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EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL AND HONEY TASTING

Thira, Greece

Experience hosted by Stathis

60 minsHosted in English
Committed to safety
This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 6 people
Includes food

What you'll do

Reception at STOA Bar Restaurant. Our guests take a seat at the tables, where a variety of organic, extra virgin oils as well as four different honeys, flower honey, pine honey, heather honey and cotton honey are served. There will also be a presentation about the procedure of harvesting and production of the olive oil and, of course, our guests will have the chance to taste each one accompanied by crackers, bread sticks and cherry tomatoes, feta cheese and "pastourmas" not to mention "raki", the local traditional drink.
Other things to note
Please watch carefully our bar-restaurant signs , we are exactly underground of the main square of Fira next to the fish spa and across of Alpha Bank !!
Reception at STOA Bar Restaurant. Our guests take a seat at the tables, where a variety of organic, extra virgin oils as well as four different honeys, flower honey, pine honey, heather honey and cotton honey are served. There will also be a presentation about the procedure of harvesting and production of the olive oil and, of course, our guests will have the chance to taste each one accompanied by crackers, bread sticks and cherry tomatoes, feta…

What's included

  • Food
    We provide olive oil and honey for the tasting , crisps, cherry tomatoes an...

Meet your host, Stathis

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 203 Reviews
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I was born in northern Greece (Thessaloniki) but the last three years i live in Santorini with my wife and my daughter . I have studied agriculture and I am an owner of two all day bars. I love traveling and I have visited many countries around the world ! I am very glad that i am going to initiate you in Greek Olive Oil and Honey tasting
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From $43
/person

Where you'll be

Activity will be held in our bar-restaurant. It is three canavas (submerged constructions in the volcanic ash - aspa) that have been salt stores since 1902 and it is found underground the main square of Fira (next to the fish spa and across the Alpha Bank)!!

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 203 reviews.

Lata
October 2020
One of my greatest moments in Greece! Stathis is friendly and happy to share his knowledge about Greek products. The place is very nice and has an amazing list of cocktails.
Mirjam
October 2020
Stathis was extremely welcoming and very passionate in explaining everything. He participated in the tasting with me so I didn’t feel lonely given I was the only guest that day. He took the time to explain everything and you could tell he cares about olive oil and honey :)
Stathis was extremely welcoming and very passionate in explaining everything. He participated in the tasting with me so I didn’t feel lonely given I was the only guest that day. He…
Leonie
September 2020
I had booked this for the day I arrived on Santorini and would be in Fira en route for where I was staying - straight off the boat really - and it was a perfect way to start my stay. I am already a huge honey monster and love olive oil and was so impressed with Stathis' knowledge and ability to communicate it in a really interesting and involving way. I learned loads and the honeys and oils he had selected were really top notch. I had been staying in Halkidiki before, near where he is from, and we had lots to talk about. I know a fair bit about Italian olive oil but this experience really deepened my knowledge and appreciation for two of the oldest foods we humans enjoy and I felt a real connection with the past. All in all a very professional but fun tasting and Stathis was very generous plus his bar is gorgeous. The accompanying food was lovely too as were his staff, and I wish I had had time to go back to the bar again before leaving the island. Highly recommend.
I had booked this for the day I arrived on Santorini and would be in Fira en route for where I was staying - straight off the boat really - and it was a perfect way to start my sta…
Anthony
September 2020
This was a very special and unique experience; I would highly recommend it to anyone who has 1-1.5 hours to spare whilst in Santorini. Stathis was an incredibly passionate, knowledgeable and charming host. My wife and I had never been to an olive oil or honey tasting experience before. We have come away with a much greater understanding and appreciation than we started with. It was a pleasure to hear about Stathis’s background and family, and to hear his views on the various processes and types of olive oil and honey, all of which was delicious. Stathis also took the time to get to know us, which made it feel a lot more personal than many other experiences. We also did not expect to be treated to as much food and drink as he provided! This included bread, pastourmas, Kalamata olives, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, Greek coffee, and Raki. Overall, it was a memorable and fulfilling experience. It was the perfect ending to our holiday in Santorini!
This was a very special and unique experience; I would highly recommend it to anyone who has 1-1.5 hours to spare whilst in Santorini. Stathis was an incredibly passionate, knowled…
Irina
September 2020
What a wonderful experience! Stathis is a great expert not only in the subject of olive oil and honey but overall in the food and beverage craft of Greece and beyond. You can feel immediately that his whole heart is in the topic and we could speak about any subject related to Greek agriculture, food and drinks. His passion for, support and personal connection to the smaller farmers and masters of their craft is something very special. Some of the smallest and most unique pieces of information Stathis shared during the tasting were absolutely priceless. In just 1h I learnt volumes. Stathis is also an excellent host and the conversation was most engaging and entertaining. I would recommend this experience 100%
What a wonderful experience! Stathis is a great expert not only in the subject of olive oil and honey but overall in the food and beverage craft of Greece and beyond. You can feel…
Charlotte
September 2020
If you're looking for a unique and unusual experience whilst in Santorini, this is the one! We are big foodies so wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about the famous greek olive oil and honey from a local expert whilst we could! Over the course an hour or so, we tasted three lovely olive oils (complete with accompanying bread, olives and meats) and three gorgeous honeys. Stathis is SUPER knowledgeable about the production of oils and honeys, and is clearly really passionate about it. He sources the produce from independent makers and has really taken the time to get to know them and their process. He taught us how to properly taste the oils and honeys and gave us some great insight that we will take home with us. We also got some local rakia to go alongside the meal. This is a really lovely lunchtime activity and such unbelievable value for what you get. If you're looking for a local experience, doing something a bit out of the ordinary, this is the one for you - highly highly recommend.
If you're looking for a unique and unusual experience whilst in Santorini, this is the one! We are big foodies so wanted to take the opportunity to learn more about the famous gree…

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

    Alcohol

    This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

    What to bring

    Nothing but good mood