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Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete

#3 of 40 Tours in Rethymnon Features Animals
Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
+30 697 386 3551
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Highlight of the holiday

The tour guide was so friendly and informative and it was amazing to see the older parts of the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
anyakk
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Where's Popeye with all this olive oil!!

Having googled olive oil factories in Crete this name popped up and it was great fun and very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Darren B
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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.
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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The tour guide was so friendly and informative and it was amazing to see the older parts of the olive farm as well as the new, the farm had a really family friendly vibe and there are also beautiful views surrounding the farm for pictures.

Thank anyakk
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Having googled olive oil factories in Crete this name popped up and it was great fun and very informative and, apart from buying 3 litres of olive oil and a bottle of Raki, it didn't cost a penny. The American mother and daughter that run...More

Thank Darren B
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am very happy that you found our tour very informative and fun!! Thank you so much for your great review! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a really great insight into the workings of the family's farm and olive oil processing. We were on a family holiday celebrating a special birthday and rarely even left our villa's poolside through the week. This was a trip well worth making and...More

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

I am really happy that you enjoyed visiting our family's olive oil factory. As you said it is well worth leaving the pool for an hour. It is always my pleasure to let all the visitors in on all the secrets of the harvest and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst visiting the stunning area of Melidoni we visited this lovely olive farm with super friendly host. Joanna took us through the olive farming process through the ages with some amazingly well preserved production methods from the past to the present in this family run...More

Thank kevali846
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit tto our family's olive oil factory!! Thank you so much for your great review! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience something authentic, visit this oil farm, very welcoming atmosphere, def. worthy!

Thank Rea F
Joanna P, Ιδιοκτήτης at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you soooo much for your GREAT review!!! Have a wonderful summer!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A welcome break from sunbathing and well worth a visit. Joanna was very entertaining, passionate and great with our teenage daughters. It was so interesting to hear about the history of olive oil production. So impressive that nothing goes to waste and even the owner's...More

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

I am really happy that you and your family enjoyed your visit!! As you mentioned in your review , we let nothing go to waste here. When you live on a farm it is important to be self sustainable , it is good for you...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This gem is a treat for anyone looking to learn about making olive oil or who appreciates sustainable production....everything that they use and do is based on a sustainable process! The family that is American and Greek is gregarious and passionate. They are not looking...More

Thank Mary Jo C
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit! It is really important to be self sustainable when living on a farm. It is good for you and the environment!! Thank you for your wonderful review! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited this family run olive oil farm on the "little train". Well worth the visit. Our tour was hosted by the American mother in law of the owner, and she was hilarious! Also, very informative - and most importantly, the olive oil was delicious! We...More

Thank Cathy D
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit to our family's olive oil factory!! Thanks so much for your great review!!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We happened upon this little place while visiting somewhere else. Was a lovely place to tour. The guide, who was an American lady, was very knowledgeable and passionate about the business. It was really interesting to see how olive oil was made and we were...More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

I am glad that your visit to the olive oil factory was so informative. It is always our pleasure to let visitors in on all the production details. Thanks so much for your great comment! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We tied this in with a visit to the cave nearby. It was fascinating to see the different processes used over the ages and a full explanation was given. Joanna and her family were so friendly and made everyone there feel really welcome, when they...More

Thank Dan V
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

It was our pleasure to have you visit our family's olive oil factory!! I hope you both are always healthy and happy and that your girlfriend has a hundred more b-days!! Thanks for your wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

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it was free !
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Entry is included in one of the excursions on 'The Little Train' from Panormos, which you can check out separately on Trip Advisor etc
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