The Cretan Olive Oil Farm

The resort of Aghios Nikolaos is a great fusion of the old and the new. There are many new and popular attractions catering for holidaymakers, but an exciting and educational tour around a more traditional olive farm is certainly worth exploring too.

To satisfy both your taste buds and your curiosity, take a guided tour around the small, family-run Cretan Olive Oil Farm to learn the history and processes of oil pressing and see exactly how olive oil is produced.

If you’re looking to take home a memorable souvenir, you could also try a pottery lesson whilst here. Or if you like getting your hands dirty but only in the name of food, try the cooking class, which gives you the opportunity to learn what makes Mediterranean cooking so tasty and special. There’s also a chance to show off your best moves and give folk dancing a try too.

If all this fun has given you an appetite, you’ll be delighted to know that you have the chance to take some tasty treats home with you. You’ll find a range of oils, olive pastes, sun-dried tomatoes and honey available to try and buy in the farm’s gift shop.