Cretan Olive Oil Farm is a place where you can explore the unknown side of...
A really nice way to pass an hour or so, being shown the workings of a Cretan olive farmhouse from bygone days, and the opportunity to buy some of the very best olive oil, tapenade and other products. Anyone staying in the Mirabello Hotel and Village is well placed as it's literally a couple of hundred yards down the road.
Very interesting and a very helpful and enlightening history and the present problems of Olive Oil farms was given by the owner.
Fantastic place to visit. Admission was under 2 euros each - children free. Our tour guide was exceptionally knowledgeable and friendly. My children had pottery lessons priced at just 3 euros each.
An absolute must-see in Ag Nik! It was fascinating and beautiful. Costa, the guide, was really very friendly and interesting and really made the place come to life. There are many tasters to have and there are so many interesting products to buy. We bought loads and it came to a ridiculously cheap amount.
I'm so glad we visited. It was only up the road from our hotel and worth a trip. We arrived approximately 10.00am and were the only visitors but were greeted by Abi their friendly and playful little dog! The "tour" cost 1.50 euros. They showed us around the herb garden and explained how the olive oil and wine used to be produced many years ago. We learnt what makes olive oil "extra virgin". We stopped to say hello to the donkey who treads the mill and admired the old weaving loom.We were left to enjoy a tasting of the various oils, vinegars and other produce and given complimentary Raki - no pressure to buy. We bought extra virgin olive oil in jars with hand made pottery labels hand painted with olives but stupidly, (and I really should know better having travelled quite a bit), I put these in my hand luggage so they were confiscated at the airport as over the 100ml limit!! Doh!Other products for sale were olive oil soaps, pasta sauces and pastes as well as a good selection of hand made pottery.This was a very interesting and enjoyable half hour stop off even for small children. The people there were very friendly and happy to answer our questions. I would recommend it.
a real insight into old local industries, with a well-stocked reasonably priced shop. if you stay at the Mirrabello hotel it's a 5 min walk and a must-see
We were told by our rep to go and visit the olive farm as we wouldn't regret it, he was right.It was only a 5 minute walk from our hotel (the Mirabello) and for 1.5€ was worth the visit.It was a wonderful insight to how local produce was made before machinery. It's family run, who were friendly and spoke good English.At the end of the experience there's a well stocked shop selling their produce from olive oil to soaps to sauces to raki, basically any Cretan product you wanted. It was well worth the visit and a nice way to spend an hour or so.
Hello,Thank you for the review, just want to inform you and all of our future guests that when requested, we give tours daily from 9.30 to 18.30 except Sundays which is 10.00 to 13.00.The small token of 1.50€ would be for the whole experience of guiding (around the museum and down to the olive farm), collecting herbs and tasting all of our products, including Raki :D.If you are still in Mirabello and have some time, we would be more than glad to show you around!
After finding the olive oil farm on trip advisor and noticing the cheap entrance fee of €1.50 per adult and children free we decided to pop by and visit. We were given a tour around the farm by a lovely gentleman who was happy to respond to any questions- not only about the farm but he also recommended other areas to visit whilst we were on holiday. We were then welcome to try the products that they sold which were so great we pretty much bought the whole shop! A must visit if in the area
Despite having been to the mirabello hotel twice before we had never made it to the olive oil farm before, but I wished we had been sooner!We were greeted by very friendly staff who gave us generous measures of raki and plenty of local delicacies to sample which were delicious. There were lots of products to buy as gifts and for ourselves. I can especially recommend the lip balms!Well worth a visit. We will be going back again next year!
Beautiful environment and lots to see! Well worth a visit, as you learn many things and get to take away a local, handmade products.
Nothing to dislike, it was near our hotel, very informative and well stocked with items to bring home. We were able to sample products and there was no hard sell. The cinnamon and honey raki is delicious