Transfer from Heraklion airport to the accommodation in Mirtos
Depending on the arrival time there will be a welcome meeting with Angela. She introduces the program of the whole week and offers a drink. In the case of a late arrival the meeting will be next morning after breakfast.
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Free time in the morning, in the afternoon we have a relaxed walk through the orange- and olivegardens in the valley behind Mirtos. During the walk you get a small introduction to the importance of olive oil and the way of harvesting it.
Today is harvest time. After breakfast we go to the olive grove of local people. We help the owners of the field and get an impression of the harvest process. Traditionally we have our picnic at the field.
Olive oil mill
We visit a typical local olive oil press in the region to watch the whole pressing process and also the atmosphere there. The press is a meeting point for the farmers, where news and development are discussed.
Ancient olive tree
We drive to the northcoast and walk to an very old olive tree. After we have an olive oil tasting and learn about the project of protection of ancient olive trees.
The walk in the late morning hours in the surroundings of Mirtos or a drive in the neighbour villages is meant to find and collect wild vegetables (Chorta). With a local lady we will learn about the preparation of traditional dishes with wild and garden greens and eat it together at dinner time.
It is time to walk
A longer walk of approx. 4 – 5 hours, depending on the weather conditions, in the higher mountain regions or along the coast.
After the walk, we’ll have a light lunch in a local tavern.
Transfer to the airport of Heraklion
Dates: on request every winter in November, December and January
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Accommodation (ask for options and prices)
Olive oil tasting
Light lunch after the long walk
Guide for the whole week
Transfers from Heraklion to Mirtos and back
Transfers to the starting point of the walks or to the olive field
Drinks, tips and entree fees (in case of optional programs)
This program is a suggestion, it is possible to add or remove elements and change it with other options. Feel free to ask, we do whatever is possible.