Akti Olous Elounda

Address: Shisma, Elounda, Crete, 72053, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Shisma, Elounda.
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Travel Blogs from Elounda

Day 162

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

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... just a little at the side of the road, as we climbed it steadily became deeper until it was about 2 feet deep, the road was clear of snow, but narrow in places. We stopped at the top of the hill to take a photo of the remains if a row of windmills built along the ridge. The wind was strong and bitterly cold as we trampled in the snow to get a good shot. We drove down a short way and then climbed again passing ...

Day 161

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

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... 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

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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 ...