Periana Festival olive oil 2023

Periana organises the Verdial olive oil festival -Día del aceite verdial- during 2 days in April

Here is the essential information about the olive oil festival in Periana:

  • A few words about Periana
  • The dates of the festival
  • Where is Periana?
  • What to do in Periana?
  • Booking accommodation
  • some useful links

A few words about Periana and Verdial olive oil

Periana is an authentic white village in Axarquia, in the province of Malaga.

Periana calle

Here is the link to find out more about the village of Periana.

About Verdial olive oil

The Verdial olive oil of Periana is very famous. In fact, it is one of my favourites, with a preference for the “unfiltered” one.

This olive oil is made from olives of the Verdial variety. Of the 1000 varieties of olives grown in the world, the Verdial de Velez is only grown in Axarquia. It is an olive that stays green for a very long time and its harvest is very late, from January to March.

Dates of the Verdial olive oil festival in Periana

The festival will be held on 15 and 16 April 2023.

During this olive oil festival, there is traditionally :

  • the traditional breakfast (desayuno molinero): bread with olive oil
  • demonstrations of local crafts
  • demonstrations of the local popular culture with the verdiales.

It is an opportunity to live to the rhythm of traditional, popular and typical festivities.

2023 Programme

As an aside: If you’re interested by discovering the olive harvest, olive oil production and how to taste and recognise good olive oil, here’s an idea :
A local guide in Nerja and Torrox offers an olive oil excursion to discover and understand everything. I have some wonderful memories of it.

Where is Periana ?

What to do in Periana ?

In the surroundings of the village, it is possible to find very nice activities:

el saltillo pont suspendu à canillas de aceituno
El Saltillo hike

  • horse riding, on the beach or in the mountains
  • diving in Nerja and Torrox
  • guided tours (villages of Axarquia, Cordoba, Alhambra,…)
  • via ferrata (Caminito del Rey,…)
  • hiking (El Saltillo with the hanging bridge,…)
  • canyoning (in the rio Verde,…)
  • astrotourism
  • snorkeling
  • visit of caves

Use the following link to access all the activities to do. during your holidays. This link provides you with all the details of each activity.

Booking accommodation

Below you will find direct access to available accommodation in Periana and the surrounding area. Simply enter the desired dates.

Some useful links

Here is a great car rental agency in Andalusia and more specifically at Malaga airport : book a rental car.

Find out all about the most spectacular fair of the year in the province of Málaga: The Malaga Fair

And finally, here are some other experiences to do Malaga province :

Discover other great places in Andalucia in the Andalucia blog pages.

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