Hotel Leventis

Address: 15 M. Sfakianaki, Agios Nikolaos, Crete, 721 00, Greece | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 15 M. Sfakianaki, 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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... just a little at the side of the road, as we climbed it steadily became deeper until it was about 2 feet deep, the road was clear of snow, but narrow in places. We stopped at the top of the hill to take a photo of the remains if a row of windmills built along the ridge. The wind was strong and bitterly cold as we trampled in the snow to get a good shot. We drove down a short way and then climbed again passing ...

Day 161

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

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Just an occasional hail storm this morning, so we are going to drive into Heraklion the 5th largest city in Greece and the capital city of Crete. We stopped along the way first to let Logan have a run and then to shop, as well as food we bought a cheap electric fan heater, we thought that when we have hook up we could use it instead of the diesel heater. Also as we will be coming back across Europe in the winter it will ...

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 ...

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