Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

Duration 9 hours
Private Tour & Shore Excursion
Price from €110

** Price is per person for a group of 3 passengers. Prices vary greatly depending on the number of people and type of vehicle. The final price will be calculated online using our booking engine.

Overview Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

At Best Greece Tours, we offer unparalleled expertise and exceptional quality for your Athens highlights and olive oil tasting experience. Our crafted experiences are designed to immerse our discerning travelers in the local environment, allowing them to explore the hidden gems and uncover the unique inspirations that the city has to offer.

Embark on a historical journey to Argolis – Corinth, a land steeped in legends and narratives. Witness the awe-inspiring Corinth Canal, a testament to human ingenuity, dividing the mainland from the Peloponnese.

Olive oil has been a staple in Greek cooking for centuries, but it has recently become highly popular, making it a must-have experience in Greece. It’s not just a food enhancer; it represents a Greek lifestyle that values culture, nature, and food. Greece has the most high-quality olive groves globally, making it an ideal destination for olive oil tourism. Embark on the Olive Oil Tasting Experience to immerse yourself in this culture, allowing you to virtually join the harvest and sample premium olive oils. Seize this unique opportunity to explore the world of olive oil in an unforgettable way.

Highlights of Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

  • Visit Athens’ modern and classical sites with expert drivers
  • The Acropolis, the cornerstone of the Athenian culture
  • Tour of the olive groves in its 2 plantation frameworks
  • The harvesting of olive trees (from October to November upon request).
  • The production process of organic olive oil inside the olive mill.
  • Virtually participate in every stage of olive oil production.
  • English-speaking tour driver
  • Pickup and drop off from your Athens hotels, cruise terminal, or cruise ship

Description of Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

ITINERARY (break-down)


Start:  Our private tour of Athens starts with a convenient pickup from your hotel, a specific address, or Piraeus port. This comprehensive tour will introduce you to the modern metropolis and highlight its iconic historical sites. If you’re visiting Athens for the first time, this tour will help you get your bearings and plan your remaining days. Athens seamlessly blends old and new, with each corner of the city showcasing this unique fusion.

This private tour of Athens starts from the Acropolis, an ancient citadel with famous structures like the Parthenon, and continues through the Kalimarmaro stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held. It then concludes in Kolonaki, a posh shopping and commercial area. The tour effectively bridges the ancient and modern aspects of the city.

Duration: 20 Minutes

The Acropolis of Athens

The pinnacle of this Athens sightseeing tour is the Acropolis, a defining symbol of the city. Sitting atop the Sacred Rock, this emblem of Greek culture served as a fortress. The term Acropolis with a capital “A” is synonymous with the Acropolis of Athens, setting it apart as the most renowned Acropolis and the birthplace of Western Civilization.

As you visit the Acropolis, you will encounter the Propylaea, an imposing gateway. Marvel at the Erechtheum, with its famous Caryatid columns. Gaze out upon the city below, taking in the sweeping panorama from the distant mountains to the azure waters of Piraeus harbor.

In the heart of Athens, atop the Acropolis, stands the Parthenon, an iconic monument that symbolizes classical architecture. Built as a sanctuary dedicated to Goddess Athena, the city’s patron deity, the Parthenon housed a majestic gold and ivory statue of the Goddess of Wisdom.

Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H
Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

Plaka, Athens’ charming district often called the neighborhood of Gods, sits at the base of the Acropolis. Wander through its cobblestone streets adorned with colorful art and browse the unique items in the tourist shops.

After visiting the Acropolis, the tour of Athens continues with a drive through crucial parts of the city. During this drive, you’ll pass by the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and the Parliament building located on Syntagma Square. You’ll also see Hadrian’s Arch. Afterward, the tour takes you to the Panathenaic Stadium, where the first modern Olympic Games were held in 1896. You’ll also view various government buildings, including the Presidential Palace (formerly the Royal Palace), and elegant houses along streets lined with sour orange trees.

As you drive nearby, take Panepistimiou Avenue, where notable landmarks stand. Marvel at the Catholic Church of Athens. Pass the Academy, the University of Athens, and the National Library. End your journey at Omonoia Square, one of the liveliest areas in the city.

Duration: 180 Minutes

Next, we’ll embark on a picturesque drive along the Saronic Gulf Coastal Highway to visit one of the famous olive mills in the Peloponnese region. A true feast for the eyes, the renowned Corinth Canal will leave a lasting impression on your senses and remain etched in your memory forever

Duration: 60 Minutes

Stop At Corinth Canal

Embark on a captivating day trip to the esteemed region of Argolis in Greece. As you drive along the scenic coastal route, feast your eyes on the captivating island of Salamis, a location where a significant battle between Athens and Persia took place. Pause at the remarkable Corinth Canal, a marvel of engineering that connects the Saronic Gulf to the Aegean Sea. Take a leisurely stroll, traverse the narrow bridge spanning the canal, and soak in its grandeur. If you’re feeling daring, consider bungee jumping as an optional activity to add an adrenaline rush to your adventure.

Duration: 15 Minutes

Olive Oil

Olive Oil Tasting Experience Tour and Best Greece tours provide customized tours allowing travelers to dive into the local culture and discover new sources of inspiration. Get ready for your special tour by learning about Oliotourism in Greece. Olive oil tourism is growing in popularity, with olive mill tours becoming more common.

Oliotourism is an expanding trend in Argolis and other regions known for their olive groves. It involves offering a variety of tourist activities centered around the production of olive oil, with the goal of educating travelers about the unique characteristics and processes involved in making this popular product. This form of tourism differs from traditional tourism as it focuses on rural, ecological, and gastronomic experiences.

Oliotourism, centered around olive trees, offers diverse experiences. Guided tours showcase olive groves. Traditional accommodations nestled within the groves provide unique stays. Olive restoration, hiking, relaxation activities, shopping, and beauty treatments infused with olive oil are available. Oliotourism aims to promote the olive industry, spread awareness about olive oil culture, and provide a blend of rural and ecological tourism.

Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H
Athens And Olive Oil Tour 9-H

Sure, here’s a paraphrased version of the text: When vacationing in Athens, consider visiting an olive oil estate to gain insight into the production process while appreciating the beauty of the olive groves. The tour concludes with an olive oil tasting, where you’ll discover how to savor the unique flavors and characteristics of various olive oil varieties. Learn to distinguish the distinct attributes of fruitiness, bitterness, and pepperiness in each variety.

Professional olive oil tasting.

Olive trees have grown on Greek land since ancient times thousands of years ago! Ever since the Greek people rely on its fruits to create their tasty dishes. No wonder olive oil is the heart of Greek cuisine, Argolis – Corinth is the region that produces the best quality olive oil.

Embark on an extraordinary olive oil adventure in the heart of Argolis – Corinth by visiting an award-winning olive oil producer. Immerse yourself in a guided tour through their facilities and witness the passion and expertise behind their exceptional olive oil. Delight in an interactive tasting seminar where you’ll unveil hidden secrets of olive oil production and savor the flavors of their extra-virgin olive oil. Get ready for a journey into the world of liquid gold!

Olives are picked in the fall, typically from October to November. During this time, the olives are at the ideal temperature for pressing. Once harvested, the olives are crushed into a paste in a mill. Then, the resultant olive oil is extracted and undergoes a filtration process before storage. Modern machinery employed in olive oil production ensures consistent quality that aligns with current standards, making the final product suitable for consumption.

Olive Field

The company demonstrates its environmental commitment through recycling all materials and ensuring that its production processes do not contribute to carbon emissions, resulting in a zero carbon footprint.

Let’s See Now Why Olive Oil Is So Experiential!

Discover the distinction between professional olive oil tasting, where experts evaluate various aspects of the oil such as its aroma, taste, and texture, and simple olive oil tasting, which is more casual and focused on personal preferences.

Professional olive oil tasting: Sure, here is a paraphrased version of the text: In olive oil tasting, special glasses are utilized. Similar to wine tasting, olive oil evaluation focuses on three key characteristics: 1. Aroma: The distinctive scent of the olive oil. 2. Bitterness: The intensity of the bitter flavor in the oil. 3. Spiciness: The intensity of the spicy sensation that the oil produces.

Here is the procedure:

  • Add olive oil to the special tasting glass.
  • We hold the glass in our hands and stir to slightly heat the olive oil.
  • We smell trying to identify each of its aromas.
  • We drink a sip to perceive the intensity of its bitter & spicy taste.

At our olive oil tasting, guests enjoy fresh bread, bruschetta with Kalamon olive paste, and a mini salad with vegetables and olives. Each person tastes two award-winning olive oils, olive paste, and pitted Kalamon olives. Afterward, using virtual reality headsets, participants can immerse themselves in every step of olive oil production. This interactive experience brings the olive oil making process to life.

Here are the two available options for the Olive oil tour and tasting presentation:

Option 1 – Duration: 70 min. | Minimum number of people: 2

  • Visiting the olive mill olive grove.
  • Guided tour of the facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Virtual reality video presentation. Wearing the virtual reality mask you will have the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience by watching a video with all the stages of cultivation, production & bottling of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Presentation of Greek extra virgin olive oil (varieties, categories of olive oil, health benefits & useful tips for the proper storage of extra virgin olive oil).
    Professional tasting experience in two.
  • Products (we can add more at a small extra cost).
  • Simple tasting of the Soligea product line (extra virgin olive oil – Kalamon olives – Kalamon olive paste).

Option 2 – Duration: 40 min. | Minimum number of people: 4

  • Guided tour of our facilities and presentation of the production line of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Video presentation of the production of the extra virgin olive oil “From the tree… to the bottle”.
  • Simple olive oil tasting of the Soligea product line (extra virgin olive oil -Pitted Kalamon olives – Kalamon olive paste).
  • Ending Mythical Athens And Olive Oil Tasting 9-Hour Tour dropping you off at the same spot we have picked you up!
  • Olive oil tasting

Cruising enthusiasts seeking a remarkable shore experience in Athens should consider this exclusive tour. It’s ideally suited for tourists with limited time in port, allowing them to make the most of their day-long visit to Athens during their captivating cruise journey across Greece.

Our journey will take us through a myriad of charming destinations. We’ll visit Megara, the former home of King Bizas, where the name Byzantium originated. Then we’ll explore Efisna, renowned for its Eleusinian mysteries. Along our coastal route, we’ll encounter picturesque locations like Ag. Theodoroi and Kineta. Our adventure culminates at the iconic Corinth Canal!

Duration: 90 Minutes

Pass By: Our delightful odyssey will take us through picturesque citrus groves and thriving olive plantations. We will then arrive at the ancient city of Corinth to have a traditional home cooked lunch, a place teeming with captivating stories from the annals of history.

Duration: 95 Minutes

As your extraordinary journey concludes, you will embark on a return trip to Athens, guided by your reliable driver. It is a moment to bid farewell to the awe-inspiring experiences and indelible memories you have gathered throughout this unforgettable adventure

Duration: 90 Minutes


  • Transfer offerd; Travelers pickup/drop off is offered.
  • Pick up from; We will pick you up from any hotel or apartment in Athens center and Piraeus cruise port at the cruise ship pier!
  • Info needed When booking make sure to include the address of your accommodation, or the name of the cruise line and the cruise ship!
  • Pick up time; We propose to pick you up at 8 am in order to avoid traffic and crowed at the Acropolis.
  • Drop off; We will drop you off at the same place we have picked you up or at any hotel in Athens center or cruise ship pier!


What is Included

  • Professional driver with good knowledge of history and culture in Greece
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle appropriate for the size of your group
  • Accommodation is based according to availability (for multiple day tours only)
  • Flexible pick up time on request (proposed 08:00AM)
  • Free Pick-up from and return to your hotel
  • Free Pick-up & drop off from Piraeus cruise port
  • Athens Airport transfers or pickup locations outside Athens: arranged on request with surcharge
  • First class transport: By Mercedes E-Class or similar; Mercedes minivan or Mercedes minibus according to the size of your party. All new models come with full leather and A/C.
  • Road tolls and local taxes
  • Our terminal: Leof. Andrea Siggrou 37, 117 43 Athina, Greece.
  • Official licensed tour guide for guiding in archeological sites. Available on request with surcharge
  • The private tour is 100% exclusive for your party

What is Excluded

  • Entrance fees to the archaeological sites and museum
  • Wine tasting fee (wine tours)
  • Athens Airport transfer: arranged on request with a surcharge
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and beverage
  • Your private chauffeur/guide will discuss a program best suited to your interest and mobile abilities. Option for a professional tour guide with a state license at an extra cost.


Tour Type

  • Private tour - Shore Excursion
  • Activity level: Moderate
  • Departures: Daily


  • Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Guaranteed Departures

  • Best Greece Tours is proud to be the first in the industry to offer Guaranteed Departures . A guaranteed departure means; There is no minimum number of bookings required on a trip to run and that the tour will definitely operate on the day it is scheduled and will not be cancelled. All guaranteed departures will run except in the event of a natural disaster or other similarly disruptive event that is beyond our control. Our current collection of tours can take you to exciting places in Athens and around the world.

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  • Payment Details; We will pass your payment details to our secure payment provider, but we do not see or store any of these details on our website payment details.

Importantant information!

  • Dress: religious and memorial sites: shoulders and knee must be covered.
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A voucher will be emailed to you with our contact numbers and all necessary information for your tour.
  • This is your ticket and proof of purchase. On the day of tour please present a paper voucher in order to redeem your tour/activity.
  • Itinerary (break-down)Due to the high complexity and uncertainty of contemporary transportation, as well as unexpected situations, the planned itinerary can change at any moment and our choices may be affected by any social, economic or environmental phenomena!

Persons with Disabilities

  • Due to uneven surfaces, certain sites are not recommended for persons with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair. Such sites are the Acropolis, the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion, Mycenae, Delphi and Meteora.
  • In all cases, we recommend comfortable flat-solid walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen.
  • For guests who are full-time wheelchair users a ramp vehicle will be needed. Guests may remain in their wheelchair or scooter for the duration of the excursion. Wheelchair or scooter dimensions are required in order to confirm the correct vehicle!
  • Wheelchair or small scooter folding type only. (Please note that disabled passengers must be able to board the vehicle independently or with the assistance of those in their party.)

Opening hours & Admission fees

  • Opening Hours: Summer April 1st to October 31st from 08:00 AM to 07:30 PM
  • Winter: November 1st to March 31st from 08:30 AM to 03:00 PM
  • Free admission fees: Children under 18 & Students from E.U.
  • Reduced admission fees: Citizens of the E.U. aged over 65 & Students from countries outside the E.U.

Free admission days

  • March 6: In memory of deceased Minister of Tourism & visionary Melina Mercouri
  • June 5: Environment international day
  • April 18 : International monuments day
  • May 18: International museums day
  • September 27: International tourism day
  • The last weekend of September annually (European Heritage Days)
  • National Holidays
  • Sundays in the period between 1 November and 31 March
  • The first Sunday of every month, except for July, August and September
  • NOTE: If the first Sunday is a holiday then the second is the free admission day

Holidays in Greece

  • January 1: closed
  • January 6: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Shrove Monday: 08:30AM - 03:00 PM
  • March 25: closed
  • Good Friday: 12:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  • Holy Saturday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • Easter Sunday: closed
  • Easter Monday: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • May 1: closed
  • Holy Spirit Day: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • 15 August 15: 08:30 AM - 03:00 PM
  • October 28: 08:30 AM- 03:00 PM
  • December 25 & 26: closed


  • Sedans; Within 24 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 24 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minivan; Within 36 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 36 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • Minibus 10-20 seats; Within 96 hrs of travel 100% fee will apply. Outside of 96 hrs a €2 per person cancellation charge will apply.
  • For all vehicles; No show mean, no refund

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