On this half-day private experience, enjoy the flavour and intensity of the extra virgin olive oil striaght from local olive groves that make Greece famous! Take the chance to stroll through ancient trees and learn the basics of olive oil tasting - including how to distinguish the different grades of olive oil and pair them with local products. Finish off your perfect day by paying a visit to the UNESCO protected Old Town of Corfu.
You’ll be picked up from your accommodation, and then head south to the picturesque village of St. Mathias. A short stroll through the village will take you to the traditional, internationally award-winning olive press of the Governor, which has been in use for over three generations.
You’ll get the chance to explore the olive grove with its ancient trees and learn about the different harvesting practices on-site, followed by a visit to the olive press to begin your olive oil tasting experience.
You’ll quickly realise that for the Dafnis family, olive oil is treated like gold! With the help of your guide, you’ll be able to distinguish the multiple grades of olive oil through the flavours, colour and textures of the Corfiot extra virgin olive oil. To accompany your tasting, there will be a variety of carefully paired seasonal and locally produced products.
After your visit to Governor’s olive oil press, you will have free time to enjoy a stroll through the beautiful historical town of Corfu. With a vast history of old and new, wander around its narrow alleys and discover amazing local spots to taste the local cuisine and delicacies, take the opportunity to visit the house of the Governor, the Palace of St. Michael and George, and enjoy a coffee break on Spianada Esplanade, just as the nobles used to do in centuries past.
The You have the option to book a local guide for your old town stroll, to really make the most of this experience, you can choose this option on the booking page.
Enjoy a visit the Governor’s Olive Mill traditional oil press
Have your own private olive oil tasting
Take in the mythical old town of Corfu
Your Local Host:
Nikos and his team of local expert guides have a simple but strong ethos. They want you to truly experience Greece in the most authentic way possible. Their experiences are made up of exciting bespoke & themed tours around Athens and the islands that show you the real Greece and unforgettable gastronomic experiences that their Greek grandmothers would be proud of. Nikos and his team will do whatever it takes to make sure you have the private tour exactly how you like it, with all things authentic and off the beaten track. They can't wait to show you around their home!
First you’ll set off to the picturesque village of St. Mathias, where you’ll tour the olive groves and press. Afterwards, you’ll have the free time to explore in mythical Corfu, with winding streets and stacks of history, before your driver returns you home.
Your guide will pick you up at your accommodation or at the Corfu port.