Astrikas Estate Biolea, Platanias

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Learn about the family tradition of making olive oil the natural, organic way at Astrikas Estate Biolea, located on a farm in the Greek countryside. Join an organized tour led by one of the family members and hear the story that dates back to the 1800s. Today, the factory represents one of the few in the country that use a stone mill rather than the high-tech systems for processing olives. Outside, the shimmering groves stand surrounded by cliffs, with the sea in the distance. Make Astrikas Estate Biolea a centerpiece of your Platanias vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Platanias tour itinerary planner.
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  • We took a brunch tour here with Chania Wine Tours. The food was exceptional. The tour of the factory is informative and the olive oil they produce is delicious. We can recommend the oil with lemon... 
    We took a brunch tour here with Chania Wine Tours. The food was exceptional. The tour of the factory is informative and the olive oil they produce is delicious. We can recommend the oil with lemon...  more »
  • Our party of five had a beautiful brunch at Biolea and so enjoyed the olive oil educational tour and tasting as well. We learned so much and hope to return soon! 
    Our party of five had a beautiful brunch at Biolea and so enjoyed the olive oil educational tour and tasting as well. We learned so much and hope to return soon!  more »
  • The views and location alone are worth the drive. The tour is super informative, the guide animated and funny, and the olive oil is great. But - do not skip the restaurant! The two brothers/owners.....  more
    The views and location alone are worth the drive. The tour is super informative, the guide animated and funny, and the olive oil is great. But - do not skip the restaurant! The two brothers/owners.....  more »
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  • Biolea is hands down the best olive oil you can get on Crete, perhaps the world, not exaggerating. It's organic, extra virgin, single estate, single vintage, cold extracted, and stone milled. It has 7 times the antioxidants and phenols needed to make a health claim, meaning it is 7 times healthier than even the best evoos! The taste is incredible. The family who owns it is passionate about quality and about the environment. You will never look at olive oil the same way after a trip to Biolea. They recently added a cafe in the gorgeous estate's yard. The food is out of this world. Most of it is sourced from the property which has chickens, goats, and wild herbs, as well as a beautiful garden. The dishes are modern updated Cretan dishes with a twist. Absolutely delicious. Definitely worth the trip into the countryside for this experience.
  • Nick and Stavros were awesome! Nick brought to life the tour with a theatrical twist that made it fun and educational. Stavros made great menu recommendations! The overall experience and food were so good. Just wish we could have stayed longer. Plan at least for two hours there.
  • We had a tour of the facility here yesterday conducted by a very engaging and knowledgeable lady - she was excellent! This was followed by a tasting of their olive oils which were delicious so naturally we bought a couple bottles of their 'liquid gold'. After the tour we sat in their beautiful garden with some lovely home made drinks overlooking stunning scenery. It was a thoroughly enjoyable and interesting way to spend a couple of hours. I'll definitely be choosing olive oil with more care in the future.
  • We did the boozy brunch option. We got picked up and taken to the estate. We got offered a nice coffee on the terrace before the tour. The tour was fantastic very clear and passionate about the making of olive oil. The brunch was excellent fresh produce and a good selection of Cretan wine. Beautiful setting under the shade and olive tree in the garden. Then a quick drive to the oldest olive oil tree. Fantastic experience you have to try. Very family orientated everyone was so so nice!
  • Fun tour by a passionate host! We learned a lot about Extra virgin olive oil, cold pressed and nothing less! A really nice and interesting afternoon. The surroundings are breathtaking views.

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