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Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete

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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
+30 697 386 3551
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Joanna was very bubbly and a wonderful tour guide. She made the tour of the factory very... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Aimee M
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Wonderful experience!

My husband and I visited August, 2017. Joanna and her mother were so much fun to talk to and learn... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
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Visitors have the opportunity to see three generations of olive oil production.The old olive mill that was run with a donkey , a mill that was run on a diesel machine and of course the machinery that our family is using now. Visitors can also taste and buy olive oil from our family's production.
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Melidoni Geropotamou | Melidoni Geropotamou, Rethymnon, Crete 740 52, Greece
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+30 697 386 3551

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Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Joanna was very bubbly and a wonderful tour guide. She made the tour of the factory very interesting for me and my family. The history of the production of oil was fascinating and I thoroughly recommend a trip if in Crete.

Thank Aimee M
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2017

Thank you so much for your great review!! I am happy that you enjoyed your visit!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 9 October 2017

My husband and I visited August, 2017. Joanna and her mother were so much fun to talk to and learn from. We got a real education about the old ways of olive oil production, down to current methods. I loved learning how eco-friendly their process...More

Thank Y C
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

It is really nice to hear that you enjoyed your visit at our family's olive oil factory. It is always a pleasure to let you guys in on all the secrets of the olive oil production. Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! All...More

Reviewed 9 October 2017

We enjoyed every minute of this tour. The Paraschakis family members are witty and smart. They'll keep you entertained the entire time! The olive oil is amazing. If you are a tourist, leave plenty of room in your suitcase as the oil comes in many...More

Thank Janet R
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

I am glad that we entertained you guys! Thank you so much for a great review. All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 3 October 2017

I visited in September of 2017 with a group of 9 people. It was really great to learn about how olive oil is made and produced, but by far, the highlight of our visit was the family. Joanna and her mother were so hospitable and...More

Thank aboots17
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit to the olive oil factory!! It is always a pleasure to tell you all the secrets of the olive oil production!! Many thanks for you great comment!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

We really enjoyed the interesting and amusing tour with Crete's funniest mother daughter duo. Their organic “home-made“ olive oil is fantastic - best value. Thanks for the little trip to the world of olives. It's worth it!!

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 5 October 2017

We also thank you for your super review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your visit!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 11 September 2017

my girlfriend and I visited and we were surprised to be the only people there although in high season - apparently we just missed the big tourist crowd. yet brenda (the american mother in law) took the time to guide us and she was just...More

Thank zzzampano
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2017

I am really glad that you enjoyed your visit to our family's olive oil factory!! It is always our pleasure to inform you about the olive oil production!! Thank you so much for your wonderful review! All the best, Joanna ( Brenda's daughter )

Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

We went as a family of 4 to the farm and were greeted by Joanna and her mother. You can see the real passion in their work and efforts to produce the oil. We spent nearly an hour at the place as we learnt about...More

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Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! It is always a pleasure to let all visitors in on all the secrets of the olive oil production from the past till now. I hope you and your family are always healthy and happy!! All the...More

Reviewed 19 August 2017

A visit to The Paraschakis Family Olive Oil Factory is a must if you are in Crete. This is a family run business and Joanna, the owner, gave us a fantastic and knowledgeable tour of how olive oil was produced from days of old to...More

1  Thank Wendy C
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2017

I am really happy that you enjoyed your visit to our family's olive oil factory!! As you mentioned in your review , we have no waste , it is very important to be able to use all available resources. It is great to be green!...More

Reviewed 15 August 2017

The tour guide was so friendly and informative and it was amazing to see the older parts of the olive farm as well as the new, the farm had a really family friendly vibe and there are also beautiful views surrounding the farm for pictures.

Thank anyakk
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 17 August 2017

I really enjoy it when visitors have a great time at the olive oil factory. I also take much pleasure in letting you know all the little secrets of the olive oil production. Thank you so much for your wonderful review!! All the best, Joanna

Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Having googled olive oil factories in Crete this name popped up and it was great fun and very informative and, apart from buying 3 litres of olive oil and a bottle of Raki, it didn't cost a penny. The American mother and daughter that run...More

Thank Darren B
Joanna P, Owner at Paraschakis Olive Oil - Crete, responded to this reviewResponded 15 August 2017

I am very happy that you found our tour very informative and fun!! Thank you so much for your great review! All the best, Joanna

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it was free !
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Entry is included in one of the excursions on 'The Little Train' from Panormos, which you can check out separately on Trip Advisor etc
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