Shore Excursion Details

Gourmet Tour - Olive Oil Essence Gastronomy

Olympia (Katakolon), Greece

Gourmet Tour - Olive Oil Essence Gastronomy


  • 4
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Meal


Sample a selection of organically grown olives and dine on olive oil-based dishes at the family-owned estate. Thousands of olive groves flourish in the Olympia region, and the grove at Magna Grecia is well-known among them. The fourth generation of the Karabelas family operates the farm, which produces olives, olive oils and wines on a small scale that ensures high quality. While touring, you will hear about the production methods and the farm-to-table philosophy that ensures the freshest ingredients. You will have the chance to sample a selection of organically grown olives that demonstrates their distinctive tastes. They may include varieties such as Kalamata, Koroneiki and Olympia, all of which thrive in the farm’s microclimate and have a connection to ancient Olympia. Although the lunch menu often changes, it typically includes chickpeas with eggplant, oven-baked lamb, citrus-flavored chicken, vegan dishes and baklava for dessert.


• Tour a family-owned farm that specializes in producing olives, olive oil and wine.
• Learn about the farm’s microclimate and organic agricultural methods.
• Sample a variety of olives that are representative of the Olympia region.
• Dine on classic Greek dishes, most of which are prepared with the farm’s distinctive olive oil.


• Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
• Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

Need to Know:

Note: Any allergies must be noted when booking the tour. This tour includes a little walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. Coaches do not have a lift and entering and exiting must be done via stairs. As this excursion involves standing and walking for periods of time, those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their level of ability and stamina. Casual, weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable, flat walking shoes are suggested.

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Excursion Type:

Local Food-Wine Tasting

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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