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Cooking Lesson at Melas Epidauros Olive Oil Domain (For groups over 10 pax)

Peloponnese

Epidavros

Duration

1 h
30 m

Availability

Up to 60 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 60 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep

Description

The Melas-Epidavros Olive Oil Domain was founded in 1994 by Evangelos Melas, son of a third-generation olive oil producer, an organic farmer with deep knowledge and extensive experience in the world of olive oil production.
The initial facilities were located in the town of Lygourio, near Epidavros, in the prefecture of Argolida in the Peloponnese. The company’s aim since the beginning of its commercial operations was the international market, with a steady philosophy based on the quality and the high organoleptic characteristics of its products.
Among the company’s first products commercialized was the extra virgin olive oil of the “Manaki” variety, a Protected Designation of Origin PDO “Ligourio Asklepios” of the Argolid prefecture since 1996, known in many countries for its unique quality characteristics and flavor. In 2008, the continuously-growing demand for the company’s products led to the establishment of new, modern facilities at the current location, including an olive press exclusively for producing organic olive oil as well as a second line for olive pressing of conventional olive oil, with vertical production and total control over the quality of production, storage, and bottling.

ACTIVITY DESCRIPTION

Olive Garden Tour: Explore the winding pathways of our picturesque garden, guided by the gentle rustle of olive leaves and the sweet scent of blossoms. Learn about the rich history and sustainable practices that have nurtured our olive trees for generations.

 Immerse yourself in a mesmerizing 6-minute video presentation, delving into the artistry and tradition of olive oil production. Witness the journey from tree to table as we unveil the secrets behind crafting our renowned organic olive oil and the prestigious P.D.O. Ligourio Asklepieion extra virgin olive oil, celebrated for its “Manaki” variety.

 Step inside our state-of-the-art crushing factory and witness the magic of olive oil production firsthand. Learn about the meticulous stages involved in transforming freshly harvested olives into liquid gold, from crushing and pressing to extraction and bottling.

 Explore our cutting-edge laboratory, where quality control and precision are paramount. Discover the rigorous process of product testing, classification, and storage in gleaming stainless steel tanks, ensuring the purity and freshness of our olive oil.

 Indulge your palate in a delectable tasting experience featuring an array of local delicacies infused with our extra virgin olive oil. From slices of oil bread topped with ripe tomatoes, cucumbers, and feta cheese to savory cheese or spinach pies, each bite is a celebration of authentic flavors.

 Browse our retail shop and bring home a taste of the Olive Trees Bio Garden. Choose from a selection of extra virgin olive oils, including our signature blends and organic cosmetics crafted from our premium “MELAS” olive oil.

 Engage in thought-provoking discussions and share your impressions and insights with fellow visitors. Reflect on the beauty of the olive oil-making process and its significance in our lives and communities.

 Before you bid farewell, receive a heartfelt token of appreciation—a 100g bar of soap infused with EVOO from our organic farming practices at “MELAS.” Take home a piece of our garden’s essence as a cherished reminder of your visit.

 As a special treat, join us for a hands-on cooking lesson led by a skilled artisan specializing in traditional recipes. Learn the art of pastry-making and cooking local delicacies, and immerse yourself in the flavors of our region.

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    Extra virgin olive oil PDO Lygourio, organic extra virgin olive oil, bio cosmetics with organic olive oil

    Tour Languages

    Greek, English, French

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