Corfu Old Town Tour with Olive Oil Tasting
Taste the captivating flavours of the golden-coloured extra virgin olive oil of Corfu, and round up your day by wandering around the Old Town of Corfu, a World Heritage Site, proclaimed by UNESCO.
Are you a foodie enthusiast who wants to taste the top quality olive oil of Corfu? Set on a half day experience & enjoy the flavour intensity of the extra virgin olive oil coming from local ancient olive groves. Have the chance to walk among hundreds-years-old trees and learn the basics of olive oil tasting, how to distinguish the different grades of olive oil and pair them appropriately with carefully selected local goods. Round up your day by paying a visit to the UNESCO protected, Old Town of Corfu!
Start your day by hopping on your private luxury vehicle, waiting for you outside of your hotel or at the port. With the pleasant company of your friendly English-speaking driver, head south and reach the eastern slopes of Mount Gamilios where the picturesque village of St. Mathias lies. Have a quick walk at the village and find yourselves at the traditional, internationally award-winning, olive press of the Governor, operating for more than three generations.
Have the chance to explore the large olive grove with ancient trees of hundreds of years old and learn about the different harvesting practices on site. Witness numerous kinds of trees for different olive oil varieties and let the pictures of Corfu sink deep into you. Now, it is time to visit the olive press and start your olive oil tasting experience. From the very start, realise that for the Dafnis family, olive oil is treated like gold. Naming their brand after Count Kapodistrias, the first Governor of Greece, every single detail contributes to the upscale product they offer. Listen carefully to the instructions of your guide and learn to distinguish the multiple grades of olive oil and taste the superiority and the explosion of flavours, colour and texture of the Corfiot extra virgin olive oil. Side your tasting with a variety of carefully paired locally produced products.
After your visit to Governor’s olive oil press, relax by enjoying a walk at the beautiful, historical town of Corfu. With a vast history, fascinating urbanscape, Italianate architecture and authentic vibe, wander around its narrow alleys and discover secret spots to taste the local cuisine and delicacies. Do not miss the chance to pay a visit to the house of the Governor, the Palace of St. Michael and George and have your coffee break at the side of Spianada Sq, on Liston street just like nobles used to do during the previous centuries. Corfu is waiting to cast a spell on you and leave you stunned at every step of yours.
- Your private luxury vehicle
- Pick up/ drop off from/to your hotel / port
- An excellent English-speaking personal driver
- Olive oil tasting including Greek delicacies (tomatoes, feta cheese, handmade crackers)
- A wonderful walk in the Old Town of Corfu
- All taxes and VAT
Any personal purchases, extra drinks or food
Know before you go:
- Upgrade your experience by booking a licensed guide during your walk in the historical town of Corfu & let history come to life
- The tour is available as a shore excursion: Please inform us about the arrival time of your cruise ship/port pick-up is included
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What a great experience! We were given a private tour of not only the mill where the best olive oil in the world is produced, but also the old town of Corfu. Our driver, George, was so friendly and accommodating. This was definitely one of the highlights of our trip!