Hotel Acratos

Address: 19, 28th Oktovriou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, 721 00, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 19, 28th Oktovriou, Agios Nikolaos, is near Lato.
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Travel Blogs from Agios Nikolaos

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 ...

Accidents Happen

A travel blog entry by tanya.lesiuk on Oct 10, 2014

... the tourist streets so where am I then.... In a restaurant/cafe talking with the waiter and passing the time. ------------------- Lately I'm always prepared for a party, packed with everything I'd need for the night in case I decide to crash on someone's couch, got my contact lenses and solution, change of clothes and my toothbrush, what more do I need. So here in Hersonissos is where I thought I'd finally find the party I was looking for. After settling into ...

Windmills and Cave Hunting

A travel blog entry by davetamara on Oct 02, 2014

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... it
was a long drive, first over the pass and down the hills on the other side
until we joined up with the Ethniki We stopped for an excellent seafood lunch
at a taverna on the coast, and drove back to Niall’s to have a little rest and collect
our luggage. Niall had to return the car
to ...

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