Hotel Katerina

Address: Schisma Elounda, Elounda, Crete, 720 53, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel is located on Schisma Elounda, Elounda.
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Travel Blogs from Elounda

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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... 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 ...

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 pretty nice hotel I could have just crashed there for the night like a lazy cat but since I was here I decided to take advantage of the situation. Making contact with two couch surfers, earlier in the day, I plan my night and we decide on our meeting places. The evening starts off fine with some good conversation, sightseeing and a lovely trip to a nearby mountain village where I enjoy meze and raki with a few Greeks and another foreigner. After our ...

Windmills and Cave Hunting

A travel blog entry by davetamara on Oct 02, 2014

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... even had a proper bath, and was built into the hillside
so there was a large rock outcrop in the corner of the bathroom. The owner also
opened his restaurant for us in the morning and supplied all the intrepid
travelers with a fine Greek breakfast. It would be a very nice place to return
to for ...

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