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Sustainable Olive-picking in Pera Orinis

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Nicosia, Cyprus

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Experience hosted by Adeline

4 hours
Includes food, drinks, transportation, equipment
Up to 8 people
Hosted in Greek, English

What you'll do

A 4-hr autumn/winter activity at the village of Pera Orinis, just outside Nicosia. We'll meet in down town Nicosia and drive to Pera Orinis, where you will experience and learn about sustainable olive-picking practices, along with a traditional home-made meal.
We'll meet at our arranged meeting point at start time, and make our way to Pera Orinis (approx 30 min), with a light chat on political-economic-historical background of Cyprus and importance of olive trees.
At Pera Orinis, we'll meet my mum and start with refreshments. Once ready we’ll set up the family’s specialist equipment for olive-picking. We’ll pick olives for a couple of hours in the traditional and sustainable way. Then, we'll start the preparation of traditional (green) 'tsakistes' olives, which you can complete at home (we'll provide instructions). We'll have a traditional meal in the field, usually a main dish and local tapas, and you'll also taste olive-based products. You can choose one olive-based product to take home with you as a gift from us, and we are happy to provide local recipes, if you wish to!
We'll head back to Nicosia shortly after our meal, where the experience ends. We’ll drop you off at our original meeting point.
In case you'd like to participate to this experience on different dates/times, don't hesitate to contact us, and we'll adjust our availability.
Can't wait to meet you!
A 4-hr autumn/winter activity at the village of Pera Orinis, just outside Nicosia. We'll meet in down town Nicosia and drive to Pera Orinis, where you will experience and learn about sustainable olive-picking practices, along with a traditional home-made meal.
We'll meet at our arranged meeting point at start time, and make our way to Pera Orinis (approx 30 min), with a light chat on political-economic-historical background of Cyprus and im…

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What's included

  • Food
    Traditional home-made meal in the field. This typically consists of a tradi...
  • Drinks
    Traditional coffee or soft drinks will be provided in the fields. Water to...
  • Transportation
    Ride from/to down town Nicosia to/from Pera Orinis.
  • Equipment
    We will be using the family's specialist equipment during olive-picking, su...
From $43
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Adeline

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 3 Reviews
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I am an early-career scientist (geographer) interested in environmental conservation and sustainability. Coming from Cyprus, I've lived and studied in the UK and US and got inspired from my travels.
Efforts for the survival and preservation of olive and carob trees began 3 years ago in family land passed down to my mum over the last 200 years. My mum, Ziannet (https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/272393178) is a local expert, economist in profession, who has managed her land for years, and is interested in ecotourism and sustainable practices.
The initiative Olives&Carobs was recently created by my mum and I, in hopes to revitalise the trees and raise awareness about their high natural, nutritional and economic value, whilst pursuing a positive impact in the community.
I am an early-career scientist (geographer) interested in environmental conservation and sustainability. Coming from Cyprus, I've lived and studied in the UK and US and got inspired from my travels.
Efforts for the survival and preservation of olive and carob trees began 3 years ago in family land passed down to my mum over the last 200 years. My mum, Ziannet (https://www.airbnb.com/users/show/272393178) is a local expert, economist in profession, who has managed her land for years, and…
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Where you'll be

We'll spend our time in inherited family land at the village of Pera Orinis, just outside Nicosia. Olive-picking at Pera Orinis has been a family activity for the past years, whilst the production of olive oil was a major source of income for my grandparents.
The small house by the fields is also available for your convenience, built to support field activities through the years.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Simmo
December 2019
A beautiful experience to see a family tradition kept alive for hundreds of years. Adeline and her family were warm and welcoming, offering us traditional dishes and accomodating to our dietary needs. We left with a handful of olives we picked ourselves and will now get the chance to prepare them ourselves.
A beautiful experience to see a family tradition kept alive for hundreds of years. Adeline and her family were warm and welcoming, offering us traditional dishes and accomodating t…
Jay
December 2019
Interesting experience. The entire event was well organised. They had the required equipment for olive picking ready. Adeline’s family was very warm and friendly. They even cooked a special vegan lunch for us.
Doga
December 2019
Had a lovely day with Adeline, Janet and Joseph. Even though we just met it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Traditional Cypriot food was lovely. Special thanks to Janet for cooking tender roasted pork with bulgur and many more side dishes. We've shared our own stories and learnt so much from each other. Looking forward to attend their future events in different parts of the island too.❤ Almost 10 cases of Olives by the end of the day makes you feel accomplished. Go ahead if you want to beat our record and do something very Cypriot. (who knows may be Joseph lets you to use olive harvester machine :)
Had a lovely day with Adeline, Janet and Joseph. Even though we just met it felt like we've known each other for a long time. Traditional Cypriot food was lovely. Special thanks to…

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.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 12 and up can attend.

More tips

We are eager to welcome and meet nature-lovers in our fields, and looking forward to a unique adventure you won't forget!

What to bring

Appropriate protection from sun.

Long-sleeved clothes for safety in the field.