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Corfu, Greece
The Governor Olive Mill Tour with Olive Oil Tasting

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icon4 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Enrich your visit to Corfu with an olive oil workshop, tour, and tasting at the Governor Olive Mill. Explore the ancient olive groves with your smal group and meet the Dafnis family, who produce this celebrated Greek oil. Learn the history and nuances of these award-winning olive oils and enjoy a tasting that includes local specialties like  tomatoes, feta cheese, handmade crackers, and local wine
  • Take a small-group tour of the Governor Olive Mill with a tasting workshop
  • Explore scenic olive groves and learn about the history of Dafnis family oil
  • Taste award-winning oils accompanied by Greek delicacies and wine
  • Enjoy convenient pickup and drop off at your Corfu hotel, port, or airport
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This activity will end right where it started.1) MAX NO. OF PEOPLE: 15 2) WE PROVIDE PICKUP ONLY FOR A 25 KLM RADIUS FROM OUR OLIVE MILL 3) WE NEED TO KNOW THE PICKUP INFORMATION(NO. OF PEOPLE, PICKUP POINT) AT LEAST 24 HRS BEFORE THE TOUR
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY The Governor Olive Mill (Corfu Olive Tour)
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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star-5
Super trip
Evelin_R
, Jun 2022
the pickup worked great. george told us a lot about corfu on the way to the mill. the tasting was a lot of fun and very tasty.
star-5
Wonderful Day Trip
Judy_T
, Jun 2022
Really enjoyed the olive oil tasting and tour of olive groves. George was a fantastic host providing a lot of local history, as well as info on olive oil. Great sense of humor.
star-5
Absolutely brilliant
Becki_C
, May 2022
Wow! Recommended this tour! We booked this tour on our Honeymoon trip to Corfu! Our super lovely guide George picked us up on time and as we drove to the olive mill he gave us lots of insightful information about Corfu. When we got to the Mill we had a great guided tour in a small group explaining all about the process of making olive oil (no spoilers!) Which was really interesting. You can clearly see George and his family are truly passionate about what they do! Our group then got to watch a short video and took part in olive oil tasting which was fabulous, learning how to smell for different scents like fresh cut grass in olive oil was a favourite of ours! The tour finished with a stop to the onsite gift shop and a wonderous trip to see the olive trees! Thank you so much George! We will always remember this trip fondly!
star-5
A wonderful experience
Samuel_S
, Sep 2021
It was a really great time. George, one of the brothers who runs it was literally a one man band the day of our tour, he was doing all of the admin work, he did the hotel pick ups, gave us an amazing tour and then also dropped us home. His passion, knowledge, love and pride for his business really shines through and he is an extremely warm and fun person to be around. The olive oil tasting was delicious and we learnt lots about what goes in to the production of the “liquid gold”! I would throughly recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Worth a visit!
Suzanne_M
, Sep 2021
Excellent tour guide, very informative and thoroughly enjoyable with plenty of olive oil testing. Slightly pricier than other tours but worth a visit!
star-5
One that you cannot miss!
James_K
, Jul 2021
We had a great time at The Governor Mill! Georgio was an incredibly friendly (and funny) guide with plenty of knowledge to share. The tour was as entertaining as enriching, there were plenty of (covid) safety measures in place and the tour group was only 11 people which made it very comfortable. Most definitely recommend visiting this family owned mill and learn more about all the amazing properties this simple but noble product has to offer.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Outstanding experience
MaryJo_V
, Nov 2019
We had a wonderful time with George, our guide, during this educational trip to the Governor Olive Mill. George is passionate about the history and process of the production of oil in this family-owned mill. The tastings accompanied by feta cheese, tomatoes, and local wine was perfect. An experience we will not forget! Highly recommended.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Learning Made Fun
Rebecca_S
, Nov 2019
It was olive harvest and the family was busy in the groves. We asked to go to the groves and see. We did and actually got to experience using some of the harvesting equipment. After seeing the harvesting we went to the mill to see the next steps. Very educational tasting concluded the tour. Georges is very personable and his mother is so sweet. She makes some other olive oil based products and we were able to buy one or two. She makes very small batches. When Georges got serious about explaining research and health benefits—that was our favorite part. There was a 11 or 12 year old girl with 6 adults and I think she had a good time too.
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommended!
william m
, Nov 2019
Outstanding tour of family olive oil business. Great fun tasting olive oils with food and wine. Very educational.
star-5
Extremely educational!
Jane L
, Oct 2019
George was a hoot! Once he got onto his area of passion, he was amazing. We learned so much & it was super fun. I'd say it's "recommended reading" for anyone using olive oil for any reason. The countryside was also beautiful.
star-5
Do this. You won't regret it.
Joseph D
, Oct 2019
10 out of 10! To start, George was really easy to communicate with via WhatsApp and came straight to the meeting point. Although it's a good 30-40 minutes to the olive mill, we were entertained the entire time. George's english is excellent and he's got a fun sarcastic side to him. First we went to this old fortress and then we took us to the oldest olive tree on the island (~1300 years old). Then we arrived at the mill. It was so interesting learning about a product I use every day but apparently knew nothing about. The olive oil was fantastic and we got to taste it with bread, cheese and tomatoes. Plus we got to drink George's uncles homemade wine. Which was fabulous. We bought a bottle along with a bottle of the olive oil. In retrospect, we should've bought a few more bottles and given them as gifts. In the end, George's Dad took my wife and I back to the port with plenty of time to grab a couple souvenirs and make it back on the ship. I spoke to a few other people on our ship about their experience in Corfu and everyone was so jealous of our excursion. Plus this was 50% less expensive than all of the cruise excursions! If you love learning, history, tasty food, tasty wine, amazing olive oil and supporting a beautiful family and their business, then definitely book this.
star-5
Great Tour
Cecilia_L
, Sep 2019
My family had a great tour at The Governor Olive Mill with George. Very informative and interesting. Even my 11 year old grandson enjoyed the tasting and tour.
star-5
So much fun!
Victoria_M
, Jul 2019
Our group of four had such a wonderful experience with this tour. George picked us up from our cruise ship and took us on a scenic journey through the small towns and winding roads of Corfu to get to his family's olive farm. We learned so much about olive oil and loved tasting the products. George was kind enough to show us different sights along the way like the breathtaking views from high up as well as a 900 year old olive tree by an old castle. This was truly a one of a kind experience that we will be remebering forever. Thanks George!!
star-5
Amazing
Shannon_D
, Jul 2019
We love Gorg and his family. One of the best tours you can do on Corfu. Wonderful tour and hospitality. Thank you so much!!!!
star-5
One of the Best
Thomas_C
, May 2019
George was an outstanding host. It was fun, informative, and educational. Fabulous olive oil. We highly recommend the tour. They are a wonderful family with a delightful 86 yr old grandfather.
star-4
A nice surprise!
Tony B
, Jan 2019
Great host facility, informative and entertaining - A bit rustic ride over the island, still scenic - Wonderful stories and most of all, the oil! Still enjoying oil and the special Governor's bottle!
star-5
5/5 Tour
Jacquelyn S
, Nov 2018
This was the best tour of our whole trip. We only had a few hours in Corfu and this took up all of the time but I still say Corfu was one of my favorite stops. George is knowledgeable, passionate and funny about olive oil, the history of Corfu and the current affairs of the area. The tasting was delicious with the added bonus of extras made by mother then we got to meet mother and other members of the family. If I ever make it back to Corfu I will be taking this tour to The Governor again.
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Governor Olive Mill Private Tour
mreitman2018
, Sep 2018
A very well organized tour. George, our tour guide was an excellent driver and tour guide. He was very knowledgeable, entertaining, and had a great sense of humor. We thoroughly enjoyed the day and would highly recommend this tour.Mark & NinaRacine, WI USA
star-5
I can't say enough about how...
Margaret_C
, Jul 2018
I can't say enough about how terrific this tour was. 6 members of our group attended this small group tour, led by George. The personal details that he gave us about his family, the history of the Governor Olive Mill, and information about the production of olive oil was unlike any tour I have ever taken. My husband and I appreciated the personal touches he provided we were stunned to learn that the delicious foods we enjoyed during our olive oil tasting were prepared for us by his Mother. We were touched and thrilled to have the opportunity to meet and thank her personally - and felt honored to have met his grandfather as well. This was the highlight of a 3 week vacation that included many tours and locations around Europe, and one that we would recommend to anyone who visits this area. I can't imagine anyone doing a better job or giving a more complete and enjoyable experience than George!
star-5
This was an incredible tour. The...
Michael R
, Jul 2018
This was an incredible tour. The Governor Olive Mill is an amazing family run operation. The tour guide George and his entire family was so friendly, warm, and knowledgeable. He picked us up from our port and spent the entire day showing us the mill, tasting, learning, and touring all around Corfu including a castle! and he had us back to our boat on time. I cannot recommend this tour enough!!! Worth every penny and more!

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