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Astrikas Estate Biolea

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Biolea G. Dimitriadis, Astrikas, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
+30 2824 023281
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Fantastic olive farm tour

Highly recommended tour of a top quality olive oil producer. Spent an hour learning all about the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
A TripAdvisor Member
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Best olive oil tour!

We were very engaged in learning about growing organic olives to produce the best tasting olive oil... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. The Astrikas Estate organic olive groves are located in the small village of Astrikas, within the PDO (Protected Denomination of Origin) area of Kolymbari in northwestern Crete.Biolea specializes in artisan production of organic olive oil, stone milled and cold pressed. The company's organic olive oil is exclusively estate-produced and bottled.The Astrikas Estate is open to visitors; we offer a tour free of charge to anyone who is interested to learn about the production method of olive oil. TOURS ARE BY APPOINTMENT ONLY.
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Biolea G. Dimitriadis, Astrikas, Platanias, Crete 730 06, Greece
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Highly recommended tour of a top quality olive oil producer. Spent an hour learning all about the cold-pressing technique used by this estate and then (the best bit!) tasting their oils - and of course buying some... Followed by lunch in Deliana which is 2...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very engaged in learning about growing organic olives to produce the best tasting olive oil we’ve ever tasted! We were honored to have been given the tour by owner, George Dimitriadis, their 5th generation descendant who founded Biolea in 1994. Thank you for...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Was there with children age 2, 7 &11. very interesting place. Fun to learn about the proces, and the different kinds of olive oil. If you are an organic family this is a must.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great family owned mill that explains very clearly the true benefits of olive oils and the difference between industrial and traditional production. A great finale with a tasting of the products. A must visit if you are in West Crete. Merci M. George PS:...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We’ve been here two years ago and got the tour, and some olive oil. Now we where here again, to buy some oil. Still the same welcoming atmosphere, still a very nice staff and still the best oil in Greece! Always worth the visit ☺️

Thank Michelle B
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went for the 11am tour which was really enjoyable. Very informative and a lovely setting to taste some olive oil. A small family run business, and the tour guide was very knowledgable and enthusiastic. Tour was on the short side, but still a nice...More

Thank 275man
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

An outstanding place to visit to witness the manufacture of organic stone mill cold pressed extra virgin olive oil. All these words are important and the owner of this estate will tell you the reasons why. Less than half an hour's drive from Chania and...More

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Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

We had a great tour and learned a lot about the stone milled, cold pressed method of extracting the olive oil. Thank you for the explanations and tour! The olive oil tastes very flavorful!

Thank Angie L
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

We had a spare morning and one of the guys at our hotel suggested Biolea. Chloe was very kind to pick up my call on a Sun evening and offer a place on the tour! The estate is stunningly beautiful and the facility superb, just...More

Thank Manish K
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Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This was recommended by our bnb host. Absolutely awesome. Travel agents try to sell you taste of Crete which sounds amazing, but we aren't here long enough and I'm so interested in Olive oil production. This tout was free and included tastings. More importantly, this...More

Thank Heather F
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