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Private Olive Tour and Tasting at Melas Epidauros Olive Oil Domain

Peloponnese

Epidavros

Duration

1 h

Availability

Up to 10 persons

Guided Tour

Up to 10 persons

Overnight Stay

Not provided

Active Months

Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec

Description

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

Embark on an immersive journey through the Olive Trees Bio Garden, where nature’s tranquility sets the stage for an enlightening experience. Begin with a captivating 6-minute video presentation, unveiling the heritage and artistry of olive cultivation.

Step into the modern crushing factory, where two production lines reveal the intricate stages of crafting organic olive oil and the esteemed P.D.O. Ligourio Asklepieion extra virgin olive oil, sourced from the renowned “Manaki” variety. Journey further into the laboratory, where quality control processes ensure the excellence of each batch, stored meticulously in stainless steel tanks.

For an enhanced experience, indulge in the “PANEL TASTING TOUR,” where guests are guided through the professional techniques of olive oil tasting in a specially designed tasting room. Sample two distinct varieties of fresh olive oil, expanding your palate and understanding of this ancient craft.

Continue your sensory journey with a light snack tasting, featuring a variety of local delicacies infused with the essence of extra virgin olive oil. From oil-infused bread to tantalizing tomato, cucumber, and feta cheese in oregano, accompanied by organic olives and a choice of cheese or spinach pie, each bite is a celebration of Mediterranean flavors. Wash it down with refreshing orange juice, perfectly complementing the culinary experience.

Explore the retail shop, offering a curated selection of extra virgin olive oils and organic cosmetics, including the esteemed extra virgin organic olive oil “MELAS.”

Conclude your visit with engaging discussions, exchanging thoughts and impressions with fellow enthusiasts. Depart with cherished memories and a thoughtful parting gift, a 100g bar of olive oil-infused soap and a 500ml bottle of EVOO ORGANIC FARMING MELAS, ensuring the essence of your experience lingers long after you depart.

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