Mountainous Kefalonia & Olive Routes
- Kefalonia Private Tours -

 
 
Availability: Daily
Duration: 3 Hours & 30 Minutes
 
Pricing:
Kefalonia Tours With Your Own Private Tour Guide - Tour Operators Kefalonia  Group 2 – 4 pax 500€
Kefalonia Private Tours With Your Own Private Tour Guide - Tour Operators Kefalonia Group 5 – 8 pax 640€
Kefalonia Private Tours With Your Own Private Tour Guide - Tour Operators Kefalonia Group 9 – 12 pax 720€
For groups more than 12 pax , please contact us for a quote
 
The tour is available in the following languages:
English , Italian, French, German, Spanish, Russian
 

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Description:
Travelling in a small group and just in 20min drive from the port we will find the Mountainous Traditional Village of Dilinata , built on the mountain slopes of Evmorfia . Most of the villagers make their living from sheep and goats and the village produces oil, cheese and other dairy products. A guided olive oil tour starts in our visit to the Olive Mill in the heart of the village. Before the earthquake of 1953 there were 200 oil mills operating in Kefalonia . Today are just a few but still the olive oil is very important for the rural economy. The old pre-earthquake oil mill operated in 1938 and and was recently renovated to become an oil museum, at the initiative and decision of the local Cultural Association.
 
Many craftsmen from the village worked voluntarily to create a place of culture and memory in the old olive mill that belongs to the church of Panagia Lamia. The museum's well-preserved "antique" shines with the polished bronze of the machine, which replaced the horse at the millstone spin. The large bucket that received the olive fruit dominates the central area, and locals describe the grooves from the legs of the animals turning the fruit grind. Beautiful stone today on the floor replaced the dirt that existed so people would not slip on the residue of oil. Further, a huge old jar and next to it the winch, seated on a stone "altar", drives in our imagination the huge iron presses of the olive fruit. Tanks beside the floor, dressed in glass ceilings today to see and walk on them, show us the ways of the oil, the mixing with the hot water, the floating of the lightest olive oil and finally its collection. Our exploration in the village continues to the Church of Lamia, founded in 1690 and houses the miraculous icon of Virgin Mary. At the outdoor space of the church, with the breathtaking views to the Argostoli bay and the Ionian Sea, you will taste our local product (fresh bread from local bakery, oil, cheese and olives) in a delicious “Riganada” accompanied with local wine. The central square of the village with the tiny local bakery will be our last stop in Dilinata. A hidden gem is waiting for you on the way back to the port. Where the massifs of the Prokopata area and the mountain of Ancient Krani merge from ancient times the water created a passage. The passage was bridged by a tall stone arch, a bridge. In the cave under this bridge there is the small chapel of Agia Varvara. It is located on the ravine and rests on one side of the rock. The floor of the church was raised to allow water to pass underneath and prevent the church from flooding. The roof rests on the rocks of the cave.
 
Highlights:
Kefalonia VIP Services Transfers and Tours Dilinata Village
Kefalonia Travel Agency - Avalon Travel Kefalonia - Travel Agencies Argostoli Kefalonia Guided tour to the Oil mill & Demonstration of the olive oil production
Travel Agency Kefalonia - Avalon Travel Kefalonia - Tour Operators Kefalonia Church of Panagia Lamia
Tour Operator Kefalonia - Avalon Travel Kefalonia - Travel Agency Kefalonia Central Square of the village
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Chapel of Agia Varvara 
 
Inclusions:
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Guided tour of Kefalonia in small groups (max. 19 persons)
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Pick up and drop off locations of your choice
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Transportation in a/c car, minivan or coach with professional driver
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Local Guide
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Guided tour to the Oil mill & Demonstration of the olive oil production
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Light meal ( Riganada ) – Local wine
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Wi Fi internet connection on board
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Water on board
Kefalonia Daily Excursions – Sightseeing Tours Kefalonia - Kefalonia Tours Insurance 
 
 

Please Note: Please wear comfortable footwear. Those wishing to enter the Churches must dress conservatively. Flash photography prohibited.

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