Hotel Knossos

Address: 16 Epimenidou, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, 721 00, Greece | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 16 Epimenidou, Agios Nikolaos, is near Lato.
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Travel Blogs from Agios Nikolaos

Day 162

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher on Jan 10, 2015

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... playing in the snow', even Logan enjoyed a stop were we threw snow balls for him to fetch, he couldn't understand why they either disappeared or they broke when he picked them up. Back at sea level we looked at the large pile of snow on the roof, it's a wonder it didn't cause any damage. We had another walk and then knocked off as much snow as we could before parking in a nearby archeological site's car park for the ...

Day 161

A travel blog entry by dream-catcher on Jan 09, 2015

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... We then had lunch in the shop's car park before setting off again. We parked in the Marina and followed the yellow arrows into the city. We walked out along the Venetian harbour to the fortress built at the end of it, we couldn't walk around it as the waves were crashing onto the roadway, the harbour and fortress were used recently in the making of the film 'El Greko'. From the fortress you can see the old ...

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 ...