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Traditional olive harvesting in Zante

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Experience hosted by Νικολαος

7 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 6 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

You will participate in the traditional harvesting of an organic olive grove on Zakinthos island, along with me and my family, while also experiencing the sights and way of life in the region.
We will pick the olives using a number of age-old harvesting techniques, we will transfer the harvested olives to an olive press and observe the procedure of extracting the olive oil. Once the olives have been pressed, we will transport the oil back to our storage place and of course get a taste of it!
Working hours are everyday from 08.00 to 15.00, but you are welcome to participate for as long as you want or follow as many steps of the harvesting experience you desire.
Other things to note
Guests are welcome to participate in the harvesting activities as much as they want.In order to experience the whole procedure several days are needed.This is why we also provide accomodation.
You will participate in the traditional harvesting of an organic olive grove on Zakinthos island, along with me and my family, while also experiencing the sights and way of life in the region.
We will pick the olives using a number of age-old harvesting techniques, we will transfer the harvested olives to an olive press and observe the procedure of extracting the olive oil. Once the olives have been pressed, we will transport the oil back…

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What's included

  • Food
    All snacks are homemade with local products.
  • Drinks
    Coffee, Tea, Juice, Water
  • Transportation
    From the airport/harbour to the house and from the house to the olive grove...
  • Equipment
    Special gloves
From $110
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Νικολαος

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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Ever since I was a child, I learned to love and respect nature by harvesting our family’s olive grove along with my grandfather and the rest of the family. This deep connection with the family land and its products, led me to move to Zakynthos in 2006, where I became a certified organic farmer and devoted myself to harvesting and producing organic, extra virgin olive oil.
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Where you'll be

We will be staying in a beautiful house with a great sea view in our family's grove near Zakinthos town.
We will be harvesting olives in our family's olive grove in Kornos, 13 kilometres from the house, on the south-east side of the island. The place is very special as it is full of ancient olive trees and has a fantastic view to Marathonisi island, one of the most known turtle-nesting areas in Zakinthos.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Comfortable casual clothes

Trainers or any other comfortable shoes