History and Tradition

Homer has described olive oil as “liquid gold”, whereas Hippocrates recognized its healing properties and described it as “a great medicine”. In Ancient Athens the olive tree was sacred and was associated with the goddess Athena, the city’s protector, who first planted the olive tree which was considered as a great gift. The olive tree was essential to the everyday life of the Athenians because it was also used as fuel for lighting but also served as firewood. The preciousness of the olive tree has made it a true icon.  Athletes taking part in the Olympic Games used to anoint their bodies with olive oil while the winners were crowned with an olive wreath.

The vast agricultural area of Mesogaia produces excellent quality of extra virgin olive oil from the varieties of Athinolia, Megararitiki, and Manaki. Join us for an interactive tour in Mesogaia and let us unravel together the history and the culture of olive oil having as a backdrop the vast olive groves of the villages visiting.


    6 hours



  • WHEN



    Luxury Mini Van/Sedan


    English, Greek


190 €

Per person
(for a group of 6 adults)


The experience at a glance

  • Your unique and private experience will begin by picking you up from your hotel (or a central meeting point) with our comfortable Mini Van/Sedan.While leaving the busy city center behind us, we will introduce you to the vast agricultural area of Mesogaia which produces excellent quality of extra virgin olive oil from the varieties of Athinolia, Koroneiki and Manaki.
  • We will cross by the beautiful countryside, full of olive groves, and we will make a short stop in a secret spot surrounded by various cultivations and charming chapels. We will have the chance to take a walk in the nature and enjoy a small treat.
  • Once relaxed we will continue to our next stop, a family owned olive refinery where you will experience a unique olive oil testing. The owners will first guide you through their premises and will share their family story as olive oil producers. You will also learn about the olive oil production methods and the route through which the “liquid gold” reaches the bottle. During the olive oil tasting workshop, you will also learn to recognize what qualities make the perfect olive oil in terms of color and taste.Leaving the activity you will have gained a new perspective about the quality of the olive oil, and you will have the knowledge to select the right one from the shelf!
  • Our final stop will be a traditional family tavern where you will have the chance to taste local recipes and products.

What’s included

  • Private Transfer
  • Guided tour at the refinery.
  • Tasting of three or four extra virgin olive oils paired with local products.
  • Olive oil workshop where you will learn to evaluate olive oil and distinguish its aromatic & tasting characteristics.
  • A complimentary bottle of extra virgin olive oil (100ml).
  • A glass of Savatiano, the local wine variety.
  • Must Cookies
  • A giveaway present and a bottle of water
  • The services of a local food expert
  • Olive Oil Activity kit if there are any children participating
  • All taxes and fees

Not included

  • Any products purchased
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities

How it works

  • Fill out the inquiry form and receive within 24h our offer.
  • Accept the offer within 2 days and pay through Stripe, Paypal or Bank Transfer.
  • Receive confirmation of your booking and a detailed itinerary.
  • Our tours can be customized according to your needs.
  • Cancellation policy : 4 days before : full refund 2-3 days before : 50 % refund 1 day or no show up : no refund

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Practical info


Your safety and comfort are our foremost priority! We recommend that you wear comfortable shoes, a hat and sunscreen especially during hot spring and summer days


This walk I may include a few hills and stairs; we do not recommend this walk for participants with mobility issues.


We take all necessary measures to follow health protocols. Antiseptic gel/wipes will be available throughout the tour as well as extra face masks.


Please let us know if you have any food allergies or special dietary needs

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