well versed in the business of Olive oil. The oil is superb and if your a tourist, leave...More

1  Thank Francine K
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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 17 May 2018

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit and thank you for your wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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