Akti Olous Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... of wire fencing, In one place the road sign was covered with snow and we took the wrong turn, realising we stopped to reverse, suddenly there was a very loud rumble followed by an even louder crashing sound! A load of snow had fallen off a roof onto Dream Catcher, luckily we were unscathed. It took us over 2 hours to drive around often having to reverse so that vehicles coming the opposite way could pass us. It ...
... and the tall arched buildings where the sailing ships were built. This port was a very busy trading area in the Venetian times. The yellow arrows led us to 25th Avenue, the Main Street through the city centre with a few grand buildings remaining. We had a quick look inside an old church were the first Bishop of Crete was ordained. Then passed through Lion Square so called after the Morosini Fountain. Nearly all the ...
... they spend the next 45 minutes getting mixed together and heated. After that they will separate the olive oil off the top watery mash. The oil is weighed and the remaining skin and seed extract becomes a brown mixture used to feed livestock. Out of 42 bags we had 2,000 Kg of olives that produced 318 liters of oil. They let me have 3, which equate to about 10 euros. Hardest $12.50 I think I have ever ...
... are a must, as an occasional olive comes flying at you face. After the tree is free of olives, nets are collected with branches, leaves and olives. They are taken to a hand sifter where most of the branches and some leaves are separated. The remaining olives and leaves mix, are put in 100 pound bags. We did 15 bags today, which is pretty good. After 9 hours of battling branches and waving this wand, carrying the bags and sifting for crete gold, I am tired and my shoulders are crazy ...
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 ...