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Address: Kolymbari, Platanias, Crete 73006, Greece
Phone Number: +30 2824 083340
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00:45 - 13:30
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Sun - Sat 00:45 - 13:30
Mon - Fri 10:30 - 11:30
14:30 - 15:15
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Description:

Olive oil enthusiast or expert?

Passionate about a healthy diet or...

Olive oil enthusiast or expert?

Passionate about a healthy diet or vegetarian?

Friend of the Cretan culture and diet or just curious about natural products?

In any case, you are in the right place to get all the answers.

Located in the heart of Kolymvari region, just 20 minutes drive time from the city of Chania, Terra Creta can give you a total "olive oil experience" at its innovative, state of the art & certified facilities.

From harvesting to production in the olive mill, and from bottling to a guided olive oil tasting, visitors can experience and learn about every aspect of our precious juice of the olive fruit, the quality Cretan olive oil.

Please note thatr olive mill is operating only from October to February. All the other months is open for visitors and the extraction procedure is been analysed thoroughly from our quides.

Further information and tips about best use and storage are provided by our highly skilled personnel, also throught flyers in English, German, French and Russian.

Visitors can purchase high quality Terra Creta olive oil of different labels at our store, along with balsamic vinegar and Greek olives in a variety of travel-safe packaging.

Upon request, we can send purchased products to a given address via courier service with excellent rates and safe packaging.

You will have a chance to sample a variety of appetizers after the olive oil tasting, free of charge.

IMPORTANT NOTICE - Please keep in mind that the tour of 12:45 is a combined tour with another large group, while those at 10:30 and 14:30 are individual tours with 2 to 20 people.

Trouble-free transfer to our facilities can be arranged.

There is no charge for children under 16 years of age.

We also offer a special discount for groups of more than 8 adults.

CRETAN OLIVE OIL TASTING PRO SEMINAR

Join the ranks of olive oil connoisseurs for a PRO organoleptic evaluation and learn how to tell by the taste which olive oil is excellent or has a defect, which is more fruity and which one is better for your health! Finish your seminar with a blind tasting and enrich your knowledge on the real olive oil world. Tailor made seminars can be organized upon request (from two to eight people)

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A tour worth doing - ask for Lia

We were extremely lucky to be one of the last groups through the tour before production began at Terra Creta. There was just our family of four in the tour and our guide was Lia... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were extremely lucky to be one of the last groups through the tour before production began at Terra Creta. There was just our family of four in the tour and our guide was Lia who works in the laboratory at the plant. It is rare to have the guides also be the people who actually work there, so this... More 

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Ames, Iowa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We scheduled a visit for midday and arrived early (2 hours early). Lia was able to take us on our (private) tour at that time as this time of year is slow for production (they were getting ready for the olive harvest and long days) and we were able to spend quality time looking, wandering, asking questions and tasting. With... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, daughter and I stayed in Maleme,Crete for a week so proximity to Terra Creta was the reason we picked it. Lia was our tour guide and she was super nice, patient, and informational. We learned a lot, thoroughly enjoyed the experience, and bought some excellent products to take home. We also spent some time visiting the 3000 years... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with my parents a couple of weeks ago. Very good tour with very interesting facts! I would highly recommend anyone who is in the area and thinking of going to go!!!

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fantastic place. Very clean, informative and friendly. Good quality products; oil and toiletries. Have been twice and will probably go again as it is part of the Fun Train Grand Canyon tour.

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We were met by the Manager of Terra Creta who explained exactly how olives were picked, selected and bottled. Impressive place; absolutely spotless, and just about to start end of October's production.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

I visited in July. I learned so much about olive oil, how it is made and how to preserve it. They gave us different samples with bread.?the tour was informative and the facility is very clean. I loved the quality!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016

We visited this summer and happened to be the only ones booked for the after-lunch tour. Kostas was able to give us a private tour and tasting, and we had an opportunity to ask many questions. We got some great freebies with our purchase! We bought our oil in tin cans and it didn't leak, but it was dented substantially... More 

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Middelkerke, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

If you are in the near of Kolymbari / Chania / Crete you should pay a visit to the Terra Creta Olive Oil factory. The visit is very interesting lead by a warm guide, Kostas. The olive oil is to be recommended. A special tip for all Belgium people, you can simply by it in Belgium at Colruyt.

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Slough, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

The factory tour is an excellent way of showing adults and children the modern process of extracting the oil from olives and the multiples uses of the olive oil in different industries. The children really enjoy the machinery and how the liquid gold gets to our houses. The tasting session is really good and they have one of the best... More 

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