Alternative holidays in Ikaria – Olive harvest

Spend 6 or 13 days at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse in November, and participate in the olive harvest. Olive harvest starts by the end of October and continues until the end of November, depending on the weather conditions and when the rain starts. Our guests work for a few hours per day in the nearby fields, optionally and for fun; we are not expecting our guests to harvest all the trees of the region!

In this way, our guest will have the opportunity to find out how the olive oil is produced, also to meet some locals and speak with them. We will also visit an oil press and watch how olive oil is made from the olives.

Additional activities include lectures and slide shows about the history of Ikaria and the history of olive oil, visits to local families, cooking lessons, hiking, and traditional dance lessons with local dance teachers. If possible, we also participate in one of the small scale panigiria of the season, with good food and music, but without the multicolor crowd of the summer.

Languages we speak: English & Greek

Schedule

You can register for 6 or 13 days in November 2019, as follows:

  • For 6 days: Nov 4 or Nov 11
  • For 13 days: Nov 4

Cost

  • in double occupancy (for 1 or 2 people in the same room)
    6 days: 390 Euros
    13 days: 845 Euros

The cost includes port and airport pick-up, accommodation and participation in different activities. It doesn’t include any kind of food. Breakfast is not served at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse. Our guests can use the kitchenettes of their room, in order to prepare their breakfast or simple meals.

How to get to Ikaria

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