Alternative holidays in Ikaria – the olive harvest

Stay at the Ikarian Centre guesthouse for 6 or 13 days this November and participate in the island’s olive harvest. The harvest starts by the end of October and continues until the end of November, depending on the weather conditions and the start of the rain. Our guests work for a few hours per day in the nearby fields, optionally and for fun; we don’t expect our guests to harvest all the trees in the region!

By participating, our guests will have the opportunity to find out how the olive oil is produced, and to meet and speak with locals. We will also visit an oil press and watch how olive oil is made from the harvest.

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 join in one of the small scale panigiria of the season and enjoy the good food and music without the summer crowds.

Languages we speak: English & Greek


You can register for either 6 or 13 days in November 2019 on the following dates:

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


In double occupancy accommodation (1 or 2 people per room):

  • 6 days: 390 Euros
  • 13 days: 845 Euros

The price includes port or airport pick-up, accommodation and participation in the different organized activities. It doesn’t include meals or food (please note that breakfast is not served at Ikarian Centre’s guesthouse). Our guests can use the kitchenettes provided in each room to prepare breakfast or simple meals.

How to get to Ikaria

For more information, please follow this link.

Registration form

Calculate the total cost and submit your reservation as soon as possible. We have to approve the reservation, we'll do it within the next 24 hours. A deposit equal to the 5% of the total cost must be sent after approval. If you cancel your participation, the deposit is not refutable.

Your Name:

Number of double occupancies (one or two people in one room, 3 maximum):

Number of days

Cost (in Euros)
[calculated calculated-threed "double*65*number-of-days"]

Select check-in date
Select check-in date

Your e-mail

Your mobile phone

Country of residence


Prove you are not a robot

Prove again