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Oilve harvesting & the citrus grove - Agroville

Olive harvesting & the citrus grove

Agroville
The ecotourism experience

Since the early days of harvesting and produce, ancient Greeks considered olive trees and their seeds of divine origin, with innumerable beneficial qualities for the human something that denotes its utmost importance and value! During this themed week we will take part in the procedure of harvesting which has remained unchanged since then, honouring nature and its seeds in a most pure way.

 

The harvesting of the olive usually begins in November as soon as the fruit gradually turns from green into purple and dark.

The moment the olives are collected, they are transferred to a traditional local oil press (millstones-traditional way of harvesting oil), where the procedure of selection takes place.

After that, the fruit is crashed and its valuable juice pours out. At the final stage, the ‘liquid gold’ is separated from the water, offering us the coveted extra virgin olive oil.

The great secret in this extra virgin olive oil is our long commitment to it and the love of the family for the trees and the land! Together we will see this art unfolding and filling us with experiences, images and scents.

 

After the olive harvesting we will proceed to the citrus grove where we will pick oranges, lemons and tangerines for the week!

Olive harvesting & the citrus grove​

 

Summarized activities of the theme week:

  • Arrival in Agroville, settling down at our rooms and taking a short tour around the farm.
  • A get-to-know your ‘fellow villagers’ night, in Agroville
  • We have a hands-on experience of the oil production and the olive harvesting, we visit the local oil press (millstones-traditional way of harvesting oil), have lunch at the olive grove during the olive harvesting (authentic Greek tastes), we take a small bottle of oil and olives as souvenirs.
  • A visit to the citrus grove where we will pick oranges, lemons and tangerines for the week!
  • We enjoy a traditional party with delicacies and tsipouro.
  • On the ‘Farmer life’ day we will pick eggs from the hens, milk our cow, feed the horses, walk by the lake with the ducks and unwind doing many more agricultural activities depending on your mood.
  • We will wake up early and cherish the sunrise from the opposite hill drinking a cup of tea.
  • We will do sports like archery, horse riding, table tennis, hiking the Klokos mountain, on the foot of which our lodging lies.
  • We will have the chance to watch step by step the production of traditional dairy products such as, haloumi, mizithra, yogurt, spinach pie, traditional sweets and sourdough bread in the oven.
  • A night walk in the nature where an Indian tent will be waiting for us. We will sit by the wood stove to consume the products we will have made earlier this day, tell stories and share experiences of agritourism, look at the stars and the constellations.
  • Greek morning coffee under the plane tree in the square of the village.

Some activities like:

Gathering of snails, mountain greens, mushrooms, nuts, apples, pears take place depending on the season of the year and the weather conditions. For more info visit Activities.

You can also enjoy some of the experiences below*:

  • A complete guided tour in the old city of Athens, the Acropolis and the historical centre.
  • Way of transfer from Athens to Agroville (by taxi, minibus or train which reaches Aigio city and then we pick you up at specific hours)
  • A ride with Odontotos under the shadow of the Helmos mountain between the Vouraikos canyon or a single day trip to ancient Olympia, a breathtaking archaeological site, a museum which hosts the most beautiful sculpture of antiquity. Contact us when you make your reservation to schedule ideal experiences for you.

    *The specific experiences can take place after contacting us personally upon your reservation.

    These experiences have an additional cost and are not included in our basic package.

    Let us know what you are interested in, and we will organize it for you!

 

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