Experience The Mastiha Cultivation

Experience The Mastiha Cultivation

About the Experience

Experience Local Cultivation
Local Farmer
Duration: 3,5 Hours
Location: South Chios

At a Glance

Find out mastiha and its cultivation, and experience something unique. This is the great chance to meet the producers, and learn the secrets of mastiha.

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Find out about mastiha and its cultivation, nowhere else to be found worldwide and experience something unique. This is a great chance to meet the producer themselves, use their equipment, learn about the secret of mastiha production and fell their warm welcome.

All the process of mastiha cultivation from the field and schinos tree to the cleaning of this aromatic resin unfolds before your eyes.

Highlights

  • Find out about mastiha and its cultivation from the peasant himself and his family in an original way
  • Get in touch with the local culture and the mastiha producers’ warm welcome
  • Savor the peasant’s snack consisting of local, traditional homemade delicacies
  • Get the sense of being one of the locals, enjoy a cup of Greek coffee with mastiha flavor at a traditional café
  • Taste souma, a Chian drink from fig distillation or mastiha liqueur served with traditional viands
  • Discover the medieval villages of Chios in the Southern part of the island, rich in history and built during a glorious era
  • Learn why mastiha cultivation is included in the Intangible Heritage Catalogue of UNESCO by visiting the Mastiha museum

Full Description

Discover a major mastiha village of the Southern Chios. Meet the producer who will introduce you to the aromatic mastiha world. Accompany him to the field to watch him work with passion and participate in the procedure of mastiha production. Produce your own mastiha.

Take a break and savor the producer’s snack of traditional homemade fresh products. This enjoyable experience continues with the cleaning of the aromatic resin at the mastiha producer’s house where you will be warmly welcomed and treated with traditional sweets, mastiha liqueur or even souma for those who love strong alcoholic beverages.

Join the local community. Take advantage of trying a cup of mastiha flavored coffee at the village like an experienced mastiha producer, unwinding and sharing this event with the locals. It is undoubtedly a unique experience which ought to be included in your list.

Included

  • English speaking Guide
  • Producer’s snack (rusts, local cheese, olives, fresh tomatoes)
  • Savoring of traditional homemade sweets and drinks or liqueur
  • Greek mastiha flavored coffee with traditional treats at the café
  • Individualized guidance
  • Snapshots of the experience
  • Souvenirs
  • All taxes, VAT

Not included

  • Admission fee at the Mastiha Museum (4€)

Know before you go

Comfortable casual clothes and sneakers, tissues, 1 liter of water are recommended. We also suggest that you get extra clothes in case you get dirty.

Starting Point

Area of Mastiha villages

A/A Price / Person Total Price
1 160 160
2 90 180
3 70 210
4 60 240
5 50 250
6 40 240
7 40 280
8 40 320
9 40 360
10 40 400

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Check-in: 9:00 Check-out: 12:30
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