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Olive Oil Tasting Tour on Korcula Island

Tour Description & Photos

Amended Tour for 2018

 

Join us from Korcula Town,  as we journey the length of the island and spend the day tasting and discovering one of Korcula’s prized products, olive oil. Whether or not you consider yourself to be an olive oil connoisseur, this is a fantastic tour for anyone who wants to see a side to Korcula Island so few get to explore.

 

Tour Highlights

- Insight into olive oil production on the island now and historically

- Enjoy views of the island as we visit the village of Lumbarda, the village of Vela Luka and the olive groves at Potirna

- Meet two olive oil producers, both who will share their interesting stories & passion

- Taste delicious olives oil produced on the island as well as preserves & rakijas

- Relax and enjoy lunch at a rural homestead which includes a cup of olive tea

 

Departing from Korcula we first head to the village of Lumbarda and visit an old olive mill where we learn about the historical production of olive oil. Our journey then continues to Vela Luka, enjoying the views as we go. Here our first stop is at a family producer who specialise in flavoured oils and medicinal products using natural ingredients. You will be able to sample olive oils as well as home-made preserves and rakijas.

 

For our final tasting we drive along country lanes to the olive grove of one of Korcula Island’s most renowned olive oil producers. Here we meet our host over an olive infused cup of tea before wandering around the olive trees.  We return to the small rural family house for an olive oil tasting with a guided lesson. As we relax in nature and enjoy the spectacular views, we will then be served a tasty lunch with wine which includes traditional savoury and sweet dishes. On our return to Korcula Town we will make a brief stop to visit one of the oldest olive trees on the island.

 

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Tour Details

Available Dates:

Available Days:

Time of Tour:

No. Participants:

 

May to mid-October

Upon request

10:00 (tour lasts approx 5-6 hours)

2 - 4

 

Tour Includes:

 

 

 

Transport from / to Korcula Town

Olive Oil Tasting at 2 local producers

Olive mill visit

Walk around olive grove

Olive tea, lunch & wine at an olive grove

Visit to old Olive Tree

 

Additional Notes: 

You many wish to bring water for the journey

Olive Oil can be purchased at both producers

Full payment required in advance

Payment Terms:

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Meeting/ Departure Point:

Centre of Korcula Town

A map with the meeting location marked will be included in Tour Confirmation

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Thank you for your assistance during the time we were in Korcula.

We really enjoyed the tour and your choices of vineyards and local oil producers were excellent.

Vera, September 2017

 

Sorry not to have thanked you before. But belated huge thank you for just such wonderful experiences. Sitting up,at Marias farm in the olive trees   I thought  I had died and gone to heaven . I didn't have a camera but I like to look and feel a place and I have it in my memory bank.

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Clare, May 2017

 

Via TripAdvisor Olive Oil Tour Sept 2017

This tour was so enjoyable, who would have thought that Olive Oil could be interesting. We were collected by Rachel, who ran the tour and driven to our first stop, where we had wonderful breads oils and Wine! we spent a very happy hour here before we moved on to the next stop, a small privately run business and our hosts here were wonderful. We tasted numerous oils, syrups and then to my husbands delight, Grappa! The oils were delicious my favourite was the lemon infused, which tasted like lemon drizzle cake. After many purchases, including an essential oil mix for 'cold legs' ( I kid you not) we were dragged away and on to our final stop an olive grove in the hills, where our lovely host Maria, had put on a wonderful spread for lunch including Peka, it was delicious. After more olive oil tasting much wine and cakes, we left for a tour of the distillery. This was such a wonderful day and very good value for money. Rachel was delightful and informative and we would highly recommend this tour.

 

Via TripAdvisor Never Thought I'd Take a Shot of Olive Oil!

I booked the Olive Oil and Wine Tasting Tour (new this year) on 9/8 - my birthday! We were greeted at our hotel by Rachael, who was nothing but friendly, informative and quite a wonderful driver - might I add. While en route to pick up another couple we encountered a torrential downpour, which knocked rocks into the middle of the winding seaside roads, created huge puddles and next-to-no visibility. Needless to say we survived picked up the other couple and made it to our first stop, Blato to taste some oil and sample some wine. To be honest, while this stop wasn't bad it was just so different from the other two options. We were at a store versus someone's home or orchard and it felt a little out of place. The wine was great, however. There's also a Blato storefront in Korcula Town where I planned to purchase some wine before I left the Island. Our second stop was in Vela Luka at someone's home (think her name was Maria). I was very impressed with her story and many of her essential oils, etc. This was a nice stop that offered some great flavored olive oil and liquors. Our last stop Fanito's family olive grove was really wonderful. Maria - who was possibly the cheeriest person I've ever met - spoke at length about olive oil and her family. She walked us through the orchard, pointed things out, picked figs for us to try and more. She also cooked a delicious peka that we had for a late lunch. During lunch, we sampled an assortment of the olive oils they produce, Maria even led us in how to properly taste the oil - via a shot glass. We also had the pleasure of going to her family's olive oil press to see how everything comes together - Maria also detoured us en route to the oil press to point out what is apparently a 2,000 year old olive tree, which was pretty cool. Overall, I'd recommend this tour - it's definitely something you can do anywhere and gives you a nice slice of life in Korcula. I only wish I had skipped breakfast as there was SO much food served throughout the day!

 

 

Tour Costs €80.00 per person