Everybody is aware about the tradition of the qualitative olive oil production in the South of Albania! Therefore, today you are invited to visit an olive oil processing mill to learn more and experience the tasting and processing of olive oil in Himara!
In the frame of South Outdoor Festival 2018 activities, a tour, that will last about 3 hours, is planned to be organized to the olive oil processing mill “Skura” in Himara to get immersed in the fascinating world of olive oil. Why being part of this tour?
You will visit one of the most impressive regions, where the most interesting part is the visit to the ancient olive groves of more than 500 years old surrounding “Skura” olive mill in Himara. During the visit in these ancient groves, all interested are invited to be part of an impressive experience of grafting wild varieties of olives existing through centuries in these groves! It will be an unforgettable and beautiful experience!
You will learn how to distinguish a qualitative olive oil! One of the best certified olive oil sommelier, also member of Slow Food movement in Albania, together with the staff of “Skura” olive mill will offer the opportunity to learn how to taste and distinguish a qualitative olive oil, taste special selection of extra virgin olive oil, flavored olive oils, based on specific characteristics! You will be able to distinguish the oils’ sensorial aspects that will turn the tasting into a delightful experience to enjoy flavors and aromas. Furthermore, you will have the opportunity to taste olive oil with typical local products of the area!
You will also have the opportunity to taste some special olive oil based products, like olive oil with typical medicinal herbs from the region and learn their nutritional values and health properties! Among all, processing of special cosmetic products, produced out of olive oil in “Skura” olive mill will be showed during the tour!
You might even buy directly in the mill, some extra virgin olive oil or olive oil based products, so to bring back home a piece of your memorable experience during the tour!
At last, the breathtaking landscape of the Ionian coast during the trip from Vuno to Himara will make this tour a remarkable one!
“Skura” olive oil processing mill is situated at the entrance of Himara town. Mr. Jorgo Skura and his family have a long family tradition in olive oil processing. They have established a sustainable cooperation with other local olive producers in the region, by buying olives from their farm groves. Lately, Skura family has been involved in producing new olive oil based products, where it’s worth emphasizing the production of olive oil with spices and local medicinal herbs and the production of special soaps with olive oil.
You are welcome to be part of this memorable experience!
Itinerary: SOF Vuno – Skurra Mill, Himare Departure time: 10:00 Duration: 2 Hours Price: 3 Euro