Yachting Land Adventure

Panoramic Zakynthos, Winery & Olive Press

Explore Zakynthos on this panoramic drive of an island rich in beauty as well as in culture and tradition. On this tour you have the opportunity to admire the beautiful landmarks and gain an insight into the island’s culture. Departing the port by comfortable motorcoach you pass by St Dennis Cathedral (Patron saint of the island) and continue north to the area of Katastari where a photo stop will be made for a panoramic view of the salt flats of Alykes.

Conintuing on your panoramic drive you can admire the beautiful landscapes of the island. The first stop will be at the scenic Grampsas Winery Estate where you will get acquainted with the vineyard and the Zakynthos wine world. You will walk through the cellar to see where the wines age and mature; plus enjoy a tasting of some of their fine wines with snacks.

Following the winery visit you continue down the road for a visit of a modern olive oil press mill. The Aristaion Mill is a traditional family business located in Lithakia Zakynthos. Their history began in 1850 with a traditional animal movement press, part of which survives still today. They later changed to metal and then hydraulic presses. As technology evolved, in 2008 they upgraded once again to new technology with eco-drive for processing the olives. A guided tour will explain to you step-by-step the production process. Learn about the production of olive oil from the wooden press in the 18th century to the modern centrifuge machines, and two modes of today. At the end of the visit you will enjoy a tasting of olive oil with homemade bread and local olives. An olive oil soap will be given to you as a gift before you depart the olive oil press. Then reboard your coach for the return journey back to Zakynthos town.

Notes: A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departures times will be published onboard.

Port: Zakynthos

Duration: 3.5 hours

Price: 135 USD

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