The good health and longevity of the Cretan people is owned to the traditional Cretan diet. The Cretan diet is considered to be the most representative and qualitative example of the so-called Mediterranean diet. It is based on olive oil, vegetables, fruits, legumes grains and wine.
Maybe it is time to learn more about the precious essential Cretan Olive Oil?
Experience how Koronekes Mill produces one of the best olive oils in Crete. It is one of the rarest private exploitation in Crete to be equiped with its own mill.
Koronekes is located nearby Spilia and Arhanes Village in Heraklion Perfecture and they have one of the bigest olive grove in Crete.
They press their own olives, on the estate, at their mill built in the heart of their land in order to guarantee an excpetionnal product and to ensure constant and diligent control over the entire production.
Koronekes aims to be in harmony with Nature and the environment. Their goal is to produce a natural and healthy product having undergone careful handling from the tree to the bottle. Strictly controlled production methods allow no additives at any stage of the process.
In order to preserve their trees from the scorching summer heat we irrigate with a drip system tailored to meet the olive trees’ needs. No water is wasted through evaporation or run-off. They protect olive trees against the olive fly in a natural way with the products that have been approved by the EU.
Fertilizations are controlled and moderated according to the tree's needs. Most of the fertilizer we use is natural and comes from the olive paste itself that we call "Pyrina". Once totally dry, the paste can be spread into the fields.
These and much more you could learn and experience during your visit at Koronekes Olive Mill.
Please ask us for contact details in order to arrange your visit at Koronekes Mill.
The Tour :
The tour and tasting are about learning how extra virgin olive oil is made, both the traditional method of First Cold Pressed and the modern method of Cold Extraction.
You will visit the 3 floors of our olive mill: - top floor: we explain every step of the production, from the tree to the milling
- 1st floor: tanks - we explain how important it is to stock olive oil in good conditions and tell you how to stock your olive oil.
- ground floor: bottling - all of our bottles and tins are bottled by hand.
Find out how to buy olive oil, we will tell you about acidity and the other values that make an olive oil exceptional. We will explain what to look for on a label.
Then, we will go back to the top floor for the tasting. We taste 3 qualities of evoo and our flavoured oils (orange, lemon, basil, rosemary and hot peppers).
- We explain which characteristics to look for in a evoo and will be happy to answer any questions you have.
- At the end of the tasting, we will give you a 40ml bottle as a souvenir. If you wish it is possible to buy our products on the premises.
Not Included :
- Gratuities (optional)
- Any products will be bought from the Koronekes Mill
9 Euros per person
Koronekes Olive Mill is opened Monday to Friday from 9 am to 2 pm, but the tours are by appointment only.
Cancelation Policy :
- A cancellation must be done 48 hours before departure.
- In case of later cancellations, no refund will be made from CreteTravel.com.
- If a tour is cancelled due to few participants or bad weather conditions, CreteTravel.com will refund 100% of made payments.
Please contact us for availability and further information when you have some dates in mind to check for availability, along with any other questions you may have.
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We drove to the koronekes olive mill nearby Archanes and it all worked our great! One of the highlights of our trip in Crete! Thanks!
- Amy C.
We enjoyd a great visit to the farm. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodated a last minute request for a tour and tasting. The tasting was really very interesting. Thanks again for your warm welcoming and for creating such wonderful products.
- Ralf D.
Such a wonderful tour from Popi, a great person. The olive oil is excellent and for sure we will buy these products in the future.
- Yvonne B.
This was an absolutely amazing experience being guided around the small factory, the family are super knowledgeable and the tasting is superb. Absolute highlight of our holiday and a must-visit on your next trip to Crete.
- Reto A.