Discover and participate in the timeless, traditional ways of cultivating, harvesting, processing and consuming the most important part of the Mediterranean diet – the olive – on this Autumn-only tour. Join local producers and experts using practices stemming back from the times of our grandfathers, harvesting in plots of land without pesticides or substances harmful to the environment. Participants will also get the chance to watch the process of turning the olives into oil in the mill and take with them a quantity of virgin olive oil which they can use in their kitchens at home!
NOTE: as the olive harvest takes place in only one season, this trip is only possible in October, November and December.
Day 1: Archaeological Sites, Gortys To Phaestos Day 2: Back To Heraklion - Departure Day 3: Meet Eleo, Archaeologist-Historian Day 4: Welcome To Crete Day 5: Picking Greens And Cooking Lessons Day 6: Harvesting Olives On-Site Day 7: Olive Harvest In The Fields Day 8: Heading West
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website