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Kalamata: The Olive Oil Routes Tour

1. Kalamata: The Olive Oil Routes Tour

Start your small group tour at the arranged meeting point: the magnificent 13th century castle of Androusa, located in the heart of Messinia, just a 20 minute drive from Kalamata and 10 minutes from Ancient Messene. Begin with beautiful olive walks to provide as an overview of the amazing olive groves of Messinia. Witness the olive trees as the guide tells you about the history, the tradition, and the mythical stories of the castle olive trees. The olive grove is the next visit. Walk though the groves and marvel the perennial olive trees. Learn about the different varieties of olive trees in the area and discover the story of the Messinian land as recorded on the stems. In the center of Androusa Village, visit a unique olive oil press and mill, located there for more than 120 years. The fifth generation owner will explain the procedure of extraction, the storage, and standardization process of extra virgin olive oil. Next, join a tasting session, where a dining table is filled with the special blue olive oil tasting glasses ready for you to try. Taste the extra virgin olive oil of 'Koroneiki' variety and learn about its organoleptic characteristics. Learn to recognize the elements that define the extra virgin olive oil. Taste different varieties of Greek extra virgin olive oil, such us 'Manaki', 'Xalkidikis', 'Mavroelia', and evaluate their flavours. What about food? The extra virgin olive oil of different varieties is matched with traditional recipes including fruit, gourmet small dishes, as well as tzatziki, kalamata olives, olive paste, lalagia, pasto (smoked ham) and local cheeses. Enjoy a unique experience in the historic olive groves, and learn about the history, the soul, the tradition, and the gastronomy of Messinia.

From Kalamata: Day Trip Hike to Gialova Lagoon with Dinner

2. From Kalamata: Day Trip Hike to Gialova Lagoon with Dinner

Explore the Gulf of Navarino on an evening hiking tour with van pickup at your hotel in Kalamata. Learn about the facinating military history of the Gulf of Navarino from your guide. Look for local wildlife, swim at Voidokilia beach and have dinner in a Greek tavern.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in the center of Kalamata and sit back and relax in the spacious and airconditioned van. Take in the stunning Greek countryside on way to the beginning of the hiking trail. Admire views of the  see the old Navarino castle. Start from from the bottom hill and make your way to the top at a leisurely pace. On Keep an eye out for migratory birds like flamingos, ospreys, and royal eagles that travel between Europe and Africa at the Gialova lagoon. Stop for a refreshing dip at the most photographed and well known beach in Greece, Voidokilia beach. Continue to the top of a hill where you can marvel at views of Voidokilia beach, Gialova lagoon, the city of Pylos and the Ionian sea. Have some fresh fruits while learning about the history of the area from 425 BC to today. Finish your tour with a authentic meal in a a Greek tavern right next to the coast before returning to your accommodation.

From Kalamata: Hike the Biliovo Hiking Trail Guided Day Trip

3. From Kalamata: Hike the Biliovo Hiking Trail Guided Day Trip

Hike the traditional stone-built path from Sotirianika to Altomira on this guided hike on the Biliovo Hiking Trail. Take in breathtaking views of the majestic nature of the Messenian Gulf. Keep your energy up on your day trip with the included coffee, water, and snacks.  Enjoy the convience of being picked up from your accommodation in the center of Kalamata. Relax on the drive in the comfortable van to the Biliovo Hiking Trail in Sotirianika. Walk along the 100-year-old paved path to the village of Altomira on the outskirts of Taygetos. Follow your guide around 83 turns which skirt steep cliffs. Stroll along with at a leisurely pace with minimal inclination. Keep an eye out for local wildlife like birds and lizards. Stop for some refreshments at Altomiraspings before heading back to your accommodations.

Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia, Greece

4. Wine Tour & Tasting in an Organic Winery in Arcadia, Greece

Let your senses guide you through a winery counting nearly 40 years of wine-making tradition! A 3-hour guided wine experience from the locals that includes a tour in the vineyards and the winery, the cellars and a wonderful wine tasting! A visit to Kapsia Cave, one of the top ten Greek caves upgrades the whole wine experience depending on the season. Visit the first certified winery in Arcadia region in Peloponnese to open to the public, taste award-winning wines and discover the secrets of the Greek wine-making tradition. You will visit a local Estate and an organic winery located at a small village at the foot of Mt Mainalo, located in Arcadia region in Peloponnese, 100 km (60 mi) from Kalamata. The Estate is a family business, with a wine-making tradition that goes back nearly 40 years. The private vineyards occupy an area of around 30 acres and produce 3 varieties: Moschofilero, Cabernet and Merlot. The local family use organic methods to produce all their wines, with natural vinification. Part 1: Tour of the Vineyards (May - November) Enjoy a tour of the vineyards and find out all about the history and philosophy of organic farming. This part of the experience is only available from May to November. Part 2: Grape Harvesting (depending on availability - September & October) Get a first-hand look at the harvesting of organic grapes, straight from the vineyards. Find out all the secrets of traditional winemaking from the local experts. Part 3: Tour of the Cellars Take a tour of the wine cellars and discover all the different wine varieties of the beautiful winery! Part 4: Wine Tasting Get a taste of the Estate's entire wine range. Immerse yourself in the deep flavours and rich aromas of the 5-7 different wine labels. Part 5: Petimezi Tasting Discover the flavoursome and aromatic petimezi (boiled grape must). At the Estate, this traditional Greek product and superfood is produced from organic grapes. Part 6: Full local Lunch at a village tavern (upon request & at an extra charge) What could be better than conclude your exciting wine experience with a delicious homemade food that includes mouthwatering appetizers, such as traditional pies with eggs, wild greens, Greek salad and local cheeses? This is followed by a choice of pork cooked in egg-lemon sauce, beef in red sauce served with homemade pasta or oven-baked lamb with potatoes or similar dishes. For dessert, there’s traditional walnut pie with ice cream! Vegan and vegetarian dishes are also available.

Cooking Class & Lunch in an Organic Farm, Laconia Greece

5. Cooking Class & Lunch in an Organic Farm, Laconia Greece

Giving nature the opportunity to heal itself! Discover the sustainable farming practices applied at a fully Organic Farm and attend a Farm to table Greek cooking class. Get ready to become one with nature! You will visit an Organic Farm located in a very small village, 150km (90 mi) from Kalamata in Laconia region towards to Sparta. The Organic Farm produces also olive oil and wine, strictly through sustainable farming practices and techniques. It also operates as a retreat, offering unique experiences, close to nature. The Culinary Experience Join us for a 4-hour guided tour of the farm from the locals, veggie picking and a Greek cooking class! Part 1: Short tour of the Organic Farm & veggie picking Start off with a guided tour by the owners around the facilities of the Organic Farm. You’ll find out all about our sustainable farming methods and techniques at the Organic Farm. You’ll also discover the story and the people behind this great idea. Enjoy also a stroll around the veggie gardens and pick fresh, organic veggies and feel closer to nature than ever! Part 2: Organic Farm to table Cooking class Learn how to make delicious traditional meals during a 3-hour cooking class. Assisted by local chefs, who’ll share their experience with you, you’ll get to create 2 appetizers, one main dish and one dessert, using organic produce and the extra virgin olive oil of the Farm. Part 3: Full Local Lunch Enjoy your gastronomic creations through a mouthwatering full lunch in the ancient olive grove. All meals are accompanied by the organic wine from the vineyards and unique drinks, such as a very own homemade lemonade. Extra Experiences (upon request) Depending on the season, availability and provided time permits, you may participate in extra experiences upon request. Visit to a Greek Women’s Cooperative Meet the local women in their workshop and learn how they make their mouthwatering local delicacies following the recipes from their grandmother!

Kalamata: Food tour and Olive Oil Tasting with Light Lunch

6. Kalamata: Food tour and Olive Oil Tasting with Light Lunch

Discover the richness and inventiveness of Greek cuisine! You will visit the historic centre of one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Peloponnese: Kalamata, in Messinia region. The place is known for its exquisite olive oil and its world-famous black Kalamata olives. However, the city has so much more to offer and this tour will help you uncover its hidden gems. Visit local family-owned food and pastry shops, learn old stories and feel the authenticity of the locals. Part 1: Visit to Traditional Workshop and tasting of Local Home-made products Many times, you can find the tastiest local products in the most unlikely places of a town you visit, where you’d never think to look. Together we’ll discover a traditional Workshop, literally hidden in the tiny alleys of the city. The local women working at the Workshop will show how to make one of the oldest delicacies of Messinia and Mani, using the simplest of ingredients, flour and olive oil. And while enjoying this staple of the Spartan warriors and satisfying your sweet tooth in the healthiest of manners, you’ll also learn about its long history and inextricable link to the local tradition. Part 2: Tasting of Spoon Sweets, Corinthian Raisins and Healthy Local Delicacies Upon entering the shop, the aroma of the exquisite herbs and spices wafting through the air will transport you to the top of Mt. Taygetos, the local mountain. You’ll get to taste homemade glyka tou koutaliou (spoon sweets), black Korinthian raisins and other products of the Messinian and Greek land, discovering their nutritional value and their importance in a well-balanced diet. Part 3: Greek Coffee Tasting at Local Coffee Grinding Shop It’s time for your morning coffee! And what’s better than a hot traditional Greek coffee prepared by Giorgos, who’ll reveal the secrets to its proper preparation. You’ll find out all about the origins of this type of coffee, how it got its name and how it has become a part of the Greek tradition and temperament. Part 4: Tasting of Local Appetizers at a Traditional Greek Coffee Shop-Cum-Ouzo Tavern Right in the heart of the city, under the shadow of an age-old plane tree, flavoursome Messinian appetizers - mezedes are waiting for you to discover them. Part 5: Visit to an Olive Oil Shop & short Olive oil tasting You’ll find out all about the Koroneiki variety and its unique features, and will taste different quality olive oils. Part 6: Visit to a Shop with Local Wines & Traditional Spirits Find out all the local varieties, including Fokiano, Roditis, Malaguzia and Moschofilero, as well as how they are combined with foreign varieties to produce excellent white, rose and red wines through a short wine tasting along with Mr. Giannis! Part 7: Light Lunch with Mediterranean or Messinian Dishes and Local Wines A light yet filling lunch will conclude your gastronomic experience and spoil your senses, in one of the cosiest Coffee Shop-Cum-Ouzo Taverns in the heart of the city.

Cooking Class-lunch in an Agrotourism Unit, Arcadia, Greece

7. Cooking Class-lunch in an Agrotourism Unit, Arcadia, Greece

A 6-hour gastronomic experience that includes a tour of the agrotourism unit, the traditional food preparation area, the Cookware Museum and the village. You will visit an Agrotourism unit and an Arcadian workshop in a small village, located 70km (45 mi) from Kalamata in the heart of mountainous Arcadia region in Peloponnese. The workshop produces traditional products and is built on 2.5 acres of land, the place offers stunning views towards Mt. Lykaio and the village of Karytaina. The two-storey stone-built establishment also houses a library with over 650 cookbooks, where you can discover age-old local recipes; a Cookware Museum, showcasing items used by Greek housewives in villages as far back as the beginning of the 1900s; and a restaurant that serves local delicacies. Part 1: Tour in the fields and Veggie Picking You’ll get to enjoy a tour in the fields, pick fresh veggies from the garden and feel closer to nature than ever (available from March to October). And if you visit it in June, you can even participate in the wheat harvesting in the wheat fields! Part 2: Visit of the traditional Workshop You’ll participate in a guided tour of the Arcadian workshop, including the traditional food preparation area, the Cookware Museum and the library. Leaf through old cookbooks and view rare 19th century photos in the library. Or take a step back in time and get a taste of village life back in the 1900s in the Museum. Part 3: Cooking class with a local mum You may also participate in a Greek cooking class with a local cook, and learn how to make kolokythopita (courgette or pumpkin pie), tzatziki, trachanokeftedes (fermented milk pasta balls), rooster with hylopites (egg pasta), glyka tou koutaliou (spoon sweets), marmalades, or other local food and delights. What could be better than enjoying authentic Mediterranean cuisine prepared by your own two hands? Part 4: Traditional Local Feast You'll have lunch at the restaurant, where you will feast on everything you made along with local products from the Arcadian workshop and other Greek local producers. The meal includes appetizers, mains and dessert, accompanied by organic wine (red, white or rose), soft drinks, Greek coffee or tea. Part 5: Shopping at the gift shop (optional) You’ll get the chance to find more than 50 local delicacies at the gift shop, including walnut kourabiethes, melomakarona, skaltsounia, pasta, spoon sweets, pine honey, local myzithra cheese, and Greek herbs and spices. Part 6: Stroll through the Village (if time permits) Enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes and immerse yourself in the local culture. Extra Experiences (upon request) Depending on availability and season, you may participate in extra experiences. 1. Visit to an agrotourism farm with deer with local Liqueur tasting and full lunch 2. Visit to a model sheep farm & local cheese tasting with full traditional lunch 3. Bread Making in Wood-Fired Oven 4. Visit to the Greek Primary School Museum

Cooking Class & lunch in an Eco Farm Messinia Greece

8. Cooking Class & lunch in an Eco Farm Messinia Greece

You will visit an Eco Farm located in a small village just 15 km (10 mi) from Kalamata, in Messinia region, Peloponnese. The Eco Farm is a multi-functional eco and cultural farm, an arts and educational centre, and a treehouse resort. Complete with an amphitheatre, it has become the key entertainment hub in the region. Built on 1.3 acres of land, this unique farm combines arts with nature in the most traditional way, taking you on a journey from antiquity to modern times. You’ll get the chance to pick fresh fruit and vegetables, feed the animals, participate in a cooking class and enjoy a mouthwatering Greek feast. And if that’s not enough, there’s a host of extra activities for those of you who are true nature lovers. The Eco Farm Experience Join us for a 5-hour guided tour by the locals and discover some of the secrets of the Greek cuisine! Part 1: Tour of the Eco Farm You’ll tour all the facilities of the Eco Farm, including the amphitheatre, the crops, the animal farm and the veggie garden. Enjoy a leisurely stroll, explore every corner of the farm and marvel at the unique treehouses, built from all-natural materials. Experience rural life at its best by feeding the animals and picking fresh fruit and veggies (fruit and vegie picking in only available from May to October). Throughout the tour, you’ll get the chance to enjoy local delicacies, Mt Taygetos tea or homemade lemonade! Part 2: Greek Cooking Class experience Discover the secrets of traditional homemade food, based on local recipes, just like mama used to make. A local cook will guide you through the experience and unravel the mysteries of the Greek cuisine. You’ll learn how to make and bake bread in a wood-fire oven, and prepare homemade food and local delicacies in the Eco Farm’s open-air kitchen! Part 3: Traditional Local Feast Get a taste of freshly baked bread, a home-cooked Mediterranean meal and tasty snacks prepared by you in the Eco Farm’s open-air kitchen. All ingredients are from the Eco Farm and other local producers. The meal includes appetizers, main and dessert, accompanied by Greek wine, soft drinks, Greek coffee or tea. Part 4: Stroll through the Village (if time permits) Enjoy a stroll through the small cobblestone lanes, immerse yourself in the local culture and find out the local history of the small village. Extra Experiences (upon request and at an extra charge) Depending on the season and provided time permits, you may participate in extra experiences: • Hike to the Tower of Kapetanakis • Woodcraft & Sculpture Workshop • Essential Oil Preparation Workshop • Visit to the Vineyards & Wine Tasting • Visit to the Olive Oil Mill & Olive oil tasting • Visit to a Honey Bee Farm

Olive Oil Tour & Tasting in Kalamata, Messinia, Greece

9. Olive Oil Tour & Tasting in Kalamata, Messinia, Greece

You will visit one of the most beautiful coastal cities of the Peloponnese: Kalamata, in Messinia region. The olive oil tour and tasting experience is available all year round either in the mornings or in the afternoons. The Olive oil Experience If you want to get to know all about the unique features of olive oil or simply wonder what an olive-oil tasting seminar involves, this activity is right up your alley! Part 1: Olive grove & Visit at an Olive oil Mill Olive grove (available all year round) You’ll walk through the perennial olive trees and experience a 30' relaxing stroll through an olive grove located just 10' away from Kalamata. During your walk, you’ll get acquainted with different varieties of olive trees in all shapes and of all ages and learn the history of the olive tree and the olive oil from the Neolithic era until today! Olive oil mill (depending on season & availability - From March to October) You will learn all about the extraction process, from the olive grove to bottling and if it is the olive harvesting season, you’ll get to taste fresh and warm extra virgin olive oil, during our olive oil tasting! Part 2: Olive Oil tasting experience Along with our professional and certified olive oil expert, you’ll learn about the queen of Greek olive-oil varieties, Koroneiki, as well as other just as superb Greek olive oils. You’ll discover their key aromas, flavours and tastes, and will learn which olive-oil variety to pair with your favourite food. Part 3: Light or Full lunch (upon request & at an extra charge) If you wish to conclude your olive oil experience with a delicious light or full lunch, full of Messinian flavours, in one of the most welcoming Coffee Shop-Cum-Ouzo Taverns in the heart of Kalamata’s historic centre, just let us know and we can arrange it for you!

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Dimitra's excellent introduction to this world of Olive Oil, she introduced us to the cultivation, history and whole culture of Kalamata olive oil, with her enthusiasm and general knowledge about the Olive Oil route and its flavors.

Far more than expected

Very nice tour by the extremely charming and technically perfect Dimitra, organization, timing and information that couldn't be topped, was unexpectedly one of the highlights of our vacation, to be recommended to everyone

This is not just an olive tour, it’s a unique and authentic Greek experience. A must if you are visiting Kalamata or Costa Navarino. The host, Dimitra, is amazing and will ensure you have a truly memorable day!

The tour was great! Our guide (George) was very friendly and experienced. He knew the perfect spot and timing to take us. All very organized and super smooth. Would definitely recommend!

Beautiful tour. The guide is very knowledgable, funny and really makes this tour an unforgettable experience.