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Olive Oil Tastings in Corfu

Did you know that Corfu is renowned for its olives worldwide? When not used for award-winning olive oil production, they’re exported to several countries, including Italy!

The ancient city, dating back to the eighth century B.C., is now home to over 4 million olive trees that are over 500 years old. During the Venetian reign, locals were employed to replace indigenous trees with olive orchards.

Today, travelers flock here to taste the historic olives. One of the most loved tours in and around Corfu is olive oil tasting. Visit a local olive mill, learn about the production of olive oil and get to sample the unique sought-after olives in person.

What are the best olive oil tastings in Corfu?

Private guided olive oil tasting in Corfu

From Corfu Old Town, head straight to The Governor's Olive Mill for your guided tour and a tasting workshop. The scenic drive is 30 minutes. At the mill, meander through the olive groves, learn about the olive oil production process, enjoy an olive and wine pairing and take copious photographs.

From the award-winning estate, head back to Corfu’s city center. Some tours also include a stop at the medieval 13th century Gardiki Castle.

Half-day scooter tour in Corfu with wine & olive oil tasting

Foodies will love this six-hour scooter tour in Corfu. It starts with a drive around Corfu’s picturesque countryside — on a Vespa! Departing Corfu center, head to a local distillery and artisanal sweet factory for tastings like special kumquat liquor and Mandolato (traditional nougat).

Leave for Agios Matheos village arriving at The Governor's Olive Mill. Explore an olive orchard and learn about olive oil production. Next, a 20-minute stop at Theotoky Estate includes a wine tour and tasting.

On the way home to Corfu, pass by Kaiser’s Throne for views and photos, and end with a traditional Corfiot lunch in town. You have the option of driving the scooter yourself or playing passenger on the back of a guided tour.

Half-day tour in Corfu and olive oil tasting

Take advantage here and enjoy five hours of sightseeing and tastings. Explore the historic Old Town, plus discover and taste Corfu’s famous olives all in one day! Take a guided drive and tour around Corfu’s Old Town, stopping off at Achillion Palace Museum.  

Visit the famous Neolea olive oil shop for an extra virgin olive oil tasting. Have free time to roam the UNESCO-listed Greek town on foot. Some tours include a drive to coastal Kanoni village located just outside the city.

You can book a half-day tour around Corfu that includes a visit to The Governor's Olive Mill, 30-minutes from the city center.

How much do olive oil tastings in Corfu cost?

Olive oil tastings in Corfu start from around €50 per person and the prices change depending on the type of olive oil tour that you choose.

A tour at a local olive oil mill costs €54 to €77 per person. The price varies depending on the length of your selected olive oil tasting. For example, some tours are three hours, others are four.

Opt to book a specialized tour for €105 per person, such as a half-day sightseeing and tasting tour on a Vespa.

A half-day tour in Corfu’s Old Town, including olive oil tastings along the way costs €62 to €120 per person. The price difference depends on the length of your tour and some tours include hotel transfers.

A half-day tour around Corfu, including an excursion to an olive orchard, is above these average rates. It costs from €350 per group of seven to eight people, including all transportation.

What is included in olive oil tastings in Corfu?

All olive oil tours and tastings begin in Corfu’s Old Town, and offer travelers the chance to explore the wine region and local attractions.

What to expect on a full day of olive oil tasting and tour in Corfu?

  • Start the day in Corfu where a private minivan collects you from your accommodation, or alternatively meet in town at a designated spot.
  • Departing the old town, head out 30 minutes to The Governor's Olive Mill in Aghios Mattheos village.
  • Arrive at the olive orchard and begin your guided tour through the olive trees.
  • Learn about the production of olive oil, local growing information and the history of the mill.
  • Sample the delicious fresh olives and other delicacies paired with wine.
  • Complete an olive oil tasting workshop at The Governor's Olive Mill.
  • On the way back to Corfu, stop by the Byzantine castle, Gardiki, located on Corfu’s coastline.
  • Head back into Corfu’s city center and transfer back to your accommodation.

Some of the available tours don’t leave the city center but instead include olive oil tastings and sightseeing in Corfu’s old town.

Where do olive oil tastings in Corfu start?

A tour to an olive oil plantation starts in Corfu. A private minivan collects you from your accommodation.

Alternatively, olive oil tours start in Corfu’s Old Town or at Corfu port at a designated meeting point.

How long do olive oil tastings in Corfu last?

An olive oil tasting and tour in Corfu run between three to six hours long. The duration of your tour depends on the number of local attractions that you visit during the journey.

Olive oil tastings at an olive mill last three hours, and tours to an olive oil plantation and other sites around Corfu are five to six hours long.

When is the best time for olive oil tastings in Corfu?

Olive oil harvesting season happens at the end of October and the olive trees bear fruit between August and November.

To see the orchards in full swing, try an olive oil tour in mid-Spring. You can enjoy the day tour at other times too, but it can be rainy and cold from December to January.

Is there any combo available with olive oil tastings in Corfu?

Full-day olive oil and wine tasting tour from Corfu

Spend the entire day eating, drinking, sightseeing and getting merry around Corfu. Start in Corfu where you will be collected from your accommodation. Heading south, arrive at famed The Governor's Olive Mill.

Wander the olive orchards, sample the fruit, and learn about the production of olive oil at the mill. Try and taste its award-winning olive oils. Leave for one of the oldest wineries in Greece, Theotokys Estate. Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the vineyards and cellar, and enjoy a wine tasting and a photoshoot session.

Head back to Corfu and your driver will drop you off at your accommodation. This full-day tour to an olive oil mill and a local winery costs €350 per group of up to 15 people.

Travel tips

  • Book an olive oil tasting and mill tour in advance to avoid missing a time slot on the day.
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and a hat.
  • Don’t forget a camera!
  • Bring spending money.