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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  • Great experience! Charming family business (seventh generation) with heart and soul for making olive oil and good food. Very interesting and nice tour. Stay for lunch as they serve you incredibly... 
    Great experience! Charming family business (seventh generation) with heart and soul for making olive oil and good food. Very interesting and nice tour. Stay for lunch as they serve you incredibly...  more »
  • Biolea is a unique experience for anybody visiting Chania. The olive mill is a pioneering enterprise that comprises high technology with very traditional methods for the production of gold liquid... 
    Biolea is a unique experience for anybody visiting Chania. The olive mill is a pioneering enterprise that comprises high technology with very traditional methods for the production of gold liquid...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.

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