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Operates: Every Tuesday.  

The Olive Oil Mill Festival - Cretan Folklore Night  (night tour).


The Olive Oil Mill Festival is an event focusing on the traditions and production of Cretan olive oil. It's been held at a production site in Sissi, where you will learn about coltivation of Olives and how Olive Oil is produced.  

Come and try the local products, find out about Cretan culinary customs and traditions in a natural enviroment and enjoy the Cretan hospitality!

Pick-up's from:
Plaka, Elounda, Agios Nikolaos, Amoudara (Lasithi), Vathi, Kalo Chorio, Istron.

Operating Days: 

Tuesdays: English-French-Russian

Tour includes:
Pick-up service at or near your hotel, Dinner and free wine, Folklore show.

Extra Fees (not included in the price)
Extras payable on the spot: No extras applicable, beside the product purchases you may want make while there.

Tour highlights:
Raki & wine tasting, Find out about: Olive Oil products-Wine-Raki-Honey, Cretan BBQ dinner, Local dances demostration.

North East Crete.

5 hours approximately - 50 km.



A Gastronomical experience! An event based on the elixir of life-olive oil and on Crete's local traditions.

Enjoy a unique culinary and educational journey through the Cretan diet

This evening takes place at the olive oil mill in Sissi, in the old plantation of the Lyrakis Family with a panoramic view of the Cretan Sea.

Come and try the local products, learn about Cretan culinary customs and traditions and enjoy the Cretan hospitality.


Guided tour about:

Olive Oil
Starting with the old oil press from the 18th century and through the family’s award-winning ecological olive oil mill you will learn all the secrets of the olive and its oil.

You will get to know the traditional beekeeping practices on Crete, and all the details about the life of a beehive

In the raki-distillery you will learn about the production of raki-tsikoudia, and try the final product.

Tasting of wines made of different local grape varieties.

You will learn how the traditional olive oil soap is made.

Home-cooked Cretan Food (with olive oil)

Buffet style
You will taste authentic village dishes, cooked in a wood-fired oven just like in the old days.

BBQ of selected local meats, marinated in olive oil and wild aromatic herbs from the Cretan mountains.

The unique tasting potatoes fried in olive oil on the open fire (parasia) – the favorite of many Cretans seasonal greens, split peas, salads from our own vegetable-garden, accompanied by a big variety of “mezedes”(Greek appetizers) based on olives and olive oil. Seasonal fruits and loukouma

Partake and dance to the traditional Cretan and Greek rhythms and join our wonderful musicians and dancers.

The local products of superior dietary value and quality, which you have already tasted, are available for purchase directly from the producer.

This is Crete!  Explore, feel, taste it!


Age Definition:
Adults: Over 12 years old  (Full fare)
Children: 5-12 years old  (50% discount)
Infants: 0-4 years old  (Free of charge)

Directions while booking:
► Please leave in booking comments box what language group you prefer to be in
► If your are booking a child or an infant, leave in comments box the dates of birth
► The displayed cost of any extra services, is the total for all participating passengers



For further information or bookings please call at telephone No. (+30) 2810 341560







Time Sight Comments
19:00 Lyrakis Family Factory