The Governor olive is a multi-awarded winning Corfu product and first health claim olive oil in the world! The Dafnis family who is running the place uses innovative methods in order to achieve the higest quality of extra virgin olive oil.
On this special Corfu tour Dafnis family will travel you back in the local history but will also introduce you to today's methods that made their olive oil one of the best in the world.
You can learn the secrets from the olive expert and taste the famous Governor olive oil. You will walk through the ancient olive grove, meet the special olive trees of Corfu, learn the history of this variety of olive oil and you will make the "critics test" on the quality. After this visit you will be able to check high quality olive oil like the professionals do in their annual tests.
The guiding in the Governor's place is a unique opportunity to see for yourself how the tradition meets the new methods of harvesting as well as to taste the sub-products of the olive. Furthermore you will learn about the therapeutic and health protecting qualities of oil while enjoing some snacks with olive oil like we do; combined with local fresh tomato, village crusty bread and feta cheese accompanied by local wine.
Some of the Governor's awards so far are:
- Gold metal in Los Angeles International Extra Olive oil competition (packaging)
- Silver metal in Tokyo Extra Virgin Olive Oil competition (taste)
- Great Taste Awards UK
- Athens univercity Certification of Polyphenol content (compared with 700 samples of 30 different varieties)
Send us your request for the Governor and we will offer you 1 extra hour on the bus for a Corfu town visit with photo stop in Kanoni area where you can see the mouse island, Corfu's trademark of the 80's.