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Brain benefits from olive oil.

It is believed that olive oil is the secret of Cretan diet and Cretan longevity. 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.

Medical studies that were conducted and are still conducted in Europe and America reveal that olive oil not only protects the heart but also helps the function of the intestine and many other organs or acts beneficially in a large number of deseases. It reduces cholesterol, it has antioxidant action and protects from cancers, helps the function of the liver, it is ideal for the nutrition of people suffering from diabetes and much more! The quality of the Cretan olive oil is known all over the world.

Crete, with its fertile soil and its wonderful climate, produces almost half the olive oil quantities in Greece.

Maybe it is time to learn more about the precious essential Cretan Olive Oil?

Experience how Pallada Mill produces one of the best cold-pressed extra virgin olive oils in Crete. Pallada is a small family-run business, founded in 1980 in Chania, Crete specialises of production, packaging and marketing of extra virgin olive oil.

 

Pallada olive oil tour

The guided tour includes:

- A walk through an olive grove
- We will talk about the trees, the fruit and learn about the cultivation and the harvest process.
- A visit to olive mill facilities with an olive oil making video projection
- We will walk among Pallada's modern factory production equipment, explaining in detail all the phases of olive oil production.
- Olive oil tasting : 
You will learn how to taste an extra virgin olive oil.
You will taste 3 different extra virgin olive oils.
The world of extra virgin olive oil: what a good consumer should know.
- Traditional cretan treat : 
You will enjoy a delicious treat, included of cretan quality products. Rusk, cherry tomatoes, olives and, of course, a portion of Pallada extra virgin olive oil, will end the visit with a good taste.

Approximate tour duration: 1 hour / Mo - Su: 9:00 - 17:00

Languages speaking: greek, english, italian & german (upon request)

Facilities accessible to people with disabilities and reduced mobility.

Prices : 15€/person
Free entrance for children aged 12 and under.

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Olive miller for a day

Spend 4 hours of your day as an authentic olive miller, creating your authentic cretan culture experience!

The activity includes:

-A visit at the olive grove & a symbolic olive crop : 
We will visit the olive grove carrying the nets, the traditional olive harvest tools and fully participate in the olive crop. If out of harvest season, the crop will be symbolic but realistic in each step.
- A visit to olive mill facilities with an olive oil making video projection: 
We will walk among Pallada's modern factory production equipment, explaining in detail all the phases of olive oil production.
- A live olive oil production : 
We will have the chance to actually produce olive oil, in a mini automated olive oil production line. We will use a fully self- contained machine which can carry out the olive crushing, malaxing & separation processes all in one unit. Even if out of harvest season, the process will be fully conducted for demonstration reasons.
- Olive oil mini seminar : 
You will learn how to taste an extra virgin olive oil.
You will smell the most important positive & negative organoleptic characteristics of extra virgin olive oil and try to recognize them in samples given, telling the differences between high quality extra virgin and non extra virgin olive oil.
- Εach visitor will be honored with The certificate of “The good olive oil consumer”, a memento for the day you spent with us learning about olive oil.
- Traditional cretan treat : 
You will enjoy a delicious treat, included of cretan quality products. Rusk, cherry tomatoes, olives and, of course, a portion of Pallada extra virgin olive oil, will end the visit with a good taste.

Approximate tour duration: 4 hours

Languages speaking: greek, english, italian & german (upon request)

Facilities accessible to people with disabilities and reduced mobility.

Prices : 120€/person
Free entrance for children aged 12 and under.

PLEASE NOTE :
- The visit must be booked in advance, by appointment.
- Groups of maximum 5 people.

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