Hotel Cosmo

Address: 16 I. Koundourou, Ierapetra, Crete, 722 00, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on 16 I. Koundourou, Ierapetra.
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Travel Blogs from Ierapetra

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

... and here is a prime example. So let's get back on track here, roughy 16 days ago I made a boo boo and in a normal country the correction may have only taken a day or two but here, I've been battling since the mistake was made, the result, here I am in a hotel in a place I never planned on visiting. The story's long and the history complicated so I'll just say that now I'm stuck here for the day. Not enough time to explore the surrounding beauties and too much time ...

Windmills and Cave Hunting

A travel blog entry by davetamara on Oct 02, 2014

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... we thought they were very brave tackling the hilly roads of Crete with only their own motive power.



From the village we headed towards Lassithi,
but found the road on our map was blocked buy a new dam, so we had to turn
around and go another way. The Lassithi Plateau is ringed by hills , so to get
to it ...

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