Esperides Apartments

Address: Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, Crete, 71500, Greece | 3 star hotel
 
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Location

This 3 star hotel, located on Agia Pelagia, Heraklion, is near Spanish Wells, Gaulding's Cay, Tarpum Bay, and Rock Sound.
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    Travel Blogs from Heraklion

    Off to the processor

    A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Dec 01, 2014

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    ... 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 ...

    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 ...

    Heraklion

    A travel blog entry by joshualyon on Nov 22, 2014

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    Today I went to the museum and looked at the findings from the Minoans at Knossos and Phaestos. Great tour with all kinds of amazing pieces. They were a head of their time in craftsmanship. They were the leaders in shipping and controlled the seas. There were several palaces on Crete and survived for about 3,000 years, before the volcanic eruption of Santorini whipped out the whole island around 1370 ...

    Inner Thoughts

    A travel blog entry by tanya.lesiuk on Oct 09, 2014

    ... me so far. In all instances since I've been here, I've been unable to find the complete experiences In order to fully understand it here, the people in particular. The lifestyle and system of living I'm beginning to grasp but the people have been more difficult to crack open. It's a tough one to explain, maybe even impossible for those interested unless of course they come and see ...