Olive oil tasting & mini lunch in Messinia, Greece!
Visit the 13th century castle of a small village, just 10 minutes from Ancient Messini & unravel the history, tradition and myths of the castle olive trees!
Experience a guided 30-minute relaxing stroll through the olive groves, enjoy the experience of a lifetime by handpicking olives using a net.
Taste fresh and warm extra virgin olive oil, while the 5th generation owners explain you the extraction process!
Participate in the olive oil tasting with different varieties of olive oil and discover the main principles of food pairing! The tasting session includes at least 3 different varieties of extra virgin olive oil, focusing on sensory tasting, defects and positive traits.
Youâ€™ll get hands-on experience on preparing a simple Greek recipe such as Mani salad, tzatziki dip or kagianas omelette, and then enjoy a light or a full traditional meal!
Cooking is available March to October and full or light lunch is provided upon request.
Day 1 : The castle was built some time after 1250 by the ruler of the Principality of Achaea Guillaume II de Villehardouin. The highlight in the history of the castle is that it was the seat of the notorious mercenaries of the Navarrese Company who were the last Frankish rulers of the Principality of Achaea. In those times, around the end of the 14th century, it was one of the most important castles in Peloponnese.
Greek coffee and Tea of Mountain Taygetos
Local wines red or white are provided with mini or full lunch.
Local delicacies such as olives, greek yoghurt, local cheese are provided during the olive tasting and food pairing.
Lunch is provided upon request. Full lunch (available mid November to February) & Light lunch (available March to October). Includes local delicacies such as lalagia, tzatziki and similar treats.
All Fees and Taxes
- Not suitable for pets
- Wheelchair accessible
- Please notify us of any special dietary needs (e.g. vegetarian, vegan, pescaterian, flexitarian, etc.) or any allergies (e.g. food allergies, allergies to bees, etc.).
- Our customers should wait in their hotel lobby or outside of the place they stay within the boundaries of the city of Kalamata. Hotels: Electra, Pharae, Philoxenia, Horizon Blu and all hotels within the boundaries of Kalamata.
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 100% if booking is cancelled 24 hours or less before event
- We will charge a cancellation fee of 0% if booking is cancelled 1000 days or less before event