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Olive Harvesting

Trip at a Glance

  • Locations

    Split, Croatia

  • Activities

    Farm Tour, Sightseeing

  • Price
    Custom Price
  • Duration

    As arranged

  • Departure Day(s) and Time(s)

    Late September - December

  • Starting Location

    As arranged

  • Notes

    If olives are not in season and ready to be picked, we can organize an olive tasting and tour of the oil mill


  • Have a true Dalmatian experience: picking olives under the clear blue skies
  • Learn the importance of the olive tree to Mediterranean culture and history
  • Take a keepsake home with you: your own freshly filled bottle of olive oil

Trip Info

Join Shuttle Travel Agency in Split, Croatia on a very traditional and authentic Mediterranean experience – picking olives from the trees during the harvesting season.  There are several ways to harvest olives.  The easiest to get right into and do is simply picking the olives by hand and placing them in a bag that is worn about the neck.  Rakes are sometimes used to comb the trees and cause the olives to fall to the ground. In large operations, machines are sometimes used that shake the entire tree and cause the olives to fall en masse.  The best method for premium olive oil is the one that causes the least amount of bruising to the fruit, as this can affect the quality and taste of the oil that they produce.  The olive tree is intimately tied to the history, economy, and culture of many Mediterranean countries.  Learn about this sacred tree while interacting with it first hand along the amazing Croatian coast!

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