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EXPERIENCE

“Experience, travel – these are an education in themselves.” – Euripides

 

Monemvasia Experience has been committed to producing innovative and satisfying holiday experiences. Whether you are looking for adventure, or a more relaxing and luxurious experience, we always strive to offer something different and memorable.

We are very pleased to share with you exciting options full of rich tradition, history and culture. Most of our activities take place in Liotrivi Historical Mansion (http://liotrivi.info/), in a verdant estate, surrounded by lush olive groves, located only 10 minutes from the Castle of Monemvasia. The renovated mansion, whose history begins in the Byzantine period, served as a winery for the production of popular Malvasia wines. After the Greek Revolution, it was the family home of Yiannis Ritsos, where the famous poet Giannis Ritsos spent his childhood years. Then in 1930, the house was converted into a traditional oil mill which served the region until 1967. Today, apart from serving as an olive grove and olive oil museum, it is a unique cultural monument that proudly preserves its historical identity intact, organized and unique, ready to introduce you to tradition through the many activities offered to you.

 

 

 

GUIDED TOURS

 

We exclusively offer the full experience of a guided tour at Liotrivi Historical Mansion.

 

Guests will have the chance to:

 

  • Breathe in the beauty of Greek nature, while walking in the olive groves and vineyards, learning about the secrets of their traditional cultivation, maintained over the centuries.

 

  • Visit the old oil press museum and learn the traditional methods of extra virgin olive oil production.

 

  • Observe our experienced baker knead and bake the traditional fresh bread of the day in the wood oven, next to our garden full of herbs.
  • Taste the locally produced famous Monemvasia wines in our wine cellar .

 

  • Get acquainted with Yiannis Ritsos through his collection of poetry, exclusively kept in a private room dedicated to his inspiring work.

 

Pamper your taste buds with local products, like honey, homemade jams and marmalades and sweets of the spoon while learning their traditional recipes.

Delight in the rich colors and savory flavors of authentic Greek cooking through a delicious buffet under the olive trees (the menu provided varies by the guests’ preferences )

 

  1. Small Buffet in the Mansions terrace, with local products Fresh warm bread from the wood oven

Feta cheese, locally produced Home made olives, 2 varieties

Extra virgin olive oil

Oregano

Freshly cut tomatoes from our garden

All you can drink Local wine ( by preference from the wine tasting)

 

Total duration of the visit: 1:30 – 2:00 hours

 

  1. Enriched buffet in the Mansion terrace with the following Fresh warm bread from the wood oven

 

Feta cheese, locally produced Home made olives, 2 varieties Extra virgin olive oil Oregano

Freshly cut tomatoes from our garden Tsaiti (traditional green pie)

Ntolmadakia (rice mix covered in vine or cabbage leaves) Tzatziki (traditional dip)

Traditional local sausage

 

All you can drink Local wine ( by preference from the wine tasting)

Minimum capacity 10 people

 

Total duration of the visit: 2:00 – 2:30 hours

 

 

  1. Full buffet meal or served at the Mansion terrace with the following 

 

Fresh warm bread from the wood oven

Feta cheese, locally produced Home made olives, 2 varieties Extra virgin olive oil Oregano

Freshly cut tomatoes from our garden Tsaiti (traditional green pie)

Ntolmadakia (rice mix covered in vine or cabbage leaves) Tzatziki (traditional dip)

Traditional local sausage

 

Traditional Rooster with red sauce and noodles (Greek Pasta) Giouvetsi (veal with greek pasta and red sauce baked in oven All you can drink local wine ( by preference from the wine tasting) Dessert: home made spoon sweet and jams

Minimum capacity 10 people

 

Total duration of the visit: 2:00 – 3:00 hours

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Liotrivi Private Tour Combo with Meal (wine included)

 

Breathe in the beauty of Greek nature while walking in the estate’s olive grove as you discover the secrets of their traditional cultivation, honored and maintained over the centuries.

Enjoy a guided tour of the Olive Oil Museum as you learn the original methods and mechanisms once used in making pure virgin olive oil in the Laconia region as well as how to identify the highest of quality of olive oils…(valuable knowledge you take with you helping you choose your next bottle of olive oil back home) Partake in wine-tasting of specially-selected Monemvasian wines from our cellar

Savor the flavors in a sampling of extra-virgin olive oil of 2 varieties and 2 types of olives.

Pamper your tastebuds with a rich meal, lovingly prepared with the freshest “0km”` ingredients (prepared with produce less than a mile away).

Duration: 1-1.5 hrs

 

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Wine-tasting Experience in the Mansion’s Cellar

 

A beautiful experience in defining acquainted with the world-famous Monemvasia wines, located in the cellar of the Liotrivi Mansion, holding a large collection of local wines. Our wine expert will offer you 5 specially-selected wines produced in the area. Through this rewarding 30-minute wine tasting experience, you will get acquainted with local varieties as well as the methods and secrets of winemaking. The wine-tasting experience includes a platter with savory dishes.

Duration: 30-40 minutes

 

The Tasting of Olive Oil and Olives

 

A rich and enjoyable experience of getting acquainted with the most valuable and historical product of Laconian Soil. Through a sampling of 2 types of extra-virgin olive oil, which are produced on the estate ( Koronaiiki and Athinelia) and the estate’s 2 types of edible olives, (Kalamon Didakis and Damaskeneos Lemonas), our guests will leave knowing the special characteristics of each variety and ways of manufacturing the products, as well as gaining a general and valuable knowledge of how to assess and recognize quality olive oil and olive products. The activity takes place within the Historic Mansion, in the Olive Oil Museum.

Duration:  approx 30 min

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Private Cooking Class

 

In our lovely garden, in a specially designated area, with a beautiful setting, amongst nature, is where we organize and deliver specially-selected cooking classes of the Greek Gastronomy. Each class is designed to highlight the traditional cuisine, with its distinct quality and special flavors using fresh and organic local ingredients. Our guests partake in this engaging process and discover the best secrets of Laconian authentic cooking. The cooking lesson will be combined with other activities, such as a tour of The Olive Oil Museum, wine-tasting in the cellar, both of which are located in the Liotrivi Mansion, and accompanied with a delicious meal.

 

Duration: 2.5-3 hrs.  (depending on guest’s availability)

 

 

Integrated Experience

 

The experience begins in a timeless and mystical watermill, in the village of Talanta, Monemvasia, where its lively history continues for hundreds of years.

After a 10-minute walk on a magical cobbled path, leading to the watermill, you will be welcomed by “Barba” (uncle) Yianni, the last remaining miller of the mill, who for 60 years has grinded the wheat he cultivates in his fields, always using the same original methods.

With some interpreting help from our tour guide, Barba Yianni will entrust you with all the secrets of his work and his many stories, as he prepares the flour that we will be taken with us to be later baked at Liotrivi Estate where the experience of a lifetime continues…

Once at the Liotrivi estate, enjoy an ultimate bread-baking experience, where our chef prepares with you and for you, the freshest of bread from your freshly-milled flour.

While the bread is being baked in our outdoor wood-burning oven, our staff will be happily preparing for you a rich buffet consisting of the freshest and most delicious local products and delicacies, to be enjoyed upon your return from your guided tour of the olive and olive oil museum.

The flavors of tradition will accompany your meal and your memories for years to come…

A completely satisfying experience, rich in tradition, delicious flavors, and healthy eating… your own personal “souvenir” from Monemvasia.

DURATION: 2.5 hours

 

 

 

ADOPT AN OLIVE TREE- “A gift that keeps on giving”

 

We proudly offer a one-of-a-kind opportunity exclusively available at Liotrivi Estate:

“Adopt an olive tree”.

Adopt a tree for a unique, thoughtful, lasting, living gift. A gift for any occasion to show that you care or as a lasting tribute. Select and adopt your own tree and have its olive oil sent directly to you… What a wonderfully unique and healthy “living souvenir” for your home, friends and family or business clients abroad. This experience alone is worth the visit! Please contact us for further details.

 

 

 

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