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Produced in the south of Greece, Peloponnese olive oil is considered among the best in the world. As such, our food experiences in Peloponnese often incorporate tours of the local olive groves among wine tasting and cookery classes.

After all, Greek olives are an important ingredient to the local Peloponnese cuisine. Whereby olive oil is much more than just something to line the frying pan before you start cooking. In fact, it’s often simply dipped in a slice of crusty bread, maybe served with chopped herbs and fresh tomatoes.

Meanwhile, the olives themselves are in an abundance of vegetarian-friendly salads, Greek pasta and hearty winter stews.

Best time to Visit Peloponnese

The best time to visit the southern Greek peninsula may well be during the heat of the summer months. However, this isn’t always the case when it comes to the olive season.

The majority of tourists will often visit for the sun and high temperatures in Greece. With most booking a holiday from July to August or the slightly quieter shoulder periods of June and September.

However, if you wish to enjoy a food experience based around the humble olive, a food tour in winter is much more appealing.

The olive harvest season is best explored within November, where you can see the crops being picked and new trees planted. The added bonus being that flights may well be cheaper, along with nearby accommodation.

Yet, the Mediterranean climate of Greece still being an alluring desire to make the most of your winter holiday. As you experience the local cuisine, explore the picturesque mountains and marvel at the views out to sea.

Peloponnese Olive Oil Tasting

Here at, we have a number of food experiences in Peloponnese that are centred around the olive harvest or olive oil tasting.

  • Olive harvesting and mini lunch in Messinia
  • Olive oil tasting & mini lunch in Messinia
  • Greek pasta making & Olive oil tasting in Messinia
  • Olive oil tasting and Wine tasting in Laconia

Click on the links above to learn more about our food experiences in Messinia and Laconia. Both of which are in prime position, with rugged coastlines, glorious beaches and clear waters just a stone’s throw away.

Alternatively, combine our olive oil tasting with a wine tour or cookery class in Peloponnese. If you’re learning to cook authentic Greek cuisine from home, remember where the very best olive oil originates!

Food and Drink Experiences in Peloponnese

We have a variety of food experiences in Peloponnese available to book online, along with a selection of wine tours in Greece, cooking classes and much more. Wherever you decide to visit this year, become an international foodie with and discover real food, by real people.

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