Tours and Tickets

Olive Oil & Wine Now & Then - Luxury Small Group Experience provided by Elissos Travelling Philosophy

Olive Oil & Wine Now & Then - Luxury Small Group Experience

COVID-19 update: See the added health and safety measures this experience is taking.Read more
Select Date and Travellers
(Price varies by group size)
2 adults
Select tour language
Low Price Guarantee
No Booking Fees
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Read more
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 16/07/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Your Olive Oil and Wine Experience starts with a visit of a local traditional Olive Oil Factory in the region of Heraklion. You will find out all about the Olive Oil production, visit the factory installations and try extra virgin Cretan olive oil. Next, you will explore the prehistoric industrial area of Vathipetro. There, the oldest European winery and olive oil press were excavated dating back to Minoan Times, 1700 B.C. Your last stop will be local winery where you will visit the installations and vineyards and enjoy a splendid wine tasting (different types of local wine produced in the region) accompanied by a light Lunch consisting of eight different "Meze" style dishes.
Important Information
Departure Point
Rocca a Mare Fortress, Heraklion 712 02, Greece
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Official, Licensed Tourist Guide
  • Transportation on a Premium Class vehicle with a professional driver
  • Entrance Fees
  • You will enjoy a light Lunch at the Winery cosisting of local Plates.
Show More
Additional Info
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.


Write a review
What was your experience like?
Share your best travel photo
Let the world see your experience through your eyes.
Get quick answers
Ask fellow travellers and attraction managers your top questions.
About the operator

This tour has not yet been reviewed, but you can read what other travellers have to say about this operator.

By: Elissos Travelling Philosophy
In “partnership” with Marilina Paters since 2005
Since 2005 Marilina Paters has been my professional tour guide for Crete and the Greek mainland, and more recently,
Read more
The crème de la crème of tour guides
I actually had a private tour with Marilina and it was one of the best tours I've had anywhere in the world. She is
Read more
Michael J
Luxurious, authentic, and unforgettable.
Marilina was invaluable in planning our family's trip. It was a special occasion, and she helped make sure it was
Read more
Outstanding Tour Guide!
We took a tour of Heraklion, Knossos Palace, and the museum with Marilina from Elissos, and they were all fantastic
Read more
Marilina was an excellent tour guide!
I am so glad we booked a tour guide for this - we would have had no idea what we were looking at otherwise. We got
Read more
A time travelling adventure like no other!
If you have limited time, and want to truly experience ancient (and modern) Crete as a researcher, or time travelle
Read more
Morrill M
Wonderful Tour of the Peloponnese
Marilina Paters, owner of the travel agency Elissos Travelling Philosophy and a first-rate Licensed Professional To
Read more
Study Tour of the Goddesses
Our 12-day trip with Marilena exceeded our expectations— her deep descriptions of pre-Hellenic and Hellenic mytholo
Read more
Guide, Travel Agent, and Partner for all my Greece Study Tours
Since 2005 Marilina Paters and I have partnered to conduct Goddess-based study tours on Crete and mainland Greece.
Read more
Knossos and Heraklion
What an amazing person Marilina is. She made our visit to Knossos interesting and relevant and presented enough in
Read more
James E
Knossos tour FANTASTIC
I did a full tour of Knossos with two of my teenage daughters. Marilina was our guide. She was bright, engaging,
Read more
Kim E
Great Minoan Guide
If you are interested in learning about Minoan culture, history, and architecture, then you cannot do any better th
Read more
Kylie S
Crete Knossos and museum
Marilina was a tour guide for our tour of Knossos and the archeological museum. She was extremely informative, and
Read more
Tour of Knossos and Botanical Garden
Enjoyed 2 one-day custom tours of Crete. Our guide was Thalia – so fun to spend the day with her! Very knowledgea
Read more
Perfect private tour guide for Crete
Marilina Paters, owner of Elissos Travelling Philosophy, made our recent first experience of Crete a wonderful one.
Read more
Key Details
  • Koronekes®, Vathypetro, and 1 more
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English, German
Why Book on Tripadvisor?
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Low Price Guarantee
  • No Booking Fees
  • Secure Payments
  • 24/7 SupportCall:+44 12 2492 8241
Frequently Asked Questions about Olive Oil & Wine Now & Then - Luxury Small Group Experience