27 May Olive Oil – The Greek Nutritional Treasure
The Greeks, where the first ones to cultivate olive trees, in the European Mediterranean. Since then, the olive tree has become an integral part of the Greek cuisine, being its core element, highly connected to the Greek culture, history, mythology and tradition. Thus, the Greeks have always preferred to cook using olive oil, instead of butter, for both tasting and health reasons (as recommended by doctors).
Meet your assistant and driver at the hotel and, depart for an interactive session, to learn how to select, taste and appreciate the extra virgin olive oil, bust all the common myths and, most of all, to integrate this nutritional treasure, to the everyday life. Get ready to become an olive oil expert and, experience the most important Greek harvest!!
The guests will taste four special, indigenous varieties of extra virgin Greek olive oil, together with fresh, local appetizers. In addition, the “hot potato” test will take place, in order to taste the very essence of the olive oil. To conclude this session, with a pleasant surprise, do not miss the chance to enjoy a traditional “baklava” sweet!!
Further, continue the tour with a stop at a typical Greek café, for a demonstration by the owner, of the Greek coffee and how to prepare it, on a “briki” with “kaimaki”. Please, taste it!! Afterwards, visit the picturesque, Byzantine Kapnikarea church (11th century) -previously called Kamoucharea, due to the labs of “kamouchas” (silk merchant), shops of which are in the area. Optional dinner in Plaka area, or drive back to the hotel.
[Greek Café “Orea Ellas”]
## Tour Duration: Approximately 2 hours
## Tour Price: 160.00 € per person (minimum 2 participants), including:
-Private, modern A/C minivan.
-Experienced, English speaking assistant.
-Olive oil seminar, of 40 minutes.
-Greek coffee stop and session, including traditional Greek “loukoumi”.
-VAT and service.