Hiona Apartments

Address: Elounda, Crete, Greece | Condo
 
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      Travel Blogs from Elounda

      Day 162

      A travel blog entry by dream-catcher on Jan 10, 2015

      10 photos

      ... they looked like rows of Tibetan stupas in lines at the side of the roads, at one place we waited whilst a tractor pulled a pickup out. Some villages had a variety of snow ploughs, diggers and tracked vehicles clearing smaller roads. Several times we had to wait several minutes until they had finished, at another spot a couple of farmers were squashing sheep into their pickups keeping them inside the back with ...

      Day 161

      A travel blog entry by dream-catcher on Jan 09, 2015

      5 photos

      ... closed, just a few tavernas and cafes were doing business. It's still bitterly cold so we don't wander about for too long. Heading back to the campsite we noticed signs for Karteros Canyon, intrigued we followed the signs, a few miles later after passing through some villages we turned onto a track leading into the canyon we ducked and dived through olive trees and four foot tall reeds, we crossed 3 fords coming to ...

      Off to the processor

      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Dec 01, 2014

      6 photos

      Today we are taking 42 bags of olive/leaves mix to the processor to make some olive oil. The family usually uses the first batch harvested for its own consumption. This is the organic batch. The process starts by dumping the bags into collectors to go up the conveyors to a vacuum to extract leaves. As they fall, they are washed and after they water is separated, they go to the grinder. After being ...

      Harvesting the Olive

      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 28, 2014

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      Today we starting harvesting. The day of picking the olive off the ground are over. Today they use nets spread out over the area and the use a olive tree beater. It's a long shaft with a rotating head that has several rubber sticks that beat the tree branches and knock the olive off. What I thought was a peaceful harvest, is anything but. You need a generator to power the beaters and they hit the branches, constantly making noise and shredding the tree as olives are thrown ...

      The Olive Tree Farm

      A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 22, 2014

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      Today I made it out to the farm, where I will spend the next bit of time, being a farmhand. The owner is Kostos and his wife will be the main ones hosting. They have three sons that help run the hotel and will help with the harvest on the farm. They have several hundred trees that they will harvest over the next couple months. It sounds like we will start harvesting in a few ...