Hotel Sophia

Address: Mochlos, Crete, 720 57, Greece | Hotel
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    Travel Blogs from Mochlos

    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

    ... if I really think about what could have happened it doesn't sound so funny. The poor Albania guy who decided to stop his bike and start chatting me up, he must have noticed I was not in the state for too much conversation because not long after a small excursion to one of the beautiful look out points I remember arriving safely at my hotel, I do however have no recollection of telling him where I was staying. Whoever you are Mr. Young Albanian guy, thank goodness ...

    Windmills and Cave Hunting

    A travel blog entry by davetamara on Oct 02, 2014

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    ... through typical oak scrub was also enjoyable
    and we had had plenty of practice climbing up and down, including steps.

    Read more: s-georgios-1316835/sights/natural-landm arks/dikteon-cave#ixzz3JyEoJFvF

    We than headed off towards Chania, as it
    was a ...