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The Olive Oil Mill Festival

The Olive Oil Festival

The Olive Oil Festival – Cretan Folklore Night

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 the cultivation 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 environment, and enjoy the Cretan hospitality!


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 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!



There are excursions to the Olive Oil Mill Festival from the northeastern part of Crete.

From Operating Days Languages Price Want to Book?
Amoudara (Heraklion), Kokkini Hani, Gournes, Gouves, Analipsis, Anissaras, Chersonissos (Port), Piskopiano, Stalis, Malia, Sissi Every Thursday Thursdays: English-French-German-Polish 52 € BOOK YOUR TOUR

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


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