All about olive farming on Naxos.

Kourounochori, Grecia

Experiență organizată de Sophia Dimitri Niko Costa And Eleni

  1. 2,5 ore
  2. Organizată în Engleză

Ce vei face

We will begin with an introduction to organic olive farming , focusing on cultivation methods which result in healthy trees and top quality olive oil. You will learn to identify some of the varieties of olive tree, and will acquire basic (or more advanced if you are interested) knowledge of growing olives.
We will give you a briefing on the exciting, ongoing research on the health giving properties of excellent olive oil and you will learn about the role of oleocanthal in promoting good health.
We will show you round the farm and then if you wish you can participate in watering, pruning, repairing stone terraces, mending olive nets or picking olives (the harvest is from October onwards).
Finally you will enjoy a well deserved tasting session, with our own delicious olive oil and different accompaniments.
You will be given a bottle of olive oil to take home with you.
Other things to note
We are happy to tailor your experience to whatever aspect of olive growing you are most interested in and can adapt the activities to all levels of fitness.
We will begin with an introduction to organic olive farming , focusing on cultivation methods which result in healthy trees and top quality olive oil. You will learn to identify some of the varieties of olive tree, and will acquire basic (or more advanced if you are interested) knowledge of growing olives.
We will give you a briefing on the exciting, ongoing research on the health giving properties of excellent olive oil and you will learn a…

Ce este inclus

  • Food
    Olive oil, freshly baked bread, local seasonal produce.
  • Băuturi
    Lemon juice made from our own organic lemons.

Fă cunoștință cu gazda ta, Sophia Dimitri Niko Costa And Eleni

Organizează experiențe pe Airbnb din 2017
  • 62 de recenzii
  • Identitate verificată
We have been growing olives and producing top quality organic olive oil on our family farm on Naxos for 30 years. We cultivate our trees on traditional stone terraces and water them with hand dug channels. Guests will learn all about olive cultivation , and participate in watering, pruning, repairing dry stone wall terraces and harvesting in the Autumn. There are tasks all year round so don't be sad if you can't come at harvest time.
Our quest for perfection has resulted in our joining the "Aristoil" elite producers of olive oil in Greece. All of our olive oil production is monitored for quality by the University of Athens Department of Pharmacognosy. This year's crop earned the Silver Standard for high phenolic olive oil at the Olympia Health and Nutrition Awards.
We have been growing olives and producing top quality organic olive oil on our family farm on Naxos for 30 years. We cultivate our trees on traditional stone terraces and water them with hand dug channels. Guests will learn all about olive cultivation , and participate in watering, pruning, repairing dry stone wall terraces and harvesting in the Autumn. There are tasks all year round so don't be sad if you can't come at harvest time.
Our quest for perfection has resulted in our joining the…
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De la $57/persoană

$57 de persoană
$57 de persoană
$57 de persoană

Unde vei fi

Our farm is situated in a beautiful fertile valley which has been cultivated for thousands of years. The stone terraces have been painstakingly maintained and we are proud to have the skills to be able to preserve this heritage.

Evaluată la 5,0din 5 în 62 de recenzii.

Jennifer
noiembrie 2021
Sophia and her son Costas are superb hosts who love what they do! Costas showed me around the farm and taught me how to do a *real* olive oil tasting. I learned all the things to look for and notice. (Hint: there are 3) The farm is a working farm with different levels and lots of history as well as a few small surprises. The yummy food and olive leaf tea served in the olive grove was perfection. You definitely want to do this experience! Note: There are steps and rocky ground and may be tricky if you've mobility issues.
Andrew
octombrie 2021
My visit to Sophia, Dimitri, Niko, Costa, and Eleni's farm was magical. I love agriculture, learning about farming, olive oil, food, local culture, and history... and they not only did all of the above, they took me on a spectacular tour of their farm with the history of olive oil and local farming practices. It was just me during their harvesting time so I felt out like I would have been intrusive (as it is truly a working farm), but they were beyond gracious and kind, welcoming me to their home. I sat with Costa at a picnic table in their grove learning how to taste olive oil while eating magnificent food prepared by Sofia. I can't stress enough how much this was such a highlight of my time not only in Naxos but all of Greece. I only wish they had a olive oil club so I could continue to stay in touch as I feel fully invested in their future success (which I have no doubt will come from such a passionate and dedicated and warm hearted family). Don't hesitate, make this a part of your stay in Naxos -- you won't regret it!!!!
Irini
octombrie 2021
Diese Entdeckung bringt einen sehr guten Einblick in die verschiedenen Olivensorten, Herausforderungen des Anbaus, Krankheiten, Ausbeute, Qualität des Olivenöls. Auch die pesönliche Famlientradition und eine Olivenölverkostung sind im Programm.
Jess & Chad
octombrie 2021
This was a magical experience and our favorite time spent in Naxos thus far. If you enjoy meandering through the intoxicating aromas of olives, fruits, and herbs, please do take a walk with Costas on his family’s farm. His fascination and passion of local history and agriculture shines through his wonderful storytelling. The oil tasting that followed was both educational and delicious. Easily a 5 out of 5 stars.
Sophie
octombrie 2021
Great experience in Naxos with Costas and Sofia! They have been wonderful hosts and shared some of their knowledge with us. We've learned a lot and discovered the behind the scene on how olive oil is made! The tasting was a perfect moment to discover the palette of flavors of olive. Thanks again for everything !
Mike
octombrie 2021
Visiting Sophia and Costa was the highlight of our time in Naxos. The tour of the farm was informative, interesting, and gorgeous. We walked our way down the stone terraces looking at the citrus, thyme, rosemary, and most importantly all the beautiful olive trees. We toured the small village and met the donkeys! we sat down for the best part, the tasting! Costa walked us through the different oils and snacked on fresh food from the farm and nearby villages. Overall, this experience is something I’ll always remember and you can’t go to Naxos without visiting.

Alege dintre datele disponibile

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  • sâm., 29 ian.
    12:00 - 14:30
    $57 de persoană
  • sâm., 5 feb.
    12:00 - 14:30
    $57 de persoană
  • sâm., 12 feb.
    12:00 - 14:30
    $57 de persoană
  • sâm., 19 feb.
    12:00 - 14:30
    $57 de persoană

Lucruri de știut

Condiții pentru oaspeți

Vei avea nevoie de o fotografie care să se potrivească cu cea de pe actul tău de identitate pentru a confirma cine participă efectiv la această experiență.
Pot participa oaspeții cu vârsta de cel puțin 10 ani. Numărul maxim de oaspeți care pot participa: 6.
Toți participanții trebuie să poarte mască de protecție și să practice distanțarea socială.

Ce să aduci cu tine

The terrain is rough with stone steps connecting the terraces, so you need good non slip walking shoes and if you have stability issues a walking stick is recommended. In summer a hat will be welcome. .

Politică de anulare

Pentru a obține o rambursare integrală, anulează cu cel puțin 7 zile înainte de ora de începere a experienței sau în termen de 24 de ore de la momentul rezervării, dacă rezervarea a fost efectuată cu mai mult de 48 de ore înainte de ora de începere.